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The Constitution Reform Committee failed to garner the two-thirds majority vote needed to pass the proposal that would have reformed the BU Student Government Constitution. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG members look to election, solve internal conflict

As the Boston University Student Government Executive Board election approaches, several members of SG said they look forward to candidates who can improve SG’s image among students, especially following the impeachment of two E-board members last semester and Monday’s failed attempt at constitutional reform. Competing slates will be able to officially campaign March 21 and the voting period will begin […]

by Alex Li· · 0 comments · Campus, News
The Massachusetts Reading Association and BU's School of Education announced Friday that they will begin working together to increase literacy in Massachusetts. ILLUSTRATION BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU professors take leadership positions, foster youth literacy in Massachusetts

Two Boston University School of Education faculty members have taken the necessity for literacy to a higher level of importance through statewide involvement with the Massachusetts Reading Association. SED professors Evelyn Ford-Connors and Katherine Frankel have both taken leadership positions in the Massachusetts Reading Association, according to a Friday release. Frankel, co-chair of the Adolescent Literacy Committee, and Ford-Connors, co-chair […]

by David Franco· · 1 comment · Campus, News, Uncategorized
BU announced an investigation Wednesday into the BU Gamma Phi Beta chapter’s role in a party allegedly co-hosted with BU Lambda Chi Alpha in mid-November 2015. ILLUSTRATION BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Gamma Phi Beta now under investigation following additional evidence

The Boston University administration is investigating the BU chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority for allegedly co-hosting a party that allowed underage drinking with BU’s Lambda Chi Alpha last November, Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore said Wednesday. LCA is also under investigation in regard to the party, The Daily Free Press reported on Feb. 4. The university originally placed […]

by Alex Li· · 9 comments · Campus, News
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority held its first public meeting Wednesday concerning the Green Line extension in Somerville. ILLUSTRATION BY BRITTANY CHANG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA hosts public meetings regarding Green Line extension

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority hosted the first in a series of public meetings to discuss the Green Line Extension Project Wednesday. According to a Feb. 23 press release, the meetings are to focus on evaluating the project before a project plan is given to the MassDOT Board of Directors and the MBTA’s Fiscal […]

by Meagan Schwarz· · 0 comments · City, News
The City of Boston and 100 Resilient Cities launched the Transatlantic Policy Lab to address income and opportunity inequalities in the city. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston and 100 Resilient Cities convene Transatlantic Policy Lab

Mayor Martin Walsh and 100 Resilient Cities convened at the Transatlantic Policy Lab Monday to discuss and address social inequalities and policy issues in the city, according to a Monday press release. Boston and Athens, Greece are the two cities worldwide that have been chosen to work with TAPL’s 100 Resilient Cities. Walsh expressed in the release how beneficial the […]

by Anna Whitelaw· · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced Monday that it has cut its deficit by 43 percent. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA shrinks 2017 projected operating deficit

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that it would decrease its projected fiscal 2017 operating deficit by 43 percent, according to a Monday press release. The release stated that the decision comes from an increase in revenue from real estate and advertising as well as reductions in overtime spending. The MTBA plans to save money and invest into long-needed service […]

by Kalina Newman· · 0 comments · City, News

Campus Crime Logs: Feb. 22-28

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28.  Laptop stolen from 775 Commonwealth Ave. A female student reported Sunday at 4:45 p.m. that her laptop went missing. She reported her computer was taken after she left it unattended on a table in the George Sherman Union. Jacket stolen from […]

by Caroline Hitesman· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Boston residents cast their votes Tuesday evening for the Massachusetts primary at the Saint Cecilia Parish in Back Bay. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston residents take to the polls on Super Tuesday

City residents reacted to Tuesday’s Massachusetts primary election and this year’s presidential race. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said in a Monday press release that civic engagement is vital to creating effective change in the community. “Residents and organizations are encouraged to assist in boosting civic engagement for elections by sending reminders to fellow neighbors, family and friends,” Walsh said in […]

by Carolyn Hoffman· · 0 comments · City, News
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the #MAprimary. 
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PHOTOS BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY AND BRITTANY CHANG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump see victory in Massachusetts primaries

In the race for a spot in the 2016 presidential election, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won their respective Massachusetts primaries Tuesday. While Massachusetts was called early on for Trump, former Secretary of State Clinton’s victory came in closely ahead of rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. David Glick, a political science professor at Boston University, explained […]

by Olivia Quintana· · 0 comments · City, News
Mike Rezendes speaks at a talk held by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center as part of its Friends Speaker Series Tuesday night in Metcalf Hall. PHOTO BY SOFI LAURITO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Award-winning journalist Mike Rezendes talks “Spotlight,” journalism

Mike Rezendes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter and Boston University Class of 1978 graduate, spoke to members of the BU community and the public Tuesday about his experience working for the Globe’s Spotlight Team. Approximately 400 people attended the talk hosted by the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center in the George Sherman Union’s Metcalf Hall. The Spotlight Team won […]

by Caroline Hitesman· · 1 comment · Campus, News