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 […]

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Students and professors at BU’s School of Education engage in a discussion about the #BlackatBLS movement Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Inaugural SED conversation series emphasizes racial justice in schools

The Boston University School of Education hosted on Tuesday the first “Critical Conversations and Coffee,” a series of dialogues for SED students and faculty members to discuss topics that may not explicitly come up in classrooms, such as race and class in schools. Approximately 35 members of the BU community attended the discussion, which was led by SED Professor Sherell McArthur […]

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The Myles Standish student study lounge hosted a polling station for primary voting Tuesday. PHOTO BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU students express “civic duty,” vote on Super Tuesday

Massachusetts residents voted for their choice of presidential candidate during the primary election on Super Tuesday, and several Boston University students said they believed they were informed enough about this election’s cycle and would therefore vote to fulfill their civic responsibility. The American youth is known for its reluctance to vote — only 38.9 percent of eligible voters aged 18 […]

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Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes a quick stop in Boston in a final push before Super Tuesday. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Hillary Clinton rallies support in Boston before Super Tuesday

A crowd of nearly 500 gathered inside the Old South Meeting House Monday afternoon to support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before Tuesday’s presidential primary in Massachusetts. Facing the stage, the crowd listened to multiple state officials before Clinton spoke. U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano of the 7th district of Massachusetts told the crowd that Clinton’s strength is unparalleled by […]

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A student speaks about the BU Student Government constitutional reform. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Reform Committee fails to reform SG Constitution, structure unchanged

The Boston University Constitution Reform Committee did not reach an agreement on a constitutional referendum during a Monday night meeting and eventually voted to maintain BU Student Government’s current structure and constitution. Committee members Jacob Brewer, College of Engineering Senator Nadia Asif and SG President Andrew Cho each wrote a proposal, all of which were presented at the meeting. Approximately 60 […]

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BU Student Government Senate held its final meeting before spring break Monday night. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG reviews program on gender equality, approves environmentally friendly initiative

The Boston University Student Government gathered Monday night at its Senate meeting and reviewed upcoming programs and initiatives, including the inaugural Gender Advocacy and Progress Week and a proposal that aims to increase the visibility of water bottle refilling stations. GAP Week will take place between March 14 and 19 with the mission to “empower our community to diminish the gender gaps that […]

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Justina Pelletier and her family gave a statement in front of the Massachusetts State House Thursday about their lawsuit against Boston Children’s Hospital. PHOTO BY ADRIANA DIAZ/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Pelletier family files lawsuit against Boston Children’s Hospital

The family of Justina Pelletier, 17, filed a lawsuit Thursday against Boston Children’s Hospital for its alleged mistreatment of Justina and her parents. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, who acts as a spokesperson for the family, said the misconduct ensued after the hospital took custody of Justina in February 2013. Boston Children’s released a statement Thursday defending the medical care they provided Justina. “Boston […]

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The Baker-Polito Administration announced $9.3 million in grants Thursday to further practical job training in Massachusetts high schools, community colleges and training centers. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DFP FILE PHOTO

Baker-Polito Administration announces $9.3 million in capital grants

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Thursday a $9.3 million capital grant of workforce equipment to high schools, community colleges and training services throughout the commonwealth. The Baker-Polito Administration aims to bridge the gap between the skilled labor force and available jobs on the market, according to a Thursday press release. According to the release, the […]

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Fiscal situation causes MBTA Late-Night Service cut

Fiscal situation causes MBTA Late-Night Service cut

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is canceling its Late-Night Service, MBTA spokesperson Jason Johnson said. At a Fiscal and Management Control Board meeting this afternoon, the board decided to officially cancel service, Johnson said. The board released a slideshow presentation regarding the Late-Night Service on its website. “Late-Night service inhibits the ability of the MBTA to meet its goals for maintaining its […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order Wednesday to increase opportunities for businesses owned by women and minorities. PHOTO BY SAVANAH MACDONALD

Mayor Martin Walsh creates business opportunities for women and minorities

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order Wednesday to ensure equal opportunity for women- and minority-owned businesses, according to a Wednesday press release. According to the release, the order takes several steps to “address racial and economic disparities” in Boston. “This Executive Order sets spending goals for minority and women owned businesses competing for contracts in construction, architecture and […]

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