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Report values return on investment for BU degree at $406,000

Boston University was ranked the 13th-best private university in Massachusetts for its return on investment Wednesday, according to an organization called PayScale that rates colleges and universities on their total cost and average alumni earnings. PayScale’s 2014 College Return on Investment Report found the average BU alum yields a 20-year net ROI of $406,000, and […]

SSW graduate to lead Office of National AIDS Policy

U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Boston University School of Social Work alumnus Douglas Brooks as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy on Monday, where Brooks and his team will work to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS and to ensure equal access to treatment for victims of the fatal conditions. “For me, there is […]

STUDY: Grad student loan debt on the rise

While undergraduates at schools such as Boston University account for much of America’s student loan debt, a report released Tuesday suggests that graduate student debt has seen significant increases between 2004 and 2012. “It is important that people consider the costs of their education before they start, particularly a graduate degree,” said Randall Ellis, a […]

COM to offer online orientation for Chinese grad students

Boston University’s College of Communication announced Monday that it will launch an online program this summer to assist Chinese graduate students with their assimilation into the university, the city of Boston and American culture. The optional program will be an entirely online course system that deals with language and cultural issues, said Stephen Quigley, a […]

MBTA fare hike could take effect in early July

Bus and subway fares on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority would increase 10 cents this fiscal year if a new proposal passes. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation finance committee announced the possible fare hikes Tuesday.These fare spikes would also raise the price of monthly bus and subway passes from $70 to $75, and the commuter […]