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As part of a longstanding controversy beginning in December, Northeastern students and city officials expressed their disapproval of the Northeastern Police Department training their officers with semi-automatic weapons Monday. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City Councilors and Northeastern University continue battle over semi-automatic weapons

At a City Council meeting Monday, students from Northeastern University and members of the Boston community gathered to discuss recent policy changes regarding the university’s police department training with semi-automatic weapons. Councilor Josh Zakim began by expressing how discouraged he was that Northeastern did not send anyone to the meeting. “I am disappointed that amongst the many people here in […]

By Paige Smith· · 0 comments · City, News
College of Arts and Sciences Professor Cutler Cleveland speaks at the “BU Research on a Sustainable Energy Future” talk held in the Questrom School of Business Thursday afternoon. PHOTO BY KRISHNA SHARMA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU professors present researches, address climate change in lecture

Boston University professors addressed climate change and environmental policy analysis through conversations of current and future research as part of the “Research on Tap” lecture series Thursday at the Rafik B. Hariri Building. Peter Fox-Penner, a professor in the Questrom School of Business, and Gloria Waters, vice president and associate provost for research, hosted the sustainability symposium of 14 professors […]

By Grace Li· · 0 comments · Campus, News
A data analysis released Thursday by CareerBuilder and Emsi found that the growing skills gap goes beyond vacancies in STEM-related careers. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Growing skills gap, larger job vacancies concern employers, study suggests

Job postings and hires 2015-2016 Create column charts A growing skills gap in the United States has caused a struggle for employers to find qualified workers to fill open positions, according to a Thursday analysis conducted by CareerBuilder and Emsi. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are critically affected by the gap, the study noted. Even so, other areas such […]

By Golda Fogel· · 0 comments · Campus, News
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 […]

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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