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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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The crowd marches around Downtown Boston. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bostonians gather in support of Bernie Sanders

A crowd of nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Boston Common Saturday afternoon to support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders before Tuesday’s presidential primary election in Massachusetts. Assembling on the steps facing the Massachusetts State House, the crowd listened to speakers before marching through the Financial District to Dewey Square. The rally, hosted by #Movement4Bernie and March For Bernie, was the most recent […]

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Faith Nussbaum, assistant director in the Undergraduate Program Office in the Questrom School of Business, receives one of the first BU Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards given at the third Annual Academic Advising Symposium on Friday afternoon. PHOTO BY ANNALYN KUMAR/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Two faculty members honored with first Academic Advising Awards

Two members of the faculty were awarded the inaugural Boston University Academic Advising Awards on Friday. Paul Lipton, director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and Faith Nussbaum, assistant director of the Questrom School of Business Undergraduate Program Office, were honored with the Faculty Academic Advisor award and the Professional Academic Advisor award, respectively. The announcement took place during the […]

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Boston Medical Center published a study Wednesday that shed new light on the positive effects of asthma patients receiving prescription medicine at hospitals. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Study suggests medication possession at discharge assists pediatric patients

Boston Medical Center announced Wednesday an initiative, resulting from a two-year study, that would improve treatment for pediatric patients with asthma through increased medication possession once discharged from the hospital. Meds-in-Hand, the initiative produced following the study, would deliver children the medicine they need instead of a prescription. The result of the study, published online for the March issue of […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Wash’s $17 million dollar initiative to improve the city landscape is slated to begin next summer and will include new, curbed bike lanes between the BU Bridge and Packard’s Corner. PHOTO BY MADI GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New curbed bike lanes to improve safety on Commonwealth Avenue

The City of Boston will construct new bike lanes on Commonwealth Avenue to provide a stress-free environment for the bicyclists, said Boston Transportation Department Deputy Commissioner James Gillooly. The project is expected to start this summer and be completed by 2018, he said. The new bike lane will be installed between the Boston University Bridge and Packard’s Corner, and it will […]

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