Mary Moore, the dean of the School of Theology, held a meeting Tuesday about plans to expand the presence of the Howard Thurman Center on campus. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

University to expand Howard Thurman Center following committee recommendation

Following the recommendation of the Howard Thurman Vision Committee, Boston University will expand programming in the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground and move the center to a more spacious location, BU President Robert Brown announced Friday in an email to the BU community. The committee, appointed by Brown in December 2015 and led by Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and […]

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Boston University President Robert Brown discusses the state of the university over the past year, and looks forward to future development efforts and strategies. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

President Robert Brown sheds light on efforts for dependence shift to endowment

“Boston University is on a journey,” BU President Robert Brown told The Daily Free Press on Thursday. Brown highlighted some of the ways in which the university aims to shift its tuition-heavy dependence to the university’s endowment, including the Campaign for Boston University that just reached its goal of $1 billion on April 14. “One of the things that BU […]

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BU Student Government College of Engineering Senator Nehemiah Dureus, a freshman in ENG, created an online petition Tuesday to gather student support for SG to allocate money for free tampons on campus. ILLUSTRATION BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Online petition supports SG to fund, provide free tampons on campus

An online petition was released Tuesday to garner students’ support for the Boston University Student Government Executive Board, which will make a decision on whether to allocate its budget surplus for free feminine hygiene products on campus. College of Engineering Senator Nehemiah Dureus, the creator of the petition, motioned in SG Senate’s last meeting of the 2015-16 academic year for […]

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A study published Monday on the Nature Climate Change website was co-authored by BU College of Arts and Sciences Professor Ranga Myneni, and it found that carbon dioxide emissions can increase plant growth and make a “greener” earth. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

“Greener” earth shows long-term ecological implications, study finds

Carbon dioxide emission can accelerate the growth of plants and make the earth “greener,” but that effect will not last long or compensate for the damage of the greenhouse effect, according to a Monday release in the Nature Climate Change. The research further found that the greening that had been happening over the past 33 years is “equivalent to adding […]

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A contract agreement was reached for BU adjunct faculty Thursday after the final series of negotiation sessions concluded Wednesday afternoon. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU adjunct faculty, administration come to three-year contract settlement

The Boston University adjunct faculty members and the administration agreed on a three-year tentative contract settlement early Thursday morning, 14 months after adjunct faculty unionized with the Service Employees International Union Local 509, a Thursday release stated. If the affected adjunct professors ratify the contract, approximately 800 adjunct professors at the university will have higher per-course pay, more course stability, […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released his quarterly housing report Tuesday that revealed progress in the city’s plan to expand affordable housing. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh releases quarterly housing report

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released a quarterly housing report Tuesday that stated that 565 new housing units were permitted this quarter to reach a total of 17,183 units that have been permitted or completed since the launch of the city’s housing plan, “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” according to a Tuesday press release. The results of the report show […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that there will be significant improvements to the epicenter for Artists for Humanity, a nonprofit that uses art to encourage career development among teens. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh announces expansion of non-profit Artists for Humanity

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday the expansion of the epicenter of Artists for Humanity, a nonprofit that uses art to prepare teens for the workforce, according to a Monday press release. Walsh said in the release that the expansion, funded by a $1.5 million donation from Liberty Mutual, will create opportunities for students to utilize art in the workforce. […]

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A BU police officer hands out fliers to students on Commonwealth Avenue to garner support for the unionization of BU Police Officers and Sergeants. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUPD patrolmen, sergeants fight for “fair” job contract

Boston University Police Department officers have passed out flyers along Commonwealth Avenue for the past week to spread awareness that BUPD’s 46 patrolmen and eight sergeants have been working without a contract for more than 10 months, said Scott Rocheville, 18-year veteran officer of BUPD. Rocheville, the president of the BU Police Patrolmen’s Association, said the patrolmen’s contract expired June […]

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Due to debate surrounding the Boston Police Department’s use of body cameras, city officials are holding a series of community forums to gather public input on the initiative. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

City officials ask for public input on police use of body cameras

A series of community meetings discussing a body camera pilot program for the Boston Police Department began Monday, according to a digital flyer from the Boston City Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice. The meetings, hosted by City Councilor Andrea Campbell, the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and the Social Justice Task Force, are being held […]

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The International Student and Scholar Hub, launched Monday through BU’s Global Program, compiles resources for the international population and aims to facilitate an easier transition to college life at BU. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New platform provides resources to ease transition of BU’s international population

Boston University Global Programs launched the International Student and Scholar Hub Monday and created an aggregation of resources and information, particularly for international students. “The Hub attempts to … build on the existing and developing resources provided by our Boston University community in an effort to help ensure the academic success and well-being of our international students and scholars,” according […]

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