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BU father, daughter duo return to Marathon to fundraise for cancer research

Boston University student Maria Stavros returned to racing with her father for the 2014 Boston Marathon to continue the race they were unable to finish after the bombs exploded at the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. “I actually thought to run again before the bombing even happened,” Stavros, a Sargent College of Health […]

Marsh Chapel prayer service honors victims while 2014 Boston Marathon progresses

Students gathered across Boston University’s Charles River Campus Monday to celebrate the 2014 Boston Marathon while remembering the lives of those lost in light of last year’s tragedy. About an hour after the 2014 Boston Marathon began, Marsh Chapel held a Marathon Monday Prayer Service and Brunch for members of the BU community to honor […]

Remembrance or revelry: Celebrating the Marathon

As the 2014 Boston Marathon approaches, the Boston University community is debating whether the alcohol-fueled celebrations typical of the holiday are still appropriate in light of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. “The first thing that I heard about Marathon Monday was about the alcohol,” said Corinne Plaisir, a Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences […]

City Council wrestles with risks of deadly pathogen research in BU laboratories

More than 300 Boston University officials and Boston residents attended a hearing at City Hall Wednesday to debate an ordinance that would ban BU from conducting research on deadly pathogens in its National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories. City Councilor Charles Yancey’s proposed ordinance would prohibit research on Biosafety Level 4 agents in Boston, which look at dangerous […]

Physics professors applauded for active, tech-savvy teaching

Four Boston University physics professors won an inaugural award Monday for incorporating technology to improve students’ learning experiences and equipping them with skills essential to succeed as 21st century scholars and professionals. The Office of the Provost, in coordination with the Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching, selected College of Arts & Sciences physics professor Bennett […]