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Vanessa Hayashi (left) (CAS ’18) participated in the Boston University Homestay program through Marsh Chapel, which allowed students to stay in homes of local families during Thanksgiving break. PHOTO COURTESY OF VANESSA HAYASHI

Boston University Thanksgiving Homestay Program kicks off first year

In an effort to share the Thanksgiving tradition and accommodate those who were unable to return […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Donors gave money to Boston University on Tuesday as part of #GivingTuesday, an international movement to raise money for various causes. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston University participates in Giving Tuesday campaign, raises $20,000

Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the Boston University community participated in a […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
U.S. President Barack Obama issued the Immigration Accountability Executive Action Nov. 20, which will affect immigration in the United States. PHOTO BY STEVE JERVETSON/FLICKR

Obama issues executive order, Republicans attempt to block

As Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives circulate legislation on Capitol Hill in response to […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Massachusetts Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley lost the gubernatorial election Nov. 4 to her Republican opponent Charlie Baker. PHOTO BY ESTHER RO/DFP FILE PHOTO

Martha Coakley keeps active, influential in last moments as AG

Four weeks after losing her race for governor to Massachusetts Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, Martha Coakley  is […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick held a press conference at Logan International Airport Tuesday, where he said that Boston and Massachusetts are at low risk of an Ebola outbreak but the city will continue to take precautions. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMAGE LIBRARY

Patient at MGH tests negative for Ebola

Less than 24 hours after a patient was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for a suspected case of […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced Friday that ridership in October was at its highest in its history, reaching 37 million riders. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DFP FILE PHOTO

MBTA reaches record monthly trip numbers

In the month of October, the number of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trips reached a record-breaking 37 […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will conduct studies to evaluate the effect of Massachusetts’ new casinos on problem gambling, crime, domestic violence and lower home values. PHOTO BY ANTOINE TAVENEAUX/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

UMass Amherst to conduct study on gambling problems

With plans for casino construction underway in Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in cooperation with […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Studies conducted using social media may not produce accurate results about human behavior, researchers from McGill University and Carnegie Mellon University reported Friday. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Social media not the best basis for human behavior, study finds

Large academic studies that rely on data gathered from social media may not be the most […]

by and · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Members of The Daily Free Press Board of Directors, (from left) Sarah Fisher, Tyler Lay, Kyle Plantz and Emily Overholt, pose with Boch (center). PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Ernie Boch Jr. visits The Daily Free Press, presents check

Faced with the task of paying off its $70,000 debt by Dec. 31, The Daily Free Press […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Massachusetts General Hospital announced on its website Tuesday that it had admitted a patient suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus. PHOTO BY FLICKR USER KZ1000PS/FLICKR

Suspected Ebola patient admitted to MGH

A patient suspected of contracting the Ebola virus was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital Tuesday at 2  […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News