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Harvey Michaels, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaks at an Earth Week+ event hosted by the BU Institute for Sustainable Energy on Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO BY ADRIANA DIAZ/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Intelligent buildings can be energy efficiency’s future, scholars say

Scholars presented the concept of intelligent buildings as a key factor in the future of energy efficiency during a seminar Tuesday afternoon hosted by the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy. Massachusetts Institute of Technology research scientist Harvey Michaels gave a presentation on furthering the development of intelligent buildings at the edge of a clean energy grid composed of sustainable […]

by Sophia Eppolito· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined a bipartisan committee to prevent the legalization of recreational marijuana. GRAPHIC BY RACHEL CHMIELINSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh oppose legalization of marijuana

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined a bipartisan committee Thursday opposing the commercial legalization of marijuana in the commonwealth, according to a Thursday press release. Though marijuana is decriminalized and legalized for medical purposes in Massachusetts, new legislation proposes full legalization for the sale and purchase of marijuana and other cannabis products, according to the release. […]

by Meagan Schwarz· · 2 comments · City, News
Traffic safety will be a highlighted component of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s proposed 2017 Fiscal Year budget, according to his presentation to the Boston City Council on Thursday. PHOTO BY KANKANIT WIRIYASAJJA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Fiscal Year 2017 budget to emphasize traffic safety

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday that traffic safety in Boston will play a large role in the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017, according to a Thursday press release. The release stated that $3.1 million will be geared toward traffic improvements this year, and $9.3 million will be spent over the next three years. This money will go to […]

by Kalina Newman· · 1 comment · City, News
BU students express a greater connection to the Boston community through Boston Marathon traditions and the “Boston Strong” slogan. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students merge with city spirit for 2016 marathon, reflect “Boston Strong”

Katie Teixeira, a Boston University student, joined hundreds of other BU students in Kenmore Square to watch runners of the 2016 Boston Marathon pass through parts of campus toward the finish line on Monday. “To see people coming out, running and cheering … is a great experience,” she said as she cheered the competitors along. Many BU students came out […]

by Sekar Krisnauli· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Students take their seats Sunday afternoon at the ground floor lounge of the Yawkey Center for Student Services for the wake held in memory of deceased College of Arts and Sciences freshman Jai Menon. PHOTO BY OLIVIA FALCIGNO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Service mourns loss of CAS freshman Jai Menon

Family and friends of Jai Menon, the freshman who died March 30 at Kilachand Hall, gathered Sunday afternoon at a service held on the ground floor lounge of the Yawkey Center for Student Services. On behalf of the Boston University administration, Dean of Marsh Chapel Robert Hill welcomed the Menon family and a group of approximately 30 attendees. “Our time […]

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According to the Boston University Police Department, the 2016 Boston Marathon saw an increase in reports of group disturbances in comparison to crime reports from 2012 to 2015. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Alcohol intoxication remains prevalent during marathon, increase in group disturbances

The Boston University Police Department received eight accounts of group disturbances, seven accounts of intoxicated students on the Charles River Campus and one account for noise complaints between midnight and 8 p.m. on the Monday of the 2016 Boston Marathon, according to BUPD crime logs given to The Daily Free Press. Between 9:59 a.m. and 11 a.m., BUPD received four […]

by Lexi Peery· · 0 comments · Campus, News
A member of Boston Students for Justice in Palestine protests the Israel Indie Freedom Fest in Marsh Plaza Sunday afternoon. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Palestinian student advocates protest festival celebrating Israel Independence Day

Approximately 30 members of Boston Students for Justice in Palestine protested the Israel Indie Freedom Fest Sunday afternoon. The celebration was held by Boston University Hillel and BU Students for Israel at the BU Beach as a part of Israel Peace Week. The protest started at approximately 3:30 p.m. and ended around 5 p.m., and it took place at the […]

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Boston residents were inspired by the perseverance of the participants of the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Marathon unifies residents and spectators

Residents from across Massachusetts and beyond gathered in the City of Boston Monday to watch as approximately 30,000 runners participated in the 2016 Boston Marathon. For many residents of the Boston area, the marathon has become a tradition they anticipate each year. Julie Mastromonaco, 42, of Brookline, said she and her friends look forward to participating in the annual celebration, […]

by Olivia Quintana· · 0 comments · City, News
Heightened security measures along the Boston Marathon route Monday aimed to protect both runners and spectators. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Heightened security continues throughout 120th Boston Marathon

For the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, Boston city officials and local agencies continued the practices of heightened security that have been in place since the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In a Wednesday press conference, Boston Police Department Commissioner William Evans expressed his hope for this level of security to become unnecessary in the future. “After what happened in […]

by Olivia Quintana· · 0 comments · City, News
The sports safety seminar at Friday's Play It Forward summit emphasized on the consequences of repetitive head trauma and the dangers of CTE. PHOTO BY SOFIA LAURITO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Professor, coach, student-athlete discuss consequences of concussions

Boston University School of Medicine professor Ann McKee; Chris Nowinski, co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation; and Rachel Blauner, a midfielder on the BU women’s soccer team, discussed concussions and their dangerous consequences in sports today during BU’s inaugural Play It Forward sports communication summit Friday afternoon. The daylong summit, hosted by the College of Communication and the Athletics Department, […]

by Oriana Durand· · 0 comments · Campus, News