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Max Gonzalez (CAS '16) protests solitary confinement by sitting in a 7 feet by 9 feet rectangle, which are similar to the dimensions of a solitary confinement cell. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Students protest for prison reform through art demonstration

Umoja, Boston University’s Black Student Union, hosted a “Solitary Confinement Performance Art Project” Wednesday in front […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Medical cannabis patients, families and supporters protested outside the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Tuesday demanding the DPH prioritize patients over politics in its decisions involving marijuana legalization. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Activists rally in favor of medical cannabis use

Massachusetts residents and activists protested outside the Department of Public Health Tuesday to rally for medical […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
As part of his new housing initiative, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh plans to reduce the number of college students living off campus by 50 percent by 2030. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston housing initiative to lower off-campus student housing

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday a new housing initiative to decrease off-campus student housing and […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
Following major changes to the application and selection process, the Peace Corps announced that they received a 70 percent increase in applications from 2013. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PEACE CORPS

Peace Corps sees record breaking applications, increased competition

Modifications to the Peace Corps application process, including a shorter length and more personalized process, triggered […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Campus, News
CareerBuilder released a survey Oct. 9 showing that 51 percent of employed 2014 college graduates are working at jobs that do not require degrees. GRAPHIC BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Survey reveals that higher education remains a top priority for recent college graduates

More recent college graduates are pursuing advanced degrees or planning to attend graduate school within the […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
The Boston Police Department investigates a case of two park rangers who were stabbed Tuesday by a homeless man at Boston Common. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston park ranger in critical condition after Boston Common stabbing

A homeless man allegedly stabbed two park rangers repeatedly Tuesday by the Soldiers and Sailors monument […]

by and · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments · 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

Patrick speaks at press conference in wake of Ebola outbreak

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick hosted a press conference at Logan International Airport Tuesday to address the […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
In an effort to encourage students to vote, Boston University Student Government partnered with TurboVote, a non-profit startup that eases the voter registration process for college students. GRAPHIC BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG partners with TurboVote to register students to vote

Boston University Student Government has partnered with TurboVote, an online voter engagement service, in order to […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Boston Police Department is continuing to investigate three unarmed robberies that occurred in the “GAP” section of Allston over the past month. “GAP,” short for Gardner, Ashford and Pratt Streets, is located on the edge of Boston University’s West Campus and houses many off-campus students. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Unarmed Allston robberies prompt BU Emergency Alert

The Boston University Police Department notified students Friday of a string of unarmed robberies in the […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh spoke at Suffolk University Saturday morning about Troops for Fitness, a new program that he spearheaded with Coca-Cola that will help fortify Boston’s health and fitness initiatives by using the expertise of local military veterans. PHOTO BY STANISLAVA LABETSKAYA/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Walsh, Coca-Cola announce fitness program

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and the Coca-Cola Company announced Saturday a three-year program to encourage exercise […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News