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Student commencement speaker, Tori Gilbeau, hopes to inspire others through her actions

As College of Communication senior Tori Gilbeau delivers her Commencement speech on behalf of Boston University’s class of 2014 Sunday, she adds one more milestone to her list of trailblazing accomplishments, becoming the first African-American woman to speak at a BU commencement ceremony. At 17 years old, Gilbeau became the first person in her family to […]

BU biolab closer to full operation after legal victories

After months of deliberations. a City Council vote and Massachusetts Superior Court ruling on Wednesday moved Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories closer toward full operation. The Council voted 8-5 in favor of permitting Biosafety Level 4 research in Boston – which involves the testing and development of vaccines and treatments to combat infectious […]

MassDOT board of directors approves 5% MBTA fare hike, effective July 1

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s board of directors voted Wednesday to increase Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority fares by 5 percent, effective July 1. Under the plan, originally proposed in March, CharlieCard adult subway fares will increase from $2.00 to $2.10, and adult bus fares will increase from $1.50 to $1.60. Student fees will also increase […]

$2.5 million gift creates narrative professorship

The Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation endowed Boston University’s College of Communication with $2.5 million to create a new professorship in narrative studies, the foundation announced Tuesday. “This fits in perfectly with our aspiration to be regarded as a college that puts storytelling at the center of its teaching,” said COM Dean Thomas Fiedler. “That’s […]

Brown announces Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as commencement speaker

As the Class of 2014 prepares for their last week as undergraduate students at Boston University, BU President Dr. Robert A. Brown announced Friday morning at the senior breakfast that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be this year’s commencement speaker. The graduating seniors celebrated their four years at the university at the GSU’s Metcalf Ballroom, […]