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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 […]

by Dave Sebastian· · 0 comments · Campus, News
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, […]

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Tuesday a partnership with Verizon Wireless to enhance the city’s infrastructure through an advanced fiber-optic network. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Verizon partnership to bring new platform to Boston

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Tuesday a partnership with Verizon Wireless, a move aimed at replacing the city’s copper-based infrastructure with a fiber-optic network platform, according to a same-day press release. With an investment flow of $300 million from Verizon over the next six years, the network platform’s construction will commence this year in Dorchester, West Roxbury and Roxbury’s Dudley […]

by Anna Whitelaw· · 0 comments · City, News
After protesting in front of President Brown's office, Darius Cephas, 25, leads protestors in a chant as they march through Kenmore Square toward the Massachusetts State House. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

#WageAction leads rally to increase minimum wage

Approximately 400 Boston-area residents gathered Thursday afternoon at the Massachusetts State House to rally to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The rally, organized by nonprofit group #WageAction, urged legislators to provide better working conditions and union rights in addition to the wage hike. This was one of many April 14 rallies that took place across the United […]

by Nicole Mis· · 0 comments · City, News
A member of the Student Curriculum Committee speaks at the beginning of the rally in Marsh Plaza about how student awareness is important for change. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Adjunct faculty, supporters march to President Brown’s office, demand fair treatment

Boston University adjunct faculty members lead a rally approximately 100 strong Thursday to improve learning conditions at BU and raise awareness of the unfair treatment they claim they experience at the university. Joined by Boston-area college students and faculty, healthcare workers, fast food workers and members of Service Employees International Union Local 509, the protesters marched to BU President Robert Brown’s office, […]

by Ellen Cranley· · 0 comments · Campus, News
A rise in attempted suicides at BU raises questions about what the school is doing to support the mental health of its students. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Trend of suicide attempts raises concern in BU community

Out of 47 reports the Boston University Police Department responded to between April 5 and April 10 — which ranged from intoxicated students to a stolen backpack — six were related to attempted suicides or suicidal thoughts, according to reports provided by BUPD. Suicide is the second-most common cause of death for 15- to 24-year- olds, according to data from the […]

by Maddie Domenichella· · 0 comments · Campus, News