After enduring a decade of the Big Dig, Boston is finally preparing for the Big Fill. The ultimate goal of the Big Dig, or the mammoth Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project, is to bury Interstate 93, which currently cuts the city off from the North End and waterfront. When the process is complete the former […]
It is time for Al Gore to bow out of the presidential race while he can still hold on to some shred of grace. The election mess has been going on for 23 days, which is 22 days too long. At this point, Bush is the clear winner of this race. After four recounts, Gore […]
In October, a law mandating all colleges and universities to report their crime statistics was passed, and Boston University published its crime statistics for the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus. What are missing from these reports are statistics of the crimes that occur on BU campuses in other nations, where students are participating […]
The Boston University women’s basketball team came into this season with a new zone pressure defense. But after their first four games, it’s their offense that is getting rave reviews. In their first four games, the Terriers have averaged 77.8 points per game, or almost 20 points higher than last year’s 57.9 point clip. And […]
While college students may seem detached from the presidential election, one issue intrinsically links them — financial aid. And as long as the presidency remains in limbo, so does the fate of college financial aid policy. But Texas Gov. George Bush and Vice President Al Gore’s disparate aid platforms may not have factored into many students’ Nov. 7 choice. Of the 20 BU students questioned, only two knew of Bush and Gore’s financial aid proposals. College of Arts and Sciences freshman Nicolette Carter is part of about 82 percent of first-year BU student aid applicants who received funding. She said students’ lack of awareness about one of the main issues that directly affects them can be attributed to an election that overlooked them. Candidates should have campaigned to college students to not only gain more votes, but to attract a group known for its low voting turnout.