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Social Work Dean recognized for contribution to health care

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins, the Dean of Boston University’s School of Social Work, was recently selected as a Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academies of Practice in Social Work. Peebles-Wilkins characterized the honor as “an election into the academy,” saying in order to obtain membership into the prestigious society, one must be elected by their peers as […]

BU professors initiate web program to aid Third World

Almost 40 years of work in Third World countries came to fruition yesterday for two School of Law professors as they unveiled the Distance Legislative Drafting Course, an Internet-based curriculum that will teach potential lawmakers in developing countries make “precise and understandable laws.” The new program, created by the husband and wife professor team of […]

Firm proposes construction of new gas pipeline for New England

In an attempt to address New England’s need to develop its natural gas pipeline infrastructure, Independent System Operator New England yesterday released the results of a study of the region’s increased reliance on natural gas at a press conference at Downtown Crossing. ISO New England hired Levitan ‘ Associates, an energy management consulting firm providing […]

Reporting rape

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that roughly 3 percent of college-age women will be victims of rape or attempted rape — meaning that at Boston University, about 335 potential incidents will occur this year. That number is outrageous. But there is an even more sobering statistic: 95 percent of all […]

Village people evacuate

Last Saturday, a fire damaged apartment 1605 in the Student Village. Despite the arrival of six fire trucks, including two ladders, and firemen bringing hoses into the building, a significant portion of the more than 800 residents of the village did not leave their rooms. Many students, including some within two floors of the fire, […]