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The opening round of the annual Beanpot Tournament, Monday, February 2, 5 p.m., at the FleetCenter

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COM students savor Granitepalooza at New Hampshire primary

John Kerry holds six-month-old Rayna Ross after speaking at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H., on January 21. Photo by Ed Wozniak (COM’04)

By Brian Fitzgerald
The overflow crowd waves banners, pumps fists, and chants “Ker-ry!” Ker-ry!” About 40 College of Communication students slowly but purposefully wedge their way into strategic positions at the presidential candidate's war veterans rally in Manchester, N.H.

New Medical Campus MRI scanner a boon to research and diagnosis

In the new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) center at the Medical Campus, Dae-Shik Kim stands next to a full-sized replica of a powerful new scanner that BU researchers will use to peer inside the human body. Kim, a MED associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology and director of the center, says the mock-up saves valuable scan time by helping patients acclimate to the tunnel before getting inside the real thing. Photo by Fred Sway

By Tim Stoddard
Visiting the new magnetic resonance imaging scanner at the Medical Campus is a bit like passing through airport security. Before stepping through a thick doorway into the specially shielded scanning room, where the scanner looms like a seven-foot-tall beige doughnut, pockets have to be emptied of coins, pens, and other metal objects.

Liberia's Ruth Sando Perry named new Balfour African President-in-Residence

Former Liberian head of state Ruth Sando Perry and Rev. Charles Stith, director of BU’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center and a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania. Photo by Fred Sway

By David J. Craig
Boston University's African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) recently appointed former Liberian leader Ruth Sando Perry as its second Balfour African President-in-Residence.

Again on the boil, Beanpot is predictably unpredictable

BU won a second straight Beanpot trophy last year -- its eighth in the past nine seasons. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
The Beanpot hockey tournament features fierce competition on the ice, along with screaming fans and dueling bands in the stands. There was a time, however, when the Beanpot wasn't the pinnacle of the Boston winter sports scene.



Thomas Cottle Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Mother-son relationship troubled by her musical genius
By David J. Craig

Jennifer Soncini, an SDM assistant clinical professor and a pediatric dentist at the dental school's Chelsea School Dental Center, treats Chelsea third-grader Gabriella McLellan, with help from dental assistant Miguel Tabares. Photo by Vernon Doucette
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29 January 2004
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