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BU's annual commemoration of the life of alumnus Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the GSU's Metcalf Hall, on Monday, January 17, at noon.

Week of 14 January 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 15

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Agganis Arena opens with dramatic hockey victory over top-ranked Minnesota

BU Hockey Fans.  Photo by Vernon Doucette.

By Brian Fitzgerald
The sellout crowd of 6,224 began roaring even before a puck was dropped. First, more than 40 past BU hockey team captains were introduced to loud applause, as was former player Travis Roy (COM’00), who was paralyzed in his first game in 1995.

U.S. bioethicists cut off from field’s human rights roots, says George Annas

George Annas. Photo by Vernon Doucette.

By Jessica Ullian
Bioethicist George Annas believes that his field is endangered and that the work of President Bush’s Council on Bioethics proves the point.



Board of Trustees elects Methodist bishop, appoints 12 to Board of Overseers

Bishop Peter D. Weaver. Photo courtesy of United Methodist News Service.

The Board of Trustees at its December 2 meeting elected new member Bishop Peter D. Weaver of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church and appointed 12 members to the University’s Board of Overseers, an advisory body created last year.


BU community joins tsunami relief effort

Students at Boston University Academy. Photo by Vernon Doucette.

By Jessica Ullian
In the aftermath of the tsunami that devastated South Asia and nearby regions late last month, the BU community has launched several efforts to help all those affected by the disaster and to assist those from the University who may have been involved.

Friends of David Brudnoy reflect on a legend on the airwaves and in the classroom

David Brudnoy.  Photo by Albert L’Etoile.

By Brian Fitzgerald
David Brudnoy went on the air December 8 to tell his radio listeners that he was ready to die. The following day, after a 15-month battle with cancer, the COM professor did.



BU’s off-campus policies a model for Boston initiative

Operation Student Shield.

By Tim Stoddard
As the city of Boston continues to crack down on raucous student behavior in off-campus neighborhoods, Mayor Thomas Menino and Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole have announced a new citywide initiative modeled largely after Boston University’s successful efforts to curb student misbehavior in the Allston-Brighton area.

At new SDM center, researchers take a different tack on gum disease

Thomas Van Dyke. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky.

By Tim Stoddard
The grisly images are enough to make you floss daily. On the wall in every dental office, cautionary posters show the consequences of poor oral hygiene: red, puffy gums that bleed easily, crumbling teeth, and festering sores that destroy ligament and bone.

Recruitment firm Spencer Stuart hired to help identify presidential candidates

The BU presidential search committee last month announced that it has selected the executive search firm Spencer Stuart to help identify candidates for the University’s top job.

Faculty honors & awards


COM student tells tale of sickness and recovery in The Cowboy

Mike Carr, COM'04.  Photo by Kalman Zabarsky.

By Brian Fitzgerald
Two things got Mike Carr through chemotherapy at age 12: his family and John Wayne.



Covered Campus photo by Kalman Zabarsky.
Covered campus.
Photo of Rhett by Vernon Doucette.
Rhett the Terrier autographs books for some adoring fans at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Allston.
Sargent College's Healthy Lifestyle CHallenge.
Sargent College's Healthy Lifestyle CHallenge.

14 January 2005
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