With two weeks of college under their belt, students in the Class of 2022 have already figured out their class schedule, where to go for meals, and how to use the Green Line and have started memorizing the University’s tangled web of acronyms. By any measure, this year’s freshman class is impressive. They were selected […]
An extraterrestrial eavesdropping on earthly communications in 2018 would think the United States is beset by discrimination—racial, gender, religious, and xenophobic. According to the country’s mayors, he’d be right. A survey released Monday by BU’s Initiative on Cities (IoC) and the National League of Cities (NLC) says mayors believe immigrants, transgender people, African Americans, and […]
“If you asked me in high school or college to describe my perfect job, this is actually it,” Greg Hildreth says of the role he is playing on Broadway these days. Any why not? Boston native Hildreth (CFA’05) is the preternaturally cheery snowman who loves warm hugs in Disney’s $30 million production of Frozen, the […]
For the anti-regulatory Trump administration, it was an ironic full-court regulatory press: last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave e-cigarette sellers and makers just 60 days to come up with a plan to curb youth vaping or face a possible ban on their products. The FDA’s sweeping warning to five e-cigarette manufacturers, including […]
Faced with a problem, David Boas will invent a way around it. The ENG professor is the founding director of the BU Neurophotonics Center, and the machines he engineers to shed light on the brain’s workings are often peppered with homespun engineering. Even family pets can inspire his inventive spirit.