President Trump issued an executive order on Thursday saying universities that fail to certify their support for free speech on campus—something they already are supposed to do—would risk losing federal research dollars. The announcement immediately raised questions about how those restrictions would be implemented. Trump’s order did not specify aid cuts for any particular speech […]
A “side door” into elite colleges—that’s what wealthy parents were offered in exchange for bribes of up to half a million dollars in what is being billed as the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the US Department of Justice. Nearly three dozen parents, including well-known celebrities and high-ranking CEOs, college coaches, and people […]
Halfway through the regular season, both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are sporting successful records. The men (6-3) have dominated at home with an impressive 4-1 record, and the women (5-3) got off to the program’s best start since 2012. Both teams will look to continue their winning ways in a doubleheader against Lafayette […]
Students often have questions they might not feel comfortable asking in a classroom setting. In our new video series “Office Hours,” BU Today offers an informal, more relaxed opportunity to ask such a question. Nothing is off-topic. These conversations are illuminating for anyone, regardless of major, and underscore just how important office hours can be.
When Tennessee Williams first met Frank Merlo, a handsome, athletic, working-class Italian-American from New Jersey, at a Provincetown bar in 1947, he was already the celebrated playwright of The Glass Menagerie. What began as a one-night tryst turned into a 14-year romantic partnership. During their years together, Williams wrote the Broadway hits A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat […]