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 […]
As bicycle thefts are likely to spike with the temperature in the coming weeks, the Boston University Police Department is channeling Dirty Harry with a dare to thieves: do you feel lucky? For the first time, the BUPD has baited one bicycle with hidden GPS tracking technology and locked it at a particular BU bike […]