BU and the union representing service and maintenance employees tentatively agreed to a new contract Thursday, averting a threatened strike. University custodians, maintenance workers, skilled trades workers, and mail employees will vote next week on whether to ratify the deal, which would provide a 10 percent raise over the contract’s four-year life. Union […]
Thomas Menino (Hon.'01), mayor of Boston from 1993 to 2014, died Thursday morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital a week after announcing his decision to stop treatment for the cancer that he’d been battling for almost a year.
Former Mayor Thomas Menino’s time at Boston University was short, but he leaves an indelible impression with his fellow faculty, students, and staff. Signing on last February to co-direct the Initiative on Cities, Menino (Hon.’01) spoke often about the shock of shifting gears from the around-the-clock responsibilities and trials of running a city to the […]
This year, Americans are expected to spend a whopping $7.4 billion on Halloween: candy, costumes, and decorations. Confectionary sales alone are expected to top $2.5 billion dollars. The only thing sweeter than all that candy is our list of frightfully fun (and mostly free) haunted happenings taking place on and off campus this weekend. We’ve […]
With the new semester, BU has resumed its campaign against alcohol abuse, bolstering police patrols of known party neighborhoods, citing students for public intoxication, dispersing loud parties—and crucially, publicizing statistics on booze-control efforts by University, Boston, and Brookline police. The graphic above shows last weekend’s enforcement statis […]