From vowing to pull out of last year’s United Nations Paris Climate Agreement to advocating a thaw with Russia, Donald Trump has promised an about-face on United States foreign policy. His cabinet choices appear to double down on that pledge: a Secretary of State-designate (Rex Tillerson, until recently president and CEO of ExxonMobil) who worries even […]
When Alexis Crossley was named cocaptain of this year’s BU women’s ice hockey team, she knew her duties would extend off the ice as well as on. As a three-year veteran, Crossley (CAS’16, MET’17) would need to be a steadying influence for a young club that includes six freshmen and three sophomores. “Being a cocaptain […]
As Donald Trump assumes the presidency, Boston University and other higher education institutions face much uncertainty about what lies ahead for academic research. As BU’s vice president for federal relations, Jennifer Grodsky is tasked with strengthening the University’s ties to federal agencies and policymakers in Washington. Grodsky and her staff have been working hard over […]
What will President Donald Trump do about student college debt? Or visas commonly used by international students and researchers? Or how universities use their endowments? (He has said he plans to pressure colleges and universities with large endowments to spend more on students or, if they don’t, face loss of their tax-exempt status). Beyond musings […]
Friday, amid much uncertainty about what kind of presidency he intends, Donald Trump is being sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. BU Today asked students to share their thoughts about what his most pressing to-dos should be.