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Leventhal Center Wins Boston Preservation Award

Makeover of former Hillel for busy Admissions hub By Joel Brown For prospective students and their parents, the Alan and Sherry Leventhal Center is BU’s new front door. The striking International Style building at 233 Bay State Road, formerly BU’s Hillel House, underwent a major renovation before reopening in March 2014 as the admissions reception […]

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BU Dining Services Reaches a Big Goal, Ahead of Schedule

A fifth of food from sustainable sources achieved three years early 10.27.2015 By Mara Sassoon Grass-fed beef? Check. Cage-free eggs? You got it. Certified Humane chicken? BU’s dining locations offer that, too. BU Dining Services recently released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which details its progress over the past year in offering more sustainable food options […]

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The Search For Ancient Ice

Understanding what happened to the climate millions of years ago may tell us a lot about what will happen next By Sara Rimer and Devin Hahn High in the Transantarctic Mountains, the McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest part of Antarctica not covered with ice. Instead, a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks flows […]

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BU Furniture Donation Helps Local School

Every summer, Facilities Management & Planning (FM&P) takes advantage of having a quieter-than-normal campus by working to make upgrades and improvements across campus before students return in September. One of the most important projects each summer is the annual refresh of classrooms across the Charles River Campus. In the past five years alone, BU has […]

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BU Shines with STARS

How does BU measure its progress in becoming a more sustainable campus? Who sets the bar? BU evaluates the University’s performance annually in categories such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste reduction, energy use, and water consumption. In the past 9 years, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions 25%, our waste by 9%, and our water use […]

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Turning Paper Waste Into Opportunity

Departments Across Campus Build a More Mindful BU Paper makes up 27% of municipal solid waste in the U.S., more than any other material that Americans throw away. As an institution of higher education, paper is a critical component of Boston University’s functionality, used in administrative offices for nearly 10,000 faculty and staff. In the […]

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