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Rainwater Harvesting at New Balance Field

The latest effort to reduce water consumption on campus embraces a strategy to capture rainwater that falls on campus, store it, and re-use it for irrigation. New Balance Field, slated to open in September, will employ this rain harvesting technology and drip irrigation to water the landscaping surrounding the field. An underground rainwater tank, with […]

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Global Voices Film Festival Looks to Unite Nations

Grad student Anna Feder is a curator with international reach By Robin Berghaus Above are scenes from Tapped, the opening documentary of the Global Voices Film Festival. For over a decade, Anna Feder has brought independent films to ever-larger audiences. Before enrolling in the College of Communication’s graduate film production program, Feder (COM’10) was helping […]

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Sargent Center Officially in New Hands

Lease finalized for running environmental education program at Sargent Center By Devon Maloney (COM’11) The Sargent Center for Outdoor Education has a new lease on life with the signing of a lease with the nonprofit environmental education organization Nature’s Classroom. The 700-acre property in New Hampshire was previously run by Metropolitan College as an educational […]

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The Long Haul

Controversial regulations will change fishermen’s tactics, and lives By Chris Berdik The video above chronicles the New England fishing industry’s struggles, exploring why the new regulations now being implemented were necessary. This is one of three pieces created by Devin Hahn to accompany a Bostonia magazine feature about new ideas for saving both fish and […]

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Gone Fishing

Revisiting the year’s intriguing science: America’s fishing grounds under siege By Chris Berdik. Video by Devin Hahn. Photos by Vernon Doucette Watch the video above to see Les Kaufman with his team on the water. Great science is timeless and not only within Albert Einstein’s frame of reference. It answers mysteries, reveals deeper structures, goes […]

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A Greener BU: Look Mom, No Trays!

New dining policy part of sustainability initiative By Vicky Waltz What’s scarlet and white and green all over? University leaders have the answer: an ecofriendly, sustainable Boston University. During yesterday’s Matriculation speech, President Robert A. Brown welcomed both the new freshman class and a new University era by announcing the formation of the Boston University […]

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