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    Doug Most is a lifelong journalist and author whose career has spanned newspapers and magazines up and down the East Coast, with stops in Washington, D.C., South Carolina, New Jersey, and Boston. He was named Journalist of the Year while at The Record in Bergen County, N.J., for his coverage of a tragic story about two teens charged with killing their newborn. After a stint at Boston Magazine, he worked for more than a decade at the Boston Globe in various roles, including magazine editor and deputy managing editor/special projects. His 2014 nonfiction book, The Race Underground, tells the story of the birth of subways in America and was made into a PBS/American Experience documentary. He has a BA in political communication from George Washington University. Profile

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There are 9 comments on BU Raising Tuition 4.25 Percent, Largest Hike in 14 Years

  1. What a dystopian statement by Brown. Raising tuition to mitigate impact from inflation, but not sharing those raises with employees. All while boasting about record fund raising and shiny new buildings. Alumni relations and new buildings don’t do research and education, or do they?

    1. Agreed, I was upset by his letter to staff. Every year it is the same song and dance…”we want to do better for the staff”, but nothing ever comes out of it. We all still get terrible 2-3% raises (if we are lucky) when we don’t even make a lot to begin with. The fact that all of us missed out on a full year of frozen retirement/raises was bad enough, but then for him to go on and say that the University made out like bandits with the surplus $$ just goes to show the main priorities of this University.

  2. If inflation is at 8% then why are graduate students getting a raise of only 1-2% every year ? Such low pay adds to mental health problems among graduate students and it can be addressed by paying a livable wage to the PhD students. The current wage is way below the livable wage (linked below) for boston area.


  3. You can’t say that you raised a record amount of money and then rise tuition like that. This makes absolutely no sense to me. But I guess it’s easy to make decisions like this when you make $2 million a year and treat your university like a business.

  4. seriously, for what? my student, a rising junior couldn’t get upper class housing, relegated to freshman dorm, guaranteed transfer who couldn’t get classes she wanted or needed, what is increased tuition getting her? school gave no help with tuition, even with 4.0 GPA from freshman year at another school because during covid they weren’t bringing in as many students. So again increase for what?

  5. So out of touch! Staff are WILDLY underpaid. Particularly the staff who are on the ground working directly with students. They, alongside professors, are the ones shaping students’ actual experiences.

    Staff who stay do so because they absolutely love the students. (BU students are the best!) But there is only so long that you can not take care of yourself and your family before you need to leave. The “Great Rethinking/Great Resignation” has hit BU, and instead of truly addressing it by raising measly salaries, they hire a few ppl in HR to try to focus on “staff retention”. You know what staff are unhappy about. Just pay them. No free xyz, I need to pay my rent.

  6. Well thank heavens Boston U won’t have to dip into it’s 3 Billion plus endowment fund to make ends meet. Too bad you don’t have a “Cushion” like the White House says that I have!

  7. Great to hear that Pres. Brown & co. are committing themselves to tying tuition to 1/2 of whatever the inflation increase (or decrease!) is. That’s what he meant, right?

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