BU Urges Department of Education to Rethink Title IX Changes

President Brown submits letter saying changes could deter victims from coming forward Colleges and universities, including BU, face sweeping changes around how they handle sexual misconduct if new federal rules go into effect. Photo by Cydney Scott. In a resolute letter to the Department of Education on Thursday, BU President Robert A. Brown said proposed […]

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LAW Prof: SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Reflects a “Dark Era”

Karen Pita Loor analyzes Supreme Court’s split decision upholding Trump executive order Protesters outside the Supreme Court on April 25, when the justices were hearing arguments on whether to uphold the Trump travel ban on several Muslim countries. On June 26, the court upheld the ban in a 5-4 vote. Photo by AP/Andrew Harnik. The […]

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American Academy of Arts & Sciences Elects Michael Hasselmo

CAS neuroscientist known for pioneering research—and building community Michael Hasselmo combines experiments and computational modeling to study how memory works in the brain. Photo (left) by Michael Spencer Photography. Michael Hasselmo, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of psychological and brain sciences, who is known for his pioneering research into memory as well as […]

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House Bill Targets Federal Aid for Needy and Grad Students

BU, peers raise red flags about reauthorization of 1965 education act BU and other universities fear seats for needy and graduate students will go unfilled under a House bill that would cut federal aid. Photo by Janice Checchio. US House bill whacks federal aid for poor and graduate students BU president writes University’s congressman about […]

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BU to Supreme Court: Kill Trump Travel Ban

Joins 30 other academic institutions in friends of the court brief Even if the travel ban is rescinded, it probably has dissuaded some students from attending college in America already, BU and other universities tell the Supreme Court. For the third time this year, BU and other universities have gone to court—this time, the highest […]

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How Are AAU Schools Dealing with Sexual Assault?

New report details actions—including those at BU The AAU Campus Activities Report: Combating Sexual Assault and Misconduct includes several specific actions and programs that BU has undertaken to prevent and address sexual assault and sexual misconduct on campus. Photo by Conor Doherty. In the two years since a national survey of students at Association of American Universities […]

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BU Supports Second Lawsuit against Trump Travel Ban

University among 31 schools filing brief in US appeals court in Virginia Becca Heller (center) of the International Refugee Assistance Project talked to reporters after her group and others filed suit against President Trump’s travel ban. Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images. Boston University is supporting a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump’s executive order on […]

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How the Trump Administration Could Impact Research

Federal Relations’ Jennifer Grodsky on the uncertainties ahead for BU There are a lot of unknowns about the impact the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress will have on federally funded research at BU and other universities. Photo by Kkolosov/iStock. As Donald Trump assumes the presidency, Boston University and other higher education institutions face […]

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University Continues Climb in U.S. News Rankings

Strategic plan, investment in faculty and students, drive progress  BU’s four-way tie for 39th best college in the nation, as judged in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking, is its best-ever placement. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky. Boston University reached an all-time high in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, moving […]

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