BU & MIT Host Science Policy Webinar & Congressional Meetings on February 17-18

BU Federal Relations and the MIT Washington Office hosted a virtual science policy workshop for graduate students and post-docs to learn the basics of science policymaking and advocacy in D.C. Participants heard from several research policy experts and advocates on key aspects of the legislative and regulatory process that impact the federal research enterprise, the […]

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BU School of Social Work Co-hosted a Congressional Briefing

You’re invited to attend: Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Future Health Care Policy Hosted by Rep. Karen Bass and the Congressional Social Work Caucus Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:00pm – 3:30pm B208 Longworth House Office Building Evidence has shown that health outcomes are greatly affected by housing, transportation, nutrition, education, and other socioeconomic factors. […]

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Rising Democratic Star Ocasio-Cortez Urges Students to Become Activists

Congressional candidate, CAS alum: persistence, courage needed to achieve social justice New York 4th District Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CAS’11) delivered a powerful call to action to several hundred students at the Tsai Performance Center on Monday. Photo by Cydney Scott. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star in the Democratic party, urged BU students to become […]

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CAS/ENG Scholar Earns Prestigious Honor

Malika Jeffries-EL named an American Chemical Society Fellow Malika Jeffries-EL researches “organic semiconductors,” the processing and electronic properties of which make them useful in technologies from LEDs to solar cells. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. It’s official: Malika Jeffries-EL belongs to the 2 percent. She has been named an American Chemical Society (ACS) fellow, an honor extended […]

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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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BU Alumna Wins Upset Congressional Primary in New York City

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CAS’11) in the national spotlight The smile says it all: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CAS’11) beams after her upset win in Tuesday’s New York Democratic primary. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images. Four months before her BU graduation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at the University’s Martin Luther King Day commemoration about her generation, addressing the topic, “How […]

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