Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox Scaled the Blue Wall of Silence
Alum was beaten by fellow police officers who mistook him for a suspect. Now, he’s Boston’s top cop.
US Mayors Address the Climate Crisis in New Report from BU’s Initiative on Cities
2022 Menino Survey of Mayors finds city leaders are eager to invest in electric vehicles, less likely to restrict fossil fuels use.
Seven BU Latinx Researchers Making a Difference
From social work to astronomy to the law, these leaders are pushing scientific and scholarly boundaries—and lifting up the next generation of Latinx academics.
US State Department Partners with Pardee School of Global Studies to Empower Afghan Women
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces the public-private alliance as Taliban curtails female education, prohibits women from the workplace.
How Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks May Stifle Creativity and Progress
Intellectual property scholar Jessica Silbey argues laws haven’t kept pace with the digital era and are enriching individuals and corporations at the expense of society, equality, and innovation.
Why Is the Cuban Immigrant Story in the US So Different from Others
Cold War politics led to special policies and domestic political power.
BU’s Nahid Bhadelia Joins White House COVID-19 Response Team
Bhadelia, an infectious diseases physician and global leader in pandemic preparedness, named senior policy advisor for global COVID response.
America the Miserly: How Our Refugee System Fails Desperate People
With thousands fleeing Ukraine and millions still displaced by the Syrian civil war, a BU sociologist’s new book faults the United States, Canada, and Germany for letting down refugees.
Data Gaps for Race and Ethnicity Are Holding Back Antiracism Efforts, New Report Says
Ibram X. Kendi–led BU Center for Antiracist Research calls for new data standards to help confront racial inequities and injustice.
Building a Diverse, Strong Climate Workforce
Climate leaders from Boston University and around the country briefed Congressional staff on how they are working to train the next generation for careers solving the climate crisis.