Candidates with BU Ties Run for Congress

Three incumbents, two challengers on the ballots, in Massachusetts, Florida, New York, and Texas Four BU alums are in the running for seats in Congress in Tuesday’s elections. US Representative Lois Frankel (CAS’70) and US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CAS’11) are running for reelection, while Gina Ortiz Jones (Pardee’03, GRS’03) and John Paul Moran (Questrom’05) are […]

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Boston, You’re Our Home. Taylor Cain Wants to Keep It That Way

Alum heads city’s Housing Innovation Lab to support the “missing middle” Taylor Cain (GRS’20), director of the Housing Innovation Lab for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s City Hall, and lab intern Rebecca Christner (right) at a meeting with members of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. Photo by Cydney Scott. She’s the test pilot for new […]

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Kenneth Elmore Named a Pillar of Higher Education

Associate provost and dean of students honored by national education group Kenneth Elmore and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84, Hon.’18) visiting the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground May 18, 2018, Commencement weekend. The associate provost and dean of students has received an award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, nominated […]

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BU Policies Protecting Free Speech to Get Fresh Look

As rhetoric nationwide intensifies, President Brown requests reviews and reports by fall In 1966, Edward Brooke (LAW’48,’50, Hon.’68) became the first African American popularly elected to the US Senate. Photo by BU Photography. Almost one-fifth of American undergraduates endorse violence to silence a campus speaker “known for making offensive and hurtful statements,” a 2017 survey […]

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Learning How Cities Work

Initiative on Cities summer fellows find out how local governments grapple with pressing issues BU’s Initiative on Cities 2018 summer fellows: Emily Rackleff (Questrom’19) (from left), Jessica Bajada-Silva (CAS’19), Johnathan Williams (GRS’23), Juliahna Green (CAS’18), and Elizabeth Champion (CAS’20). Photos by Jackie Ricciardi and Cydney Scott. Emily Rackleff spent her summer helping to make four Boston […]

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Matriculation: Class of 2022 Is Welcomed into the BU Family

President underscores University’s long commitment to diversity Sunday’s Matriculation was ceremonious: faculty and administrators donned academic dress, banners representing BU’s undergraduate schools and colleges were on display, and President Robert A. Brown wore his presidential doctoral gown and formal President’s Collar and carried the academic mace. Photo by Katherine Taylor. Diversity, both embracing it and […]

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A Different Kind of Texas Candidate

Gina Ortiz Jones (CAS’03, GRS’03) is running for office because of Trump Gina Ortiz Jones (CAS’03, GRS’03) is trying to turn a US House of Representatives seat blue in the reddest of red states: Texas. Photo by Ana Isabel. If Gina Ortiz Jones beats the Republican incumbent to win the US House of Representative seat in […]

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Seeking Clues to Natural Selection in Butterfly Wings

BU biologists study Batesian mimicry to understand how new species form PhD candidate Evan Kristiansen (GRS’20). Kristiansen and his advisor, associate professor of biology Sean Mullen, study butterflies to understand the genetics of speciation. Photo by Cydney Scott. In the mid-1800s, an English naturalist and avid amateur entomologist named Henry Walter Bates traveled to the […]

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Commencement Speaker Rep. John Lewis Champions Civil Rights

Georgia congressman has devoted his life to making #goodtrouble Congressman John Lewis (D.-Ga.) will receive a Doctor of Laws at BU’s 145th Commencement Sunday. Photo courtesy of US House of Representatives. If you had to choose one life to represent the best of America over the last century, John Lewis’ would be a good choice. […]

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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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