Why Global COVID Vaccinations Are Dangerously Lagging: Six Things to Know

As Delta variant spreads rapidly, BU-led panel explains why vaccination rollout isn’t keeping pace   As the United States flounders to meet its coronavirus vaccine targets—only 49 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated to date—the especially contagious Delta variant has the daily number of new cases back on the upswing, with a 171 percent increase […]

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Invokes Thurgood Marshall, Pauli Murray, Ibram Kendi in Addressing LAW Convocation

As professional advocates, law grads can work to unravel policies underlying structural inequities highlighted by the pandemic Video by BU Productions. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is known as a crusader for civil rights and social justice, and on Saturday, May 15, she called the BU School of Law Class of 2021 to action, telling […]

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“This Is My Stepping-stone.” 553 BU First-Generation Students Welcomed into Honor Society

BU Newbury Center ceremony celebrates inaugural members, their determination, contributions blazing new trails Meet six first-generation college students at Boston University and hear their stories. They were among 553 students, faculty, and staff inducted April 26 as the inaugural members of BU’s Alpha Alpha Alpha honor society for first-gen students. They didn’t grow up assuming […]

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Angela Onwuachi-Willig among Five Black Women Law Deans Honored for Efforts to Bring Antiracist Reform to Legal Education

Together, they launched a project to engage law schools in fight for racial justice Angela Onwuachi-Willig, BU School of Law dean and professor of law, one of the country’s leading scholars of race and the law, is one of five Black women law deans to receive the Association of American Law Schools’ inaugural Impact Award. […]

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BU and MIT Renew Partnership on Technology and Startup Law

Two School of Law clinics have already provided 50,000 hours of client service Andrew Sellars, director of the School of Law’s Technology Law Clinic, seen in a file photo meeting with students (from left) and Luke Sutherland (LAW’19), Courtney Merrill (LAW’19), and former senior program coordinator Jess Martinez. Photo by Dan Watkins for Boston University […]

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POV: Rationing Ventilators—a Look at Pandemic Myths That Deserve to Die

Discussion needs to be informed by facts, says BU ethicist George Annas. Photo by sergeyryzhov/iStock. As New York City’s intensive care beds rapidly fill up with patients severely ill with Covid-19, the rationing of ventilators has become a major topic of conversation. Discussion is all to the good, but discussion should be informed by facts […]

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LAW’s Danielle Citron: How Campaigns Can Counter Deepfakes

Cybersecurity expert and MacArthur Fellow has devised an eight-point plan for political campaigns to protect against fabricated video and audio Facial mapping technology, shown in this image from a fake video of Barack Obama, makes it appear people say things they never said, a danger for political campaigns. Photo by Associated Press. Lying about political […]

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A Broken System

The FIRST STEP Act is a move toward criminal justice reform, but BU Law faculty say true change needs to go much further A homeless man is detained for trespassing on private property and is found to possess a small amount of heroin. At arraignment, his history of prior arrests and petty offenses leads the court […]

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