Biden’s Top-Four Priorities, Explained by Leading BU Experts

The president-elect lists COVID-19, racism, climate change, and the economy as his most pressing issues Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, celebrating after being nominated at last summer’s Democratic National Convention, have begun tackling the pandemic, racism, climate change, and economic recovery. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images. Shortly after their November election victory, Joe […]

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Pete Buttigieg’s First Hire in Iowa, a BU Alum, Is Ready for Long Haul

Sydney Throop’s months of work for Democratic presidential candidate comes to a head tonight with caucuses Sydney Throop (far left, in gray sweater) and Pete Buttigieg at Pete for America headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, for a national staff conference call in early January. Photo by campaign staff photographer Chuck Kennedy. The late stages of […]

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Ayanna Pressley Tells BU Students: “Stand in Your Truth”

BU College Democrats host Massachusetts US representative at town hall Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (center): “BU invested in me.… I poured into it, and it poured into me.” Photo by Cydney Scott. US Representative Ayanna Pressley, the candidate who upended Massachusetts’ political order a year ago and has become one of President Trump’s fiercest critics […]

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Improving Life in Lebanon’s Refugee Camps

ENG students, researcher apply engineering skills to real-life problems There are nearly one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and about 350,000 of them make their temporary home in the Bekaa Valley. Just outside Zahle, the valley’s largest city, tens of thousands live in shelters made of wood, plastic sheets, and corrugated iron. Photo courtesy Helen […]

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US-Russian Relations Under the Microscope

Pardee expert: Trump-Putin connection unnerves allies President Donald Trump has been criticized for his rosy assessment of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but his administration’s contacts with that nation have been problematic so far. Trump photo by Flickr contributor Gage Skidmore; Putin photo by the Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images. Robert G. Loftis knows diplomacy after three decades in […]

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