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.
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.
How Racism and Bias Influence Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Christina Lee calls substance use treatment a social justice issue and is helping healthcare providers see the connection between discrimination and drinking.
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.
“She’s Earned This”: Angela Onwuachi-Willig Rejoices in Historic Confirmation
BU LAW dean, 275 other Black women law profs, have had Ketanji Brown Jackson’s back since President Biden nominated her for the Supreme Court.
LAW Dean’s Letter Urges Confirmation of Biden’s Historic SCOTUS Pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson
Angela Onwuachi-Willig’s letter to US Senate: “Black women are vital contributors to our nation’s democracy”
LAW Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
She’s honored to be in same class as civil rights lawyer and scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw—and another of her heroes, Oprah Winfrey As a first-year law student in 1994, Angela Onwuachi-Willig felt so alienated and alone she wondered if there was a place for her in the legal world. Then she was introduced to critical race […]
Crystal Williams Promoted to New Position with Focus on Building Community
As vice president and associate provost for community and inclusion, she will expand her responsibilities
Five Things COVID-19 Might Do to Young Adults’ Mental Health
BU social worker will probe how COVID-19 hits the mental health of America’s future workforce, and what makes some people more resilient