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.
BU’s New Center on Forced Displacement Will Address the Global Refugee Crisis
The center hopes to bring in talent from across the University with research projects spanning the arts to medical technology.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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