Betsy DeVos Proposes New Rules for How Colleges Handle Sexual Harassment Claims

BU will examine the changes closely to ensure a safe learning environment On Friday, US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed significant changes to federal rules for the handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints by universities. Photo by Tom Williams/AP Images. Betsy DeVos, US Secretary of Education, proposed controversial federal rule changes Friday that […]

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LAW Prof: SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Reflects a “Dark Era”

Karen Pita Loor analyzes Supreme Court’s split decision upholding Trump executive order Protesters outside the Supreme Court on April 25, when the justices were hearing arguments on whether to uphold the Trump travel ban on several Muslim countries. On June 26, the court upheld the ban in a 5-4 vote. Photo by AP/Andrew Harnik. The […]

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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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Trump’s Top Intelligence Advisor Visits BU

Dan Coats speaks to Pardee School of Global Studies students and faculty Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence (standing), spoke with students and faculty at BU’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies on September 29. Photos by Jackie Ricciardi. The man responsible for briefing President Donald Trump daily on national and global security issues […]

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BU to Supreme Court: Kill Trump Travel Ban

Joins 30 other academic institutions in friends of the court brief Even if the travel ban is rescinded, it probably has dissuaded some students from attending college in America already, BU and other universities tell the Supreme Court. For the third time this year, BU and other universities have gone to court—this time, the highest […]

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Supreme Court Travel Ban Review Shouldn’t Affect Students, Staff

University still advises consultation with ISSO advisors The Supreme Court yesterday allowed certain travel restrictions sought by President Trump to take effect, but an exception appears to cover BU affiliates. Photo by sframephoto/iStock. BU students, faculty, and staff, including students admitted beginning this fall, apparently will not be barred from entering the United States and […]

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