Controversial Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis Draws Big Crowd to BU Talk

“Through black history we learn the best of the history of the United States of America,” she tells packed house Angela Davis, activist, academic and author took time to chat with students and pose for photos with them, including Feven Solomon (CAS’21), from left, Kalkidan Tewodros (Questrom’21), Davis, Grace Mecha (SAR’21), and Zanta Ephrem (SAR’21) […]

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House Bill Targets Federal Aid for Needy and Grad Students

BU, peers raise red flags about reauthorization of 1965 education act BU and other universities fear seats for needy and graduate students will go unfilled under a House bill that would cut federal aid. Photo by Janice Checchio. US House bill whacks federal aid for poor and graduate students BU president writes University’s congressman about […]

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BU Promotes Diversity in STEM Fields with NSF Grants

At MED, students from underrepresented groups learn about careers beyond medicine BU has three National Science Foundation grants to promote diversity in STEM fields; the principal investigators are Linda Hyman, associate provost for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (from left), Sarah Hokanson, director of professional development and postdoctoral affairs, and Pamela Templer, a CAS […]

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BU Leaders Oppose Trump Shutdown of DACA

Congress given six months to devise alternative fate for program Protesters outside the White House Tuesday condemned a decision to kill a program allowing undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to stay in this country. Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca (Sipa via AP Images). Updated September 5, 3:40 p.m.: A prayer vigil for […]

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NSF Program Brings Budding Astronomers to BU

Students paired with faculty on research projects BU’s Merav Opher meets with Mark Hubbert and Matt Schuler, students visiting campus through a National Science Foundation program that lets them access University resources in astronomy and space physics. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Many of us thrill to the breathtaking views of outer space permitted by telescopes and spacecraft. […]

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Scholarships for 65 Boston High School Graduates

President Brown, Mayor Walsh honor recipients of Menino, Community Service scholarships Recipients of the Thomas M. Menino Scholarship and Community Service Award grants with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and President Robert A. Brown at a ceremony Tuesday night. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Boston University on Tuesday honored 65 Boston public high school graduates who will […]

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Hat Tricks

Sending messages of thanks, inspiration, commitment—via mortarboard Photo above by Derek Palmer. Mortarboards have become the equivalent of a Hallmark card: a way to convey a heartfelt message, deliver a pointed punch line, offer a word or two of inspiration—or get a belly laugh. In what has become an annual tradition, BU Photography sent staffers […]

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Video Captures Highlights of BU’s 2017 Commencement

A look back at Sunday’s ceremony It was an ideal day for a Commencement—neither too hot nor too cold, mostly sunny skies, and low humidity. A crowd of about 20,000 family, friends, and dignitaries gathered on Nickerson Field for Boston University’s 144th Commencement to listen to Bonnie Hammer (CGS’69, COM’71, SED’75, Hon.’17), chair of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, […]

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