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Finding CTE in Living People? BU Just Got Closer to Doing It

A major, promising step forward has just been announced in the study of CTE, the disease that wreaks havoc on the brains of former NFL […]

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Harvard, MIT, BU Helped Get Us That Black Hole Photo

Brainiacs in our backyard brought us Earth-shaking news about the possibility of alien spacecraft streaking through our solar system, or communicating with life beyond the […]

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Feds: BU, BC, Northeastern Were Sent Fraudulent SAT Scores

What can a couple hundred thousand dollars and a willingness to defraud colleges get you? According to federal investigators, wealthy parents thought it’d get their kids into […]

Education

Pay for BU, Simmons Presidents among the Highest in the Country

It still pays real well to be in the college president-ing business, especially if you’re BU President Robert Brown or Simmons College President Helen Drinan, […]

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Boston University Graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pulls Off Stunning Upset in Democratic Primary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Boston University graduate, shocked the political establishment on Tuesday night by scoring a double-digit victory over 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley in […]

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Majority of Wheelock Staff Will Lose Jobs in Boston University Merger

More than half of the employees at Wheelock College will lose their jobs after the school merges with Boston University. The institutions are scheduled to […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Take a Look Inside Boston University’s Brand-New Fine Arts Building

Boston University’s state-of-the-art Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre complex officially opened to the public last Thursday, boasting 75,000-feet of space for performers and artists of all kinds. It is named […]

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Boston University President’s Salary Tops Schools in Region

For the third year in a row, a Chronicle of Higher Education analysis revealed Boston University President Robert Brown out-earned every other private college leader in Massachusetts. […]

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The BU Biolab Will Work With the Most Dangerous Microbes on Earth, Finally

Sure, there’s plenty of good reason to be cautious about having a bevy of deadly pathogens in your backyard. And when it comes to Boston University’s plans […]

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Massachusetts Higher Education Leaders Condemn Republican Tax Bill

As the proposed federal tax overhaul makes its way through the Senate, many Massachusetts higher education leaders are united in their view that the Republican […]

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Twelve Massachusetts Schools Named in Paradise Papers

Ah, higher education: a sculptor of young minds, a fertile ground for innovative ideas, and, apparently, an enthusiastic embracer of tax evasion tactics. More than […]

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Kim Kardashian West Loved this Boston University Graduate Student’s Paper

Kim Kardashian West: Mogul. Mother. Actress. Academic? The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star dipped her toe into higher education Wednesday night in response to […]

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Boston University, Wheelock Reach Merger Agreement

Boston University and Wheelock College reached a definitive agreement Wednesday to merge on June 1, 2018. In addition to the legal nuts and bolts of BU […]

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BU Research: It May Be Possible to Diagnose CTE in Living Patients

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System may have found a way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living […]

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A BU Flute Thief Is on the Loose, Police Say

A flute thief roams the streets of Boston, police are warning, after they say a man brazenly snatched a valuable wind instrument from BU’s College of Fine […]