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Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

I must admit, this sunshine-and-serendipity advice sounds more fitting from my friend who is an aspiring astrologist, than from a presumably cold-hearted data-driven engineering professor at one of the U.S.'s most prestigious educational institutions.

Everyone Has a Cool Research Project. How Do I Get One?

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.14.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

Project Lever asked our best students to decode the secrets of their success. What did they do back when they were freshmen? How did they get courage to approach faculty members? How did they choose their projects?

What Public Health Researchers Want You to Know About Gun Control

The Conversation US | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

In the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, The Conversation US asked two public health researchers on gun violence to help us understand this latest violent act.

Free Speech at Duke

David Moshman | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
David Moshman

Faculty should be hired and evaluated on the basis of their teaching, research, and professional service, and should be free to speak as citizens and persons without fear for their jobs.

Meredith Vieira: 'Be The Left Shark'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.18.2015 | College

Television host and journalist Meredith Vieira offered some memorable advice for Boston University's class of 2015: "Be the Left Shark." Vieira, wh...

Free Speech at Boston University

David Moshman | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
David Moshman

This could have been "Salaita 2: A Censorship Sequel." Once again, a new college faculty member whose appointment has not yet officially begun has been denounced for offensive speech.

Professor Regrets Tweets About 'White College Males'

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 05.12.2015 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- An incoming Boston University professor who called "white college males" a "problem population" and was publicly criticized by the univ...

Why Jack Eichel Needs To Turn Professional

Jeffrey Hoffman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Sports
Jeffrey Hoffman

Buffalo has long been regarded as a great hockey town, and this is why the Sabres and their fans were willing to gamble on the draft and why Eichel needs to turn professional and begin that journey.

Hockey Goalie Commits Humiliating Gaffe In National Title Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.12.2015 | Sports

O'Connor held the puck in his glove momentarily and then inexplicably dropped it between his legs, where it bounced in for the tying goal by Providence.

Good Stories Still Rule in Journalism's Wired Era

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

It's often said in the digital world that "content is king." It is clear that in journalism, good stories (even at considerable lengths) still rule, whether in books, newspapers, magazine, web-based publications, podcasts, or on innovative digital narrative platforms.

The 39 Most Iconic College Town Food Joints Across North America

Spoon University | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Spoon University

We strongly believe that few things strike the core of a college's essence than where its students choose to hang out and chow down.

University Offers 'Harry Potter'-Themed Sex-Ed Class

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.04.2015 | College

Boston University is teaching students about safe sex and sexual health with a little bit of help from none other than wizard extraordinaire Harry Pot...

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Bill O'Reilly Comes To The Rescue Of His Old College Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.13.2014 | College

Conservative author and TV pundit Bill O'Reilly is one of a few notable donors coming to the rescue of the Boston University student newspaper. Th...

How the AMA Got Rich & Powerful: "The AMA's Seal of Approval"

Dana Ullman | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

George H. Simmons came up with the brilliant idea to transform the AMA into a big business by granting the AMA's "seal of approval" to certain drug companies that placed large and frequent ads in JAMA and its various affiliate publications.

Man Brought Two Loaded Guns To Boston University Commencement: Police

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with firearms violations for allegedly attempting to bring two loaded handguns into a Boston Univ...

The One Piece of Advice Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Tianna Gallinaro | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Tianna Gallinaro

College has been both easier and harder in ways I had never expected, but I can confidently say I've matured from my mistakes, grown as an intellectual, and changed as human being.

The New College Button: Question Assholes

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Tom Hayes

Social media has spawned a new breed of ugly citizen who makes outrageous noise because it gets attention -- and attention is the oxygen of the Internet.

Life After 50 Keeps Getting Better For Men -- But Only For Awhile

Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

There's good news and bad news for older men. You'll experience increasing happiness after your early 50s -- but that'll only last until you're ready ...

BU Students Push School To Cancel Robin Thicke Concert

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston University student organization is calling on the school to cancel an upcoming concert by Robin Thicke over what it calls the ...

How Justice Was Served Thanks to My Father

Estelle Sobel Erasmus | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Estelle Sobel Erasmus

My dad gave me hope. Hope that I would be vindicated. That this experience wouldn't be for naught.

Well This Is Alarming: Nearly 6,000 Gas Leaks Discovered In Washington, D.C.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

You've never wanted a city-wide smoking ban more than this. An alarming new report put out in the journal Environmental Science & Technology finds ...

New York Times Columnist Takes On New Role At Boston University

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University has landed New York Times media columnist David Carr to fill a new endowed chair dedicated to exploring creative bus...

Does Your Neighborhood Suck?

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

How are children supposed to "want it, work for it and fight for it" when they don't even know it exists?

A Prime-Time Life on Display

Candy Spelling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

When we built our home, I designed Aaron's study with enough shelf space to hold his bound scripts until he was 108. Sadly, this was just not meant to be. I am very proud to have his collection on display at Boston University and I know he would be too.