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Which University Won the Intercollegiate Programming Championship?

David Thielen | Posted 04.13.2012 | College
David Thielen

Each team wrote the A.I. for a computer game. The contest is then the A.I.s from each team fighting each other where one will reign victorious over the others on the field of battle.

News Bulletin: Top Students Pick College Based on Academics!

Meg Campbell | Posted 03.31.2012 | College
Meg Campbell

In an effort to lure top high school students to enroll and their parents to pay annual tuition, room and board pushing into the $50,000-plus stratosp...

Mapping the Forest and the Trees: A Visit With Remote Sensing Expert Alan Strahler

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Prof. Alan Strahler's current work involves a ground-based LiDAR instrument called ECHIDNA, after the spiky Australian egg-laying mammal.

The Joy of Finding Out

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.17.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

The focus of Dr. Coleman's presentation was life aboard the International Space Station, from washing her hair (it's hard when water, like everything else, floats!) to the differences between modules built by different countries

College Hockey Star Arrested, Charged With Assault With Attempt To Rape

Posted 12.13.2011 | Sports

Boston University hockey star Corey Trivino was arrested on Sunday and charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery, along with one count...

Breaking Bad, College Edition?

Posted 02.04.2012 | College

Breaking Bad, college edition? Irina Kristy, a math professor who works at both Boston University and Suffolk University, has been accused of runni...

"Space Is Wide Open": Talking With Virgin Galactic CTO Steve Isakowitz

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.21.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

"We're opening up the space frontier to all, not just those lucky few public astronauts who are sponsored by the government or those that happen to be rich enough to be able to spend 40 million to fly on a Russian vehicle."

What I Owe Margarita Muñiz

Meg Campbell | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Meg Campbell

My children's education is just one debt I owe this remarkable educator.

Thank You, Carl Sagan

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.12.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I never thought I'd meet astronauts, especially not several of them twice. I never thought I'd see a space shuttle launch. I never thought I'd get to work for NASA. But I did, and I owe it to you.

Top 8 Most Infamous College Traditions

| Rachel Peck | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

While some things--nudity, free food, relieving stress in loud, dangerous, or otherwise inappropriate ways--are keystones of every college experience,...

"Thinking Our Way To The Moon"

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.08.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Apollo 15 landed in the moon's Apennine Mountains, near the edge of Hadley Rille, a canyon over a thousand feet deep. If I had the choice of visiting only one spot on the moon, I know I'd go to Hadley Rille.

Remembering Adrienne Shelly

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

On this day we celebrate Adrienne's life, her accomplishments and the legacy she's left behind. It is in her honor that I started the Adrienne Shelly Foundation with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.

Out My Window, To The World... Above?

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 12.29.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

After the presentation, we were allowed to ask Dr. Patrick questions. Mine was simple: "Since you're so involved with creating new spacecraft, what about the future of human spaceflight most excites you?"

Secret Passages and the Invisible Universe

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 12.21.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of October 19, 2011 When I was younger, I used to watch a show called Cardcaptors in which the main character was frequently advised to "Expec...

#OccupyBU: A Return to the University's Roots?

Cody Brotter | Posted 12.22.2011 | College
Cody Brotter

Is this a 21st century digital spin on the '60s and '70s Boston University activism? If any revolution does occur it may indeed be downloaded -- but it'll take actually getting off the computer to make it happen.

What Does Makeup Mean To You?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Women

For some women, wearing lipstick is integral to feeling feminine, which may explain why the average woman eats seven pounds of lipstick in a lifetime....

The Health Benefits Of Caregiving?

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Could there be measurable benefits to your health, and to your brain in particular, from being a caregiver? It’s practically become an article of...

Boston Police Arrest 100 In Occupy Boston Protest

The Daily Free Press | Posted 12.12.2011 | College

The Boston Police Department forcibly arrested about 100 Occupy Boston protesters who had occupied a section of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway e...

Let Freedom Ring! Exploring the Freedom Trail

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Ever since we'd first learned about the Revolutionary War in fourth grade, I'd wanted to visit the sites where the events had occurred. So I showed up early, camera-in-hand, to visit the Freedom Trail, a very high priority on my "Must-See" list.

Freefalling (Possibly)

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 12.03.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of September 27th, 2011 One of the reasons Boston University was so attractive to me was that they had several clubs related to astronomy and ...

Hayley Miller

Top Harvard Official Rakes In $6.4 Million A Year | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top-level college executives are enjoying rising pay packages, often exceeding $1 million annually, even as students are facing ever-hig...

Up on the Roof, Part 2

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Galileo could probably see more stars from Florence than we could from Boston, but I had a feeling his sense of relaxation in turning to the skies after a long day was probably similar to my own.

Up on the Roof, Part 1

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.18.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of September 14th, 2011 (Yes, the title of this post is taken from the Carole King song, which I'm not ashamed to say I first heard in the IMA...

How to Differentiate Yourself in One Minute Flat

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

That single pivotal behavior -- help people at the sign -- ignites a process that makes customers and employees feel cared about and connected, and community forms quickly.

The Best First Day of School Ever!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.12.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

We would much rather still be reading on the beach, reading at the library, reading in bed after waking up late... but summer always has to end, what can you do about it?