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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.

Brains Of Former NHL Players Helping Science

AP | By JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 12.09.2011 | Fifty

BOSTON -- Researchers studying the brain of seven-time All-Star Rick Martin found damage consistent with the trauma they found in other former NHL pla...

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?

Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute! Part 2

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.05.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

We were visiting a farm that grew fresh fruits and vegetables for The Food Project, an organization that distributed them to hunger relief organizations in the Boston area and local communities that might not otherwise have access to fresh, healthy food.

Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute! Part 1

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.04.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I had been accepted for Boston University's First Year Student Outreach Project, a program that allows freshmen to come to Boston a week early and get used to living on campus while performing community service in the greater Boston area.

Why I Chose Boston University

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

When the letters finally started coming in, and I saw that I'd been accepted to Boston University, I jumped up and down in excitement. I couldn't wait.

10 Colleges With The Fewest Cars On Campus

Posted 08.05.2011 | College

Do you go to Georgetown? Odds are, you probably are not driving a car to class, according to US News and World Report's list of colleges with the few...

Author's Widow Sues Film Professor

The Boston Globe | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

Not surprisingly, a dispute over film rights to the late George V. Higgins’s novel “The Rat on Fire’’ has ended up in court. Loretta Cubberley...

Big Town, Small Town, Big Time, Journalists From Boston University

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Boston University could not have produced two more different journalists than my friends Joe Nocera and Samantha Swindler.

Class Credit for Colbert College Course

Cody Brotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cody Brotter

What should we expect this semester? A campus visit from Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. himself to Agganis Arena? An angry rebuttal from Boston University alumnus Bill O'Reilly?

Boston Liquor Stores Reassess Four Loko For ‘Liquid Crack' Reputation

Daily Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Recent concerns over the popular alcoholic energy drink Four Loko have prompted at least one Boston liquor store to stop selling the beverage that is ...

We Are Generation Wiki

The Morningside Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
The Morningside Post

We are the first of our kind. We are interconnected collaborative creatures, and we like to share. We link and like, comment, post and poke. We Yelp when we're hungry, Skype when we're lonely and G-chat throughout the day.

BU Student's "Hotness" Rating Site Angers Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Boston University sophomore Justin Doody went meta on media when he claimed "The Social Network" as inspiration for, a new site that allows...

'How Dare You!': Q&A with Adam Carolla

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Joshua Kors

Adam Carolla takes a moment to talk with me about dating, Dr. Drew and whether radio's Adam Carolla really is Adam Carolla.

The Netflix For Voting? New Website Makes It Easier To Vote From Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Driven by a simple yet lofty vision -- to make it easier for more people to vote -- three graduate students at the Harvard Kennedy School developed a ...