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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.

The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri: A Book I Should Have Read Sooner -- and Why I'm Glad I Didn't

Cameron Blazer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Cameron Blazer

Her book is about what it means to be a stranger, what it means to long for the familiar, why it is we strain toward uncharted territory, and how it is that the lens of time recasts nearly every moment in our lives in different hues, imbues them with the wisdom of foreshadowing.

Carolyn Gregoire

He Quit His Wall Street Job To Teach Basketball To Low-Income Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact

Every day, Marquis Taylor works with low-income, disengaged high school students who are on the verge of dropping out. One 18-year-old had grown up in...

As the Spirit Moves Me

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

This is the first time in more than a half century when I am not planning a return to school after Labor Day. I don't need to get a new lunch box, wardrobe, or haircut, or face the annual apprehension about the challenges that lie ahead.

El-Baz: Go West, into Egypt's Desert

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Internal strife, poor economic performance, major importation of food supplies, and severe crowding along a thin strip of arable Nile land can only me...

Seasons in the City

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of the Boston University Spring 2013 term I'm not sure what possessed me to stare at the sidewalk at that moment, but I did so just in time. A...

Boston University Trying To Halt Sales Of iPhones

Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology

Boston University wants Apple to stop selling iPhones to its students, and everyone else for that matter, alleging that the company is stealing a two-...

Police Reveal What Could've Prevented 3 BU Deaths

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | College

ROTORUA, New Zealand -- Three Boston University students who were killed last year in New Zealand when their minivan rolled might have survived if the...

3 Myths About Changing the World

Wendy Kopp | Posted 07.19.2013 | College
Wendy Kopp

When I started Teach For America, I wasn't trying to come up with an idea that would change the world. I was trying to solve a problem much closer to home: I was a senior in college and I had no idea what I was going to do with my life! I'm sure that doesn't sound at all familiar.

After the Marathon Bombings: A Firsthand Account

Tara Skurtu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime
Tara Skurtu

The thing that struck me was the number of spectators who returned to the scene, and I keep hearing about more. That man in the cowboy hat, pinching off someone's exposed artery with his bare hands. The woman who ran back to the site to cradle a child.

Lu Lingzi's America

Kaitlin Solimine | Posted 06.26.2013 | College
Kaitlin Solimine

An inclusiveness of mourning Chinese citizens and the students who flock to these shores would not only bolster faith in U.S. institutions and society, but also remind Americans our tragedies are no longer confined within our borders.

Hundreds Gather To Remember Boston Bombing Victim (PHOTOS)

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 06.22.2013 | College

BOSTON — Lu Lingzi was passionate about the piano, a daughter who always made her father laugh and a standout statistics student. She was killed...

Tyler Kingkade

College Students Run To Help After Boston Marathon Explosions

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

Monday was the first time Boston College sophomore Corey Leonardi ever participated in a marathon. In previous years, Leonardi, who grew up about 50 m...

Could It Be I Love Boston So Much?

Setareh Sabety | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Setareh Sabety

Boston is not a single event nor even a place; Boston is this goodness, this fairness that has traveled far, fleeing tyranny and arrogance both, to come to these shores and breathe free -- you can't bomb it!

If You Want a Revolution, Just Announce One

Jay Halfond | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

The national public is thirsty for simple solutions to the escalating costs of going to school. The global public is in search of in-country means of providing higher learning for their exploding middle class.

Boston University Stylishly Bundles Up

CollegeFashionista | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

When I think about Boston and fashion, I often talk about Newbury Street, which is only a 20-minute walk away from the core of our campus, as being the ultimate people-watching location for any fashion-lover.