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Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and Boston Globe’s Opinion Team to Bring Back Antislavery Newspaper, The Emancipator
Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and The Boston Globe‘s opinion team are resurrecting the U.S.’s first antislavery newspaper, The Emancipator, founded more than 200 years ago. “Just as 19th-century abolitionist newspapers hastened abolition, this project will amplify critical voices, ideas, and evidence-based opinion in an effort to reframe the national conversation and hasten racial […]
March 16, 2021
Dean Brings Clear Convictions During Divisive Time in Methodist Church
It’s a momentous time for Dr. Sujin Pak to take the helm as dean of Boston University’s School of Theology. That’s because the United Methodist Church is currently splintering over LGBTQ rights. But if anyone’s equipped to deal with conflict, it’s Pak — a theologian and LGBTQ advocate, whose personal and academic life share a common theme: reconciliation.
March 15, 2021
Student Activists Protest Against Sexual Assault on Campuses
College students across the U.S. staged socially distanced protests this week against sexual assault on campuses, such as Boston University and Minnesota State University, CBS News reported.
February 10, 2021
Boston University Law Dean Given Antiracism Professorship
Boston University law school Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a critical race theory scholar, has been named the first Ryan Roth Gallo and Ernest J. Gallo Professor. Onwuachi-Willig is an expert in racial and gender inequality and anti-discrimination law. She founded the Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop for women of color law faculty in […]
February 3, 2021
Institutional Renaming Efforts Prompt a Reckoning Over the Legacy of Slavery and the Confederacy
For those who made the decision, dismantling James Madison University’s (JMU) almost century-old homage to Confederate Army leaders was a reasoned, necessary choice.
September 2, 2020
Colleges Cancel Fall Study Abroad Programs, Look at New Ways of Global Engagement
With many international borders remaining closed to tourists and non-essential travelers to contain the spread of COVID-19, colleges and universities nationwide are making the decision to cancel fall study abroad programs.
June 26, 2020
Foundation Gives $1.5 Million to New Boston U Center for Antiracist Research
The Vertex Foundation will donate $1.5 million over three years to support the new Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, founded and led by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most sought-after scholars on racism in America, reported BU Today. The gift will support the center’s research and data efforts to identify policies that reduce […]
June 25, 2020
Boston U Faculty Petition to Make Fall In-Person Teaching Optional
More than 1,200 faculty, students and alumni of Boston University have signed a faculty petition created last week to make in-person teaching optional this coming fall semester for the safety of teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. A separate petition has been created by students as well, in support of this faculty demand. Both […]
June 16, 2020
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Joins Boston University to Lead New Antiracist Research Center
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most sought-after scholars on racism in America, will join Boston University, launching the institution’s new Center for Antiracist Research.
June 4, 2020
Boston U Students Can Choose Remote or In-Person Classes in Fall 2020
This fall, undergraduate students at Boston University (BU) can choose whether to attend classes in person or virtually under a new hybrid teaching format the university is calling “Learn from Anywhere” (LfA), reported BU Today. The format aims to provide the same academic content and classroom discussion to all students, regardless of whether they are […]
June 1, 2020
Oklahoma University Considers Staying Online Through Spring 2021
Oklahoma University (OU) is considering keeping classes online not just during next fall but also for next spring, that is, spring 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported campus newspaper OU Daily. However, OU still hasn’t yet decided how it will conduct even the upcoming fall semester. The options being considered are returning to in-person […]
April 14, 2020
Boston University May Not Open Campus Until January 2021
Boston University (BU) may reopen its campus only in January 2021 and not in fall this year, said an article dated April 10 on the university’s website. The university may also decide to offer some popular master’s programs remotely, keeping in mind that many international students may not be able to attend in person. If […]
April 12, 2020
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