• travis roy Oct 30, 2020

    Spinal Cord Advocate Travis Roy, Paralyzed in BU Hockey Game 25 Years Ago, Has Died

    Travis Roy, who raised awareness for spinal cord injury research after he was paralyzed during a Boston University hockey game 25 years ago, has died, Boston University confirmed Thursday. He was 45. Roy died Thursday at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where he’d been rushed after complications from a previous surgery, according to The Boston Globe. The Travis Roy…

  • coronavirus Sep 10, 2020

    Here's How Many Coronavirus Cases There Have Been at Every College in New England

    As college students across New England return to campus for the fall semester, they’re being tested for the coronavirus. And so far, more than 700 have tested positive at nearly 80 schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. A New York Times database is tracking all of the coronavirus cases at colleges and universities across the…

  • coronavirus Aug 31, 2020

    Coronavirus on Campus: Colleges Cracking Down on Parties Amid COVID Concerns

    Classes haven’t even started yet at many New England colleges, but already problems are starting to crop up on local campuses as students fail to abide by restrictions put in place by administrators as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Schools in Boston and throughout the region have seemed to fare better than many in other parts of U.S.,...

  • coronavirus Aug 18, 2020

    Some Positive COVID Tests at Universities in Boston as Fall Semester Approaches

    As the fall semester slowly begins, with new precautions in place, at Boston University and nearby Emerson College, at least one person at each institution has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The tests may not be the last among students who return to universities in the Boston area this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local schools, including BU and…

  • Rhett Jul 1, 2020

    BU Mulls Changing Mascot's Name Over Its Ties to ‘Gone With The Wind'

    Boston University is considering renaming its school mascot because its nickname is tied to one of the main characters of “Gone With the Wind,” a novel and movie adaptation that glamorizes slavery. A committee has been formed to consider renaming the mascot, Rhett the Terrier, University President Robert Brown said in an email to the community. The name “pays tribute…

  • New York City Nov 16, 2019

    Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures

    People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found. The results challenge...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    Watergate Redux? Trump Impeachment Inquiry Heads for Live TV

    Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called “the hottest daytime soap opera” — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. It was a communal experience, and by some estimates, more than 80% of Americans tuned in to at least part of the Watergate telecasts. They were offered by...

  • first lady Nov 6, 2019

    Melania Trump Visits Boston Medical Center, Drawing Protests

    First lady Melania Trump visited the Boston Medical Center Wednesday amid protests by some of the hospital’s staff. Trump visited the center Wednesday morning to learn about a program for babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition caused when a baby withdraws from drugs he or she was exposed to while in the womb.

  • driver Sep 2, 2019

    High-Capacity Magazines Get New Scrutiny as Congress Returns

    Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casualties at a startling rate before police can stop the carnage. Nine states have passed laws restricting magazine capacity to 10 to 15 bullets, and the Democratic-led U.S. House plans to consider a similar...

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    Boston Suburb Reflects Broad Changes in US Immigration

    Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston.

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    Boston Suburb Reflects Broad Changes in US Immigration

    Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston.

  • San Francisco May 23, 2019

    Hackers Steal Millions from Bay Area Residents by Targeting Cellphones in ‘SIM Swap' Scams

    A new wave of young hackers, some as young as 15-years-old, have ripped off more than 800 victims to the tune of $50 million since early 2018. Authorities say the Bay Area has been hit particularly hard. Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen reports on a story that first aired Wednesday, May 22

  • United States Apr 19, 2019

    Church Membership in US Plummets Over Past 20 Years: Poll

    The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Among major demographic groups, the biggest drops were recorded among Democrats and Hispanics. Gallup said church membership was 70% in 1999 —...

  • president Apr 14, 2019

    University Professor Terminated After Harassment Allegations

    A Boston University professor has been fired after allegations of harassment surfaced last year.

  • Commissioner Jan 30, 2019

    E-Cigs Outperform Patches and Gums in Quit-Smoking Study

    A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the debate in the U.S., where the Food and Drug Administration...

  • director Jan 18, 2019

    No One Knows the Best Way to Stop Teens' Vaping Addictions

    The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine. E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, according to the latest U.S. figures , which...

  • Twitter Jan 4, 2019

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doubles Down on Dancing in New Video: ‘Congresswomen Dance Too!'

    After a video went viral on Twitter showing a college-age Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a Boston University rooftop, the new House representative defended herself from her would-be ridiculers by breaking out a new set of moves. In the original video, Ocasio-Cortez is seen dancing exuberantly alongside other students and wearing a Boston University T-shirt with her hair flowing in the...

  • director Dec 18, 2018

    US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

    The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said parents, teachers, health professionals and government officials must take “aggressive steps” to keep children from using e-cigarettes. Federal law bars...

  • California Dec 17, 2018

    Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

    Twice as many high school students have picked up a vaping habit compared to last year – a large, unprecedented jump that is alarming health officials who say teenagers do not realize there is nicotine in e-cigarettes.

  • director Dec 17, 2018

    Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

    Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey’s 44-year history, far surpassing a mid-1970s surge in marijuana smoking. The findings, released Monday, echo those of a government survey...

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