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Work to Continue on Comm Ave Bridge in the Wee Hours

Lingering mop-up work following the Commonwealth Avenue bridge replacement could take several weeks, but only the graveyard shift and insomniacs should notice. The bridge’s just-replaced westbound lane likely will close in the wee hours between 1 and 5 am, allowing workers to finish the parapet wall along the outside sidewalk area, according to the Massachusetts […]


Green Line Trolley Resumes Service Friday Afternoon

The MBTA Green B Line will resume normal service between Blanchard and Babcock Streets for the Friday, August 10, afternoon rush hour, the state announced. The Commonwealth Avenue and BU bridges will reopen to all traffic Saturday, as workers finished replacing the Comm Ave bridge. Friday’s announcement by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) did […]


BU Today Returns in Two Weeks

As Summer Session 2 draws to an end, BU Today is taking a short break. While we’re dark, we’ll be preparing stories for the new semester, including what you need to know for Move-In, a snapshot on the Class of 2022, a multipart series for parents of entering freshmen, and much more. So be sure […]


Questrom School of Business Appoints One of Its Own as New Dean

Susan Fournier, a marketing and management professor at BU for 13 years and a leading international expert on brand marketing, will become the next dean of the Questrom School of Business, effective August 27. The first female dean to lead the business school, Fournier is credited with pioneering the brand relationships subfield in marketing, which […]


CAS/ENG Scholar Earns Prestigious Honor

It’s official: Malika Jeffries-EL belongs to the 2 percent. She has been named an American Chemical Society (ACS) fellow, an honor extended to just 2 percent of the ACS’s 163,000 members. Jeffries-EL, a College of Arts & Sciences associate professor of chemistry, won the lifetime designation largely for her research into organic semiconductors, materials used in […]


Another Accolade for CTE Researcher Ann McKee

From diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in tight-end-turned-killer Aaron Hernandez to being named the Boston Globe’s Bostonian of the Year and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, Ann McKee has been a media-attention magnet in the last year. The director of BU’s CTE Center has been honored with another accolade, this one from a group of peers. McKee […]


Mass Pike Reopens a Day Early; Comm Ave, BU Bridge Remain Closed

Having thus far dodged “Commageddon,” enduring aggravating but not catastrophic driving delays as work continues on the Comm Ave bridge replacement, motorists on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) had reason to celebrate Sunday morning: the highway fully reopened one day ahead of schedule. Four of the Pike’s eight lanes had been closed to accommodate replacement of the […]


Deadline Nears for Students to Complete Sexual Misconduct Training

Incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete training before arriving on campus. Returning undergraduate and graduate students must complete training by September 3. Faculty and staff deadlines are rolling, but training courses are now available. In an effort to heighten awareness about sexual misconduct and reinforce the message that it will not be tolerated, Boston […]


The Numbers Behind the Comm Ave Bridge Project

Part two of the massive Comm Ave Bridge Replacement Project is more than halfway done. Scheduled to be completed by Saturday, August 11, the $110 million replacement of the half-century-old concrete surface and steel beams that support Comm Ave as it passes over the Massachusetts Turnpike has proven to be an engineering marvel. Here are some […]