Posts by: Kira Jastive

Textbook rental program coming to BU

Beginning in the fall, Boston University will give students a new lease on their sometimes budget-focused, hectic lives by offering a new textbook rental program designed to deliver maximum savings and convenience. Designed by BU administrators and Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, the innovative rental program will allow students to rent their textbooks for less than […]

Summertime heat is on

The heat is certainly on in much of the country this summer.  For information about heat exhaustion and tips for staying healthy during hot, humid weather, BU Now spoke with Dr. Jonathan Olshaker, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies

George Steinbrenner, long-time owner of the New York Yankees, died today in Tampa, FL at the age of 80 after suffering a heart attack. Boston University Professor of Sports Journalism Frank Shorr reacts to the passing of the baseball icon calling Steinbrenner a “lightning rod” who made the sport better: “He was a lightning rod […]

I want to eat Scooby-Doo!

A new study from Yale University published in the journal Pediatrics has found that popular cartoon and other characters can influence children’s food choices, and even preference, for the taste of a food.  According to the research, “children significantly prefer the taste of junk foods branded with licensed cartoon characters on the packaging, compared with […]

College of Fine Arts names new Dean

Benjamin E. Juarez, director of culture, technology and development at the Dr. Jose Maria Luis Mora Research Institute for social sciences, history and culture in Mexico, today has been named dean of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts (CFA) announced BU President Dr. Robert A. Brown. “Benjamin brings to Boston University an impressive spectrum of […]

BU COM Dean: Helen Thomas’ departure ‘long over-due’

Tom Fiedler, Dean of BU’s College of Communication and 2-time Pulitzer-winning former executive editor of The Miami Herald, discusses Helen Thomas‘ comments and calls her departure from the White House Press Corps “long over-due.”

BU environmental expert on impact of oil spill

Cutler Cleveland, professor of Geography and Environment, lays out the short and long-term environmental effects of the BP oil spill. Contact: Cutler Cleveland, 617-353-7552,

Arizona’s immigration law: What it means for midterm elections

Boston University Social Science Professor Tom Whalen discusses the potential impact of Arizona’s immigration law on this year’s midterm elections for both Republicans and Democrats.

Gulf oil spill documented by BU researchers

Details of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have now been documented, and will be updated, on the Encyclopedia of Earth, developed by Boston University under the guidance of Professor Cutler Cleveland, director of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, and fellow at the university’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future. […]

Boil-water order in effect

A major water main break is currently dumping millions of gallons of water into the Charles River.  A “boil-water” order is currently in effect for the City of Boston (including BU’s Charles River and Medical Campuses) and dozens of surrounding communities. During this H2O emergency, regular updates will be available on BU Today, or visit […]