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Boston University Lecturer Dies in Elevator Accident

A 38-year-old lecturer at Boston University died in a tragic elevator accident this week. Professor Carrie O’Connor, who had previously taught French at MIT, Tufts, and Northeastern, had just started her second year of full-time teaching at Boston University. She reportedly became trapped between the elevator car and the first-floor door of her building.

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Boston U. Announces Plan to Suspend Students that Attend Parties

Boston University announced this week that students will be suspended if they attend a gathering or party of more than 25 people. The new policy comes as part of a larger plan to mitigate the spread of the Chinese virus on campus. The university has also set up a 24-hour hotline for students to report their peers for breaking the rules.

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Boston U. Will Use Robots for Student Coronavirus Testing

Boston University announced this week that it will be using “specialized robots” to test students for the Chinese virus upon their return to campus this fall. The university also announced that it will utilize contact tracing to mitigate the spread of the virus on campus.

A visitor holds a hand of AILA, or Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android, during a demonstration at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH) stand at the 2013 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 5, 2013 in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT will be open March …

Colleges and Universities Announce Plans to Reopen in Fall

More colleges and universities have announced plans to reopen their campuses in the fall, including Purdue, North Carolina State, and Michigan State. Most American colleges and universities were forced to shut down their campuses in March to mitigate the spread of the Chinese virus, and some, like Boston University, have suggested that campuses would remain closed until 2021.

prospective students tour Georgetown University's campus in Washington. The nation’s college and university endowments, often used to fund scholarships and professorships, had strong growth in 2013, according to a report released Jan. 28, 2014. That’s a bit of good news for higher education institutions under pressure to hold down tuition …