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Massachusetts teen goes from homeless to Harvard

NEWTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts teen who was once homeless will now attend Harvard. Imani Fonfield led protests in Newton last summer to honor the memory of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, and this year was the graduating class speaker at Newton South High School, WFXT reported.
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BU Study Abroad Programs Return

London, Madrid, Paris, Washington, and LA among locations that will be up and running this fall. With each passing week, another sign of normalcy emerges for Boston University, as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down—the latest being the return of Study Abroad programs this fall after more than a year of suspension.
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What Is Juneteenth?

Andrea Taylor (COM’68), BU senior diversity officer, on the holiday’s origins and why it’s important to commemorate it now. Last month, Boston University announced that it was adding Juneteenth to the University calendar as an official holiday. Celebrated annually on June 19 (BU is observing it on Friday, June 18, this year, because the 19th is a Saturday), the holiday commemorates the date in 1865 that the last enslaved people in the United States learned that slavery had ended. While not yet recognized as a federal holiday, 47 states—including Massachusetts—have already adopted Juneteenth as a holiday.
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Newington High School valedictorian heading to UConn on pre-med course path

NEWINGTON – Before his freshman year at Newington High School, Joshua Akosa told himself he would become valedictorian and get accepted by his dream schools. The Class of 2021 graduated June 9 with Akosa at the top of his class. The valedictorian was accepted into Boston University, Harvard and the University of Connecticut, where he received a full scholarship and has decided to enroll via the pre-med course path.

Rice Magazine takes top prize in international competition

Rice Magazine has been judged a Grand Gold winner in the international Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards for the team’s work during the unconventional year of 2020. The annual Circle of Excellence Awards recognize outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising...

Boston ranked best hockey city in U.S.

It's probably not going to make you feel any better about the Bruins' playoff run coming to an end, but here's a little feather in the cap for Boston hockey fans. According to a new ranking released by WalletHub, Boston is the best hockey city in the United States. The...