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Brown captures Senate seat in upset

Written by Renata Brito
Published Jan 20, 2010

For the first time in more than 30 years, Massachusetts voters are sending a Republican to represent them in the United States Senate.

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Obama, Clinton rally support for Coakley in last-ditch effort

Written by Renata Brito and Gina Ficarra
Published Jan 19, 2010

Thousands gathered at Northeastern University Sunday in a mile-long line with the hope of seeing President Barack Obama as he endorsed Attorney General Martha Coakley at a rally only two days before the hotly contested special election for U.S. Senate.

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Pope’s condom remarks inhibit AIDS battle

Written by Renata Britp
Published Mar 26, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI’s controversial comments concerning condoms and HIV/AIDS were joined by unexpected proof that his statements may be based on fact from a Harvard University expert last week.

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Fashion world works to change ‘skinny’ image, speakers say

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Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour speaks about eating disorders at Harvard Monday evening. Renata Brito

Written by Renata Brito
Published Mar 23, 2010

After Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston succumbed to anorexia and died in 2006 at age 21, the fashion world received a wake-up call: Their standards of beauty had pressured models and may have encouraged girls all over the world to develop eating disorders and something had to be done about it.
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Obama calls for bipartisanship in first State of the Union address

Written by Renata Brito
Published Jan 28, 2010
In his first State of the Union address Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the U.S. needs to resume its role as leader of the global economy and compete with other major economic players such as China and India.
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Republican, Democratic camps confident of victory in today’s Senate election

Written by Renata Brito
Published Jan 19, 2010

Today the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will convene at polling sta- tions across the state to choose who will fill the U.S. Senate seat Ted Kennedy held for almost five decades.

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Students struggle to contact families in Haiti after quake

Written by Renata Brito
Published Jan 14, 2010

The Haitian community at Boston University continues to face communication difficulties with family at home after a record 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tuesday afternoon, destroying much of the city and possibly leaving hundreds of thousands dead.

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Polls show Coakley faces bigger challenge than expected

Written by Renata Brito
Published Jan 12, 2010

As the Jan 19. special election to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s vacant U.S. Senate seat approaches, various public opinion polls have been in disagreement over whether Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley has a double-digit lead, or is in a dead heat with Republican State Senator Scott Brown R-Wrentham.

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Menino calls for change and participation in inauguration

Written by Renata Brito
Published Jan 4, 2010

Innovation was the key word in Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s inauguration speech as he was sworn in Jan. 4 for an unprecedented fifth term, making him the city’s longest-serving mayor ever.

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HIV/AIDS still carries stigma, panelists say

Written by Renata Britp
Published Dec 2, 2009
Though HIV/AIDS awareness is growing, the epidemic continues, in part due to denial of the problem by governments in countries most affected by the disease, panelists said at Boston University Tuesday.
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Pope’s condom remarks inhibit AIDS battle

Written by Renata Britp
Published Mar 26, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI’s controversial comments concerning condoms and HIV/AIDS were joined by unexpected proof that his statements may be based on fact from a Harvard University expert last week.

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Panel examines U.S. policy in Israel

Written by Renata Brito
Published Mar 4, 2009

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Noam Chomsky joins a panel discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday night at the BU Law Auditorium. Photo by Glenn Boozan

A panel of Boston University, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors agreed that the majority of today’s Americans think the U.S. should sympathize with both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict equally, but historical ties, lobbying and a variety of other factors make it impossible for the U.S. to intervene and completely cut ties with Israel.

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Local film festival draws faithful, returning crowds

Written by Renata Brito
Published Feb 12, 2009
Film enthusiasts lined up along Commonwealth Avenue an hour before the 2009 Redstone Film Festival began to fill the 525 seats of the Tsai Performing Arts Center Wednesday night.’ The festival showcased original short films from Boston University students and alumni and presented prizes to three of them.
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Students gather at the Tsai Performing Arts Center Wednesday to watch the best Boston student films at the Redstone Film Festival. Photo by Sandra Hartkopf

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Genocide prevention not enough, activist says

Written by Renata Brito
Published Feb 10, 2009

When human rights activist Dr. Gregory Stanton was crossing the South African border during apartheid, he refused to mark off any boxes labeled ‘race’ on his immigration slips.

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