VIDEO: Obama and Warren Win

BOSTON — Democrats celebrate election night wins for President Barack Obama and Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, soon to be the first female Senator from Massachusetts. BU News Service reporter Kelsey Cote captured the celebration at Elizabeth Warren’s election night headquarters in downtown Boston.

Brookline Polls Manned by Nine High School Students

By Caroline Hatano BU News Service BOSTON—The two teenage poll workers at Brookline’s Town Hall are similar to the typical Massachusetts voter in that they’re rooting for Obama and Warren. They differ, however, since while they’re passionately involved, they’re also ineligible to vote. Ilana Curtis and Elizabeth Doyle, 16-year-old juniors

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Storify: A Look Back

Recap: The first big news story for the BU News Service — Election 2012. Here’s a look back at how we covered the polls, candidate headquarters, the scene in Washington, DC, and broadcast live on election night. (Credit: Chris Walker/JO 304)

The Ederly Vote

By Chelsea Diana BU News Service  BOSTON— Loretta Mirisola, an 87-year-old South Boston resident, remembered the first time she voted, for the reelection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1944. “It felt like freedom,” she said. This year, Mirisola would not have made it to the polls to vote without

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Brookline Republicans Campaign to the End

By Shep Hayes BU News Service  BROOKLINE–Outside the side entrance to the Edward Devotion School Gymnasium in Brookline Tuesday, voters heading inside to cast their ballots were greeted with an array of campaign signs. Some signs were stuck into the ground across the street from the pathway leading to the

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BU Students Face-to-Face with Voting Dilemma

By Hannah Allen BU News Service  BOSTON–While the buzz from today’s presidential elections focuses primarily on issues facing the nation, one traditional, timeless question still faces Boston University students: absentee vs. live voting? At the university, where approximately 80% of students come from out of state, and many of those

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LGBT Community Weighs in on Election

Members of BU’s LGBT community believe the nation-wide election results mark a watershed moment in the history of the United States gay rights movement. For the first time ever, voters have chosen to legalize same-sex marriage in three states. …

Joe Kennedy Wins

Newly elected Representative Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts embraces Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, Mass., as he takes the stage to give his victory speech at the Newton Marriot on Tuesday night. (Photo by Alexa Gonzalez Wagner/BU News Service)

Romney Supporters React

Republican supporters watch losing Presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he gives his concession speech on the ballroom floor in the Boston Convention Center. (Photo by Billie Weiss/BU News Service)

Romney Concedes

Losing Presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech to an audience of Republican supporters at the Boston Convention Center, the site of the Romney-Ryan election night headquarters. (Photo by Billie Weiss/BU News Service)