Jacob T. Kerr

News Editor


51 Articles

Student Association

SA Congress to vote on resolution calling for termination of BU engineering professor

The Student Association (SA) called for the termination of Victor Skormin, a distinguished service professor of electrical and computer engineering, at their Congress meeting on Tuesday night. Although SA Congress will not...


Tercero found guilty by Nicaraguan judge in Haley Anderson murder case

On Friday, former BU student Orlando Tercero was found guilty of murdering senior Haley Anderson in March 2018, eight weeks after the start of his Nicaraguan femicide trial. After the trial was...

Campus News

BU community continues celebration for M. Stanley Whittingham's Nobel Prize

The crowd celebrating M. Stanley Whittingham’s 2019 Nobel Prize win approached maximum capacity in the Anderson Center’s Osterhout Concert Theater on Friday. More than 1,000 people, including students, faculty and scientists from...


BU students, local residents protest Broome County Jail deaths at Columbus Day Parade

Hundreds of people were in Downtown Binghamton on Monday to watch the 60th-annual “Tournament of the Bands” and Columbus Day Parade when a group of about 20 people linked arms across the...

Campus News

Engineering professor posts picture displaying Confederate flag on Facebook

A Binghamton University professor is once again being criticized for racism, this time for posting a photograph of a man wearing a Confederate flag hat on social media. Victor Skormin, a distinguished...

Science & Research

BU professor awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

M. Stanley Whittingham’s colleagues and friends raised a champagne toast to him on Wednesday afternoon as they celebrated the announcement of his 2019 Nobel Prize win. On Wednesday morning, Whittingham was in...

Campus News

Faculty hiring freeze lifted after 335 days

For 335 days, Binghamton University departments endured a hiring hold in an attempt to offset fiscal challenges the University is facing. Now, the hold has been lifted, according to a Dateline announcement...

Campus News

Binghamton University senior Brandon Peart-Wright found dead in Hillside Community

This article was updated at 5:07 p.m. on Sept. 25. Binghamton University student Brandon Peart-Wright, a senior majoring in political science, was found dead on Monday, according to a B-Line statement released...

Science & Research

Nursing students receive $2.8M award

Several Decker School of Nursing students have been released from tuition- and equipment-related financial stress after receiving a multimillion-dollar grant. On Tuesday, students participating in the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program...

Science & Research

Binghamton University purchases HAXPES-Lab research instrument

Binghamton University is gaining a new piece of equipment for research, and the machine will mark the first of its kind in the United States and third in the world. On Wednesday,...