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Boston University

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Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university in Boston. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 3,800 faculty members and 33,000 students, and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods. Among its alumni and current or past faculty, the university counts eight Nobel Laureates, 23 Pulitzer Prize winners, 10 Rhodes Scholars, six Marshall Scholars, 48 Sloan Fellows, nine Academy Award winners, and several Emmy and Tony Award winners.

Notable alumni include science-fiction authors Hal Clement, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Neal Stephenson; mystery author Robert B. Parker; Star Trek actors Leonard Nimoy and Ethan Phillips; radio host Howard Stern; actresses Geena Davis, Emily Deschanel, Faye Dunaway and Marisa Tomei; actress/comedian Rosie O'Donnell; and actors Paul Reubens, Jason Alexander, and Michael Chiklis.

Library: The Mugar Memorial Library is the central academic library for the Charles River Campus. It also houses the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, formerly called the Twentieth Century Archive, where documents belonging to thousands of eminent figures in literature, journalism, diplomacy, the arts, and other fields are housed. The library is open to the public. Borrowing privileges are extended to alumni and people with Boston Library Consortium cards. The Boston Library Consortium consists of 18 academic/research library systems in New England.

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