Boston University

By - 12/2/14 - 7:26 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU President Robert Brown and the City Council have reached an agreement under which Brown will discuss the diversity of his school's workforce at a hearing on Dec. 19.

The council had subpoenaed Brown - under threat of arrest - to appear at a hearing this afternoon; BU responded with a lawsuit against the city. But Brown... Read more

By - 11/28/14 - 6:14 pm

The Globe reports Boston University has gone to court to try to block a City Council subpoena requiring President Robert Brown to show up at a council committee hearing on Tuesday.

The council demanded Brown's presence after Councilor Tito Jackson reported he had been disrespected by Brown when Brown sent him a note the afternoon before an earlier council hearing that Brown could... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 2:26 pm

The City Council today ordered the president of Boston University to appear before one of its committees on 4 p.m. on Dec. 2 to discuss the university's workforce diversity.

The council unanimously approved the formal summons after Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury), who is studying diversity in post-secondary education in Boston, said Brown stood him up for a hearing on the issue after having agreed to... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 7:56 am

BU Police reported yesterday:

A BU student was likely the victim of a scam yesterday when the student parted with $100 to help the nicely dressed gentleman who needed the money for a cab to get to an important meeting because his car had a flat tire.

Over the last several years BU students have been victimized by scam artists posing as a

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By - 11/4/14 - 8:16 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU researchers are working on a "single particle interferometric reflectance imaging sensor" that can confirm an Ebola diagnosis in about an hour, using a drop of a patient's blood.

The Crimson reports that Harvard researchers are working on test strips "containing freeze-dried enzymes called 'switches' " that can confirm an Ebola diagnosis in about 30 minutes, using a... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 7:49 am

The MBTA holds a meeting Thursday on a proposal to "consolidate the BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant stops into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety."

The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon room at the BPL main library in Copley Square.... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 11:40 am
Xu

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports on an arrest on Beacon Street near Exeter in the Back Bay yesterday:

Officers arrested an unlicensed BU student after pulling his Maserati over; est speed 100mph!

He adds this was around 2:30 p.m.

Zeguang Xu, 19, of the South End, was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of operating without a license, providing a false... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 7:54 am

The Daily Free Press reports the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square has re-done one of its suits in homage to BU:

It includes a giant graphic mural of Rhett … a photo montage of archival Boston University news clippings and a ‘Wall of Fame’ headboard. The school gave priceless guidance on tailoring the room to appeal to Boston University alumni, students, faculty and

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By - 9/2/14 - 4:40 pm
Rainstorm on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

Michael captured the sun shower along Comm. Ave. at BU around 4:30 p.m.:

Rain going crazy. Sun shining, absolute downpour.

By - 6/2/14 - 2:47 pm

State Police report recovering the parts shortly after noon, near the BU sailing pavilion.

The origin of the partial remains is the subject of an ongoing investigation. In order to protect the integrity of that ongoing investigation, no further information about the partial remains is being released at this time. The public may be assured, however, that based on the investigation to date, the discovered

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By - 5/14/14 - 8:35 pm

Mass Live reports on an 8-5 vote against a proposal to fight research on the world's deadliest microorganisms at BU's South End research facility.

By - 5/4/14 - 9:39 am

The Globe starts a series on the perils of off-campus housing in Boston with a detailed examination of how the BU student died in your basic Allston rat-trap of a student house last April.

By - 4/23/14 - 8:24 pm
Bystanders try to comfort woman hit by car at Boston University

Charlie MacSteven photographed bystanders trying to comfort a woman after she was hit by a car on Comm. Ave. at St. Paul around 2 p.m.

BU Today reports the woman, trying to get to an inbound Green Line trolley, suffered serious leg injuries The driver stopped and stayed with her until EMTs arrived.... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 7:35 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a hearing yesterday on a proposal by City Councilor Charles Yancey to ban the sort of research BU wants to do on the world's deadliest microorganisms at its South End research lab.

By - 3/28/14 - 10:11 am

BU Today reports BU is going to start checking IDs on people boarding university buses, so no more free alternative transportation for people with no school affiliation.

By - 3/20/14 - 4:42 pm

Large numbers of BPD officers descended on the Esplanade and the BU Bridge shortly after 4 p.m., when a 911 caller reported a man in camouflage running around near the bridge with a rifle. Cambridge Police sent some officers to their side of the bridge as well.

In fact, it turned out there was a whole troop of men running around the Esplanade with rifles... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 9:32 am

Boston's Mobile Food Truck Committee (yes, of course the city has a Mobile Food Truck Committee) has approved a pilot project in which food trucks can keep serving food until midnight in designated areas in Copley Square and at Boston University East and Northeastern on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mayor Walsh says that if the pilot proves successful, he'd want to look at expanding it... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 11:29 pm

The Daily Free Press reports on the temporary punishment meted out to Zeta Beta Tau on Linden Street in Allston.

By - 1/15/14 - 9:54 am

BU Today reports the 25 tech companies sued by Boston University - including Apple and Amazon - have agreed to pay licensing fees for the way their blue LEDs are manufactured.

BU had filed a series of lawsuits against the companies, alleging they were making or using LEDs that used a particular manufacturing method patented by one of its professors.... Read more

By - 1/7/14 - 1:10 pm

BU Today reports 10 employees didn't get paid last month because somebody gained access to their direct-deposit information and had the payments routed elsewhere.

The university suspects a devious phisher somehow convinced the employees to hand over their information with sophisticated - and bogus - requests for the information.

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