Boston University

By - 2/2/16 - 5:20 pm
Truck with leaking acid bottle near BU dorm

Hazmat crew works on package as other firefighters maintain their distance. Photo by Liz Porcari.

The Boston Fire Department reports a bottle of hydrochloric acid started leaking in the back of a FedEx truck parked outside BU's Myles Standish Hall on Beacon Street, at Bay State Road, around 4:45 p.m. Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 8:23 am

WBUR reports Boston University is looking to sell the Kenmore Square building the roof of which they now rent out for the iconic sign.

By - 12/14/15 - 12:53 pm

Boston University's board of trustees has decided the comedian is no longer worthy of the honor he got just last year.

The Board's decision was based on a determination, supported by Mr. Cosby's sworn deposition testimony, that his treatment of women has brought significant and lasting discredit upon himself and is inconsistent with the University's mission and values. Mr. Cosby's admitted conduct, which the University learned about only after awarding him the degree, demonstrates that his character fails to reflect the integrity and virtues that the University values and esteems in members of its community, and in those persons the University holds up for this particular honor.

H/t Jason.

By - 12/11/15 - 6:34 am

The Daily Free Press reports on the misfortunes of a BU grad student who ventured to Cleveland Circle for some chicken tacos and tortilla chips at the now shuttered Chipotle last weekend.

By - 10/30/15 - 9:43 am

Perry Donham alerts us that BU will be doing some drone-filming along Comm. Ave. and the Charles River through 6 p.m.

By - 10/18/15 - 5:16 pm

The Daily Free Press reports on an incident around 2 a.m. today in a dorm on Harry Agganis Way.

By - 10/8/15 - 3:33 pm

Boston University and the Huntington Theatre Company released a joint press release yesterday announcing they were dissolving their 33-year old partnership. As a result, Huntington will have to vacate their facility at 264 Huntington Ave. BU will immediately list that property for sale, along with the two buildings adjacent. Read more.

By - 8/30/15 - 10:13 pm

Shattr is an app, that in addition to lacking the letter E, is aimed at groups of millennials who want to broadcast their groupness to other groups or something. Based on the mini-fliers handed out at BU today, it's aimed at groups of college students who hate Donald Trump.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 8/30/15 - 1:19 pm
Kenmore Square as students move in

Julio Salado looked out his Kenmore Square window as students moved in today.

Meanwhile, JGD reports:

When Zakim bridge tunnel flashes "all rental trucks do not use Storrow Drive" we know parents are on campus!

By - 8/21/15 - 9:19 am

Amanda reports:

7:18 AM and summer is officially over. On a train with 40 BU Freshmen all wearing lime green orientation tshirts

By - 7/25/15 - 8:00 am

BU Today took biology professor and ant expert James Traniello to see Ant-Man:

Traniello has spent his career studying the social behavior of ants, and is also - perhaps not surprisingly - a connoisseur of insect films. He gives Ant-Man an enthusiastic thumbs-up, though he had a few quibbles with the science.

By - 7/7/15 - 8:47 pm

This just in... Boston University is notifying summer students that one of their own was walking around campus July 1 & 2 with an infectious case of mumps, and requiring students to prove (if their records on file with Student Health Services don't already do so) that they're either vaccinated or immune, or they're going to be isolated from campus by the Boston Public Health Commission.

By - 2/26/15 - 12:15 pm

The Daily Free Press reports on the "withdrawal of recognition" for Kappa Sigma for the way it joined with a group called Blackout University to advertise a party at Royale in the Theater District:

The promotional materials for the party, which was scheduled for December 10, 2014, included shirtless or nearly unclothed women, with some being forced to drink alcohol. A video included on the promotional webpage stated, "No sluts were harmed in the making of this video."

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.

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 not make it.

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 appear.

Jackson acknowledged Brown did send a letter begging off the 10 a.m. hearing - to which his office had earlier agreed. But, he added, "it is unacceptable to send a letter at 4:45 the day before."

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.

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 drop of a patient's blood.

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.

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 name to police, speeding, failure to stop, and negligent operation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He was released on $1,000 bail.

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