Boston University

By - 4/26/16 - 6:41 pm

The City Council tomorrow considers a proposal from Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) for a hearing on barring research that involves "aerosolizing" pathogens not currently native to Boston - such as Ebola - at least until after scientists across the country have been able to figure out how to really keep us safe from inadvertent releases from laboratories. Read more.

By - 4/14/16 - 3:07 pm
Students march for adjunct professors at BU

Kanye Wes shows us a Commonwealth Avenue shut down by Boston University students supporting a bid by adjunct professors for higher pay, better working conditions.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:04 am

The Daily Free Press reports some 20 printers across campus started spewing anti-Semitic fliers after hackers discovered they were not behind the university firewall.

By - 3/23/16 - 7:44 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has dismissed a lawsuit by a student in a Boston University master's program who was angry that his professor deprived him of the chance to take the final exam listed in the course syllabus. Read more.

By - 2/10/16 - 9:54 am

BU Today reports thieves are targeting the coats, which can run up to $1,300, and are finding good pickings in locker rooms at the campus fitness center - which are not equipped with surveillance cameras. Police note that, unlike iPhones, the coats have no serial numbers.

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."