Boston University

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.

By - 1/4/14 - 11:46 am
Crescent moon over Boston University

Brian D'Amico braved the winds on the Mass. Ave. Bridge last night to get us this shot of a crescent moon setting between two BU towers.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/21/13 - 8:32 am
Laptop theft suspect

Boston University Police report they are looking for this guy in connection with at least three laptop thefts at the Mugar library since September. He looks for an unattended backpack or laptop, then takes it:

In all cases the suspect was in and out of the building in ten minutes or less.

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By - 11/12/13 - 3:06 pm

WBZ reports that after saying no to Harvard, Tom Menino said yes to an appointment at BU.

By - 10/11/13 - 7:19 am
Boston University laser show

Flea spotted a piercing beam of light in the sky over BU last night. BU Today reports it's an installation called uboc No. 1 & stuVi2 that will run through Sunday in honor of a conference BU is hosting:

The starkly visible blue-green laser will connect two towers, the BU School of Law - Josep Lluis Sert’s modernist icon, nicknamed by students the

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By - 9/21/13 - 12:13 pm

Over the past few months, Boston University has taken a somewhat leisurely approach to filing lawsuits over its patent on making a component of LEDs, suing Apple here, lobbing a lawsuit at Amazon there.

Yesterday, though, BU opened the floodgates, filing nine separate lawsuits in US District Court against Acer, BlackBerry, Canon, Dell, Fujifilm and some companies few people have heard... Read more

By - 9/21/13 - 12:00 pm

A concerned citizen frets:

Is there something we can do to curb the throngs of BU students from crossing Comm Ave against the walk light? They haphazardly cascade across the street between classes, with no regard for vehicles and bikes. Not only is it unsafe for them, but it creates a dangerous driving situation. Thanks!

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By - 9/4/13 - 8:11 am

It's the money, the Daily Free Press reports. Plus, the patent they're suing over expires next year.

By - 8/29/13 - 2:12 pm

BU Today reports District D-14, which covers Allston and Brighton, begins a booze crackdown next month that will feature more arrests as the first response to violations of alcohol-related laws. BU Today quotes BPD Superintendent William Evans:

We are going to come down a little harder at the outset than we did last year. When a party gets out of control, we’re going to

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By - 8/23/13 - 3:08 pm

No, this isn't a flashback to last fall. Wicked Local Brookline reports on the robbery attempt early Thursday on Beacon Street. Brookline Police report:

While walking home he was pushed to the ground by an assailant who then tried to take the victim's cell phone and money. The victim struggled with the suspect, who then fled on foot down Beacon St. The

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By - 8/17/13 - 11:11 am

Boston University filed another LED patent lawsuit this week, this time against a company that distributes Samsung's SPHWWTHDD805WHT0GD, SPHWHTHAD603S0R0MZ and, of course, popular SPMWHT221MD5WAP0S0 high-tech lamp components.

As it alleged in its earlier suits against Samsung, HP, LG, Apple, Amazon and two LED manufacturers, Boston University charges the components violate a patent based on the work of BU electrical engineering and computer science... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 9:28 am

Boston University yesterday sued two more companies for allegedly violating a 1997 patent it holds on a technique for building LEDs.

In its suits against Hewlett-Packard and LG, filed in US District Court in Boston, BU charges the companies are selling products that use the same process to create thin films of gallium arsenide as described in its patent, based on the work of... Read more

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