The Quad takes a look at Boston University's original plans for the land it bought along the Charles River in the 1920s - centered on a skyscraper in honor of local inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Today, if you know where to look at the School of Theology, you can see an echo of the plan - a metal engraving above a doorway of what the tower would have looked like.
If every undergraduate student posts his or her favorite memory of BU to their Facebook, Twitter or blog, there would be more than 18,000 positive examples of BU online to counteract the few negative ones. I can't name all of the best things about BU in this letter, so I'm going to need your help.
Channel 5 reports the apparent pledges at a non-sanctioned BU frat at 24 Ashford St. were also coated in flour when police found them in the basement early today and that frat members could face criminal charges.
On the B line, that starts somewhere between Copley and Hynes, Five Thousand Words a Day reports:
The change is far from gradual, yet you never notice it until you look up and see that the quite nuclear family from Rhode Island has been replaced by a conspicuous gaggle of 12-15 bros who have taken pre gaming to a new level.
UPDATE: Editor was asked to resign, she resigns.
UPDATE: The Daily Free Press posted its apology this evening.
The Daily Free Press at BU plans some sort of apology tomorrow for its April Fool's issue, which featured stories with leads such as:
Seven frat dwarves were arrested last night after they allegedly dragged and gangbanged a female Boston University student in an Allston Village cabin.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports on an impending addition to Boston's food-truck scene.
But not involving the hockey team this time. The Daily Free Press reports a male student is charged with putting his hands up the shirt of a female student sitting in the college library Sunday night.
The move comes on the heels of the second arrest in three months of a BU hockey player for alleged sexual assaults, most recently on a rape charge. In a letter to students, BU President Robert Brown writes:
The charges in these cases understandably lead to questions about whether the hockey team's culture and climate have contributed in some way to the actions of the two individuals. The University must address these questions and, if deficiencies are identified, make necessary changes.
Party like a Puckstar, featuring the stylings of Corey Trivino, arrested in December on an attempted rape charge (lyrics NSFW):
UPDATE: Charged dropped for lack of evidence.
Nicastro was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail and was immediately suspended from the team.
In December, another player was charged with forcing his way into a female student's room and groping her.
The Daily Free Press goes on a tour of BU's new South End biolab, which is set to begin work on less-dangerous pathogens next month as it gears up for eventual work on killers such as Ebola. The Free Press describes the measures the lab is taking to keep killer bugs out of our air; conspicuous in their absence: darts set to fire automatically at escaping monkeys and nuclear bombs.
Corey Trivino, a star player on the BU hockey team, faces charges he forced his way into a female student's room and repeatedly groped her, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Trivino, a Canadian, was ordered to surrender his passport at his arraignment yesterday in Brighton District Court, the DA's office says. Judge David T. Donnelly released Trivino on his own recognizance, but ordered him to stay away from BU dorms - and to hand over $25,000 before he gets his passport back.