Boston University

By - 4/16/10 - 10:59 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today threw out drug-related evidence seized by BU police on an I-93 entrance ramp from a man they had no reason to believe had anything to do with BU.

The case involved two BU police officers who decided to "randomly" run the plate of a man they watched pumping gas near Boston Medical Center, which BU police patrol. When they found... Read more

By - 4/5/10 - 1:45 pm

One of the first things Brighton District Court Judge David Donnelly asked the two college students up on graffiti charges this morning was whether their parents knew.

The pair, arrested early Saturday at a freshly tagged building near Boston University, said they did not.

"Why didn't you call your parents?" Donnelly asked the two, both 19 and both from the San Francisco area. They... Read more

By - 3/30/10 - 12:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what to do about underage drinking at Daisy Buchanan's on Newbury Street.

At a hearing today, Boston Police Det. Kevin McGill said that, after receiving tips from local college police departments, he and another detective paid the club a visit on March 5 - and promptly found two underage BU sophomores, drinks in hand.

Owner Joe Cimino pleaded guilty,... Read more

By - 3/2/10 - 10:47 am

Boston University Police report an incident involving a short, bald Hispanic guy peering over the top of a stall in the second-floor women's room at 595 Commonwealth Ave.

The victim exited the bathroom after meeting her friend and followed the suspect out the building.

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By - 1/27/10 - 11:48 pm

The BU professor, author of the A People's History of the United States, early critic of the Vietnam War and a strong supporter of civil rights, died today at 87.

Jim Sullivan remembers his friend:

... I will say Howard inspired many, myself included, as a historian, activist, an avid participant in the world, someone who never let his optimism fail, despite

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By - 1/27/10 - 8:02 am

From the BU Daily Free Press: High female ratio not a problem, BU males say.

By - 1/26/10 - 6:22 pm

Boston University Police report a woman waiting for the elevator in the basement of 725 Commonwealth Ave. was indecently assaulted around 1:50 p.m. on Jan. 20 by a guy who looks like this who then took the elevator to the third floor.

If he looks familiar, contact BU Police at (617)... Read more

By - 12/6/09 - 2:32 pm

A speech by a Cairo native on the lack of human rights in Moslem countries had to be moved on Wednesday after a fire broke out in a restroom near where she was originally supposed to speak.

Nonie Darwish, a co-founder of Former Muslims United, was originally scheduled to speak at the College of Arts and Sciences, but her talk was moved to... Read more

By - 12/4/09 - 1:53 am

Google just launched new street view imagery taken by their camera equipped tricycle (the trike) which allows them to take pictures of areas not accessible by car. Along with Legoland, Seaworld, Hershey Park and other attractions, the trike visited BU. The older sun-soaked footage of BU, taken from Comm Ave has been removed.

BU Beach

List of trike locations

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By - 12/1/09 - 1:58 pm

Google says the number-one Boston-specific search query is

bu student link

because, it seems, BU students can never remember how to get to their grades and class schedules by typing in or bookmarking

Well, except for senior DJ Capobianco, who brings this to our attention.... Read more

By - 11/11/09 - 12:12 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the University Credit Union, 846 Commonwealth Ave., was held up around noon yesterday, by a black man with a mustache and a gun.... Read more

By - 11/5/09 - 9:51 am

The Daily Free Press reports a BU dean admires the creativity of students doing mashups to protest a cut in the number of pages they can print for free on university printers, but says his hackles were raised when they remixed a bunker scene from a movie about the fall of Hitler.

That particular clip has been used to protest and comment... Read more

By - 10/31/09 - 7:38 am

But apparently they are, as a group of them protested the BU biolab at BU.

By - 10/29/09 - 9:56 am

The Daily Free Press reports that while BU has set up special isolation rooms for students with flu-like symptoms, it's not segregating them from other students when it comes to the bathrooms they use. Some students object; BU says they're just overreacting.

By - 10/22/09 - 8:07 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU employees left a beverage cart unattended during a concert at 855 Comm. Ave. on Oct. 16. When they returned, 24 bottles of beer and several bottles of wine were missing.

By - 10/15/09 - 10:19 am

The Daily Free Press reports officials don't know what caused the man to die at Tuesday night's concert at the Agganis Arena.

By - 10/7/09 - 8:23 am

Boston Police tweet the fire hazmat unit responded to St. Mary's Street on the Brookline line around 5:30 a.m. for a hydrogen leak. No one was injured and no evacuation was needed.

Fire crews also raced to the center on Friday when an alarm indicated a possible leak of the explosive gas.... Read more

By - 10/2/09 - 9:12 pm

Fire crews have evacuated the BU Photonics Center on Babbitt Street because of an alarm indicating a leak of flammable hydrogen, Local 718 tweets.

Channel 4 reports about 50 people were in the building at the time.

By - 10/1/09 - 8:53 am

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports on a mega-keggah on Linden Street in Allston that apparently featured sentries: When the cops showed up around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, a couple dozen people began running outside yelling "the party's over!"

Meanwhile, the Huntington News reports one Husky needed to have his scalp stapled back together after he was knocked down during a fight at a... Read more