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 www.bu.edu/studentlink.
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
But apparently they are, as a group of them protested the BU biolab at BU.
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.
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.
The Daily Free Press reports officials don't know what caused the man to die at Tuesday night's concert at the Agganis Arena.
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.
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!"
Feverish, coughing students have to change rooms until they're better, the Daily Free Press reports.
I ask because of the following item from the Daily Free Press police log:
A caller reported that an individual's hand was stuck between the wall and the couch in a graduate student residence at 79 Bay State Road at 11:27 p.m. on Sept. 5. ...
The bizarre story of two alleged neuroscientists who used a BU connection to try to get women on LiveJournal to give them juicy quotes for a book they're writing about netporn - and how they quickly got called out.
BU's reply (which requires you to agree that you're above 14, but it's totally SFW).
Via MetaFilter, which has more....
The Daily Free Press reports on the change of heart by at-large City Council candidate Ego Ezedi, who once told opponents the lab would be built whether they liked it or not, but who now says he opposes it because of safety concerns.
Third Decade, who always opposed the project, is annoyed:
... It's changes of position (and tepid acknowledgment of those changes)... Read more
What won't they think of next? Boston University's Smart Lighting Center is looking at how to use LEDs to light up entire rooms - and provide Internet access at the same time.
The center says that, as light sources, LEDs are better than those compact fluorescent lights that are now all the envirorage because they use even less energy, last longer and contain no mercury.... Read more
The Boston Fire Department tweeted last night:
Incident Response: Tech Rescue response for Barnes & Noble bookstore at 660 Beacon St. Kenmore Square. at 11:22pm.
Incident Update: Small one foot square piece of morter fell to sidewalk. No injuries. Turned building over to BU (owner) to secure. 12:30 am
Final Incident Update: Six story building. Morter fell from top. BU will have engineer check... Read more
Boston University Police report this is an artist's rendering of a man who apparently keeps trying to get close views of women on campus.
Most recently, on June 19, around 3:45 p.m., police say, the guy entered the women's bathroom on the third floor of 675 Comm. Ave.:
He then entered the stall next to... Read more
Small chemical explosion on the third floor, 590 Comm. Ave., around 8:45 p.m., hazmat team on the way.
Be sure to read the quotes from the journalism and poli-sci major who is particularly incensed because Capuano got BU some money to fix up part of Comm. Ave.