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.
The Daily Free Press reports BU this semester has been plagued by a guy on a moped who putters up to people talking on their phone by the curb, snatches their phones, then speeds away. The latest theft was Sunday night in front of Marsh Plaza on Comm. Ave.
It gets stuck. It was also a lesson learned by the BU maintenance guy who crammed in.
Like, for example, Boston Nightlife Express, which is now providing bus service between the BU campus and various downtown points, 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. You reserve a ride online - mostly $6 a pop - you can buy snacks on board and you get a cookie at your destination.
The Daily Free Press reports Bill Baird spoke the other day at BU - for the first time since his arrest in 1967 for giving a condom and some contraceptive foam to a 19-year-old during a talk there.
Outrage at Boston University after officials order floor-length mirrors removed from one dorm's hallways as potential fire hazards (that's what she said):
"I feel that taking off the mirrors was completely unnecessary," said Allie Orlando, a freshman in the College of Communication. "When you are going to class, it's convenient that the mirrors are right there by the elevators in case you to need to correct something."
The Daily Free Press reports a security guard at the Packard's Corner Star Market managed to retrieve an entire cooked chicken, soda, rolls and cold cuts from a drunken BU student who attempted to make off with them early last Friday, but only after a struggle in which the student punched him at least twice before running off.
The guard knows the guy was a BU student and not a Red Sox pitcher, because in addition to the chicken, soda, rolls and cold cuts, the guard also managed to grab his BU student ID, the Daily Free Press reports.
The Daily Free Press reports a student living on Aberdeen Street notified campus police that "the area around her sink looked different and looked as if someone shaved in the bathroom and left." So that probably rules out frizzy-haired comedians who like rearranging things and putting them back exactly as they were.
Jillian Baker tweets:
T driver at BU Central to passengers: come up front to pay your fare, this is the MBTA not the BU shuttle.
A federal appeals court yesterday reinstated a jury's monetary damages against Joel Tenenbaum for downloading and sharing copyrighted music on various peer-to-peer networks - and ruled there is nothing unconstitutional about the law used to go after him.
The ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston does not mean Tenenbaum has to fork over the money to Sony and four other recording companies just yet, however.