Boston University

By - 11/30/10 - 9:31 am

At least, when it comes to reimbursing Boston for city services.

A new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge looks at "payments in lieu of taxes" negotiated between some municipalities and their non-profit, non-property-tax paying landowners. Boston collects more of these payments than any other city in the country (and Massachusetts has much more cities collecting them than any other state), but because they're negotiated separately, the amount each local institution pays varies considerably.

By - 11/17/10 - 10:26 pm

BU Today reports health officials are trying to figure out what's been giving students vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains over the past few days. At least a dozen have sought medical attention, but more could be affected:

Virginia Barney (CFA'14) says her English class, which normally has 25 students, had only half that number this week.

By - 11/10/10 - 6:47 am

The Daily Free Press informs us that even BU is not immune from mice:

"We didn't realize there was a mousetrap underneath our radiator. A mouse got caught and then started burning underneath the radiator. So basically, it was really, really gross."

By - 11/1/10 - 6:30 am

The Daily Free Press reports on the university's 208-room med dorm, on Albany Street.

By - 10/30/10 - 10:28 am

Kat Cornetta reports the twin fighter jets that zoomed at near-treetop level over Brookline Village around 10 a.m. - and which could be heard as far away as Weston - were part of a Boston University salute at Nickerson Field to ROTC and to alumni who have served in the military.

By - 9/30/10 - 6:34 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the student was thrown into the air when hit by a car near the BU East T stop around 12:30 p.m. today, but that she was conscious when taken away by EMTs. The driver was not cited.

By - 9/27/10 - 7:43 pm

Boston University Police report two men had their cell phones stolen outside the John Hancock Student Village, 915 Comm. Ave., this afternoon.

By - 9/8/10 - 8:46 am

The Daily Free Press interviews Sarah Sullivan, a BU student running a sticker campaign against against the 17th Suffolk incumbent.

By - 8/30/10 - 1:24 pm

The Boston University class of 2014 moved in this past Saturday and Sunday, and for some parents, it was a tough weekend.

By - 8/29/10 - 6:07 pm

Boston and Brookline firefighters responded to BU's College of Arts and Sciences building, 685 Comm. Ave., for an electrical fire in the basement shortly before 6 p.m. The all-out was signaled around 6:25 p.m.

By - 8/24/10 - 4:46 pm

Boston University Police report a rash of eBay and Craigslist frauds involving checks allegedly from either BU trustees or BU student services.

In the frauds, somebody selling something online will get a check from one of those sources, made out for far more than the amount of the sale (like $5,000 for a $400 purchase). The buyer tells the seller to deposit the check, then immediately wire them the difference via Western Union. Of course, the checks then bounce and the buyers are gone:

By - 7/12/10 - 3:25 pm

The Daily Free Press reports foul play doesn't seem to be at work in the death of the professor in a fifth-floor lab in the Photonics Center this morning.

By - 7/8/10 - 10:46 am

BU Today's Caleb Daniloff learns that watching the eight-boats slice down the Charles is much easier than actually doing it.

By - 5/13/10 - 12:35 pm

BU Today reflects with BU alums on their experience in the class of 1970 and the cancellation of their commencement. The class of 1970 has been invited to participate in this weekend's commencement exercises at Boston University.

By - 5/2/10 - 1:37 pm

Boston University reports it's secured a supply of 34,000 bottles of water to quench student thirst and several tons of a ice a day (to cool boiled water). And, the school has figured out how to have coffee available to students during final exams.

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 out he had an outstanding warrant (for what turned out to be a misdemeanor), they pursued him as he drove away, stopping him on the Mass. Ave. connector. They arrested him and discovered heroin and cocaine in his car's center console.

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.

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, agreed that, in hindsight, he should have been more vigilant after noticing a recent surge of college students on Thursday nights.