Boston University

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.

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.

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 www.bu.edu/studentlink.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 party on Symphony Road around 2 a.m. on Sept. 27.

By - 9/10/09 - 10:15 am

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. ...

By - 9/6/09 - 10:38 pm

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.

By - 9/4/09 - 9:26 am

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) like this that make me skeptical of politics and politicians in general. OK, so now you're opposed to the biolab...kind of. What's next? What do you propose as a solution for the community which you would like to elect you to office? If elected, how do we know that you won't change position again? ...

By - 7/31/09 - 9:36 am

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. On the downside - they currently cost a lot more.

But researchers aren't stopping there:

By - 7/26/09 - 8:36 am

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 further in the morning. Sidewalk closed for now

By - 6/26/09 - 12:27 pm

EwBoston 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 the one the victim was in and looked down on her from over the top of the dividing wall. The suspect fled the bathroom in an unknown direction when the victim screamed. If you observe this suspect or have information that would aid in his identification, please contact the BUPD at (617) 353-2121 or 353-2110. Refer to IRC 9013642.

By - 6/24/09 - 8:56 pm

Small chemical explosion on the third floor, 590 Comm. Ave., around 8:45 p.m., hazmat team on the way.