Boston University

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.

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.

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:

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) 353-2110 or 353-2121.

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.