The Huntington News reports a fraternity already on double secret probation is on the verge of being kicked out of its national organization because of a September party off campus that ended with a visit from the local constabulary.
The Huntington News reports on a proposal by the Mission Hill Problem Property Task Force for a fund to which Northeastern, Wentworth, MassArt and Mass. College of Pharmacy would make contributions to repair vandalism. Northeastern's John Tobin (yes, that John Tobin) says it's unfair to assume that all vandalism on the Hill is the fault of college students.
The Huntington News reports on a rash of cellphone thefts on and near campus: High-school-age kids grab phones, then run. One woman who had that happen to her at the Curry Student Center chased the JDs but lost them by Ruggles. When she returned to the student center, she discovered her laptop, which she'd left behind, was now also missing.
The Huntington News reports two American flags with certain colors missing that were hanging in an International Village lobby have gone missing.
The flags, one missing the blue and stars, the other missing the red stripes, were intended to represent the lack of cooperation in Washington between the "red" and the "blue," according to their designer, Thomas Starr, a professor in Northeastern's Department of Art and Design. But the Northeastern College Republicans called them an un-American "atrocity" and demanded they be removed.
The Huntington News reports a middle-aged Northeastern student became friends with a more typically aged Huskie - and convinced the kid to lend him "several thousand dollars," allegedly to claim an overseas inheritance or lottery winnings. After stalling the younger student for several weeks over repayment:
One day, the man told him that he received the money and convinced the student to put the entirety of it, in the form of a check, in his bank account and take out what was owed. The bank later called the student to tell him the check did not go through and that he owed $40,000. NUPD is currently investigating the whereabouts of the older student.
Stern warnings didn't work, so Northeastern will appeal to student pride to curb off-campus problemsBy adamg - 9/22/11 - 8:30 am
The Huntington News reports on a new college initiative to reduce town/gown friction by getting students to sign a pledge promising to deport themselves as true Huskies when off campus. Northeastern students were already required to pledge not to be knuckleheads when among the general public:
She said the [old] policy also contained "really strong language," that made it too stern for students to respect.
"[The pledge] is supposed to be something more proactive that really boosts Husky pride, in addition to making sure that we really do behave and model the way Northeastern wants us to look as students," Caron said.
The Huntington News reports a joint operation by Boston and Northeastern police on Sept. 9 swept up some two dozen students on or near campus found in possession of alcohol despite being under 21 - and five over-21 people (one 40) who allegedly bought booze for their underage buds. Also, four people were given a ride to local hospitals for alcohol poisoning, including:
[An 18-year-old male student who was found sitting in vomit at 4 a.m. on Columbus Avenue.
The Huntington News reports a Northeastern student was arrested on charges he allegedly twice stole prescription painkillers from the CVS at 400 Tremont St., where he once worked, by putting on a white pharmacist's lab coat, walking to where they keep the good stuff and swiping the pills.
Alleged member of pack roving Mass. Ave. beating people has a thing for online porn - and NortheasternBy adamg - 8/18/11 - 8:48 am
Turns out one of the four teens arrested for their alleged part in a series of attacks along Mass. Ave. on Aug. 9 was a PITA to Northeastern Police.
The Huntington News reports the kid had been arrested on campus twice for trespassing. A custodian scared him off a third time as he was watching porn on a classroom computer. Cops knew it was the same kid because he fled before he could log out of his Facebook account, the News reports.
Forbes ranks Northeastern a lowly 534th on its list of US colleges in part because Northeastern has a four-year graduation rate of 0%, which Forbes' rating algorithm finds just a tad on the low side, but which an actual human being who knows anything about Northeastern would realize is due to the fact that it's a five-year school, as NU graduate Rachel Kossman and NU professor Dan Kennedy note.
The Huntington News reports at least two students are out $1,500 apiece in an online involving a college jobs board.
In both cases, the two were "hired" for babysitting and sent large checks, out of which they were supposed to keep the first week's earnings, then send the rest back to the scammer. The checks, of course, then bounced.
The Office of Student Employment is working to prevent fraudulent postings from being displayed on its job portal.
The Huntington News reports on a pair of computer-related incidents. In one, a student called campus police to report her laptop was missing - then called back a half hour later to report that she found it, under her bed covers.
In another incident, a guy asked two people on their laptops in an eighth-floor dorm lounge if he could use one of their laptops to check his e-mail. One agreed, then the guy asked if they could leave so he could have some privacy, which they did:
After a few minutes, the student realized the man had unplugged the computer and was running down the hall. The man ran out an alarmed door and the students chased him through the Ruggles T station before reporting the theft to an NUPD officer at the Ruggles substation.
Dude was caught walking down Melnea Cass Boulevard, but without the laptop.
The move clears the way for the YMCA and Northeastern to build a 17-story dorm and comes after Y residents sought to block the move by asking the city Landmarks Commission the building with the blinking logo a landmark, the Huntington News reports.
First-person account of a pole-dancing class at a Boylston Street studio:
Reardon got herself dolled-up, complete with hair extensions and a little military jacket to go along with the theme of the dance she was going to demonstrate for me to the song "War" by Edwin Starr. She led me into the shadowy dance studio, which looked like any other dance studio in the world, except with eight or nine poles stuck into the floor. Reardon had me sit cross-legged against the wall in the studio to watch her demonstration. I felt like I was in a movie about a young stripper, learning from the master.
"Now be warned," she said as she leaned against a pole directly in front of me. "I'm going to look at you in a way that girls don't normally look at you. Don't worry - I like boys."
Boston Police report busting up a rousing good time at a pre-finals bash on Mission Hill early this morning.
Police say that when officers responded to a loud-party complaint at 72 Hillside St. around 1:30 a.m., a bunch of young partiers outside promptly ran inside and locked the door. Police say the officers gained entry, followed their ears up to the third floor and demanded all non-residents vacate the premises. Then, they say, they told the leaseholders they'd be issued a citation, which police said upset them enough to get thim to start yelling about how the officers hadn't read them their rights. One of the officers replied rights reading wasn't required because the students were only being issued a citation, not being arrested.
Officers left the apartment, and within a few minutes while on the next street over, could clearly detect loud music and loud banging coming from the same apartment. Officers then returned to the same apartment and there spoke to the residents about the loud music. The residents when questioned about the loud music and the banging in the apartment exclaimed to officers, "I do not know what you are talking about!" The four residents again continued to be totally uncooperative and belligerent with officers. After numerous failed attempts to get the residents to cooperate, they were arrested.
One of the students took to Twitter this morning to complain:
Just spent the night as jail bait in the slammer. For having a party. #fuckthepolice
Before the cops came, Pre-Finals Blackout Rageface Booze Ripper 11 was epic.
The Huntington News reports a Northeastern student called campus police to report her Columbus Avenue apartment had been broken into - and that "she found blown up condoms all over the bathroom." A police investigation revealed the student's roommate was trying to play a joke on her.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday issued a one-week license suspension for Brothers Liquors, 616 Shawmut Ave., following a hearing in which Boston and Northeastern police detectives described the ease with which underage Northeastern students were purchasing liquor there - by having it delivered.
The board also issued an additional one-week license suspension, but suspended that for six months - meaning it will only go into effect if the store gets into additional trouble during that period.
At a hearing on Wednesday, detectives described a February sting in which an underage Northeastern student working with police ordered up nearly $200 worth of liquor. Although the employee who made the delivery did ask for an ID, he began unloading the alcohol when the student said a friend with a valid license would be down soon. Police then moved in and arrested him; he currently faces a separate criminal charge. for the indicent.
Cops cracking down on Roxbury liquor store they say delivers booze to underage Northeastern studentsBy adamg - 4/5/11 - 3:24 pm
Boston Police say Brothers Liquor on Shawmut Avenue has become the go-to place for Northeastern students looking to liquor up - only they don't even have to go there because a quick phone call will summon a car loaded with alcohol.
A sting operation on Feb. 4 snared a deliveryman for Brothers Liquors delivering $197 worth of alcohol to an underage Northeastern student working with police, Boston and Northeastern detectives told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing today, adding they also cited the store for failing to keep an accurate log of its deliveries or copies of signatures for people who signed for liquor deliveries. Detectives also told the board a park next to the store is littered with empty nips and paper bags from store customers.
The Huntington News reports that when janitors were called to investigate water dripping from the ceiling of the third floor on the Mugar Life Sciences building at Northeastern, they discovered "someone had intentionally plugged every sink in the fourth floor men's bathroom."
Also, note to pot dealers at Northeastern. Based on that police blotter, you might want to lay low - NUPD is conducting what appears to be a rather large investigation into leafy-green-matter sales on campus.
Their replenishment scheme was foiled, however, when bar workers caught them beerhanded as they left the kitchen. Arriving BPD officers noticed a party next door and put 2 and 2 together. In addition to the criminal charges, the two students, plus a couple of others, will also have to face the dreaded Northeastern Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.
The Huntington News reports a snowball fight at Huntington Avenue and Forsyth Street early Sunday escalated into a fistfight that left one student with a black eye and another with a bloody nose. But, the News continues:
The students cooperated [with a campus cop's demand to knock it off], shook hands with each other, and were sent on their way.
This contrasts with the next item in the police log, about a student who was "condescending and unapologetic" when caught stuffing cheese in his pocket at a campus store.
The Huntington News interviews a Northeastern student who's created an iPhone app that lets you call up drinking rules for more than 130 movies and TV series:
"It's convenient," Casto said. "It's also the ultimate database. Again, I have games and movies and TV shows that you won't find anywhere else. They’re customized and the database is pretty big and it's constantly growing."
The Huntington News reports Boston and Northeastern police are looking for a woman, between 35 and 45, who told a Northeastern student walking near Douglass Park on Columbus Avenue that she had a knife and demanded her backpack. Boston Police reported a similar incident the night before near Matthews Arena.