This fall, Northeastern students, faculty and staff will have to leave the butts at home - the school tomorrow will announce plans for a smoke-free campus, both indoors and outside. In an e-mail to students today, Terry Fulmer, dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences writes:
R.S.Y. Buchanan took in the fights at Harvard last night. Yes, Harvard.
The Crimson reports the 11 fights on the card made up the fifth Kenneth Moskow Memorial Fight Night, this time held in a tent on the Science Center plaza:
Blood splattered across the shoulders of boxer Robert Z. Cai ’14 on Wednesday night as he continued throwing punches despite a bleeding nose.
Photo copyright R.S.Y. Buchanan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out around 6:30 a.m. at 87 Linden St. killed one resident, injured nine more and sent six firefighters to the hospital. BU Today reports the dead person was a BU student.
The Boston Fire Department says the injured residents and firefighters are expected to live. The department reports one resident jumped out a window to escape the flames; three others were brought down on ladders.
WBZ reports three firefighters were injured falling from the second to the first floor.
The Daily Free Press reports two students were walking near the intersection of Ashford and Malvern streets around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday when an SUV pulled up, three men got out and held them up - with one of the robbers warning them to just do as he said because one of his accomplices was out of his mind on drugs. The robbers then fled with their loot - a driver's license and a purse full of makeup.
Dana noticed the Alchemist at the MIT student center is sporting a new shoulder patch today.
The Heights reports city officials were concerned about keeping participants in the planned Last 5 walk safe - especially after more than 17,000 signed up for it on Facebook. Instead, organizers are now planning a vigil for 4 p.m. Friday on O'Neill Plaza.
When a senior at a West Virginia high school went public with her complaints about a religious, pro-abstinence speaker at a school assembly, she says her principal threatened to try to get Wellesley College to rescind her admission.
Wellesley College had a simple response today.
Eric Twardzik, managing editor at the Emerson student newspaper, took a photo after the race of a guy in a white hoodie being arrested on the Common after the Marathon. He tweeted it. Now he's trying to convince people that a) it was a hoodie, and not a turban and b) that it's not him.
Transit Police report they recovered the $4,000 flute a Berklee student left on a bench at Park Street and returned it to her.
No word on whether they found the guy spotted on surveillance video walking off with the flute. The MBTA instead reports:
The flute was turned over to the Transit Police Department by a person who wishes to remain anonymous.
Six BC students will graduate this spring with criminal charges over their heads after they allegedly broke into a Brighton apartment on March 16, tore the place apart, urinated all over the apartment and ripped a gas line out of a basement dryer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The six seniors were arraigned in Brighton District Court today on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime and willful and malicious destruction of property over $250, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office:
Bouncer with alleged fists of fury gets downtown bar in trouble; pissy, drunken Tufts students do same to Back Bay hotelBy adamg - 3/29/13 - 11:42 am
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a three-day suspension for the Grand Canal on Canal Street due to an incident in December in which bouncer Sidney Phillips was charged with punching a patron in the mouth.
This is on top of a five-day suspension ordered by the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs for the same incident. The bar now awaits hearings before the city's two licensing boards for a more recent incident in which Phillips allegedly punched and choked three patrons and stomped a fourth patron's head.
Separately, the board ordered a two-day suspension for the function facility at the Westin Copley Place for a Tufts University undergraduate party that ended with drunk students ferried to local hospitals and urinating in the hotel lobby.
Officials at the Westin Copley Place say that drunken Tufts students who left the hotel lobby filled with empty nips and urine in February have forced it to increase security for all future college events. Well, except for the Tufts Winter Bash, which they said they will never allow back, even if the university decides to rescind its decision to cancel it permanently.
The officials made their comments at a hearing by the Boston Licensing Board on citations issued by police for the now infamous Feb. 1 soiree, which ended with EMTs trying to deal with upwards of 20 students drunk enough to require a trip to the hospital.
Brookline to consider extra fines on public cursing as way to crack down on goddamn frickin' college studentsBy adamg - 3/21/13 - 12:39 pm
Hell, no! Some people in North Brookline want Town Meeting to double fines for creating a public nuisance because those PoS students just can't shut up at 2 in the morning.
Specifically, he said people coming from the Commonwealth Avenue area back into the town seem to be causing the most ruckus.
Oopsies: Guy who sent hoax message to MIT students about canceled classes says he just wanted to show how insecure e-mail isBy adamg - 3/20/13 - 5:11 pm
And in that, Delian Asparouhov succeeded - which prompted him to apologize to the entire MIT campus early this morning:
I made a lot of people mad, and made many people very scared, and for that I feel terrible. MIT has already gone through a lot in the last few months, and my actions were completely inappropriate. I should have never written the email, and especially not sent it out to the entire school.
Asparouhov then explains what he did and why - too late to realize it was not the brightest of ideas:
At the time, I wasn't thinking about the gun scare. I wasn’t even thinking about the Aaron Swartz case I had copied into the email. All I was thinking in composing that email was to make it seem like an email President Reif would actually compose.
I walked away from my computer to go eat some food, and I was still worry-free until I saw the email on a friend's computer. Reading through it, with the official letterhead, I realized how this appeared in context with the Aaron case and the recent gun scare.
A thronging mass of screaming teens from Braintree raised hell all the way from South Station to North Station on their way to the Garden for a basketball game, commuters report.
Some of the kids, heading to the Braintree High girls' championship game against Central Catholic, smashed a Green Line window at Park Street.
Jessica Infante rode part of the way with them on the Red Line:
Entire Red Line train packed with screaming Braintree kids. I sincerely hope you lose your basketball game.
Braintree kids kicked off train. South station now drunk pep rally turned riot. Can the grown ups get a ride now?
In the kids' defense, some apologized. None shared the contents of their Gatorade bottles.
Suffolk student learns that unless your father's the commissioner, police aren't going to care who your parent isBy adamg - 2/24/13 - 4:21 pm
Police report a Suffolk University student was arrested on assault and battery charges early this morning when she allegedly slammed her door on the shoulder of an officer investigating a loud party in her apartment.
Police say officers responding to loud-party complaints at an apartment at 28 Fleet St. in the North End knocked on the apartment door for 20 minutes without an answer:
Boston is a world class city and it's a hub for culture, higher education and the arts; but unlike most world class cities, public transportation doesn't run all night. As students of Suffolk University, the MBTA is our main source of transportation and it keeps us from fully enjoying nightlife.
The Crimson reports on some petitions for improving student life submitted to the university, including one for a "a designated nap room in the Yard." Some students who favored the proposal said, however, they would be concerned about cleanliness - could they trust beanbag chairs some other student had just snoozed on?
Tufts University officials are aghast at an annual "Winter Bash" event earlier this month that ended with up to 20 students so drunk paramedics were kept busy "trying to make sure you didn't die" and with large numbers of students who vomited and pissed all over the place - two of them right in the hotel lobby - and who just generally treated hotel and university staffers like shit.
Dean of Student Affairs Bruce Reitman adds:
The victim stated that while walking through the courtyard she was grabbed by two males who attempted to pull her back towards the building. The suspects did not say anything to the victim. She fought with them and was able to flee the courtyard and entered a nearby residence for safety. The victim was not injured during the incident and officers searching the area could not locate the suspects.
The Daily Free Press reports BU campus police don't have tasers and that what some people thought was a taser was, in fact, a flashlight the cop was using to signal a fellow officer during an Esplanade snowball fight at the height of the storm. Police say the student was captured and released after throwing a snowball in the cop's face.
What do several hundred BU students do? Descend on Storrow Drive and the Esplanade. Police, of course, arrived not long after to break things up. More video (snowball fight starts about 1:00).
What do several hundred BU students do? Descend on Storrow Drive and the Esplanade. Police, of course, arrived not long after to break things up.
More video (snowball fight starts about 1:00).