Police evacuated several buildings on the Allston campus late this morning: Morgan Hall, Esteves Hall, Aldrich Hall, Chao Center, Tata Hall, Hawes Hall and Batten Hall.
An MIT student wandering around a BU dorm overnight last October entered one sleeping woman's dorm room and raped her, Suffolk County prosecutors charge. Read more.
Then Boston Police arrive and release him because they didn't have probable cause for arrest, the Heights reports. And they took him to the hospital for the injuries he suffered when tackled.
The Crimson reports, quotes the head of health services as saying he's more concerned than ever now, and that he blames irresponsible students for the continuing spread.
How else to explain the size of the lawn chair in front of the fraternity's house on Beacon Street in the Back Bay?
The Crimson reports that not only did Charlie Storey resign his post as graduate president of the Porcellian Club, he apologized for his initial apology, saying his original comments about women maybe getting sexually attacked if they were admitted to the club were just wrong and he feels terrible he ever wrote them.
UPDATE: Turns out the letter writer is also the president of Harpoon Brewery, who serves as a graduate official of the club. He's written an apology, says he didn't really mean what he wrote, but then says people misinterpreted what he wrote, but in any case, whatever it is he wrote shouldn't reflect on Harpoon.
Yes, indeed, you can always tell a Harvard man, you just can't tell him much: In a note to the Crimson, the graduate president of the Harvardiest of the Harvard "final clubs" is telling the school to back the hell off and stop trying to make it accept women students as members because, among other things:
Forcing single gender organizations to accept members of the opposite sex could potentially increase, not decrease the potential for sexual misconduct.
The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved an Orient Height storeowner's proposal to put six condos atop his building after he reducing the total number of units - agreeing to eliminate planned three-bedroom units as a way to discourage somebody from buying a unit and renting it out to college students. Read more.
The Crimson reports the U is looking at how to give students enough time to get from Class A to Class B when the undergraduate campus extends across two counties. One proposal includes simply spacing out classes more in general through "de-compression of the instructional week" - ending the current practice of scheduling as few classes on Fridays as possible.
The six confirmed cases have documentation of two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and the majority of the suspected cases are believed to have had two doses of MMR.
Harvard now has a total of six mumps cases, the university reported in a memo to the campus community. Read more.
Harvard University alerted students and staffers tonight that an undergraduate student and a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School have confirmed cases of mumps.
In a memo, Dr. Paul J. Barreira, director of Harvard University Health Services, said the school is working with city and state public-health officials "to identify the cause and scope of the infection." Read more.
A woman who graduated Harvard last year says the university violated a federal equal education law by not educating students about sexual assault and harassment - and by failing to protect her after she complained about the actions of a former boyfriend who also attended the school. Read more.
BU Today reports thieves are targeting the coats, which can run up to $1,300, and are finding good pickings in locker rooms at the campus fitness center - which are not equipped with surveillance cameras. Police note that, unlike iPhones, the coats have no serial numbers.
The Tech reports on efforts to rename the title of people who oversee student residences at MIT:
After speaking with students, Essigmann found that "Head of House" was a popular choice, often due to â€œaffection for Harry Potter and Hogwarts." ...
The survey included "House Parent" (which some students considered infantilizing) and "House Maven" (which some students considered silly and subtly feminine). "Dumbledore" stood out as a popular write-in among responses ..."
BostInno reports on both his alleged infraction and the online campaign to support him.
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