Anthony Scaramucci, whose tenure as White House communications director ended not long after he mused about Steve Bannon's physical flexibility, is deeply offended by a pair of columns in the Tufts Daily, enough to threaten a lawsuit if the Daily doesn't retract the columns and apologize for calling him "an unethical opportunist and who exuded the highest degree of disreputability" and "a man who makes his Twitter accessible to friends interested in giving comfort to Holocaust deniers."
The owner of Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., acknowledged today that he and his staff need to do better after police detectives on a routine inspection found six underage college students with mixed drinks at a reserved table after the Head of the Charles Regatta last month. Read more.
The Crimson reports on Sean Spicer's brief tenure as a fellow at the Kennedy School, in which he said absolutely nothing that participants in his discussions could publicly relate, because he prefaced them all by saying they were off the record:
I was in a classroom session with Spicer and he told the same stories, including several easily refutable lies, that he’s told publicly since leaving the White House (some items were leaked). The classroom session followed the same playbook as his Press Secretary tenure: Dodge hard questions, make a few false statements, attack the media, claim that Trump is treated unfairly, etc. The off the record policy did not make him particularly candid.
The Globe reports on the impact on upper-middle-class residents, of the sort Massachusetts has a lot more of than, say, Oklahoma. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on provisions that would particularly screw colleges and universities, of the sort that Massachusetts has a lot more of than, say, Oklahoma.
BU Today recounts how a BUPD detective found a student's stolen $14,000 silver flute:
Eventually, Stone found someone in the neighborhood of BU who’d had an earlier encounter with the suspect and was willing to give Stone a name - but it was just a first name. That was enough to reduce that pawnshop database to about 500 hits. After searching hundreds of records in more detail, Stone found a 2014 transaction where the first name and a picture matched the suspect on the video.
The Suffolk Journal reports the university is looking to increase the percentage of students it currently has room for in dorms from 25% or so and quotes honcho and former City Councilor and East Boston native John Nucci on how it might make sense to look outside of the incredibly expensive area around the school at places that are just a ten-minute subway ride away - in particular East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown.
Cambridge Police report a Harvard student running along Memorial Drive near Western Avenue was attacked around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.
An underage BC student and his equally underage friend who were turned away from an event at the Baseball Tavern walked across the street to Tony C's, where they had no trouble getting drinks, a Boston Police detective said today. Read more.
The Crimson reports on several cases of the virus, which can cause rashes and mouth sores.
Boston Police report detectives ordered the immediate evacuation of several dozen non-residents at Phi Delta Theta, 97 Bay State Rd. on Sunday night after they discovered a place filled with both water from the ad-hoc waterfall and way too many people - including at least one hapless freshman with a Bud Light. Read more.
The Crimson reports that even at Harvard, there are limits to technology and that students in a popular computer-science course have to show up in person again because streaming online lectures just "lacked the dynamism of years past."
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a five-day suspension for Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue for a July 14 incident in which BPD detectives found three underage BC students enjoying some draft Bud Light. Read more.
Boston Police detectives report finding three underage Boston College students - one just 19 - quaffing draft Bud Light at Agoros Bar and Grill, 356 Chestnut Hill Ave., early on July 14. Read more.
The Crimson reports a club that had let some women in as "provisional" members has kicked them all out, so the boys can once again eat dinner in peace without having to worry about the female gaze.
Cambridge Day reports MIT is going to try to turn Senior House, a freewheeling dorm with art on the walls, cats everywhere and "an eclectic assortment of students who may be low-income, first-generation, black, Asian or Latinx or LGBTQI" - and a traditionally low graduation rate - into a place where the emphasis is on mental health, physical fitness and learning how to cook one's own meals. Also: No cats. Students are not going down without a fight.
The Crimson reports the no-longer-Harvard-students had formed an online group to trade droll little memes:
In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.”
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action to take, if any, about an underage Boston University student served a vodka drink at Eastern Standard on May 2 and an underage BU student served a Red Bull and vodka the next night at T's Pub. Read more.
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