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By - 2/26/15 - 12:15 pm

The Daily Free Press reports on the "withdrawal of recognition" for Kappa Sigma for the way it joined with a group called Blackout University to advertise a party at Royale in the Theater District:

The promotional materials for the party, which was scheduled for December 10, 2014, included shirtless or nearly unclothed women, with some being forced to drink alcohol. A video included on

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By - 2/16/15 - 9:19 pm
MIT Alps

Dan Meade chronicles his expedition to the top of the snowy mounts on the MIT campus. He does not say if he brought oxygen with him or risked the thinner air.

Photo copyright Dan Meade. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 2/12/15 - 7:48 pm

The college has posted:

BC Emergency. Bomb threat reported at Lower Campus Dining Hall. BC Police ask all on the Main Campus to avoid area and shelter in place.

Update: The college is now asking students to avoid all dining halls on campus.

By - 1/30/15 - 2:40 pm

In a message to students, BPD Commissioner William Evans says play nice and don't do anything you wouldn't want your dean of students to find out about:

The Boston Police Department, in the interest of general public safety, has requested certain temporary parking and access restrictions to several locations in the city both due to the Superbowl event and the recent storm. These traffic

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By - 1/16/15 - 8:37 pm

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will harness the collective geekpower of trans-Atlantic Cambridges in a bid to help squelch cybercrime. As MIT reports:

As part of a series of cybersecurity initiatives made public today during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit with President Barack Obama, the two nations announced that MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

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By - 1/15/15 - 7:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Mary Ann's to shut for two days as punishment for a Nov. 14 police inspection that found six underage customers with beers in their possession.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said he and his partner immediately noticed "several small groups of patrons" who appeared to be too young to be quaffing suds legally.

Sure enough,... Read more

By - 1/2/15 - 9:49 am

An Emerson student who says school officials dismissed her story of being raped by a fellow Emerson student and an MIT student in October has filed a federal lawsuit against the college.

In the suit, the student, identified as Jane Doe, charges a classmate took her to an MIT frat party in October, 2012 - possibly after first plying her with a spiked drink -... Read more

By - 12/29/14 - 11:37 am

Boston College says it's doing its part to minimize the impact of students in the 17-story apartment building it bought on Comm. Ave. in part by installing locks that will keep students from opening windows more than six inches - and which will make apartment balconies completely off limits to them.

In a filing with the BRA, BC says the changes at 2000 Comm.... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 11:36 am

Jon Staff, a student at Harvard Business School, has set up Harvard Gives: $4 to Fight Hunger:

Negative stereotypes of Harvard and HBS were reinfoced by an article in Boston.com about a $4 dispute between an HBS professor and a small business owner.

In accordance with our community values, we are calling on all Harvard students to flip the script by donating $4 to

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By - 12/10/14 - 7:33 am

The Crimson reports the student allegedly objected to being awoken from a drunken slumber in a dorm hallway by trying to beat up a Harvard police officer. He now faces a couple of A&B charges.

By - 12/7/14 - 12:39 pm
Concert for Change

New England Conservatory students will play in a concert on Saturday to benefit the Friends of Boston’s Homeless and The Women's Lunch Place and the people displaced from programs on Long Island when its bridge was shut in October.

Although money won't be turned down, "donations of new underwear, socks, and travel-sized toiletries will be accepted to support the work of the Friends... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 8:04 am

The Tech reports on growing outrage over the way pedestrians can be mowed down along the river road.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:01 am

Associated Press reports Emerson officials are trying to find whoever's scrawling swastikas in campus buildings.

By - 11/6/14 - 2:47 pm

The Hub reports a Simmons College student was grabbed from behind around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday in the Fens near Clemente Field.

She managed to break away from the attacker by screaming and struggling, causing him to flee the scene.

Simmons Police urged students to avoid the area, right in front of their campus, at night.... Read more

By - 11/6/14 - 7:30 am

The Crimson reports on a faculty meeting got a little testy when professors wanted to know why the world's greatest university was surveilling them and students. A muckymuck said it was part of a study by one group of researchers on student class attendance.

Prior to beginning the study, Bol said, he was given approval by Harvard’s Institutional Review Board, a federally mandated body

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By - 10/31/14 - 2:36 pm

MIT reports both it and the Lambda Chi Alpha national fraternity have banned the local chapter, Lambda Zeta, 99 Bay State Rd. in Boston, for five years for "conduct that does not support the fraternity’s priority of providing a healthy chapter environment for its members."

MIT does not specify just what that conduct was. However, in August, a drunken non-MIT student fell out... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 8:13 am

WBUR reports on the details of a survey of MIT students - which also found most never report the assaults. The Tech reports the school's president is "disturbed by the extent and nature of the problem."

By - 10/14/14 - 10:04 pm
Gas leak on Hemenway Street in the Fenway

The scene on Hemenway. Photo by RA.

UPDATE: After shutting off the gas to the entire building, National Grid said residents - many Northeastern students - could return inside, but that they won't have any gas until after repairs are made tomorrow.

204 Hemenway St., around 9:45 p.m. Both Boston Fire and National Grid teams are on scene.

By - 10/6/14 - 7:31 am

The Crimson reports on the connection between the weekend death threats and months' worth of more peaceful - but equally ungrammatical - requests for Facebook followers.

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