The Tech reports on an outbreak of gastroenteritis on campus; officials are not sure if it's norovirus.
UPDATE: Licensing Board ordered a four-day suspension: Three for serving the minors, one for owner Joseph Cimino's actions during the police investigation. Cimino can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
It was bad enough, police say, that they caught four underage Northeastern students inside Daisy Buchanan's with Bud Lights. Even worse was that owner Joseph Cimino tried to keep them from questioning one... Read more
No, not Lake Woebegon, but Harvard, where the Crimson reports the median undergraduate grade is A-, and:
The most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.... Read more
A BC junior was arraigned today on charges of setting fires in two college buildings on Nov. 9, the school reports.
Pengliang Yue, a junior from Shenzhen, China, was arraigned today in Newton District Court on one count of arson, three counts of attempted arson, four counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of disorderly conduct for the fires in Gasson... Read more
The Globe reports on the apology by a Christian student group that had posted an essay, allegedly by a Jewish convert to Christianity, about how his former co-religionists really suck and, yeah, the Holocaust was part of God's plan.
In the apology, the Christian Ichtus writes:
The writer holds nothing but love for his heritage and feels very deeply for the welfare of... Read more
Boston University Police report they are looking for this guy in connection with at least three laptop thefts at the Mugar library since September. He looks for an unattended backpack or laptop, then takes it:
In all cases the suspect was in and out of the building in ten minutes or less.... Read more
Nothing good can come of that, a Northeastern student learns the hard way.
The campus newspaper wishes BC fans hadn't spent their energies yelling "Fuck Northeastern" at a Friday hockey match:
The growing number of students who use obscenities in chants at home BC hockey games is unacceptable, and the student body and Athletics must move to end the practice.
The Tech reports MIT and its fraternities are working with architects to develop applications for assembly permits for frats on this side of the river.
The Boston Inspectional Services Department requires that assembly limits are calculated based on the emergency exit capabilities of each residence. Currently, however, Boston [Fraternity, Sorority and Independent Living Group] residences have assembly limits calculated by the old system that... Read more
Kim Angelovich watched half-naked Northeastern students on their annual Parents Weekend underwear run through the Fenway and Back Bay tonight.
The Huntington News reports (scroll about halfway down) on an incident Saturday night in which a student walking near the school library was accosted by two guys, one of whom said he had a gun. Campus police stopped one of the junior ruffians on his not-fast-enough way to Ruggles Street - and found the student's laptop, phone and credit card on the ground nearby.... Read more
Emerson President Lee Pelton said today the college can and will do more to combat sexual assault on campus, after Huffington Post reported on a complaint alleging the college responded slowly, if at all, to students reporting sexual assaults.
According to police, two black teens asked the students for the time; when both students took out their phones to answer the question, one of the teens pulled a knife and demanded the phones. The pair then fled toward the Ruggles T stop.... Read more
The Huntington News reports that among Northeastern's class offerings this year is "Health Innovation with Google Glass." Students are encouraged to wear the computerized glasses as a way to help come up with innovative apps related to healthcare.
A concerned citizen frets:
Is there something we can do to curb the throngs of BU students from crossing Comm Ave against the walk light? They haphazardly cascade across the street between classes, with no regard for vehicles and bikes. Not only is it unsafe for them, but it creates a dangerous driving situation. Thanks!... Read more
Wicked Local Brookline alerts us of the latest menace to befall the paramecium-shaped town: An online room-reservation system called Airbnb that one North Brookline homeowner used to rent out a bunch of rooms in her $1.6-million house - without getting the required lodging-house license. Which nearby residents probably would have fought, because as one resident quoted by Wicked Local said:
We don't want to... Read more