The Crimson reports that more than 60 students who took "Harvard’s flagship introductory computer science course" last fall have had to face hearings to answer charges of "academic dishonesty" - which the Crimson adds may have been unintentional and due to stupidly vague rules on student collaboration.
Four Chinese women, including a Northeastern student, were arrested today on charges that one of them took a US college-entry exam for the others, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
The alcohol-infused straw that broke the camel's back was a 19-year-old Babson student with fake Nigerian and Indian driver's licenses and a photocopy of a Photoshopped British passport whom BPD detectives found with a shot of tequila in her hand inside Venu around 1:30 a.m. on March 4. Read more.
Garage, part of the Russian Benevolent Society complex on Linden Street, next week begins the second of its third state-ordered shutdowns this year for a series of incidents in which investigators found underage drinkers enjoying adult beverages they got with fake driver's licenses. Read more.
UPDATE: State Police report Jeune was found safe and "in good condition" at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
State troopers in boats searched the Charles River this morning for Tamika Danielle Jeune after her ID, wallets and shoes were found on the riverbank.
The Daily Free Press reports several students have been hit by a scam in which a stranger comes up to them at an ATM on Comm. Ave. and asks them to deposit a check, withdraw some money and keep the rest of the check. Don't do that, BU Police is warning students.
A friend couldn't help but notice this ad in the March 23 issue of MIT's student paper, the Tech.
Officials credit stepped up patrols by Northeastern cops in the neighborhood on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, plus counseling for off-campus students on how not to be jerks, according to the Huntington News, which reports officials made the assertions at a "town hall meeting" on community relations to which community residents were not invited.
Kate Wilson got up early and watched rowers on the Charles this morning.
Punter's Pub, 444 Huntington Ave., no longer accepts foreign IDs from people wanting a drink, due to an incident last month in which police found three underage students drinking draft beer after showing what turned out to be fraudulent foreign IDs. Read more.
MIT sends out its acceptance letters next week.
Mass Media reports a UMass freshman who fell from the third floor of the Campus Center on Feb. 28 died two days later.
A pair of 18-year-old Suffolk University students with fake Canadian IDs managed to procure a couple of vodka drinks at Bijou on Stuart Street shortly before several Boston police officers walked in for an unscheduled inspection on Nov. 10. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether any punishment is warranted for the underage BC students found with beers inside Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Cleveland Circle and Umbria on Franklin St. downtown. Read more.
The Crimson reports two Iranian sisters, one headed to do mathematical work, the other to study philosophy, were barred from a flight from London on Sunday despite having visas. They were denied seats on three other flights as well. The two have a sister who is already in Cambridge, working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
MIT and a group called Conservation International yesterday announced a program to look at ways to use nature to help fight climate change:
The collaboration brings together MIT’s technical, scientific, and engineering expertise with Conservation International’s expansive environmental programs, to look for ways that forests, coastal ecosystems, and urban areas can be managed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
The collaboration launches today with a one-day hackathon at MIT that invites participants to team up on ideation and early-state design of nature-based, technologically savvy solutions to climate challenges in developing world communities. The collaboration will involve MIT students in CI’s international fieldwork and will initially include four joint research projects in which scientists will focus directly on climate challenges already having an impact in places such as the Philippines and the Amazon Basin.