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.
MassLive.com reports Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says young men need to be more careful when they drink in a city surrounded by water, not worry about a serial killer.
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.