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By adamg - 3/20/24 - 11:26 am

Northeastern Global News reports Rébecca Kleinberger’s lab, which had earlier discovered parrots love videochatting with other parrots, has been designing games for tablets that parrots can play - with their beaks and tongues.

Their past research has shown that parrots - with their prodigious intelligence, high sociability and singular physical capabilities - are uniquely poised to benefit from touchscreen technology.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 3:14 pm
Beau Benson

A Dorchester man who worked at Northeastern advising prospective students at prep schools in the Back Bay and Dedham was arrested today on charges he saved explicit videos of men raping toddlers and other young children from Zoom sessions with other child-porn watchers, according to documents unsealed in federal court in Boston today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/23 - 5:49 pm

The Huntington News reports on rats and mice running roughshod over Huskies. One student was bitten, another reports putting towels under her doors to try to keep one hallway mouse from getting around, a third describes the situation of students competing for the best rooms only to get rodents as "ironic."

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 10:58 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a one-day license suspension for Walsh Wine & Spirits, 388 Washington St. in Brighton Center, which police detectives cited on July 19 for selling tequila, rum and other drinks to two guys who were under 21, in the latest such incident at a place that had become popular among Boston College and Boston University students. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 4:19 pm

The Huntington News reports on the controversy over Delta Kappa Epsilon's annual alligator roast, which the boys decided to hold this year on campus instead of at their Mission Hill house. In addition to an alligator on a spit, the event featured a severed alligator head on a chair. Naturally, you want to slow roast your gator, so the brothers turned the thing on the spit for some eight hours.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 8:29 am

The Huntington News reports about 100 students at Northeastern's Willis Hall, 50 Leon St. in the Fenway were forced into the brisk night air Tuesday when a burning candle on one student's stove somehow exploded. The News reports the student managed to douse the candle-sized blaze, but not until it sent enough smoke into the air to trigger alarms and bring the Boston Fire Department to the scene.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 9:25 am

And wouldn't that be something? LSD-ladled robo-taxis suddenly careening all over Storrow Drive at rush hour. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/23 - 9:21 am

NUTV Cribs: White Hall | Northeastern University Dorm

The Huntington News reports Northeastern had to scramble to find new rooms for incoming freshmen after finding "significant internal and external damage" in the 1909 White Hall, at Huntington Avenue and Forsyth Street in the Fenway.

By adamg - 8/1/23 - 5:25 pm

William Miles, a political-science professor at Northeastern, says he's been through worse.

By adamg - 4/2/23 - 12:55 pm

The Huntington News reports on the Judge Street fall, around 7 p.m. on Saturday.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 9:59 am

The Huntington News reports an apparent we'll-get-to-it-when-we-get-to-it campus mail system that meant some students didn't get absentee ballots in time to vote in last month's election.

By adamg - 12/1/22 - 10:46 am

The Huntington News reports Northeastern University plans to fill some shelves in its Snell Library with books, which the library hasn't had since the pandemic. The News notes Northeastern removed books to expand social distancing for study spaces in the time of Covid, but adds the school first started denuding library shelves of books in 2018.

By adamg - 10/10/22 - 3:35 pm

Cory Doctorow reports what happened when a Northeastern University official tried to prove some sort of point about workspace efficiency by having heat sensors secretly installed under the desks of grad students in the school's Privacy Institute, in that fancy new ISEC building on the other side of train tracks from the main campus. It did not end well, although at least he didn't try to take anybody's red Swingline stapler, so the building still stands.

By adamg - 10/4/22 - 12:11 pm
Case and note, showing no sign of damage

The case and note, showing no sign of damage, in photo filed in court.


A Northeastern new-media manager was arrested today on charges he concocted a story of a bomb going off in his lab last month - which led to the shutdown of the building and the surrounding campus - and that he wrote the alleged terror note, which blamed Mark Zuckerberg for unleashing a horrifying metaverse, just a few hours earlier on one of his lab's own computers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 11:33 pm

Around 10:40 p.m., Northeastern University Police issued a shelter-in-place order and told people to avoid Snell Quad and Curry Student Center. They lifted the shelter-in-place order about half an hour later, but still told people to avoid Snell Quad and the student center. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/22 - 10:33 am

A judge yesterday sided with Northeastern University over the town of Nahant, ruling a state law aimed at protecting land set aside for conservation does not apply to the school's plans to expand its Marine Research Land on some long vacant land it owns in the town. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 6:29 pm

Associated Press reports investigators grew wary of his story because "his injuries did not match wounds typically consistent with an explosion, said one official."

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 9:22 am

Live Boston reports that Boston, state and federal bomb squads swarmed local college campuses this morning to check for the sorts of devices that sent a Northeastern professor to the hospital last night after he opened a hardened case with a bomb inside. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 8:28 pm
Leon Street

Leon Street tonight. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: It was all a hoax, feds charge.

Live Boston reports one person suffered minor injuries - but serious enough for transport to a local hospital - in an explosion on the third floor of Holmes Hall, 39 Leon St., shortly after 7 p.m. Read more.

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