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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.

By adamg - 7/17/22 - 7:11 pm

Boston Police report arresting a herd of current and former Northeastern students they say they found inside the Government Center Garage demolition site - the one where one worker died when several levels collapsed - early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/22 - 9:17 pm

Northeastern University Police sent out an alert today that a person was robbed at gunpoint outside Smith Hall, a Northeastern dorm at 129 Hemenway St. this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 9:48 am
Emerald Tutu: Floating vegetation mats with walkways

What part of the Emerald Tutu could look like. Source.

Researchers at Northeastern University are testing a way to protect Boston from storm surges caused by climate change by deploying thousands of biodegradable mats that would grow marsh grasses on top and seaweed below to absorb some of the energy from the surges before they could slam into Boston's low-lying areas. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 10:34 pm

Starting March 1, Northeastern University will still make testing available to students and staff, but people without any symptoms will only have to take a test if they feel like it, the school announced today. Along with that, the university will be dropping its Covid-19 dashboard.

By adamg - 2/1/22 - 10:50 pm

Boston firefighters responded to Northeastern University's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, at 805 Columbus Ave. after some sort of machine on an upper floor caught fire around 10:30 p.m.

Firefighters, ordered to wear breathing masks, quickly put out the flames and unplugged the device, then stayed on scene for awhile to make sure there were no hazardous chemicals in the air.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 2:29 pm

Inyoung You, now 23, today admitted she helped drive her boyfriend Alexander Urtula to suicide the day he was supposed to graduate from Boston College in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 11:40 am

Northeastern News reports officials made the decision for "ongoing commitment to maintaining the continuity of learning and research, while keeping the community safe." Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/21 - 11:37 am

Northeastern University is now reporting a breakdown of types of Covid-19 cases on its campus since Sept. 1 on its Covid-19 dashboard. The school, which has its own testing facilities, reports a total of 35 positive tests for the omicron variant. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 9:32 am

The Harvard Crimson reports Harvard had 195 new Covid-19 cases over the past week, the highest number of the pandemic so far. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/21 - 4:46 pm

Yesterday, as it was announcing that students and staff had to get booster shots by next month, Northeastern University was canceling a two-day on-campus vaccination clinic next week after information from people signing up somehow wound up on the provider's Web site. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 11:45 am

Northeastern University today told students, faculty and other workers they will have to show proof of a booster Covid-19 shot by Jan. 18. Read more.

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