Boston University

By - 10/16/18 - 2:05 pm

UPDATE: WBUR reports police found an Airsoft pellet gun, but no suspect.

A search for a man spotted with what might have been a gun near Landmark Center around 1:20 p.m. turned into a massive police search through Kenmore Square after he was spotted running into an inbound Green Line tunnel. Read more.

By - 10/3/18 - 1:33 pm
Architect's rendering of new BU building - with birds

Architect's rendering with obligatory birds.

Boston University has filed plans with the BPDA for its proposed 19-story data-sciences building, to house the school's computer sciences and mathematics and statistics departments, along with an interdisciplinary center that combines the two.

The building, which would go up on what is now a parking lot on Commonwealth Avenue at Granby Street, was designed to foster fields of study that now permeate pretty much everything the university now teaches, BU says: Read more.

By - 9/27/18 - 11:49 pm

The Daily Free Press reports BU has told the BPDA it will file plans for a 19-story data-sciences building on what is now a parking lot on Comm. Ave. at Granby Street.

By - 9/2/18 - 8:27 am

UPDATE: Cause was a lit candle.

The Boston Fire Department reports a one-room fire Saturday night at 722 Commonwealth Ave. sent one BU student to the hospital and did an estimated $200,000 in damage. Read more.

By - 8/23/18 - 2:36 pm

Battle of Comm Ave Lip Sync | BC vs BU Police

The BU and BC police departments face off - with former BPD Commissioner William Evans in his first starring role in a musical.

H/t Shelley.

By - 8/2/18 - 4:54 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that BU's National Emerging Diseases Laboratory on Albany Street - the BU biolab - took delivery of samples of two of the world's deadliest diseases this week, after city health officials gave them the final approval they needed for their research.

By - 6/15/18 - 11:28 am
Falling ice sign

Joel Kinney spotted this sign outside a building at BU this morning.

By - 4/10/18 - 11:54 am

Samson Donick, 22, today pleaded guilty to indecent assault and battery (reduced from aggravated rape), assault and battery (reduced from indecent assault and battery), and breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony (reduced from breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony), in exchange for a sentence in which he avoids any prison time for a 2015 sexual attack on a BU student in her dorm room, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/9/18 - 11:14 pm

The Globe reports a woman raped in her BU dorm doesn't want to go through the trauma of testifying against her alleged attacker, at the time an MIT student, and so prosecutors have worked out a plea deal in which he would admit to the lesser charge of assault and battery and publicly apologize.

Only problem for Samson Donick is that the judge in the case is so shocked she might order him to graphically detail just what he did, which could potentially force him to admit to being a sex offender.

By - 4/4/18 - 2:17 pm
Sign warning BU students about not getting killed crossing Commonwealth Avenue

Ilana Brownstein spotted this flier today outside Boston University's College of Fine Arts, 855 Comm. Ave., just past the BU Bridge.

By - 3/1/18 - 8:54 am

The Daily Free Press reports somebody went around the Warren Towers dorms, posting sticky notes on people's doors with a Web link that, when tapped on a phone, downloaded pornographic images.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:32 am

Managers at Guilt on Warrenton Street had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today how a 19-year-old Harvard student wound up requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital for extreme ethanol poisoning on Dec. 1, while the owner of T's Pub on Commonwealth Avenue had to explain how a 19-year-old BU student managed to get a rum and ginger ale on Nov. 28. Read more.

By - 1/16/18 - 2:14 pm

Two Boston University freshmen told police detectives who nabbed them with vodkas and cranberries at Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., that they got in without showing any ID by slipping the doorman some money - $10 in one case, $15 in another. Read more.

By - 12/7/17 - 3:21 pm

BU Today reports the Boston Public Health Commission has given the go-ahead to BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories on Albany Street to begin research on the world's deadliest pathogens, including Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus.

By - 12/2/17 - 6:58 pm

Suffolk University, which is already looking at locations in East Boston to house its students, has notified city officials it plans to lease what is now a BU dorm in Packards Corner in Allston for at least a couple of years to house up to 350 students. Read more.

By - 11/14/17 - 12:35 pm

The owner of Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., acknowledged today that he and his staff need to do better after police detectives on a routine inspection found six underage college students with mixed drinks at a reserved table after the Head of the Charles Regatta last month. Read more.

By - 11/11/17 - 10:21 am

NBC Boston reports on a Questrom School of Business professor who showed up late for a reservation at Cafe ArtScience.

Why is it always business-school professors?

By - 10/24/17 - 12:09 pm

BU Today recounts how a BUPD detective found a student's stolen $14,000 silver flute:

Eventually, Stone found someone in the neighborhood of BU who’d had an earlier encounter with the suspect and was willing to give Stone a name - but it was just a first name. That was enough to reduce that pawnshop database to about 500 hits. After searching hundreds of records in more detail, Stone found a 2014 transaction where the first name and a picture matched the suspect on the video.

By - 10/11/17 - 11:46 am

Wheelock College officially becomes part of Boston University on June 1 of next year - and its president will stay on as dean of BU’s new Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Read more.

By - 9/14/17 - 10:14 am
Wanted for flute thievery

BU Police have put out an APB for a man they say stole a handmade, sterling silver Arista flute from the School of Fine Arts on Aug. 29. Read more.