Boston University

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.

By - 8/29/17 - 4:19 pm

The two schools announced today they have started merger negotiations on how to make the 1,000-student college a part of the 33,000-student research university. Read more.

By - 7/10/17 - 9:54 am

Boston University, which has a campus split by the infamously decaying span, has hired a company that sets up cameras to record construction jobs to time-lapse the heck out of the bridge now that the state has begun to replace it (how is the shrunken turnpike under the bridge doing?).

By - 5/30/17 - 11:04 am

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.

By - 4/13/17 - 9:09 am
Jeune

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.

However, State Police report they don't think she wound up in the river. Instead, they're asking anybody who might know where she is to contact them at 617-740-7544. Read more.

By - 3/30/17 - 9:30 am

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.