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By adamg - 11/11/22 - 1:28 pm
Possible next steps in BU expansion

Possible BU expansion sites in green, including decks over the turnpike.

Boston University recently filed a 10-year, $1-billion "institutional master plan" that calls for a new research building, possibly up to 16 stories, and a new premium student dorm, along with an expansion of solar panels across the campus and a major rehab of the Warren Towers dorms on Commonwealth Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/22 - 3:03 pm

A federal judge today tossed a former BU theology grad student's attempt to permanently ban the school from ever making her take a nasal Covid-19 test should she return to classes and should the school resume Covid-19 testing. Read more

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:45 am

The Daily Free Press reports a woman was stabbed at the College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave. Thursday night. Injuries not considered life threatening.

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 - 9/7/22 - 12:59 pm

The Globe reports Editor Brian McGrory will step down after 10 years to become chairman of the journalism department at Boston University. He will also start writing a column for the Globe again.

Dan Kennedy has a copy of his memo to his staff.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 12:40 pm

BU Today announces that Robert Brown will step down as president of the university at the end of the current school year, his 18th as president. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 10:50 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Jose Martinez, now 61, will have to wait until 2025 to re-apply for parole for the life sentence he got for raping a BU student in Brookline, when he was just 16. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 7:35 pm

Last Thursday night, somebody walked in through an unlocked front door at one of those student houses on Ashford Street in the GAP and made off with five MacBook Pro laptops - and $400 in cash - Sgt. Edward McMahon told the Allston Civic Association this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 10:33 pm
Three of the photos from the Building Safety celebration

Thumbnail versions of some of the images from the Flickr RSS feed.

Mayor Wu, ISD officials and various local construction-industry panjandrums and workers put on hard hats and celebrated International Building Safety Month today by going on a tour of Boston University's still unfinished Jenga Building, um, Center for Computing and Data Sciences in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/22 - 9:06 am

The Daily Free Press reports masks are still required on the BU Shuttle, which connects the main BU campus with its Fenway and Boston Medical Center campuses.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 1:43 pm

Update: Northeastern goes even further.

BU announced today that starting March 7:

Face masks will no longer be required in most areas on campus, including dining halls, residential housing common areas, offices, libraries, food courts, and common areas in buildings and colleges. Masks will continue to be required indoors for instructional purposes and lectures in classrooms, the BU Shuttle, all healthcare facilities, and in those venues which are open to the public and host ticketed events.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 9:10 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a walkout by social-work students - and some professors.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 4:20 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says there's nobody to charge for the way Boston University professor David Jones died by falling 20 feet through missing stairs outside the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last September. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/21 - 9:35 am

WFXT reports on this morning's deployment of National Guard troops to help weary hospital workers deal with the latest Covid-19 surge.

Meanwhile, the Daily Free Press reports Boston University saw its highest one-day Covid-19 numbers ever last Tuesday.

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 - 12:09 pm

Boston University announced today it will require all students, professors, staff and other "affiliates" to show proof they've gotten a Covid-19 booster shot by Feb. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/21 - 4:35 pm

A company that claims it has a patent on the idea of linking a number entered in an online box to a specific article has set its sights on Boston University, claiming the school's use of a link shortener is outrageous and deserving of punishment - or a large enough settlement to make the case go away. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 11:54 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the school has suspended its largest frat, Kappa Sigma of Allston, because it had a couple of gatherings after school officials told them not to because of an investigation into potential "sexual misconduct" at its frat house.

Earlier:
Boston University students protest alleged sexual assaults at frat.

By adamg - 10/23/21 - 9:29 pm
Protesting sexual assault on BU Beach

As BU parents and students sat inside a fence-off area for a parent's weekend "Terrier Tailgate" barbecue this evening, some BU students stood just outside protesting sexual assaults at BU-affiliated fraternities, one in particular. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 12:00 pm

The BU board of trustees voted yesterday to begin selling off the university's holdings in fossil-fuel companies, school President Robert Brown announced today. Read more.

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