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By adamg - 4/13/24 - 9:51 pm

A federal appeals court yesterday upheld an earlier lower-court ruling that a woman who was suspended from the theology master's program at Boston University for refusing to take the nasal Covid-19 tests the university once required has no case because the school no longer requires the tests. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/24 - 9:50 am

The Daily Free Press reports that the BU Graduate Workers Union, affiliated with the SEIU, will start their strike today with a rally at Marsh Plaza on Commonwealth Avenue following unsuccessful negotiations over wage increases, better working conditions and funding for childcare for grad students with young children.

By adamg - 3/14/24 - 10:33 am

A federal appeals court yesterday upheld a lower-court judge's dismissal of a suit by several Boston University students over the move to online education, ruling that a state law passed last year specifically to bar such suits is constitutionally valid. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/24 - 1:39 pm
67 Ashford St. on fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire reported at 65 Ashford St. around 2 a.m. on Saturday injured one resident and caused an estimated $2 million in damage. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/24 - 12:08 pm
Part of Dowdell poster showing him as an MFA recipient even though he still officially isn't

From the complaint: Part of the offending poster, showing the MFA designation BU won't give him.

Director Rel Dowdell yesterday sued Boston University because it won't change the official name of the degree he got in 1999 from master of science to master of fine arts. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/23 - 3:19 pm
Rainbow over Cambridge

Did you notice it briefly got lighter for a bit a little after 1? Alisa Bokulich looked out from her office at BU and captured the rainbow that sprang up over Cambridge before it got dark and stormy again.

David Fisher spotted it, too, from his aerie in the Seaport: Read more.

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 - 10/25/23 - 9:48 pm
Suspects in two sexual assaults

Northeastern (l) and Simmons suspects.

Boston and Simmons University Police report two sexual assaults on women near the Simmons and Northeastern campuses in recent days, while Boston University Police report making an arrest for two sexual assaults along their campus yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/23 - 9:27 pm

BU Today reports the selection of Melissa Gilliam, executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University as the replacement for Robert Brown, who retired as president earlier this year.

In addition to being a leader of the Ohio school, Gilliam is also a research scientist and a physician.

By adamg - 9/22/23 - 11:02 am

Jared reports that at 6:47 a.m., Boston University sent out text messages: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 9:05 am
Photos of the stolen viola and its case

Photos of the stolen viola and its case via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a viola stolen from an address on Glenville Avenue in Allston sometime between 2 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/23 - 9:41 pm

WBUR is announcing what it calls "a fresh weekend programming lineup" that includes ditching a local religious service that its broadcast live for seven decades for some talkish non-religious thing out of New York City. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/23 - 8:38 pm
Student holds sign in protest against David Zaslow, far right

The other side read: "Sit Down, Shut Up." Zaslav is at the podium, far right.

As striking members of the Writers Guild walked picket lines outside, and as a plane pulled a protest banner up above, Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav gave the commencement speech at Boston University's Nickerson Field today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/23 - 8:10 pm
Shamful message

Unless you're really an atheist making a comment about religion in general, that is. But the back of the van said something about how Satan controls us all, so, yeah, use a spell checker next time.

By adamg - 5/10/23 - 2:41 pm

NBC Boston reports Boston University is, so far, standing by its planned commencement speaker, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslov, in the face of protests from Hollywood writers currently on strike against Zaslov and his ilk. BU announced Zaslov's selection two days after the writers' strike began.

By adamg - 5/3/23 - 8:55 am

The Daily Free Press reports somebody called BU Police on the evening of April 28 to report "about 50 cars on the rooftop of the parking garage [at 730 Comm Ave.] revving their engines." Turned out to be members of the BU car club just doing some circle revving, but not anything wrong, so no need to send them on their way.

By adamg - 4/25/23 - 10:29 am

A federal judge earlier this month dismissed a lawsuit by six Boston University students over what they claimed was the inferior education they got after the school shifted to online classes as the pandemic erupted in the spring of 2020, in part because there was no way that BU could have foreseen a global pandemic would effectively shut down the entire state. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/23 - 9:41 am

BU Today is urging students to play it smarter than the kids at UMass Amherst and realize that mixing Gatorade with vodka in a gallon milk jug does not protect you from getting so dead drunk you have to be transported to the hospital.

But if you insist on borging, but you shouldn't, for God's sake don't mix coffee into the swill; that just makes things worse, BU Student Health Services says.

By adamg - 4/10/23 - 9:20 am

The Daily Free Press reports the Boston University Center for Computing and Data Science's new policy is that students can use AI "if they properly credit the tool and include an appendix showing where and how AI tools were used." It does quote one lecturer, though, who feels AI is sort of like calculators were back in the day: It's OK for advanced students who already have the basics down, but intro students shouldn't use it to get answers instead of learning those basics first.

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