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By adamg - 1/25/24 - 3:17 pm
Flier calling for various freedoms in China

The flier that outraged Wu, via the FBI.

A jury in federal court in Boston today convicted Xiaolei Wu, 26, on one count of cyberstalking and one count of interstate transmissions of threatening communication for the way he threatened and harassed another Berklee student from China who'd posted a flier posted on Mass. Ave. calling for various freedoms in their dictatorial homeland. 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 - 11/20/23 - 9:58 am

The Heights reports on the state of BC's most recent acquisitions: The 23-acre former Mount Alvernia High School in Newton and the former Pine Manor College in Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/23 - 5:49 pm

The Huntington News reports on rats and mice running roughshod over Huskies. One student was bitten, another reports putting towels under her doors to try to keep one hallway mouse from getting around, a third describes the situation of students competing for the best rooms only to get rodents as "ironic."

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 9:12 am

The Jewish Journal reports on Brandeis's decision, which came yesterday, hours before Students for Justice in Palestine was to hold a rally at the school.

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 - 10/13/23 - 4:19 pm

The Huntington News reports on the controversy over Delta Kappa Epsilon's annual alligator roast, which the boys decided to hold this year on campus instead of at their Mission Hill house. In addition to an alligator on a spit, the event featured a severed alligator head on a chair. Naturally, you want to slow roast your gator, so the brothers turned the thing on the spit for some eight hours.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 8:29 am

The Huntington News reports about 100 students at Northeastern's Willis Hall, 50 Leon St. in the Fenway were forced into the brisk night air Tuesday when a burning candle on one student's stove somehow exploded. The News reports the student managed to douse the candle-sized blaze, but not until it sent enough smoke into the air to trigger alarms and bring the Boston Fire Department to the scene.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 9:40 am

MIT News reports on research by an MIT linguistics professor and one of his students on an emerging phrase in English: "Whom of which." Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/23 - 10:00 pm

The Heights reports a law firm hired by 28 members of the Boston College swimming and diving teams says school officials jumped the gun in suspending all of them over alleged hazing before the school had even finished its investigation. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/23 - 11:41 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that freshmen students placed in a dorm room by their school aren't members of a "household" and so are ineligible to apply for abuse-prevention orders against their roommates. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/23 - 9:21 am

NUTV Cribs: White Hall | Northeastern University Dorm

The Huntington News reports Northeastern had to scramble to find new rooms for incoming freshmen after finding "significant internal and external damage" in the 1909 White Hall, at Huntington Avenue and Forsyth Street in the Fenway.

By adamg - 7/24/23 - 10:20 pm

Local civil-rights groups said tonight that the federal Department of Education has agreed to investigate their claim that Harvard's continued preference for "legacy" admissions of primarily white applicants violates the rights of Hispanic and Black applicants whose parents or other relatives didn't go to the school or donate large amounts of money to it. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 10:17 am

The Harvard Crimson reports on today's ruling, which focused in part on admissions at Harvard.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 8:55 am

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports Orthodox students at the heavily Jewish Waltham university are verklempt at what they consider a punch in the kishkes, a furshlugginer two-page school ad, in the Sunday Times magazine, no less, headlined "Brandeis was founded by Jews. But it's anything but orthodox." The school responded that if only the students would read the whole megillah, they'd see it was just a light-hearted attempt to show the school's roots come from the totality of the Jewish mishpocha.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 5:11 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge last week ordered the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to give Gopuff, a Philadelphia-based delivery company, its license to deliver alcohol back while its lawsuit against the commission proceeds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 9:35 am

The Boston Police Department reports detectives are investigating a series of residential break-ins in an area along Commonwealth Avenue near Boston College over the past couple of weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/23 - 12:45 pm

Gopuff, a Philadelphia chain that last week lost its state license to deliver alcohol after inspectors cited it for repeatedly delivering alcohol to BC freshmen, yesterday sued to get its license back, arguing it's completely changed its ID and training policies - that it's unfair the state didn't rescind its license until nearly 2 1/2 years after the violations and that the punishment was particularly unfair for a "first time" violation. 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.

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