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By adamg - 4/7/21 - 11:26 am

A former track and field coach at Northeastern University was charged today with wire fraud and cyberstalking for allegedly posing as a woman himself as part of a ploy to get athletes to send him nude photos and for allegedly cyberstalking one Northeastern athlete - to the point of figuring out how to break into her Snapchat account. Read more

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:07 am

Northeastern is expecting fully vaccinated Huskies this fall - except for people with a medical or religious exemption. International students from countries that might not have as plentiful a supply of vaccine can still come, but the school will help them get a shot.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:41 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a Boston University forum on anti-Asian racism, and includes this account:

By Fenway Park, just over a week ago, Yeh said he was walking back from Northeastern University around 8:30 p.m. when a maskless middle-aged white male approached him, called Yeh a racial slur and told him to "go die."

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 8:56 am

Cambridge Day reports on a Covid-19 outbreak among Sloan School of Management grad students, many of whom were "gathering and traveling together." There was a similar Sloan outbreak last fall.

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By adamg - 3/29/21 - 9:54 am

The Daily Free Press reports a group of students are demanding Boston University provide free washing machines and dryers across campus. The school offered to look at helping out students with financial need pay for washing their clothes, but the group says that's not good enough - laundry needs to be free for all.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 9:23 am

Although the Covid-19 test positivity rate at Northeastern University's Boston campus remains far lower than the surrounding area, the school is sounding the alarm after the rate doubled over the past week. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 4:08 pm

The Crimson reports. Harvard follows Northeastern, BU and MIT.

By adamg - 3/18/21 - 11:53 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the student was robbed around 3:20 a.m. in the garage at 121 Dummer St.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 9:27 am

Northeastern University announced today it will hold its commencement exercises at Fenway Park on May 8, but in two shifts due to coronavirus-related capacity restrictions. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 8:39 pm

The Heights reports Boston College suspended a student whom officials determined "wrote racially offensive language on classroom chalkboards."

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 9:56 pm

Boston University President Robert Brown announced today that he is hoping to get BU back to as close as normal operations as possible with the fall semester: Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 11:00 am

Northeastern University announced today it's planning on fully re-opening its Boston campus for the fall semester, although students and staff will still need to keep those faces covered and maybe even come in for some Covid-19 testing. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/21 - 8:30 pm

The Daily Collegian reports on the annual Blarney Blowout festivities this past weekend, featuring crowds more akin to what you might see in Florida, only more warmly dressed and in a state that still has Covid-19 restrictions.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 9:06 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU is planning to hold its May commencement in person, although it cautions: "The event is subject to change and will occur in accordance with city and state guidelines." Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 10:28 am

The Tech reports and condemns e-mail from somebody claiming he will pay $50,000 to female students with certain Chinese surnames if they give up some of their eggs - about five times the going rate for them and without any mention of the potentially serious complications (like, oh, death) for women who get hormone shots to stimulate extra egg production for harvesting.

By adamg - 2/11/21 - 1:56 pm

No more virtual nonsense, Northeastern says: It's going to let its seniors graduate outdoors, even if that means holding two commencement ceremonies to safely handle them all. The school is also looking at possibly holding a separate outdoor celebration for people who had to graduate virtually in 2020. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 8:02 pm
Qinxuan Pan

The New Haven Independent reports on what has become a national manhunt for Qinxuan Pan (shown right), who is considered armed and dangerous. Kevin Jiang was shot to death on Feb. 6.

Jiang was recently engaged to a woman who graduated from MIT before moving to New Haven to become a doctoral student herself at Yale.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 10:45 am

The Heights reports BC is telling students, especially freshmen, they're cruising for a bruising, like maybe just sending students home for the rest of the semester, because of an uptick in Covid-19 cases of late.

Several students have been booted from campus housing - or even suspended - after "gatherings' over the past couple of weekends involving too many students in one place, many without masks on, the Heights reports.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 9:27 am

The Hampshire Gazette reports the Commonwealth's Flagship Campus has ordered all students - including off campu - to stay in their rooms except to get testing or meals due to an outbreak that has so far hit several hundred. The Daily Collegian reports one frat was suspended for "two massive back-to-back parties, packed to the brim with young people dancing and drinking."

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