The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a wrongful-death suit by the father of an MIT graduate student who threw himself off the roof of a campus building, saying that while colleges do have some unique obligations to protect their students, there are limits to what they can be expected to do, in an age in which students, especially at the graduate level, expect to be treated as adults with rights, including that of privacy. Read more.
Chip Goines spotted this procession near Harvard Square today. Whole bunch of people lost a bet? We don't know!
Cambridge Day reports.
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.
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.
Ilana Brownstein spotted this flier today outside Boston University's College of Fine Arts, 855 Comm. Ave., just past the BU Bridge.
A trip from BC to Harvard Square on the T is filled with the milk of human kindness for one out-of-town student.
In 2014, UMass Amherst senior James Haidak made headlines with a lawsuit alleging the college sexually discriminated against him for expelling him in what he said was a he said/she said case involving a UMass student he'd been dating.
Yesterday, a federal judge in Boston threw out his suit, saying that while UMass made a mistake in its disciplinary proceedings by delaying them five months, in part because of summer break, Haidak deserved everything he got. Read more.
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.
Tim Devin watched Somerville High School students get into the positions they've been taught to assume during a school lockdown in a walkout this morning to call for restrictions of guns used for mass murders.
Officials at MIT and UMass Amherst said today that high-school students shouldn't worry about their admission status if their high schools discipline them for walking out of class in anti-gun protests.
Two Boston College students who decided to venture into the wilds of the Fenway got the Baseball Tavern on Boylston Street hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today after police detectives found them enjoying a couple of bottles of Bud Light on Dec. 31. Read more.
UMass Amherst students gathered on the plaza at the base of the high rises of Southwest quad last night for the traditional post-sportsball riot, which this year resulted in at least 12 people being taken to the hospital and six being arrested after campus, Amherst and State Police in riot gear and on horseback dispersed the crowd with the aid of at least one shot of PepperBall, the school reports. Read more.
Greg Cook took photos at yesterday's Hasty Pudding parade with Mila Kunis yesterday, reports the drag club has agreed to let women perform with the men.
A pair of 19-year-old Northeastern students nabbed buying two 30-packs of Natty Light and a bottle of vodka at the Boylston Street Target last month have spurred the chain to begin looking at updated scanner software for picking out fake IDs, a chain attorney and security manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
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.
WBZ reports the student was jumped by a bunch of men at the 1260 Boylston St. Domino's around 2 a.m. on Friday.
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.
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