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By adamg - 6/30/20 - 12:52 pm

UMass Amherst yesterday notified students and parents that students who want to return to campus this fall can do so, with major restrictions (like no visitors in their dorm rooms and the requirement to take a Covid-19 test on demand, oh, and most classes will be held remotely, anyway).

But the school says it has an option for students who are all about that campus life but who might not feel comfortable actually being on the state's largest public-university campus - its satellite campus 80 miles away in Newton. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 12:30 pm

Boston University President Robert Brown yesterday detailed more of the steps the school will be taking to tamp down any potential Covid-19 infections as school re-opens this fall. Among the steps: Required weekly Covid-19 tests for students who live on campus, their professors and any other BU employees who have regular contact with students - as well as for any students and employees who take public transit to and from the school. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 9:02 pm

The Daily Free Press reports Boston University is looking at a fall re-opening plan that could mean putting healthy students in hotel rooms as the school sets aside hundreds of dorm rooms for use by Covid-19-positive students.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 3:24 pm
Northeastern cops with a pickup full of bricks

From the video.

A video that has widely circulated over the past day has been presented as evidence cops in Boston were getting ready to leave bricks around to tempt protesters to throw them.

In fact, Northeastern Police say today, it shows two Northeastern officers doing something far more innocuous. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 10:23 am

An art student at Brandeis University this week sued the school to get a refund on his spring-semester tuition and fees because of the way classes were forced online due to Covid-19. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:37 am

Suffolk University yesterday became the latest local college to get hit with an online-learning-sucks lawsuit, by a biology major who wants some of her spring-tuition tuition back. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 9:53 am

A Harvard student who claims to have been wronged by online classes has sued Harvard to get part of her spring tuition back. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 11:34 am

A Boston University sophomore and her father have sued Boston University to demand they be reimbursed a chunk of her tuition because she's been forced to endure a "second-rate online substitute" since the school shut its campus in March due to Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:13 am

WBUR reports the students jumped into action after Tufts Medical Center got a donation of 6,000 N95 masks that had easily snappable elastic straps. But first they had to find miles of elastic cord with which to replace the bad straps.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 2:59 pm

The students are in "suitable isolation spaces," while the staff member is self quarantining at home, the Daily Free Press reports.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 10:59 pm

What the World Needs Now - for Virtual Orchestra

On her way home to Florida from the end of on-campus life this year, Boston Conservatory student Shelbie Rassler came up with the idea of a virtual song, in which several dozen Conservatory and Berklee students videoed themselves playing "What the World Needs Now" and she put it all together in a single video.

H/t Shelley.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 7:27 pm

The Masque Of The Red Death (1964)

Northeastern Police today pleaded with students who remained behind in Boston after their campus shut down to stop partying in their off-campus apartments: Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 2:49 pm

The MIT radio station announced it shut down at 2 p.m. today:

While this was a difficult decision for us to make, we are prioritising the health and safety of our members. We are continuing to work with MIT as a part of their response to COVID-19.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 5:02 pm

After telling students they could stay in their dorms for the rest of the semester - even if they were taking their classes remotely like everybody else - Northeastern told students today they have to vacate their dorms by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 10:02 am
At the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Henry Wong captured some Boston College students watching the sunrise at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on their unexpectedly early move-out day.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 5:14 pm

UMass Amherst, which had earlier said it hoped to have students return to campus on April 6, today announced it's just having students move out for good this weekend. In an announcement to the campus and parents, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy writes: Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 4:14 pm

Andrew Facini was on hand for what might be "the closest thing to commencement they';re going to get this year:" Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 5:34 pm

Everett announced a 30-day shutdown for its schools, while Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington and Winchester said they are closing their schools for at least two weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 11:14 pm

Boston College President William Leahy told students today that they have to leave campus for the rest of the semester between tomorrow and Sunday as the school prepares to get them online for classes starting Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 8:40 pm

Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner just robocalled residents that the Lincoln School will be shut tomorrow and Friday for sterlization after a parent was diagnosed with Covid-19. Read more.

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