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By adamg - 5/21/22 - 11:05 pm

Boston College, Boston and Newton police searched the campus for the man, who made his call around 10:50 p.m. The call was eventually tracked to California.

By adamg - 4/21/22 - 9:14 am

Tufts Daily reports the university says masks can come off when the campus Covid-19 rates shrinks, but right now 6% of tested undergraduates are positive for the virus, so the mandate stays in place, no matter how many undergrads sign a petition to remove the mask mandate like other nearby schools have done.

By adamg - 4/21/22 - 9:06 am

The Daily Free Press reports masks are still required on the BU Shuttle, which connects the main BU campus with its Fenway and Boston Medical Center campuses.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 11:07 am

They did it, of course, for science: MIT News reports physics students who puzzled over why the cream in an Oreo tends to stick to just one wafer when you unscrew it not only developed a device to apply different amounts of force to the unscrewing process but realized they had a good experiment for hands-on rheology: "The study of how a non-Newtonian material flows when twisted, pressed, or otherwise stressed." Read more

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 12:05 pm

Ian Cheeseman recounts the story of MIT's Banana Lounge, which has been providing free bananas to the MIT community since 2018.

Thus far, 284,000 bananas have been consumed for the 2021/22 academic year. They get bananas delivered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with ~48 crates each time.

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By adamg - 4/1/22 - 5:54 pm

Mouhab Rizkallah, who owns a number of apartment buildings, today agreed to drop his libel suit against two student journalists at the Tufts University newspaper who wrote about a protest about one of this buildings, but is continuing to sue one of the people he said organized the protest for defamation. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/22 - 9:59 am

A Hayward, CA man with a long history of making threatening phone calls to women police officers across two continents was arrested yesterday on a charge that he made a series of calls to Tufts University officers last year that sparked an hours-long room-by-room search of several dormitories, by both officers and dogs, for a supposed woman being held hostage by an ex-special services specialist with a taser. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 9:22 am

A Somerville landlord says the Tufts Daily wouldn't correct a mistake in a story about a protest outside his office that made him sound like a liar, so now he's suing its two top editors for $50,000 in Middlesex Superior Court to make up for the libel, emotional distress and invasion of privacy he claims he suffered. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 1:43 pm

Update: Northeastern goes even further.

BU announced today that starting March 7:

Face masks will no longer be required in most areas on campus, including dining halls, residential housing common areas, offices, libraries, food courts, and common areas in buildings and colleges. Masks will continue to be required indoors for instructional purposes and lectures in classrooms, the BU Shuttle, all healthcare facilities, and in those venues which are open to the public and host ticketed events.

By adamg - 2/25/22 - 12:23 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports campus police are investigating two slur-filled signs posted on the Adams House door of the Asian-American president of the undergraduate council. Separately, the Crimson reports "ongoing graffiti and offensive notes left in the elevator and on bulletin boards, windowsills, and walls," some of it racist, at Quincy House.

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 11:05 am

Eric Bolduan, 47, of Rochester, MN, yesterday pleaded guilty to transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure another person for threatening e-mails he sent to a Boston College student he apparently found at random on social media. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 10:34 pm

Starting March 1, Northeastern University will still make testing available to students and staff, but people without any symptoms will only have to take a test if they feel like it, the school announced today. Along with that, the university will be dropping its Covid-19 dashboard.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 9:10 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a walkout by social-work students - and some professors.

By adamg - 1/14/22 - 9:11 am

Boston Parents Schoolyard News reports the walkout, called by the Boston Student Advisory Council, starts at 10:30 to call for the state to let schools go online only for two weeks without being penalized due to growing Covid-19 rates. The state's current policy forbids schools from counting remote-learning days towards the 180-day minimum number of required school days.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 4:40 pm

Update: The frat brothers have taken their giant snow penis down.

A concerned citizen recovers from the smelling salts and files a 311 complaint about the giant male genitals the brothers of MIT's Theta Tau fraternity erected outside their frat house at 526 Beacon St., near Charlesgate, today. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/22 - 1:32 pm

Cambridge Day reports the city wants to give school staff and students more time to get tested for Covid-19.

By adamg - 12/27/21 - 9:35 am

WFXT reports on this morning's deployment of National Guard troops to help weary hospital workers deal with the latest Covid-19 surge.

Meanwhile, the Daily Free Press reports Boston University saw its highest one-day Covid-19 numbers ever last Tuesday.

By adamg - 12/26/21 - 11:12 pm

The Crimson won't be playing in Kansas on Wednesay because of what the team calls "COVID-19 concerns and safety protocols within the Harvard men's basketball program."

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