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By adamg - 9/23/22 - 10:05 pm

A federal judge could give final approval on Tuesday to a deal between lawyers representing Emerson College and its students in 2020 in which the school will pay $2.1 million for switching classes to online only after Gov. Baker declared a state of emergency in March, 2020. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:45 am

The Daily Free Press reports a woman was stabbed at the College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave. Thursday night. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:28 am

The Crimson reports on problems electing a student government at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 3:57 pm

Officials locked down Excel High School in South Boston Friday afternoon as BPD officers battled with a 14-year-old student and her mother, both intent on finding the student they claim had earlier spit on the girl, the Suffolk Count District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/22 - 2:14 pm

Boston Police report a student was stabbed in the shoulder at Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester around 11 a.m. on the third day of school.

A 17-year-old from Randolph, too young to have his name released, was arrested after he turned himself in at the District C-11 station several hours later, police say.

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By adamg - 9/7/22 - 10:13 am

Four Curry College students suspended in 2019 for getting another student into a situation where they could video him and make him seem like a sexual predator yesterday sued the Milton school for suspending them without, they say, due process. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:20 pm
U-Haul trucks on Allston Street

Colin Moore shows us the scene on the Brighton end of Allston Street this Allston Christmas eve. Meanwhile, we seem to have had our first storrowing, although across the river on Mem. Drive.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 7:35 pm

Last Thursday night, somebody walked in through an unlocked front door at one of those student houses on Ashford Street in the GAP and made off with five MacBook Pro laptops - and $400 in cash - Sgt. Edward McMahon told the Allston Civic Association this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/22 - 7:11 pm

Boston Police report arresting a herd of current and former Northeastern students they say they found inside the Government Center Garage demolition site - the one where one worker died when several levels collapsed - early this morning. Read more.

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.

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.

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