The Heights reports "five cardinals, six archbishops, 21 bishops, and 40 theologians from across the country" are gathering at Boston College this weekend for what it says is "the largest gathering of Catholic leadership at a university in US history." They'll be looking at synodality, the idea of decentralizing Church decision making.
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The Heights reports on burst pipes burst all over the Boston College campus yesterday.
The BC Heights reports that a month after Boston College banned students from riding e-scooters indoors, it has now banished them - and those powered mono-wheel things - from campus completely, effective Dec. 22.
"A number of BC students have suffered injuries from e-scooter falls," mirroring similar trends at campuses across the country, officials told students this week, adding there's also a fire risk when their batteries are recharged.
Boston College is out with formal regulations about scooters with motors that include such common-sense rules as yielding to pedestrians and not driving them hellbent for leather while on campus, the BC Heights reports. But also:
Students living in residence halls can store their scooters inside, but they must carry and not ride the scooters while indoors, the email states.
Boston College briefly locked down after man calls crisis line claiming to be wandering the campus with a loaded gun
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.
Man already serving 14-year term for cyberstalking and terrorizing people in Colorado admits he cyberstalked and terrorized a Boston College student
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.
The Heights reports a broken water main at Comm. Ave. and Lake Street disrupted traffic and the Green Line and forced businesses at the B Line terminal to shut down after water flooded their basement.
WBZ reports BC, which was scheduled to play East Carolina in the Military Bowl in Annapolis tomorrow has pulled out because it's lost 40 players to a combination of injuries, opt-outs and, yes, of course, Covid-19.
Former Boston College student admits role in convincing her boyfriend to kill himself by jumping off a Northeastern garage
Inyoung You, now 23, today admitted she helped drive her boyfriend Alexander Urtula to suicide the day he was supposed to graduate from Boston College in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Area colleges showing rise in Covid-19 cases, although still at levels below surrounding communities
K spotted a rough looking coyote on the Commonwealth Avenue side of the Boston College campus today.
BC students scattered like mice when state alcohol inspectors walked into their party at Servia on State Street one April night, but inspectors were able to interview enough of them for a hearing that means the Middle Eastern restaurant will have to go without a liquor license for a week next month. Read more.
Area professors get $3-million grant to study the health of Mary Ellen McCormack residents as their development is rebuilt as a mixed-income complex
A team of researchers at Boston College, Boston University and Harvard have won the federal grant to study "how the massive makeover will affect the health and well-being of more than 1,000 children and adults" who live in the state's oldest public-housing complex. Read more.
The Heights reports BC has decided that a high vaccination rate among both students and faculty and a desire to return to "a normal teaching environment," but that some 300 professors signed a letter respectfully suggesting that's dumb. Masks are required in other indoor spaces on campus.
Pope, shmope: Some BC parents outraged as school refuses to exempt their children from vaccine requirements
Never mind Pope Francis has urged his flock to get Covid-19 shots, that, in fact, he calls people who refuse them sufferers of "suicidal denialism." Associated Press reports parents of some Boston College student are rending their garments over the way the Jesuit-run school is refusing to grant their children religious exemptions.
The Heights reports Boston College suspended a student whom officials determined "wrote racially offensive language on classroom chalkboards."
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.
Inyoung You will face trial for manslaughter on allegations she prodded her boyfriend to throw himself off a garage roof in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Heights reports Boston College has canceled spring break so it can start the spring semester later. Students will get a spring-break day, however.
Update: 1:40 p.m. A hazmat crew in the building got no hydrogen-sulfide readings; the gas has dissipated through the lab vent system.
Boston firefighters are at Boston College, at the Brighton/Newton line, where a liter bottle of hydrogen sulfide has leaked in Merkert Hall, inside a hood, at least, which might minimize exposure and its rotten-egg smell. Police have been requested to block traffic on Beacon Street.
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