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By adamg - 1/30/20 - 2:25 pm
Ye wanted posters

The FBI has released a wanted poster for Yanqing Ye, 29, a lieutenant in the Chinese People's Liberation Army, who is charged with conducting espionage while on a visa to study at Boston University, although it's unlikely anyone spotting her photos on a post-office wall will turn her in since she's been back in China since last spring. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 2:48 pm
Lieber in Wuhan

Lieber in Wuhan in 2011. Source.

Two Chinese nationals were charged - and a Harvard professor arrested - today in connection with what the US Attorney's office alleges are Chinese efforts to purloin US data and intelligence. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 10:19 pm

Don't go to BU for the annual Boston Anarchist Bookfair tomorrow - it's been moved to the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge, between noon and 5 p.m. In a statement organizers explained the sudden move: Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/19 - 9:25 am

The Daily Free Press reports growing numbers of BU students are using scooters - most of them non-electric - to get from A to B on the elongated BU campus; quotes a BU official as saying there's only so much they can do to keep scootin' scholars from getting flattened on public roads in a city with no formal scooter regulations.

By adamg - 3/31/19 - 12:28 pm
Holi colors

Greg Cook captured the colors yesterday as Boston University students celebrated the Hindu spring festival of Holi on Cummington Mall - the road behind Warren Towers.

By adamg - 3/25/19 - 8:55 am

The Daily Free Press reports on the allegations against the as yet unnamed student organization, which included "sleep deprivation, strenuous physical activity, physical abuse, yelling and running errands for current members," as well as withholding food and keeping new members from studying for their classes.

By adamg - 3/7/19 - 9:43 pm
Winter sailing on the Charles River

Roving UHub photographer Alice Murphy was amazed to see some BU kids sailing on the Charles today.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 9:29 am
Moore

Shortly after midnight, Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the BU School of Theology, addressed, "with a heavy heart," the vote by a national conference of the United Methodist Church - for which the school is a seminary - to tighten its restrictions on LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage: Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/18 - 8:14 pm

Mike captured the scene this afternoon when some fascists tried to stir up some shit at the Boston Anarchist Bookfair at BU's Sherman Union.

By adamg - 10/16/18 - 2:05 pm

UPDATE: WBUR reports police found an Airsoft pellet gun, but no suspect.

A search for a man spotted with what might have been a gun near Landmark Center around 1:20 p.m. turned into a massive police search through Kenmore Square after he was spotted running into an inbound Green Line tunnel. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/18 - 1:33 pm
Architect's rendering of new BU building - with birds

Architect's rendering with obligatory birds.

Boston University has filed plans with the BPDA for its proposed 19-story data-sciences building, to house the school's computer sciences and mathematics and statistics departments, along with an interdisciplinary center that combines the two.

The building, which would go up on what is now a parking lot on Commonwealth Avenue at Granby Street, was designed to foster fields of study that now permeate pretty much everything the university now teaches, BU says: Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/18 - 11:49 pm

The Daily Free Press reports BU has told the BPDA it will file plans for a 19-story data-sciences building on what is now a parking lot on Comm. Ave. at Granby Street.

By adamg - 9/2/18 - 8:27 am
Fire at BU dorm

UPDATE: Cause was a lit candle.

The Boston Fire Department reports a one-room fire Saturday night at 722 Commonwealth Ave. sent one BU student to the hospital and did an estimated $200,000 in damage. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/18 - 2:36 pm

Battle of Comm Ave Lip Sync | BC vs BU Police

The BU and BC police departments face off - with former BPD Commissioner William Evans in his first starring role in a musical.

H/t Shelley.

By adamg - 8/2/18 - 4:54 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that BU's National Emerging Diseases Laboratory on Albany Street - the BU biolab - took delivery of samples of two of the world's deadliest diseases this week, after city health officials gave them the final approval they needed for their research.

By adamg - 6/15/18 - 11:28 am
Falling ice sign

Joel Kinney spotted this sign outside a building at BU this morning.

By adamg - 4/10/18 - 11:54 am

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.

By adamg - 4/9/18 - 11:14 pm

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.

By adamg - 4/4/18 - 2:17 pm
Sign warning BU students about not getting killed crossing Commonwealth Avenue

Ilana Brownstein spotted this flier today outside Boston University's College of Fine Arts, 855 Comm. Ave., just past the BU Bridge.

By adamg - 3/1/18 - 8:54 am

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.

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