Saturday, January 12, 2008

Boston Colleges - Jan. 6-Jan. 12


The Mandel Foundation donated $22.5 million dollars to Brandeis University for an interdisciplinary humanities center for the fields of literature, language, and philosophy. The donated money will go to the creation of new interdisciplinary classes and research internships for undergraduates and aid the organization of conferences and events.

Northeastern University

The Neighborhood Access Group (NAG) cited NU for not making its sidewalks and crosswalks accessible to people in wheelchairs during the recent snowstorms in Boston. NU failed to clear the sidewalks at its Hemenway Street properties; city inspectors issued $150 per-ticket fines.

Boston University

A small fire started in a waste cart on the fifth floor of Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, probably the result of a cigarette according to the fire department. The laboratory will eventually host research into deadly diseases such as ebola, plague, and anthrax. The damage was estimated at $5,000.


Theodore Pak is under investigation in connection for the production of fake state driver's licenses and Harvard IDs. Some of the Harvard IDs had the ability to access Crimson Cash accounts.

Graduate student Samuel Moulton and Professor Stephen M. Kosslyn published research in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience showing that participants in the study reacted indentically to extrasensory perception (ESP) and non-ESP stimuli. Three forms of ESP were tested: telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition. In the instance of telepathic stimuli pictures were presented to a person close to the subject in a seperate location while the subject's brain activity was measured via fMRI.


Anna Tang was released from jail and placed under house arrest for the alleged stabbing of Wolfe Styke her ex-boyfriend. She was released after posting a $10,000 bail and will be forced to wear a GPS bracelet.

Suffolk University

Suffolk University opened a new dormitory on West Street in the Downtown Crossing area to house 274 undergraduates, a coffee shop, and restaurant.


Several eminent scientists and professors from the Boston call for a Presidential science debate as part of Science Debate 2008. The debate will look into the candidates views on environment, health and medicine, and science and technology policy. The signers of the petition from Boston University, Harvard, and MIT include Eric Chivian, Sheldon Glashow, Dudley Herschbach, Wolfgang Ketterle, Richard Schrock, Frank Wilczek, Robert Griffin, Eric Lander, David Ozonoff, and Steven Pinker.

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