Saturday, February 02, 2008

Boston Colleges - Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Boston College

Boston College may be hosting Will Ferrell's Funny or Die Comedy Tour on Feb. 13, 2008, but this may jeopardize the school's spring concert.

Boston University

Boston University has a new master logo along with usage manual after one and a half years of "study, discussion, and hard work" by Toth Brand Imaging. The old and new logos are shown below, the old one is on the left. The major difference is the removal of the center line.

A casting call for Ashecliffe, Martin Scorsese's new WWII film, was hosted by Boston University. More than 2,500 actors stood in line in their attempt to be extras in the film, which will cast 700 extras.

Sean Taylor began a Facebook group for Boston University's first ever Undie Run, so far 1,052 students have joined the group. The mile run is planned for May before finals start. So far BU administration have not given the event their blessing.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and actor Kal Penn from the movie "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" visited Boston University to promote Barack Obama in next Tuesday's primary election.

The opening of the Boston University Biosafety Level-4 lab will be delayed due to an ongoing environmental review that is not expected to be completed until after April 2009.


The city of Boston has approved Harvard's $1 billion science complex in Allston, which is slated to open in 2012. After citizens complained about the $21 million benefits project for the area, Harvard increased the package to $23.9 million. Changes include a partnership fund which will give out $500,000 for neighborhood programs, expanding an assesment survey to include transportation, public health, and housing needs of the community.


Star Simpson who was arrested for wearing a shirt with circuit board and wiring attached to it, has asked East Boston District Court Judge Paul Mahoney to dismiss the case on grounds of the First Amendment right of freedom of speech. The judge will issue a ruling on March 21.


Rachel Carnes suffered head trauma when she was hit by a pickup truck while waiting on a bench in front of Cumnock Hall at UMass-Lowell.


Boston colleges are warning students of stiff consequences should celebrations get too rowdy after the Super Bowl. Suffolk University, UMass-Dartmouth, and Wentworth Institute of Technology have gone as far as to threaten explusion. Boston University police warned students of increased surveillence around the Kenmore Square area which will be blocked off.

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