Tag Archives: Boston University

Dead Blogging ‘Over Here’ at Boston Athenaeum

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch Over Here: World War I Posters From Around The World and say, it was swell. The Boston Athenæum holds an extraordinary, but little known, collection of World War I posters. Consisting … Continue reading

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John Silber Fights Again

Full Disclosure #1: The hardworking staff currently teaches at Boston University and does not have tenure. Full Disclosure #2: The hardworking staff has fond memories of former BU czar John Silber. Back in the day, we regularly collided with Dr. … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald! (Miss Da Mayah Edition)

From our Walt Whitman desk What will the Boston Herald do when Tom Menino vacates the corner office at City Hall? Probably a  lot more of this: Inside, Menino sort of answers the question . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to … Continue reading

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U-Grill Has Won The Great BU Pizza War!

From our Late to the Pizza Party desk It’s only taken the hardwalking staff a month and a half to notice this, but the Great BU Pizza War is over. The slice-off between the venerable University Grill and the upstart … Continue reading

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BU Nighthawks Rejoice! Insomnia Cookies Is Coming To Campus!

The building next door to the hardteaching staff’s office at Boston University has a sign announcing that coming soon is Insomnia Cookies, which delivers fresh baked goods in the wee hours of the morning. Website:   The hardteaching staff looks … Continue reading

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Holocaust Denier Targets Boston University’s Elie Weisel

Jett Rucker of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (read: Committee for Open Denial of the Holocaust) has sent a letter to the editor of The Daily Free Press at Boston University denouncing Elie Weisel, founder of BU’s Center for … Continue reading

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Brain Freeze At Boston Herald

Monday’s Boston Globe featured major coverage of a major brain injury study from Boston University. Via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages:   (Full disclosure: The hardreading staff moonlights as a mass communication professor at BU.) . . . Read the rest … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (BU Today Rules!)

From Tuesday’s New York Times: OBITUARIES An obituary on Wednesday about the publicist Lois Smith misstated the source of her comments that began, “I’m so glad I’m not doing publicity now.” They were taken from an interview Ms. Smith gave to the … Continue reading

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Tikkun Is Now Officially Stalking The Hardworking Staff

Hard on the heels of Tikkun’s email blitz promoting its full-page ad in Wednesday’s New York Times (duly noted by the hardworking staff yesterday) comes a second wave of emails imploring us to interview editor Michael Lerner. Exhibit Amail: On … Continue reading

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Boston Globe (Bleeps) The Freep

So, chronologically: Act One: On Monday the Daily Free Press, an independent student newspaper at Boston University, broke this story: COM prof. abandons class to promote book, officials, students say Pulitzer Prize winner and renowned author Isabel Wilkerson has not … Continue reading

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