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July 30, 2016

Crime Log: July 18 – July 23

Crime of the Week: Saturday, July 23

1:46 p.m.

Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) reported that a small group of students was filming in a Snell Library classroom and one student had a BB gun. Upon arriving, NUPD found an M22 6-millimeter Beretta-style BB gun painted black to make it look real. NUPD confiscated the BB gun and filed a report.

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University sustainability pledge draws mixed reactions


Northeastern University’s checkbook is a shade greener as of July 11, when the school announced that it will be directing $25 million of its endowment funds toward sustainable investments over the next five years.

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Crime Log: July 11 – July 17

Crime of the Week: Saturday, July 16

12:49 a.m.

A proctor in Willis Hall reported an intoxicated person in the lobby. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) responded and spoke to the Northeastern University (NU) intern, who was not alert, before requesting Emergency Medical Services (EMS). EMS cleared the intern and NUPD sent him on his way. However, he started punching the wall after EMS left and was arrested at 1:14 a.m. He will be charged with resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer for head-butting an NUPD officer. NUPD also confiscated two fake ID cards from him. A report was filed.

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Obituary: Mohamed Bazzi remembered as generous, a prankster and a born leader


Friends and family mourned the passing of rising third-year Northeastern student Mohamed Bazzi this past week, his loss resonating across campuses and continents. Bazzi died in a canoeing accident on the night of Saturday, July 2 in Littleton, Mass., local authorities reported. He was 21.

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Survey aims to measure cross-cultural competencies of students abroad

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Nearly every Northeastern student participating in a Dialogue of Civilizations program this summer knows Allison Traylor’s name. The senior political science and business administration combined major thrice reached out via email to students embarking on a dialogue to disseminate surveys for a research project, once before the month-long trip, once during it and once more after the trip’s completion.

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Crime Log: July 4 – July 11

Crime of the Week: Monday, July 11

4:16 a.m.

Boston Police Department (BPD) reported shots were fired in the area of Ruggles Street. Seven shots were reported and Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) assisted BPD to check the area. BPD reported a man running into an off-campus building on Cabot Street and checked the building to find shell casings in the hallway. No people were located and BPD assumed jurisdiction.

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Northeastern alumnus releases tattoo-themed tabletop game


Parallel to the rise of virtual reality headsets and people chasing Pokémon in the wild, there is another thriving but lesser known market: Tabletop games.

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The “ninja” of Northeastern: Levin’s climb to victory

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Growing up in San Francisco’s Bay Area, a toddler-aged Josh Levin climbed everything – bookshelves, lampposts, whatever he laid eyes on. Years later, the Northeastern senior scaled one of the most important walls of his life: One that led him to the buzzer to secure a victory on NBC’s sports entertainment TV show American Ninja Warrior (ANW.)

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DOC students cope with accidents abroad


Raging fevers, broken feet and visa problems are not mentioned in Northeastern University’s (NU) Dialogue of Civilizations brochures. Despite reporting positive Dialogue experiences overall, some students and staff had to cope with unforeseen issues like these during their times abroad this summer.

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Crime Log: June 27 – July 3

Crime of the Week: Monday, June 27

11:51 a.m.

Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) spoke with the driver of a Massachusetts-registered vehicle, unaffiliated with Northesatern University (NU), in front of the Mugar Life Sciences building. NUPD requested Boston Police Department (BPD) after observing ballistic damage to the vehicle. The driver reported the damage took place on Blue Hill Avenue, but he had not reported it to BPD. At 12:59 p.m., BPD called NUPD to advise that officers already had photographs of the vehicle and would not be responding. Todisco Towing was notified to collect the vehicle and police found that the driver’s license had expired. NUPD confiscated a baseball bat and machete from the vehicle before it was towed. The driver will be summonsed to court for possession of a dangerous weapon.

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