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The Mass Media

The Mass Media

The Mass Media

3/31/2013 – 4/6/2013

4/1/2013 6:35 a.m.

Someone accidentally set off an alarm in the Healey Library when he or she exited through an emergency door. A security guard turned off the alarm.

4/1/2013 10:49 a.m.

A former student began to pass out copies of The Mass Media on the catwalk between the Campus Center and Wheatley Hall, telling students to vote for him. The Dean of Students called Campus Safety to report that this individual was not currently enrolled and was not running for any student government office. Officers confiscated his student ID and escorted him from the building.

4/1/2013 12:55 p.m.

Two parties got stuck in an elevator in the Healey Library and had to be released.

4/1/2013 2:22 p.m.

Beacon Fitness staff called to report that the person suspected of stealing from student lockers was in the center. Officers escorted him back to the station.

4/2/2013 1:31 p.m.

The husband of a UMass Boston employee came into her office in Wheatley Hall to discuss a work-related matter with her boss. A secretary called Campus Safety reporting that the man, while he had not harmed himself or others, was causing a disturbance. When officers arrived, the man and his wife were gone. 

4/3/2013 4:23 p.m.

Campus Safety received about a dozen phone calls from an elevator in Campus Center. Each time, the caller hung up as soon as the phone was answered.

4/3/2013 7:10 p.m.

A student in the Science Building complained about a gas odor on the 3rd floor. Facilities informed officers that there is construction going on in the area, and the smell was not gas.

4/4/2013 7:45 a.m.

Workers in McCormack complained of a strong natural gas smell. Officers were able to determine that the source of the smell was welding being done outside the building.

4/4/2013 8:07 a.m.

A driver hit another parked car in the South Lot and tried to drive away. Witnesses wrote down the driver’s license plate number.

4/4/2013 8:38 p.m.

A student’s parents called to ask Campus Safety to do a wellbeing check on him. Officers found the student and told him to call his parents. 

4/4/2013 10:39 p.m. 

In the course of an electrical switch over, Facilities accidentally trapped a student in an elevator in the Healey Library. 

4/5/2013 11:00 a.m.

A student reported that he was being harassed on a UMass Boston website.

4/5/2013 1:56 p.m.

A student in the Science Center had difficulty breathing. When officers arrived, she was semi-conscious. The student was taken to the hospital. 

4/5/2013 4:38 p.m.

A student told Campus Safety that a man in a white robe was in the Healey Library, singing. The man made her and some other students uncomfortable. Officers went to the library, but the party was gone on arrival.

4/5/2013 5:08 p.m.

The man in the white robe came back, with friends who were also wearing white robes. When asked to explain themselves, the students in robes said that they were filming a comedy show.