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Hosting Dems in 2004 will boost Boston's political profile, says CGS prof

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (Hon.’01), shown here celebrating the November 13 announcement that Boston will host the 2004 Democratic National Convention, will reflect well on the city during the convention because he comes across “as a real person,” says CGS Assistant Professor Thomas J. Whalen. Moreover, Whalen says, the convention could remake the city’s reputation nationally by showing that it has outgrown its past of political corruption and racial tension. Photo by Reuters/Jim Bourg

By David J. Craig
From James Michael Curley to the Kennedys to Tip O’Neill, Boston has been synonymous with the Democratic Party. The region has graduated hometown pols to the national scene with regularity, and as the cradle of the American Revolution it enjoys mythic status in this country.

Bearing bad tides and bad tidings
Environmental writers focus on imperiled oceans

By Tim Stoddard
It’s been 13 years since images of oil-stricken birds in Prince William Sound inspired a heroic cleanup of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. This week, a tanker split in two off the coast of Spain, spilling twice as much oil as the Valdez catastrophe.

Banning smoking in bars: protecting the public's health or infringing on civil liberties?

Michael Siegel Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
As the Boston Health Commission considers a regulation that bans smoking in the city’s 625 bars by the end of the year, the Massachusetts Hospitality Association (MHA) is blasting the plan, saying it infringes on smokers’ right of assembly and constitutes harassment of a minority.

Vanderbilt in town to give women's basketball Terriers first true test

Last year Katie Terhune (CAS’04) led the America East Conference in scoring, averaging 18.6 points a game. Photo by Rob Klein

By Brian Fitzgerald
Some coaches find it insulting when their squad is given the label Cinderella. It implies a rags-to-riches tale that focuses on luck and fate instead of talent and hard work. The term probably isn’t fair to the BU women’s basketball team.

Foss celebrates 80th with premiere of new orchestral piece at Symphony Hall By David J. Craig

Books of 2002

CFA Professor of Music Lukas Foss, shown conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a young man, was a musical wunderkind equally gifted as a conductor, composer, and pianist and by his early 30s had earned a reputation as one of America’s greatest musical talents. Now 80, he is celebrating his birthday with the premiere of his new orchestral piece at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Tuesday, November 26. See story, page 8. © Bettman/Corbis
CFA Professor of Music Lukas Foss

Terrier link: a special college week of the syndicated game show Weakest Link featured students from across the country, including Boston University, vying for the title of “strongest link” while host George Gray (center) set out to find if they’ve been keeping up with their schoolwork. Greg Ingalsbe (CAS’04) (back row, right) competed against students from Jackson State University, the University of Delaware, Kent State University, the University of Nevada at Reno, and Youngstown State University. Photo courtesy of Weakest Link Productions
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