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What Constitutes “Reasonable Suspicion”?

October 31st, 2016 in Criminal Justice, MET News, Shea Cronin.


Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Shea Cronin was quoted in a recent Christian Science Monitor article entitled “‘Reasonable suspicion’ defined: Black men who run from police can’t be assumed guilty.” The article outlines a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that takes aim at racial profiling and states that black males “when approached by the police, might just as easily be motivated by the desire to avoid the recurring indignity of being racially profiled as by the desire to hide criminal activity.”

According to Dr. Cronin, “The courts seem to be consistently sending signals to law enforcement agencies that they have to pay closer attention to the meaning of reasonable suspicion in their interactions with the public.”

Read the full article here.

Corrections Expert Joins Community Effort to Reduce Racial Disparities

October 25th, 2016 in Danielle Rousseau, Events, Faculty News, MET News.


Dr. Danielle Rousseau, a Metropolitan College Criminal Justice professor and faculty coordinator of the Boston University Prison Education Program, will give a presentation on how the BU community can affect change in bringing greater harmony and equality to vulnerable populations, close achievement gaps, and promote positive social growth in the region.

The Reducing Disparities and Promoting Well-Being in Boston: The Role of the BU Community event is part of the Boston University Initiative on CitiesReducing Disparities series, which seeks to address racial inequities and explore the positive role the University can play in the surrounding community.

Learn more about the event—held Wednesday, October 26, at Questrom School of Business—on their website, and register to attend.

MET Master of Wine’s History of Chianti Earns Global Respect

October 21st, 2016 in Food & Wine, MET News.


Programs in Food & Wine instructor Bill Nesto explores the history of Italy’s Chianti region and its signature wine in his recently penned book, Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine—which the Boston Globe says “provides a jumping-off point toward discovering bottles [of Chianti] available here on shop shelves.”

Nesto, a Master of Wine who teaches in the MET Wine Studies program, and his co-author Frances Di Savino will offer lessons from their new book, as well as provide samples of the wine’s many varieties, at a seminar this Friday, October 14. Read more about Chianti Classico in the Boston Globe.

Food & Wine Teacher Brings Farmyard Flavor to Martha’s Vineyard Eatery

October 21st, 2016 in Food & Wine, MET News.


“Farm-to-table” dining, which prioritizes organic foodstuffs and sustainability, has a champion in part-time Metropolitan College Programs in Food & Wine instructor Chris Fischer, who also serves as chef at the Covington—a Martha’s Vineyard restaurant where the island native puts the philosophy to practice with the help of crops from his family farm.

Learn more about Fischer’s history, stripped-down culinary style, and the lessons he brings to the Programs in Food & Wine at BU Today.

MET Arts Admin Director Backs Summery Greek Exhibit

September 29th, 2016 in Arts Administration, Faculty News, MET News.

MET Arts Admin Director Backs Summery Greek Exhibit

A new art exhibit in Athens, Greece is being curated by Metropolitan College Arts Administration Program Director Lanfranco Aceti. Held at the Kalfayan Galleries, “Remains of a Summer Bliss” is the work of Greek-born, London-based artist Bill Balaskas, who Aceti calls “one of the most exciting, politically and socially engaged artists working in Europe today.”

Read more about the exhibit here.