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Body Cameras Just Part of a Solution, says MET’s Cronin

May 3rd, 2015 in Criminal Justice, Faculty News, MET News, Programs, Shea Cronin.

Body Cameras Just Part of a Solution, says MET’s Cronin

Will body cameras curb the episodes of police violence so prevalent in the news today? Shea Cronin, assistant professor of criminal justice, offered his insights to WHDH.com. “The reason why body cameras have received such attention and why they seem like such an easy fix is because it’s a piece of technology,” Shea explains. “Everybody knows how to use it. It can be attached easily. But if it’s not going to be part of a wider accountability system it’s just simply not going to be effective enough.”

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From the BU Hardwood to the NBA Coaching Box

May 1st, 2015 in BU Today Features, MET News.

From the BU Hardwood to the NBA Coaching Box

Don’t miss the write-up on Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown (MET’83) in BU Today. Get the backstory on this former Terrier, who played for legendary men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. Learn why hopes are high—and season ticket sales are up—for the Sixers, despite winning fewer than 20 games each of the past two seasons. And find out which local eatery Brown frequents when he’s in town to play the Celtics.

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MET students help Quincy prepare for climate change

April 30th, 2015 in BU Today Features, MET News.

City Planning and Urban Affairs

The 19 students in this year’s Boston Urban Symposium, the capstone course for graduate students in the Metropolitan College City Planning and Urban Affairs Program, have been able to apply their classroom learning this semester in a real-world setting that could have broad implications for the future.

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MET Students Assist Quincy with Coastal Protection Plan

April 30th, 2015 in City Planning & Urban Affairs, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs.

City Planning and Urban Affairs

BU Today has reported on the Boston Urban Symposium, the capstone course for students of MET’s City Planning and Urban Affairs master’s programs. This year students collaborated with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the City of Quincy to help the city plan for climate change. Their project was also covered in the Quincy Sun and Patriot Ledger.

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BLCS grad takes to the screen to encourage would-be scientists

April 30th, 2015 in Biotechnology & Clinical Research, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs.

Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences

How can you inspire a high school student to pursue a career in science? Share an inspirational story. In a brief video on the PBS Learning Media site, Sandra Bustamonte (MET’10)—who holds a bachelor’s in Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences (BLCS)—discusses her love for biotech and a few words of encouragement. The BLCS program is offered by Metropolitan College in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine. Also appearing is Professor of Environmental Health David Sherr, who explains the impressive project (the study of nanoparticles) to which Sandra contributes at BU’s School of Public Health, and the great strides she’s making as a research assistant.

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