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Boston 2024 Fallout, Boston Public Market & Transgender Harvard Swimmer

July 30th, 2015 in 2015, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

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The Best Legal Job Market for Millenials? Tax Law

July 30th, 2015 in 2015, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Richard Ainsworth, School of Law 0 comments

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Richard Ainsworth, School of Law

According to the National Association for Law Placement, the job market for new law school graduates doesn’t look that great at first glance…

Expert quote:

“Today’s complex and global regulatory environment has made tax law one of the most challenging areas of practice, but also one of the most necessary areas of specialization for attorneys.”

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The polling primary is underway

July 30th, 2015 in 2015, 2016 Presidential Election, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

On Tuesday at 5 p.m., Republicans will find out which 10 of their 17 White House hopefuls will make the cut for the party’s first official prime-time debate later that week in Cleveland…

Expert quote:

“Every polling company will want their name in the mix. There is a cachet in being among the top five of the polls chosen. It can be a big deal for the brand of the poll.”

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The Conversation US – N. Venkat Venkatraman

July 30th, 2015 in 2015, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Questrom School of Business, The Conversation US 0 comments

Microsoft CEO faces biggest test yet as he charts new course with Windows 10

N Venkat Venkatraman, Boston University

Today, July 29, is an important date for Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO. Twenty years after Bill Gates introduced Windows 95 to the world, he is launching another version of the ubiquitous software that promises an equally seismic shift.

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Shareholders’ review of Yelp? Not five stars.

July 29th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, John Byers, Marketplace, Newsmakers 0 comments

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John Byers, College of Arts & Sciences

Shareholders of the consumer review site Yelp are none too happy with the company’s performance in the second quarter of 2015…

Expert quote:

“Those algorithms are imperfect, so they do make mistakes.”

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The political price of Hillary Clinton’s ‘$600 haircut’

July 29th, 2015 in 2015, 2016 Presidential Election, College of Communication, College of General Studies, John Carroll, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies
John Carroll, College of Communication

A reportedly pricy haircut for Hillary Clinton has stirred social media anger, and experts say the story gives new ammunition to critics who attempt to paint the former secretary of state as a rich, out-of-touch liberal who plays by her own rules…

Expert quotes:

Whalen:

“In and of themselves, these episodes don’t amount to much, but…they’re building a political narrative that doesn’t speak well of her.”

Carroll:

“It plays into the existing narrative about Hillary Clinton, which is that she sort of lives in a parallel universe to everybody else.”

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Expert says Brady’s image may be affected by deflategate scandal

July 29th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Fox 25 News, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, WFXT 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

We know how New England fans feel about deflategate, but what does it look like to the rest of the country?…

Expert quote:

“In New England, some of the people who said he’s our guy, he’s our knight in shining armor, this is Tom terrific, they’re starting, there’s a camp that’s saying, well maybe he did do something wrong.”

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Before the Time of Global Warming, Data Shows Spring Sprung Later

July 29th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Richard Primack 0 comments

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

Records of the flowering of plants, the arrival of migrating birds, and the onset of frog mating calls show spring is arriving as much as 14 days sooner…

Expert quote:

“In the New England area it’s quite likely that by the end of the century that we will have severe heat waves during the summer, rising sea levels, and a lot of our forest trees might start dying because of both higher temperatures and insect attacks. In many ways it’s kind of nice having things flower earlier because we have such a long winter, but there are going to be very big consequences for that.”

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Obama’s success may not survive his successor

July 29th, 2015 in 2015, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

A hear and a half before the end of the term is called probate US president. Achievements could change his successors…

Expert quote:

“Obama administration can be seen as the most influential since the days of Ronald Reagan.”

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Is the End of Boston 2024 A Triumph Or A Loss?

July 28th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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