Category: 2014

Governor’s council races draw challengers

October 21st, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

A total of 13 people are running for seats on the Governor’s Council — two-year, part-time jobs that have access to the state’s most powerful politician and a final say over which judges are appointed to the bench…

Expert quote:

“It served a purpose during the Colonial era, but since then it’s basically become a patronage ground. It would be a pleasant anachronism if it didn’t cost the taxpayers money or have the power to affect judicial appointments.”

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Registry, health system and Ebola

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Challenges meeting at the Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenges idea, started 10 years ago by Bill and Melinda Gates, has been transformative in mobilising innovation and impact both in the public and private sectors, across the world…

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Who Should Mourn for Long Island College Hospital?

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

The elderly, residents of a nearby low-income neighborhood and deli owners are bearing the greatest cost of losing a hospital in brownstone Brooklyn. But experts say the impact goes much further…

Expert quote:

“People might look at New York and say there are enough beds, but they are not in the right places. They are in Manhattan. You have so many people in Brooklyn but there are not as many beds.”

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Spending On 2014 Campaign Ads On Track To Exceed $1 Billion

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

Spending on political ads this election cycle is on track to exceed $1 billion, according to a new study by the Wesleyan Media Project. That translates into roughly two million ads in House, Senate and gubernatorial races…

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Why Peyton Manning’s TD Record Isn’t The Best Measure Of His Hall Of Fame Career

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, International Business Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

From a purist’s perspective, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s record-setting 510 touchdown passes are skewed by the fact that he played his entire career in an era of unprecedented success for passing offenses throughout the NFL…

Expert quote:

“I think when you look at that total career touchdown pass number, it’s skewed toward newer folks. It’s really a big difference when you just count the number of touchdowns because [today’s NFL] is definitely more of a passing game.  Current quarterbacks are going to get a lot more touchdowns when you just add everything up.”

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Did Bank Rules Kill Liquidity? Volcker, Frank Respond

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, Bloomberg, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Last week’s market gyrations sparked questions about whether bank regulations implemented after the 2008 financial crisis exacerbated price declines by limiting the ability of Wall Street banks to make markets…

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Boston doctor training others to fight Ebola on front lines

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, CBS This Morning, Ebola, Nahid Bhadelia, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine, NEIDL

The death toll from Ebola in West Africa now tops 4,500, and the spread of the deadly virus shows little sign of slowing…

Expert quote:

“The first time you do anything, when walk into this environment or anywhere else, you are going to be scared. I had never seen patients with Ebola.”

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Cuba gets fishery management advice in Provincetown

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, Cape Cod Times, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Les Kaufman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Les Kaufman, College of Arts & Sciences

It might seem odd: Cuban fisheries managers and scientists seated around a table in this fabled but faded Cape Cod fishing port, sharing their stories of managing crocodiles, manatees and reef fish while trying to absorb the successes and failures of the New England fisheries…

Expert quote:

“Cuba is the jewel of the Caribbean.”

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Categorizing By Sex Is a Remedy for Discrimination

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, Linda McClain, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Linda McClain, School of Law

Whether it’s male, female or other, there are legitimate reasons for using the category of “sex”; indeed, one powerful reason is to document, and fix, gaps in equality. Girls and women still experience discrimination and disadvantage on the basis of sex…

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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kecia Ali, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Kecia Ali, College of Arts & Sciences

The Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was one of the most influential men in human history — but there’s little we can say about his life with historical certainty. The details of his life have been debated and manipulated ever since he walked the earth in the seventh century AD…

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