Category: 2014

10 things to know about Cuba’s special immigration benefit

Houston Chronicle Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump are in a dead tie for the Republican nomination in Texas, and both this week reiterated their enforcement position on immigration… Expert quote: “In 1994, President Bill Clinton gave Cubans yet another […]

Why Ethiopian migrants brave illegal crossings again – and again

Christian Science Monitor Michael Woldemariam, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Among the young Ethiopian entrepreneurs idly sipping coffee near their shops in Addis Ababa, Tariku Temesgen stands out as the joker… View full article quoting expert Michael Woldemariam

Experts Media Alert – SCOTUS to rule on King v. Burwell

For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court is set to rule on a question which challenges the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In March, the court heard arguments on the case King v. Burwell, which deals with a unanimous federal appeals court ruling that upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations allowing health-insurance tax credits under the ACA for […]

South American commodity boom drives deforestation and land conflicts

Washington Post Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences A commodity boom has helped pull millions out of poverty across South America over the past decade. It has also unleashed a new scramble for oil, minerals and cropland that is accelerating deforestation and fueling a new wave of land conflicts from Colombia to Chile… Expert quote: […]

Look Back at the Top Nutrition Stories of 2014

Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog” By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College What a year for nutrition news. As I look back on the year, I am still not sure that the Biggest Loser REALLY Have a Winner, but I do know that cauliflower overtook kale as the “in” produce. In 2014, people were […]

Swaps Rule Repeal Shows that Community Banks Are the 99%

American Banker (subscription required) Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy “We are the 99%,” goes the familiar slogan of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Community bankers may be surprised to find that they, too, are the 99% in a game that is rigged in favor of large banks… View full […]