Category: Associated Press

Death business expands into hosting weddings, other events

July 17th, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

Danessa Molinder entered the courtyard wearing a white dress and matching veil…

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Witnesses to fatal stabbing on DC Metro watched it unfold

July 10th, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Kevin Sutherland died in the first-ever homicide aboard a Metro train in the subway system’s nearly 40-year history, stabbed to death after resisting a robbery attempt. The attack stunned passengers who watched it unfold…

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Feds want mental patient medicated for terror support trial

June 4th, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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George Annas, School of Public Health

Federal prosecutors sought Wednesday to have a North Carolina man forcibly medicated at a psychiatric hospital so he can face a charge that he sought to join al-Qaida-linked fighters in Syria…

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“That’s what the judge is going to have to decide — whether the government is making a credible case here that this guy really needs to be tried in a criminal case rather than just being kept in a mental institution for a period of time. They’re not going to keep him locked up his whole life. There’s no evidence that terrorists are interested in severely mentally impaired people. They could just as well blow up the whole camp.”

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Chinese PM starts South American investment tour

May 19th, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

China’s Premier Li Keqiang will accelerate plans for an ambitious railway linking Brazil’s Atlantic coast with a Pacific port in Peru, and announce billions in other investments and trade deals, when he visits Brasilia on Tuesday…

Expert quote:

“We’re moving into a different era, because China’s economy is transforming to being consumer based and it’s slowing down, so commodity prices are going down. Chinese trade and investment was Latin America’s best friend for a decade, and now everybody is in a panic.”

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Chile’s president trying Cabinet reshuffle in attempt to salvage ambitious reform plans

May 7th, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, Renata Keller 0 comments

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Renata Keller, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

In shaking up her entire Cabinet, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is trying to salvage an ambitious reform package amid growing scandals and contain a political crisis…

Expert quote:

“They’re going to have to work with the justice system, investigate the scandals and study the laws so they can see what needs to be changed in order to strengthen them.”

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When depression and cultural expectations collide

April 23rd, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, Hyeouk Chris Hahm, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

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Hyeouk Chris Hahm, School of Social Work

“My time is coming. It’s already time for me to die. I can’t wait. … So yeah I plan to kill myself during spring break, which by the way, starts in two days.” — Wynne Lee wrote in a March 29, 2012 journal post…

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Patients who seek care “are telling us is that they don’t think that psychotherapy, which is designed for white Americans, really works for them.”

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Hillary’s Brooklyn HQ choice hits populist vibe

April 20th, 2015 in 2015, 2016 Presidential Election, Associated Press, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

The 19-story office building rises unassumingly from downtown Brooklyn, its upper floors offering sweeping views of the bustling streets below, the iconic nearby Manhattan skyline and the famed bridges that span the East River…

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“For 99.9 percent of voters, they will have no idea where a candidate has set up an office and even those who do know won’t care. And for some target voter in Missouri, Brooklyn doesn’t mean anything at all.”

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Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties

April 8th, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016…

Expert quote:

“It’s a perfect time for the U.S. to reset in Latin America.”

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Boston University Alumnus Gives $50M Gift to School

March 31st, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, Feature, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Questrom School of Business

Boston University has renamed its business school after an alumnus who made his fortune in the retail industry and donated $50 million, the largest gift in university history…

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China’s Xi seen at center of emerging culture of praise

March 8th, 2015 in 2015, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

His smiling visage beams from decorative plates and plastic trinkets sold in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square…

Expert quote:

“Xi is actively trying to rein in precisely those elements of Chinese socio-political life – intellectual pluralism, popular participation, institutional checks and balances – that most of us would see as necessary for generating a more open, participatory political system.”

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