Category: Boston Globe

Don’t remove the financial crisis guardrail

Boston Globe (subscription required) Mark Williams, Questrom School of Business How devastating would it be to today’s economy if one of the nation’s largest financial institutions collapsed, the way Lehman Brothers did in 2008under the weight of more than $600 billion in debt?… Expert quote: “It’s almost as if our memories are too short.” View full […]

The Berkshire Eagle sold to local group

Boston Globe (subscription required) Martin Nisenholtz, College of Communication The Berkshire Eagle, the small Pittsfield daily newspaper that covers a big swath of Western Massachusetts, said Thursday it is being sold to a group of local businessmen after being owned for more than 20 years by national chain Digital First Media… Expert quote: “The activity […]

LETTERS: Rigorous peer review is key to journal’s influence

Boston Globe By George O’Connor, School of Medicine In the April 6 article, “Sheen dims at esteemed journal of medicine,” Charles Ornstein cites criticism that The New England Journal of Medicine “resisted correcting errors,” and he points to the need for scrupulous assessment of alterations of study hypotheses as well as full investigation of conflicts of […]

The backlash over writer Gay Talese’s comments at BU

Boston Globe (subscription required) Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication Did Gay Talese just say that? Speaking at a conference at Boston University on Saturday, the legendary journalist-turned-author struggled to answer a question about female writers who inspired him… Expert quote: “I interpreted Gay’s remark to be a comment more about what life was like as a […]

A Renaissance man, in tune with technology

Boston Globe (subscription required) Victor Coelho, College of Fine Arts Technology might seem antithetical for Renaissance musicologist Victor Coelho. But this lute player and early music scholar finds no discord in tuning for 16th and 17th century music scores with an iPad. A Boston University educator and performer, Coelho discussed integrating art with the latest […]

Harvard to honor slaves who worked, lived at Wadsworth House

Boston Globe (subscription required) Linda Heywood, College of Arts & Sciences Harvard University was “directly complicit in America’s system of racial bondage” and should do more to acknowledge its ties to slavery, president Drew Faust said Wednesday in a forthright opinion piece in the student newspaper that sparked mixed reactions on campus… Expert quote: “There […]