Category: Metropolitan College

Full Court Press: Part-time court interpreters sue for more benefits

Boston Herald Michael O’Laughlin, Metropolitan College Dozens of part-time court interpreters are prepared to go to war with the Bay State’s trial court system, arguing that they have been treated like second-class citizens and are being forced to find other work in order to pay the bills… Expert quote: “They are taking apart what we […]

Professor Voices — Incarcerated women need help through criminal justice reform, too

The public demand for criminal justice reform in the United States has grown exponentially over the past couple of years, evident in media coverage and the current presidential election. Incarcerated people of color and imprisoned non-violent drug offenders are often cited as examples of the Department of Justice’s flaws — however, some experts believe that […]

AP Finds Boston Police Inflate Progress on Searches, Frisks

Associated Press Shea Cronin, Metropolitan College Boston police say they’re narrowing the gap between how often black residents are subjected to stops, searches and frisks as compared with whites and other ethnic groups… Expert quote: “The percentages speak for themselves. It’s gone down a little and it seems to be moving in the right direction, […]

How do we imagine a novel object?

Science Daily Andrey Vyshedskiy, Metropolitan College While there is general consensus that the ability to imagine a never-before-seen object or concept is a unique human trait, we know little about the neurological mechanism behind it… Expert quote: “Since researchers can often identify several object-selective neurons within a single patient, multiple novel pairings of objects can […]

Shift In Cambridge Policing Stems From 2009 Arrest Of Henry Louis Gates

WGBH News Shea Cronin, Metropolitan College As Officer Mike Daniliuk heads towards the basketball court at the Frisoli Youth Center, he greets several black teens with a friendly handclasp-turned-shoulder bump… Expert quote: “There’s been studies that have shown that when law enforcement officers engage in procedurally just practice, people are more likely to obey the […]