Category: Metropolitan College

The Innovation Seesaw

August 14th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Warning: Unchecked innovation may be hazardous to your health. As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan’s adage that “he not busy being born is busy dying.” But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence…

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Metropolitan College honors their faculty authors

July 7th, 2014 in 2014, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, Professor Extras 0 comments

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A Case of Do or Die? The Fundamental Things that Apply to Online Leadership

June 30th, 2014 in 2014, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Previously, I suggested that a gradual redistribution is occurring across American higher education, especially among adult learners. Local hegemony is at risk, as online interlopers, increasingly from top-tier universities and other academic behemoths, offer students choice they never had before without having to relocate. A boon to students no longer confined to just local options, online distance learning disrupts those complacent colleges not accustomed to competition. As some universities draw new students into fully online degree programs, others pay the price…

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BU Tackles Big Data at the Data Analytics Symposium

May 29th, 2014 in 2014, BostInno, Georgios Zervas, Irena Vodenska, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, School of Management 0 comments

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Irena Vodenska, Metropolitan College
Georgios Zervas, School of Management

The Data Analytics Symposium, co-sponsored by IBM and Boston University’s Metropolitan College, brought together experts from both sponsor organizations.  Presentations addressed big data issues in various business sectors, plus panel discussions deliberated on the future direction of data analytics and the curriculum that will be needed…

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From Arab Spring to Academic Blossoming? Transforming Nations after their Liberation

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Those nations trying to propel themselves into the global economy face a daunting task. And those emerging from dictatorships, theocracies and bloody revolutions face even greater challenges. Many had been drained of their best minds and most entrepreneurial spirits. Corruption and violence now need to be supplanted by a stable, civil society that can transact business with the rest of the world. This is when the real work of a revolution begins—and gets tested. Universities become both an anachronism of the past and the best catalyst for the future of countries like Libya trying to emerge from lost decades…

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Highland Park Hospital to discontinue outpatient dialysis

April 3rd, 2014 in 2014, John Sullivan, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers 0 comments

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John Sullivan, Metropolitan College

Highland Park Hospital is getting out of the outpatient dialysis business, as fewer hospitals find they can make money treating end-stage renal disease…

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“Hospitals have been shedding this service for years.”

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How the I-81 Replacement Project Might Learn from Boston’s ‘Big Dig’

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, Virginia Greiman 0 comments

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Big Dig expert on I-81: Do you want Syracuse to be divided?

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, Virginia Greiman 0 comments

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Virginia Greiman, Metropolitan College

Virginia Greiman, who worked on Boston’s Big Dig for nearly a decade, has this advice for Central New Yorkers on the future of Interstate 81 – be patient, get involved and, in the end, be willing to help pay for the best solution for the community…

Expert quote:

“It was the small businesses that really moved this project. Without them, I’m not sure the Big Dig would have even happened.”

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Chefs celebrate BU culinary arts program’s 25th anniversary

March 26th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Boston University’s culinary arts certificate program, a semester-long immersion course in kitchen artistry, celebrated its 25th anniversary Tuesday night with a feast cooked up by several top chefs associated with the program, founded in 1989 by Julia Child,Jacques Pepin, and Rebecca Alssid…

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Distractions, Disruptions, and Distance Learning

February 12th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

A commonly recognized megatrend across the academic landscape camouflages a perhaps even more important, though often overlooked micro-trend. It is well-know that a significant share of America’s college students are enrolling in something called “online.” Most are doing so as an occasional course within an otherwise on-campus program. Others are sampling something called MOOCs (massive open online courses) on a non-credit basis. This is a big tent of possibilities and activities…

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