Category: MetroWest Daily News

Who killed JFK: Lone gunman or conspiracy?

November 18th, 2013 in 2013, College of General Studies, MetroWest Daily News, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

After 50 years, the mystery still bedevils Americans: Could a misfit with a mommy complex, a mail-order rifle and delusions of grandeur snuff out Camelot?…

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“People can take advantage of it. It leads to political hysteria. It feeds the creation of new demagogues.”

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Votes don’t always go casino backer’s way, despite spending

November 16th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, MetroWest Daily News, Newsmakers, Politics 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

If there’s one thing that casino referendums across the state have proved it is that money doesn’t buy votes…

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“It really comes down to the sense of community. If (the community) is happy with the status quo, I don’t see much that they can do to convince people to vote for a casino regardless of what the casino promises. Even with the promises of money, jobs and community improvement funds.”

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In Concord,Thoreau’s notes evidence of climate change

July 22nd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, MetroWest Daily News, Newsmakers, Richard Primack 0 comments

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

After his walks, Henry David Thoreau recorded the dates garlic mustard, pink lady slippers and dozens of local flowers bloomed, never imagining a Boston scientist would use his observations 150 years later to prove spring is now arriving earlier with dramatic environmental consequences…

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Balancing mea culpas with legal interests

May 13th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, MetroWest Daily News, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Believing punishment should humiliate, Puritans in New English locked sinners and lawbreakers in the stocks and pillory for the public to witness their shame…

Expert quote:

“The American public is familiar with the mea culpa tour. It depends most of all on who the public figure is and whether they are sincerely asking for forgiveness or just trying to get back in the groove.’’

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300 remember King, look to future at Natick breakfast

January 22nd, 2013 in 2013, MetroWest Daily News, Newsmakers, School of Theology, Walter Fluker 0 comments

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Walter Fluker, School of Theology

Speakers at Greater Framingham Community Church’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial breakfast urged the next generation of leaders to keep qualities such as courage and compassion in mind as they begin to shape the world…

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Natick board approves liquor license for long-time business

July 31st, 2012 in 2012, MetroWest Daily News, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

Selectmen Monday night approved a liquor license for Tilly and Salvy’s Bacon Street Farm that members say allow the business to sell alcohol while limiting some products attractive to minors…

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Will expanded vaccine help fight whooping cough?

March 31st, 2012 in 2012, MetroWest Daily News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

Bay State health officials and doctors are echoing a new federal recommendation that all adults get vaccinated for whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease that sickens hundreds of people in Massachusetts every year…

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Ashland teacher sabbatical will focus on art and poetry

February 19th, 2012 in 2012, Barry Shauck, College of Fine Arts, MetroWest Daily News, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Barry Shauck, College of Fine Arts

All students at the Warren Elementary School learn to read and write, but Mrs. Taylor pushes her first-graders a bit further…

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Author tells incredible story of Shangri-La

January 10th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, MetroWest Daily News, Mitchell Zuckoff, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication

After years in the day-to-day deadline madness as a reporter for the Boston Globe, Mitch Zuckoff now writes full-length novels, allowing time for in-depth reporting…

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