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Mass. Doctor Heading to Africa to Help Fight Ebola

August 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Nahid Bhadelia, NECN, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is taking her knowledge about infectious disease to Sierra Leone, where she’ll be in the trenches, treating people who are suffering from the deadly Ebola virus…

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“My parents are scared, but they know that this is something that I’ve wanted to do since – as long as I can remember.”

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Boston residents call for end of Gaza violence

July 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

The crisis in the Gaza Strip is hitting home for many people, and on Tuesday, around 1,000 people gathered in Boston’s Copley Square to call for an end to the violence in the Middle East…

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“I think increasingly that that’s an implausible hope – and that’s a very sad thing to say, because if there is no realistic prospect of a two-state solution, then the kind of violence that we see ongoing today is probably going to happen again next year and the year after that.”

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Closing arguments set for today in probation trial

July 15th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, NECN, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

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Legislative liaison takes stand in probation department trial

July 1st, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, NECN, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

The high-profile trial of several former Massachusetts probation department officials continue Monday when a legislative liaison from the department took the stand. Prosecutors are trying to show the hiring process was rigged…

Expert quote:

“Even though they might not get a prosecution on this or a legitimate guilty plea, I think it’s in voters minds this is something they want to get rid of. Kind of drain the swamp if you will.”

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Paleo diet study

June 26th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, NECN, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

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Report: Low-income students falling behind in Mass. schools

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, Hardin Coleman, NECN, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Hardin Coleman, School of Education

A report released Monday by America’s Promise says that while Massachusetts has one of the highest graduation rates in the United States, low-income students are falling behind…

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Poll: Boston Marathon bombings changed the city

April 11th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, NECN, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

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Markets wobble on Crimean strife

March 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Newsmakers, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

As Russian troops swarm across Crimea and menace Ukraine, stock markets shuddered Monday and oil and gold prices jumped – all as investors wondered: What, really, can the U.S. and the West do to defuse the sense of global crisis created by Russian president Vladimir V. Putin’s latest exercise in empire-expansion…

Expert quote:

“There’s not going to be a military response, that’s for sure. Nobody wants that, and American public opinion would never accept it.’’

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Will Gov. Patrick make run at White House?

February 24th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, NECN, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has had the same answer to questions about his future political ambitions for years,  always denying he has any interest in running for president…

Expert quote:

“He’s exploring all his options, and Patrick thinks that in a tight convention, he might be able to run away with the vice presidential nomination.”

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Broadside: Boston gun violence crisis

February 13th, 2014 in 2014, NECN, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey, Thea James 0 comments

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Thea James, School of Medicine
Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

Boston has had an increase in gun violence since the beginning of 2014…

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