Category: New York Times

China Seeks Businessman Said to Have Fled to U.S., Further Straining Ties

August 3rd, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

China is demanding that the Obama administration return a wealthy and politically connected businessman who fled to the United States, according to several American officials familiar with the case…

Expert quote:

“It’s really the nerve center for the entire system. This is the essence of power politics.”

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Many in Boston Feel Relief as Olympic Bid Ends, but Others See a Stagnant City

July 28th, 2015 in 2015, College of General Studies, New York Times, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Carol Oldham was enjoying lunch with a friend on a park bench in Boston Common on Tuesday, one day after the United States Olympic Committee pulled the plug on the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Games…

Expert quote:

“It’s probably easier to get to Pluto and back than have a master development plan for Boston.”

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Fetal Tissue From Abortions for Research Is Traded in a Gray Zone

July 27th, 2015 in 2015, George Annas, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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George Annas, School of Public Health

Videos released by an anti-abortion group during the last two weeks have drawn attention to a little-known practice: the buying, selling and research use of fetal tissue acquired from abortion clinics…

Expert quote:

“They won’t be real happy that this is all out in the public. This threatens their business. Even if what they’re doing is legal, the law can easily be changed.”

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The Millions of Marginalized Americans

July 25th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Douglas Kriner, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Douglas Kriner, College of Arts & Sciences

Not long ago I had separate chats with two political insiders who offered to fill me in on Jeb Bush’s strategy, if he prevails in the primaries, for winning the general election…

Expert quote:

“The weird incentives created by the Electoral College don’t just skew campaigning — they skew tangible policy outcomes, even dollars and cents. Regardless of how non-Machiavellian presidents may want to be, in the back of their minds, there is this idea: Where do I want my first national manufacturing innovation center to be? Maybe Ohio?”

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LETTERS: The Self-Taught Tradition Among British Authors

July 21st, 2015 in 2015, College of General Studies, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sheila Cordner 0 comments

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By Sheila Cordner, College of General Studies

D.I.Y. Education Before YouTube,” by Jon Grinspan (Sunday Review, July 12), recalls a similar tradition of independent learning in England during the 19th century…

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Top Chinese Official Is Ousted From Communist Party

July 21st, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, New York Times, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

A top aide to China’s former president Hu Jintao who will face prosecution on corruption charges has been expelled from the Communist Party and removed from public office, Chinese state news media reported on Monday…

Expert quote:

“This is absolutely about rooting out the people Xi perceives as working against him.”

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A Problem of ‘Religion,’ and Polling, in China

July 1st, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers, Robert Weller 0 comments

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Robert Weller, College of Arts & Sciences

Is China one of the world’s most atheist countries?…

Expert quote:

“The ‘convinced atheist’ rate is probably so high because everyone knows it’s the official answer.”

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The 24/7 Work Culture’s Toll on Families and Gender Equality

May 29th, 2015 in 2015, Erin Reid, New York Times, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Erin Reid, Questrom School of Business

The biggest obstacle to women in joining the highest ranks of the business world is a lack of family-friendly policies…

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Airbnb Grows to a Million Rooms, and Hotel Rivals Are Quiet, for Now

May 11th, 2015 in 2015, Michael Oshins, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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Michael Oshins, School of Hospitality Administration

By any measure, Airbnb’s growth has been stunning since the company was founded in 2008…

Expert quote:

“They don’t need the concierge and room service. They just want to save money.”

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How Some Men Fake an 80-Hour Workweek, and Why It Matters

May 4th, 2015 in 2015, Erin Reid, New York Times, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

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Erin Reid, Questrom School of Business

Imagine an elite professional services firm with a high-performing, workaholic culture…

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