Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Worcester housing prices struggle in a slow recovery since 2011

Telegram & Gazette Geoffrey Carliner, College of Arts & Sciences When David J. Parent purchased a single-family two-bedroom house in Worcester in November 2006, he paid $195,000 for it… Expert quote: “Usually, there are two reasons for house prices in a specific place to change. One is the unemployment rate, and the other is the […]

Vying for the faithful in Iowa: Column

USA Today By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences The Iowa caucus has long been a religious affair. In 2012, over half of Republican caucus-goers were white evangelicals, and the group is a sizable minority presence in the Democratic Party as well… View full article by expert Stephen Prothero 

Capital controls no longer taboo as emerging markets battle flight

Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies When Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, suggested last week that China should use capital controls to support its currency, it was as if he had broken a taboo… Expert quote: “These countries are bleeding. They can’t just […]

Professor Voices — Internet levels playing field for “long shot” candidates

Defying expectations, Bernie Sanders is ahead in New Hampshire, and tied with Hillary Clinton in Iowa as the race to be the Democratic nominee continues. Nationally, Sanders’ numbers are also on the rise. What has contributed to Sanders’ success? A lot of it may have to do with the web. The 74-year-old candidate has raised […]

Boston-area researchers achieve insulin-independence in diabetic mice

Boston Business Journal (subscription required) Arturo Vegas, College of Arts & Sciences Researchers from a slew of Boston-area institutions say they’ve discovered a way to cure diabetes in mice without requiring drugs to suppress the immune system, an approach they hope to eventually test in human… Expert quote: “Being insulin-independent is the goal. This would be […]