Category: Metropolitan College

AP Finds Boston Police Inflate Progress on Searches, Frisks

Associated Press Shea Cronin, Metropolitan College Boston police say they’re narrowing the gap between how often black residents are subjected to stops, searches and frisks as compared with whites and other ethnic groups… Expert quote: “The percentages speak for themselves. It’s gone down a little and it seems to be moving in the right direction, […]

How do we imagine a novel object?

Science Daily Andrey Vyshedskiy, Metropolitan College While there is general consensus that the ability to imagine a never-before-seen object or concept is a unique human trait, we know little about the neurological mechanism behind it… Expert quote: “Since researchers can often identify several object-selective neurons within a single patient, multiple novel pairings of objects can […]

Shift In Cambridge Policing Stems From 2009 Arrest Of Henry Louis Gates

WGBH News Shea Cronin, Metropolitan College As Officer Mike Daniliuk heads towards the basketball court at the Frisoli Youth Center, he greets several black teens with a friendly handclasp-turned-shoulder bump… Expert quote: “There’s been studies that have shown that when law enforcement officers engage in procedurally just practice, people are more likely to obey the […]

Every Move You Make, Every Bond You Break

Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Students tell us not to trust them. About three-quarters of all students self-report in various surveys that they are prone to cheat in their classes. And the many well-publicized scandals at some of America’s most renowned institutions only prove they mean what they say. Why is this?… View […]

Cheating, Student Authentication and Proctoring in Online Programs

The New England Journal of Higher Education Co-written by Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College This pitch is more than incredibly crass. It is really just outright pimping of hired poseurs to online students willing to “pay for performance.” With the massive growth of online education, such parasitic companies have sprung up like weeds, presenting a serious […]