Category: Metropolitan College

Blackhawks and Bruins more brothers than rivals

June 13th, 2013 in 2013, Chicago Tribune, Max Grinnell, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Max Grinnell, Metropolitan College

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are both Original Six old-school NHL teams. Both have rabid fans from blue-collar backgrounds who have endured frustrating eras with their respective franchise owners…

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“I’m not feeling a real friction. There’s an interesting historical relationship between the two places, and there’s a lot of connective tissue between the two today too.”

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Blame and Punishment: When Mea Culpas Are Simply Not Sufficient

May 30th, 2013 in 2013, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

There are those misdeeds committed against organizations, and there are those committed on their behalf…

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The Circumstances Behind the Pomp — Reflections From a Dean in Transition

May 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

I estimate I have shaken hands with perhaps 8,000 graduating students…

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Protests spur vote to restore military college aid

March 22nd, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

In the end, white-hot political realities got the best of automatic budget cuts — at least when it came to military education…

Expert quote:

“Many joined the military with the expectation that their education would be covered. This was part of the good faith understanding they had in enlisting.”

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The Mathematics of Averting the Next Big Network Failure

March 19th, 2013 in 2013, College of Engineering, H. Eugene Stanley, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, Wired 0 comments

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H. Eugene Stanley, College of Engineering
Irena Vodenska, Metropolitan College

Gene Stanley never walks down stairs without holding the handrail…

Expert quotes:

Stanley:

“Everything depends on everything else.”

Vodenska:

“We consider this model as potentially useful for systemic risk stress testing for financial systems.”

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Judge removed from Bulger case

March 15th, 2013 in 2013, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, Pamela Hay 0 comments

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Pamela Hay, Metropolitan College

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In Auditing Classes, Older Students Find Welcome on Campus

March 13th, 2013 in 2013, Metropolitan College, New York Times, Newsmakers, Rebecca Alssid 0 comments

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Rebecca Alssid, Metropolitan College

Older students audit courses at colleges and universities for many reasons…

Expert quote:

“We hand them a conduct code when they register, and they sign their name to it, that they can’t monopolize classes. If they have hearing aids, they have to make sure they are adjusted before they come in.”

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Creating a wine lover’s kitchen

March 8th, 2013 in 2013, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Stacy Woods 0 comments

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By Stacy Woods, Metropolitan College

Moira Moynihan-Manoog and Charlie Manoog’s kitchen was designed for cooking, eating, drinking and entertaining. Wine is a central component of all four activities, making their kitchen one for wine lovers…

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If You Want a Revolution, Just Announce One

March 6th, 2013 in 2013, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

I can picture a 14th-century newspaper headline: “Today the Hundred Years War has begun.”…

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The Talking Heads, DOJ and S&P

February 5th, 2013 in 2013, Marketplace, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, William Chambers 0 comments

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William Chambers, Metropolitan College

Throw together the Talking Heads, Standard & Poor’s, Attorney General Eric Holder and what do you get?…

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