Category: NPR

Military Analyst: Obama’s Foreign Policy Initiatives Have ‘All Failed’

December 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

Military analyst Andrew Bacevich says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s replacement won’t matter much because the clock is running out on President Barack Obama’s tenure and the conflict in the Middle East will slog on…

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Ray Rice, Domestic Abuse And The Problem With The NFL

December 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

Ray Rice has been reinstated to the NFL on appeal. Now Rice and his wife Janay are appealing to the public to give him a second chance…

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Catalonia Votes For Independence; Spain Says It Won’t Happen

November 10th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, Sofia Perez 0 comments

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Sofia Perez, College of Arts & Sciences

Residents of Barcelona and its surrounding region have voted overwhelmingly to break away from Spain and form their own country in Europe. But that doesn’t mean it will happen anytime soon…

Expert quote:

“More likely, I think, is a return to negotiations over the way in which Catalonia is financed, and some sort of compromise that would allow Catalonia to retain a larger share of the income taxes that are raised in Catalonia.”

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An Ambivalent Double Agent, Torn Between Two Countries

November 5th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ha Jin, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Ha Jin, College of Arts & Sciences

When the Chinese writer Ha Jin came to the U.S. in 1985, he was only planning to stay long enough to finish his graduate degree. After that, he thought, he’d return home and teach English…

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When A Loved One Has Ebola, How Can You Reach Out Without Touching?

November 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Ebola, Isidore Berenbaum, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Isidore Berenbaum, School of Medicine

In the West Point slum of Monrovia, Liberia, at a holding center for those suspected of but not yet confirmed as having Ebola, photojournalist John Moore witnessed a man stagger, fall and hit his head on the floor…

Expert quote:

“Even when they are at their lowest point, fighting for survival, patients can still sense the presence of loved ones. The patient is well aware of that glance, that look, that voice,” he says, “The patient feels safe, and that is the key thing.”

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Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

October 23rd, 2014 in 2014, NEIDL, Newsmakers, NPR, Paul Duprex, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Paul Duprex, School of Medicine, NEIDL

An unusual government moratorium aimed at controversial research with high-risk viruses has halted important public health research, scientists told an advisory committee to the federal government on Wednesday…

Expert quote:

“They have outlined a time-restricted process for consultation. That’s good for the people who are vested in the experiments because they at least know there is a process which is not open-ended.”

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Spending On 2014 Campaign Ads On Track To Exceed $1 Billion

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

Spending on political ads this election cycle is on track to exceed $1 billion, according to a new study by the Wesleyan Media Project. That translates into roughly two million ads in House, Senate and gubernatorial races…

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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kecia Ali, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Kecia Ali, College of Arts & Sciences

The Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was one of the most influential men in human history — but there’s little we can say about his life with historical certainty. The details of his life have been debated and manipulated ever since he walked the earth in the seventh century AD…

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Universities To Speakers Who’ve Visited West Africa: En Garde!

October 18th, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Nahid Bhadelia, NEIDL, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine, NEIDL

By now, it’s well known that there are a limited number of ways you can contract Ebola: from the blood, sweat, saliva or other bodily fluids of someone who already is ill with the disease…

Expert quote:

“If they’re not showing any symptoms and they’re out of their incubation period they are not a threat to anyone around them. By taking that stance, you are actually leading to further public confusion and miseducation.”

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Nobel Peace Prize Awards Honor ‘Dignity Of The Child’

October 10th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Adil Najam, College of Arts & Sciences

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