Category: The Guardian

Bulldozed Belize Mayan site: the latest in a litany of heritage disasters

May 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francisco Estrada-Belli, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Francisco Estrada-Belli, College of Arts & Sciences

War is not the only threat to world heritage sites…

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“I don’t think I am exaggerating if I say that every day, a Maya mound is being destroyed for construction in one of the countries where the Maya lived.”

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How to save two million lives

April 11th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Christopher Gill, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, The Guardian 0 comments

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Christopher Gill, School of Public Health, Center for Global Health & Development

A global plan to save the lives of the two million children who die from pneumonia and diarrhea  diarrhoea every year – the most common causes of death in children on the planet – is launched today and deserving of much applause…

Expert quote:

“If these problems are so well known and so solvable, why haven’t they been solved already?”

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John Kerry and the restraint of American power in US foreign policy

February 4th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Stephen Kinzer, The Guardian 0 comments

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By Stephen Kinzer, College of Arts & Sciences

A couple of months ago, Senator John Kerry showed up more than an hour late for a reception at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston…

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Gay slurs, drugs and sex scandals taint the run-up to Super Bowl

February 2nd, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

It is meant to be the day when the US celebrates the ultimate sporting occasion as two teams of athletes stretch every fibre of their bodies to win and the nation watches in their tens of millions while snacking in front of the television…

Expert quote:

“There is almost nothing that goes unrecorded these days. These people become very public figures and every single thing they do and say gets noticed.”

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Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax forces US sports journalists into self-reflection

January 17th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Manti Te’o's story of losing his grandmother and girlfriend within a few hours of each other has now been pretty much established as a hoax…

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What is killing sugar-cane workers across Central America?

October 14th, 2012 in 2012, Daniel Brooks, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, The Guardian 0 comments

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Daniel Brooks, School of Public Health

It is stage five they fear the most…

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Mitt Romney’s five-point economic plan divides Massachusetts voters

October 11th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

Until last week, Richard Sotell was losing heart…

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The truth about Muhammad and Aisha

September 17th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kecia Ali, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Kecia Ali, College of Arts & Sciences

Writing about Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, the Orientalist scholar W Montgomery Watt wrote: “Of all the world’s great men, none has been so much maligned as Muhammad.”…

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Gu Kailai murder charge is exercise in damage limitation for China authorities

July 26th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

As China prepared to hand power to a new generation of leaders for the first time in a decade, what party leaders had wanted, above all, was stability…

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Economic gap between young and old significantly worse since 2008 – study

June 26th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

The economic gap between young and old has widened significantly over the past four years, according to new research that suggests young people have already borne the brunt of the UK’s economic crisis and subsequent government cuts…

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