Category: Wall Street Journal

Ben Carson May Have Had Prostate Problems After His Surgery

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) George Annas, School of Public Health GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, who underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 2002, suggested Tuesday in an interview he had a recurrence of the disease, or problems related to it, seven years later… Expert quote: “We keep that information private because people make decisions […]

Cubans Say ‘Nyet’ to Russian, Hoping to Learn English

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Cuba’s Museum of the Revolution defiantly jabs at former U.S. President Ronald Reagan with a mural of a cartoon cowboy and sign saying: “Thanks you cretin for h lped us TO STRENGTHEN THE REVOLUTION.”… Expert quote: “Increasingly, […]

The 400,000 Man March? A Brief History of Crowd Counting

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Turnstiles and ticket stubs are surefire ways to track the number of fans who attend sporting events, concerts and plays. But when masses gather for a gateless event—as they did last weekend to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the […]

Gluten-Free Diet Has No Benefit for Children With Autism, Study Finds

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Linda Bandini, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College A diet popular as an alternative treatment for autism doesn’t appear to improve behaviors or symptoms of the condition, according to a small but rigorously conducted study published this month in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders… View full […]

An Art Professor With a Minor in Whimsical Magazines

Wall Street Journal (subsscription required) Dushko Petrovich, College of Fine Arts For adjunct professor and artist Dushko Petrovich, long commutes between teaching assignments are a fact of life… Expert quote: “It’s quite lonely and quite alienating to be traveling so much, and in the case of adjuncts, they are sometimes second-class citizens within the university.” […]

A Colorful, Provocative Vision of the ’80s

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Gregory Williams, College of Arts & Sciences Most of the German artists featured in a new exhibition on the 1980s came of age artistically after the euphoria surrounding cultural change in the 1960s had fizzled out and as the student movements of the 1970s were losing steam… Expert quote: “The […]