Category: Washington Post

Why the populists didn’t win France’s presidential election

The Washington Post Vivien Schmidt, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “France was supposed to be next…” Expert quote: “The rejection of Le Pen was a basic rejection of the extreme right and its racist, anti-Muslim sentiment.” View full article.   

Shareholders are costing their companies — and calling it democracy

Washington Post David Webber, School of Law  “It’s becoming an all-too-frequent occurrence at publicly traded companies: An investor holding just a few shares of stock puts forward a shareholder proposal that’s only tangentially related to the company’s operations or strategy…” Expert quote: Critics of these proposals, such as Boston University law professor David H. Webber, […]

Long-term birth control is the most reliable. So why do so few young women use it?

Washington Post Kristyn Brandi, School of Medicine For many women this college graduation season, the primary reason to see a doctor soon after graduation may be to get birth control… Expert quote: “The hormones released by IUDs stay locally in the uterus, says Kristyn Brandi, an OB/GYN at Boston University.” View full article

Trump officials turn to courts to block Obama-era legacy

Washington Post David Weil, Questrom School of Business “In his drive to dismantle President Barack Obama’s regulatory legacy, President Trump has signed executive orders with great fanfare and breathed life into a once-obscure law to nullify numerous Obama-era regulations…” Expert quote: “I do feel very confident in the regulation,” said Weil, now a Boston University […]

The White House calls climate change research a ‘waste.’ Actually, it’s required by law

Washington Post Anthony Janetos, Pardee School/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Science “The day that President Trump’s climate science-slashing budget landed last week, his government held a public meeting here to prepare the nation’s Southeast region for rising seas, wildfires, extreme downpours and other impacts of climate change.” Expert quote: “They’re trying to be […]