Category: WBUR

5 Ways The Market Basket Muddle Could Break

July 29th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Management, Sean Willems, WBUR 0 comments

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Sean Willems, School of Management

Tuesday was a seesaw day in the ongoing Market Basket muddle, as the board of directors shot down a report that ousted former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas’ offer to buy the company was the last one on the table. The board said there are “several potential buyers.”…

Expert quote:

“The end game for this has to be sooner [rather] than later, if people are being economically rational.”

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Week In Review: Market Basket Protests, Federal Convictions, Anger Over Immigration Plan

July 26th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

It’s been a busy week at the federal courthouse in Boston. First, a guilty verdict for a friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on obstruction of justice charges. Then, a conviction for former probation chief John O’Brien and two of his top deputies…

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Foreign Policy Expert Andrew Bacevich On the Limits Of U.S. Power Abroad

July 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

In 2002, before U.S. forces rolled north to Baghdad, Andrew Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, warned that the Bush administration’s grand scheme to remake the Arab world was a tremendous risk…

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Will Longer, Later Hours Make Boston A ‘World Class City’?

July 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Timothy Naimi, WBUR 0 comments

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Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine

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New “Bionic Pancreas” Offers Hope To Type-One Diabetics

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WBUR 0 comments

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Edward Damiano, College of Engineering

A new wearable, “bionic” pancreas which regulates the blood sugar levels of people with type-one diabetes holds promise for making the illness much easier to manage…

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Week In Review: Minimum Wage, Opiate Addiction, Boston Olympics 2014

June 13th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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To Beat Heroin Addiction, A Turn To Coaches

June 13th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Richard Saitz, School of Public Health, WBUR 0 comments

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Richard Saitz, School of Public Health

Two young men sit in a car outside a church or union hall where they just attended a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Both men are addicted to heroin. But they haven’t used the drug since they finished a residential treatment program a week or so earlier…

Expert quote:

“Men and women with a strong family history for substance abuse are at higher risk for the chronic form of this disease.”

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In the Shadow Of An Election, An Eye Toward Repairing US-Egyptian Relations

May 26th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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By Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences

Egypt has been the cornerstone of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East since the Camp David Accords of 1979. Today, that strategic relationship is about to evaporate, taking with it much of the goodwill in the Arab world…

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The Anti-Donald Sterling: Remembering The Boston Celtics’ Own Walter Brown

May 23rd, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Tom Whalen, WBUR 0 comments

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By Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

In the recent wake of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s outrageous comments about people of color, it is perhaps heartening to remember that Boston once had an NBA owner who raised a different kind of national controversy when it came to matters of race…

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Week In Review: Student Housing, Casino Upheaval, GOP Turmoil, Health Connector

May 11th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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