Category: WGBH

Boston Heavyweights Weigh In On Partners Health Care Expansion

September 29th, 2014 in 2014, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, WGBH 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

The state’s healthcare industry is waiting on a ruling on the agreement between the Attorney General and Partners HealthCare that would allow them to acquire Hallmark and South Shore hospitals…

Expert quote:

“There are no villains in this.  I think the original Partners maneuver to merge stemmed from fear, not greed.”

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Mitch Zuckoff’s Detailed Look At The Benghazi Attack

September 24th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Mitchell Zuckoff, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication

The fight against ISIS has everyone’s attention, but this time two years ago, a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was at the forefront…

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How Climate Change Is Taking A Toll On Urban Trees

July 30th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Lucy Hutyra, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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Lucy Hutyra, College of Arts & Sciences

The Commonwealth Avenue Mall is one of Boston’s signature sights, with its grand boulevard of majestic trees where residents and visitors can sit, stroll, or just enjoy some midday shade…

Expert quote:

“That vegetation is storing carbon. If that vegetation was removed, that carbon would be in the atmosphere.”

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This Week In History: The Boston Post Takes Down Charles Ponzi

July 26th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Mitchell Zuckoff, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication

Real Estate agents Jodi and Jean Winchester are walking me through a stately yellow stucco colonial revival mansion on a tranquil street in Lexington. There’s a perfectly manicured acre of land surrounding the estate. Heck, there’s even a carriage house. And it belonged to Charles Ponzi, of the infamous Ponzi scheme…

Expert quote:

“But of course that proved to be impossible, so it just became a robbing-Peter-to-pay-Paul scheme where early investors were paid with money from later investors.”

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Foreign Policy Crises: How Should The U.S. Respond?

July 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

With the U.S. presence in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, President Obama had hoped to devote much of his second term to domestic issues; however, the White House now finds itself mired in a number of intractable conflicts…

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Remembering D-Day: Recreating A Turning Point In History

June 5th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WGBH, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

Leaders from around the world are gathering in France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massive invasion of Normandy during World War II…

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What Are The Important Issues This Election?

May 20th, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, College of Communication, Michelle Johnson, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, WGBH 0 comments

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Michelle Johnson, College of Communication

Taped by WGBH Forum Network, a panel of professors and policy experts visited Cambridge Forum to discuss the important issues in the 2014 mid-term election…The panel was moderated by Boston University’s Michelle Johnson.

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Boston University Explores Impact Of The Women’s Liberation Movement

March 26th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Deborah Belle, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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Deborah Belle, College of Arts & Sciences

For the next two days, Boston University is hosting a conference aimed at bringing attention to the push for women’s rights…

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Lessons Learned From The Boston Marathon Bombing

March 24th, 2014 in 2014, Feature, Initiative on Cities, Newsmakers, Tom Menino, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Menino, Initiative on Cities

A day-long symposium on the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing wrapped at Boston University on Monday— attended by law enforcement officials, politicians, academicians, media and victims of the tragedy.

Expert quote:

“What can we do everyday to protect the needs of our cities to help us prepare and get ready for whatever event happens in the future? What I do know is no city will be able to manage a crisis without the strength of its people.”

Security Experts: Colleges Targeted For Future Cyber Attacks

February 13th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ran Canetti, WGBH 0 comments

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Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences

First there was Target. Then high-end retailer Neiman Marcus. Now, security experts say future cyber attacks are likely to come through college and university networks — networks that tend to have big, broad Internet pipes, with less protection…

Expert quote:

“The first attack that took down one-third of the Internet in a couple hours came through a university, but I’m not sure that today this is such a big danger.”

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