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Hardin Coleman on BPS’ Carol Johnson

May 13th, 2011 in Education 0 comments

SED Dean Hardin Coleman reacts to the reappointment of Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson: Watch this video on YouTube

Bernanke, other regulators to brief Congress on financial revamp

May 12th, 2011 in Finance 0 comments

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other regulators will testify today before the Senate Banking Committee. In testimony prepared for the hearing, Bernanke says the Fed will propose new rules later this summer that will protect the economy from another meltdown of the financial system. Boston University law professor Cornelius Hurley is the director of… MORE

Demjanjuk convicted of Nazi camp deaths

May 12th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

John Demjanjuk is free pending appeal after being sentenced to five years in prison. Demjanjuk, a retired American autoworker, was convicted for the role he played in sending 28,000 Jews to their death during the Holocaust. Boston University professor Steven Katz, a renowned Holocaust scholar, is the director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic… MORE

Skip the sugar, keep the taste

May 10th, 2011 in Health, Videos 0 comments

Foods and drinks with high amounts of added sugar can wreak havoc on your diet by adding around 350 extra calories a day. Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, offers sensible alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks and sweets.

Apple overtakes Google as world’s most valuable brand

May 9th, 2011 in Business 0 comments

The following Boston University marketing professors, from the School of Management, are available to offer commentary and perspective on a new report stating the Apple is now the world’s most valuable brand with a value of $153 billion. Susan Fournier is an associate professor of marketing and an expert in brands and brand strategies. She… MORE

Oprah Winfrey Network dismisses head of network

May 6th, 2011 in Media 0 comments

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, has dismissed Christina Norman, the head of the network. The move comes as OWN continues to show disappointing ratings. The following Boston University professors from the College of Communication are available to offer expert commentary and analysis: Tobe Berkovitz is an associate professor of advertising. He is an expert in… MORE

Pros & cons of releasing photo of a dead Osama bin Laden

May 4th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Robert Hefner is an anthropology professor at Boston University. He is also the director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA). He spoke with WBZ-TV Ch. 4 on whether or not the photo of a dead Osama bin Laden should be made public. Contact Robert Hefner, 617-353-2194, rhefner@bu.edu

President Obama’s approval rating jumps

May 4th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

The latest New York Times/CBS poll shows a significant jump in President Obama’s approval rating since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Boston University professor Graham Wilson is the chair of the political science department and the author of “Only in America?: The Politics of the United States in Comparative Perspective.” He offers the following… MORE

Are we in a permanent state of war?

May 4th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University international relations professor Andrew Bacevich is an expert on U.S. foreign policy and military history. He is the author of “Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War.” He appeared on MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” to answer the question “Are we in a permanent state of global war?” Watch full interview here.

Arthur Hulnick on al Qaeda

May 3rd, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University international relations professor Arthur Hulnick is a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, mostly with the CIA. He is the author of “Keeping Us Safe: Secret Intelligence” and “Fixing the Spy Machine: Preparing American Intelligence for the 21st Century.” Hulnick offers the following comment on what happens next to al Qaeda: “Osama’s lieutenants… MORE