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Campaign 2012: Use of social media

July 31st, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

President Obama held the first Twitter Town Hall at the White House today. As part of our Campaign 2012 series, we asked John Carroll, an assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University’s College of Communication, to give his analysis on the use of social media by the candidates in the 2012 campaign. Contact John… MORE

Weekly roundup of quotes by BU experts: July 24 – July 29

July 29th, 2011 in Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by Boston University experts for July 24 – July 29: Field position – Putnam assumes key sponsorship at Gillette Stadium, raising its profile (Boston Globe): “It’s a perceptional investment. There are lots of ancillary things that can come out of it.” Christopher Cakebread, Assistant Professor of Advertising, College of… MORE

Massachusetts prepares for Aug. 2 debt ceiling deadline

July 28th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

With the Aug. 2 deadline looming on the debt ceiling crisis, Massachusetts officials are drafting an emergency plan to ensure that the state will be able to pay their bills. The following Boston University experts are available to comment: Fred Bayles, Associate Professor of Journalism at BU’s College of Communication. An expert on Massachusetts politics,… MORE

Michele Bachmann announces candidacy for president

July 27th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann officially threw her hat in the ring today when she announced her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The following Boston University experts are available for comment: Tom Whalen, an associate professor of Social Sciences; an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency; a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. He… MORE

Thomas Whalen on site of Bill Russell statue

July 26th, 2011 in History, Sports, Videos 0 comments

In response to a recent column in The Boston Herald, Thomas Whalen, associate professor of social science at Boston University and author of Dynasty’s End: Bill Russell and the 1968 – 69 World Champion Boston Celtics (Northeastern University Press), discusses why he believes a statue of Celtics legend and civil rights activist, Bill Russell, should… MORE

Karzai on future US relations

July 26th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with the new U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, and outlined his conditions for a long-term “strategic partnership” between the two countries, saying a deal will be made only if the U.S. meets the Afghan conditions. Boston University journalism professor Nick Mills, the author of “Karzai: The Failing American Intervention… MORE

Experts available to comment on debt ceiling debate

July 25th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, insight, and analysis on the debt ceiling debate: Cornelius Hurley, a professor in the School of Law, is the Director of BU’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors. He is also a regular contributor to… MORE

IMF issues warning to US on debt crisis

July 25th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning that the US take urgent action in raising the debt ceiling, adding that a credit downgrade could damage the global economy. Kevin Gallagher, an associate professor of international relations at Boston University, is an expert on global and economic policy. His article, “Why the US must raise… MORE

NFL owners, players reach agreement

July 25th, 2011 in Sports 0 comments

The Associated Press is reporting that a collective bargaining agreement has been reached between NFL owners and players, ending the 136-day old lockout. The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight: Michael Harper, a professor at BU’s School of Law, is a leading authority in the area of labor and… MORE

Weekly roundup of BU expert quotes: July 18 – July 22

July 22nd, 2011 in Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by Boston University experts for July 18 – July 22: Bailout in Greece After a deal, only more challenges (New York Times): “This is the Europeanization of the Greek debt. Everyone prefers to have Europe as their counterparty rather than Greece.” Perry Mehrling, visiting professor, School of Law, and… MORE