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Campaign 2012: Tobe Berkovitz on polls

July 14th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

In today’s installment of our “Campaign 2012″ series, Tobe Berkovitz, an associate professor of advertising at Boston University’s College of Communication, gives his analysis on whether or not people should be paying attention to polls at this time. Contact Tobe at 617-353-7742, tobetv@bu.edu, Twitter: @tobetv

Arab League supports Palestinian bid for UN recognition

July 14th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

The Arab League said it will support a bid by Palestine to seek full membership in the United Nations later this fall. The move to statehood is opposed by Israel, the United States, as well as some countries in the European Union. It is believed that such a move will set up a confrontation with… MORE

Arab League supports Palestinian bid for UN recognition

July 14th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

The Arab League said it will support a bid by Palestine to seek full membership in the United Nations later this fall. The move to statehood is opposed by Israel, the United States, as well as some countries in the European Union. It is believed that such a move will set up a confrontation with… MORE

Campaign 2012: Tobe Berkovitz on polls

July 14th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

In today’s installment of our “Campaign 2012″ series, Tobe Berkovitz, an associate professor of advertising at Boston University’s College of Communication, gives his analysis on whether or not people should be paying attention to polls at this time. Contact Tobe at 617-353-7742, tobetv@bu.edu, Twitter: @tobetv

Kevin Gallagher on the debt ceiling crisis

July 14th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

In an opinion piece for the British newspaper The Guardian published in May, Boston University international relations professor Kevin Gallagher wrote why it’s important that the U.S. raise the debt ceiling. “The US should raise the debt ceiling and increase government spending toward infrastructure and green technologies in order to expand the economy. Without growth,… MORE

Tom Fiedler on News of the World scandal

July 14th, 2011 in Media 0 comments

Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication, talks to WBZ-TV about the scandal facing Rupert Murdoch’s empire and what it means for American journalism. Contact Tom at 617-353-3488, tfielder@bu.edu, Twitter: @BUCOMDEAN.

New school nutrition guidelines to be set for Boston Public Schools

July 13th, 2011 in Education, Health 0 comments

Massachusetts is preparing to issue new school nutrition guidelines. It is being reported that the state’s Public Health Council will set some of the toughest standards in the country. Joan Salge Blake, a clinical associate professor of nutrition at Boston University’s Sargent College, offers the following comment: “With an alarming percentage of the state’s youth… MORE

Campaign 2012: Is it too early to start paying attention to polls?

July 13th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

With a new political poll coming out every day, we decided to ask some of our “Campaign 2012″ experts if people should pay attention to polls at this stage of the election cycle. Cornelius Hurley, director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy at Boston University’s School of Law, gives his view in the… MORE

Cheating scandal rocks Atlanta Public Schools

July 13th, 2011 in Education 0 comments

According to a state report released last week, 178 teachers and administrators in 44 Atlanta schools have been implicated in a cheating scandal involving standardized tests issued annually at Georgia’s public elementary and middle schools. The report claims that educators changed incorrect answers themselves or encouraged students to change them in order to meet specific… MORE

New school nutrition guidelines to be set for Boston Public Schools

July 13th, 2011 in Health 0 comments

Massachusetts is preparing to issue new school nutrition guidelines. It is being reported that the state’s Public Health Council will set some of the toughest standards in the country. Joan Salge Blake, a clinical associate professor of nutrition at Boston University’s Sargent College, offers the following comment: “With an alarming percentage of the state’s youth… MORE