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US Afghan mission threatened by Quran incident

February 27th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

Protests and deadly violence continues to escalate in Afghanistan over last week’s burnings of the Quran at a U.S. military base. Boston University journalism professor Nick Mills is the author of Karzai: The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan. He offers the following comment on the situation: “We’ve occupied Afghanistan longer than the […]

Afghan protests continue

February 24th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

International relations professor Michael Corgan is a specialist in international security with extensive service in political and military planning, especially NATO. He offers the following comment on the continuing protests in Afghanistan over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base: “This one isn’t going away. I think this act fatally compromises our efforts […]

Weekly roundup: BU experts on campaign ads, religion in politics, & gas prices

February 24th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Ron Paul has the dude vote (NECN): John Carroll, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, College of Communication, rates the latest round of campaign ads. Obama’s religious views in question? (PoliticoArena): “Regardless of the politics, it’s an outrageous smearing of President Obama’s […]

Campaign 2012: Does Rick Santorum have staying power?

February 22nd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

With the Michigan and Arizona primaries less than a week away, several recent polls show that the GOP race for president is close, with Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in a statistical tie in Michigan. We asked our Campaign 2012 experts: Is Rick Santorum the current flavor of the month or does he has staying […]

Predicting the Oscar winners

February 21st, 2012 in Arts 0 comments

Boston University’s College of Communication offers their version of the Oscar’s during its annual Redstone Film Festival, which showcases the best short films written and directed by COM’s undergraduates and graduate students. Paul Schneider, Chairman of COM’s Department of Film & Television, and a member of the Directors Guild of America, makes his predictions for […]

Gas prices soaring

February 21st, 2012 in Oil 0 comments

Gas prices continue to soar and could reach $4.00 a gallon at the pump by April. The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight on the impact of rising oil prices to the U.S. economy and gas prices. Mark Williams, Executive-in-residence/Master Lecturer in Finance and Economics in BU’s School of […]

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Joseph Kennedy III, Mitt Romney, Scott Brown

February 17th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Your picture with Michelle Obama? That’ll be $5G (Boston Herald): “This is the political equivalent of a signed baseball. It all seems like a lie. It’s all theatrics. It’s theater.” Tom Whalen, Associate Professor os Social Sciences, College of General Studies […]

Dean’s Corner: Hardin Coleman on Top Education Issues for 2012

February 16th, 2012 in Dean's Corner, Education, Videos 0 comments

As the 2012 election year unfolds, one important area of focus is education. Hardin Coleman, Dean of the School of Education at Boston University, discusses what he believes will be important issues in education ranging from policy issues to accessibility. Contact Coleman at 617-353-3213 or hardin@bu.edu

Campaign 2012: Joseph P. Kennedy III announces candidacy for Congress

February 16th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

Joseph P. Kennedy III formally announced his candidacy for Congress. Boston University professor Tom Whalen, political expert and presidential historian, is a long-time Kennedy watcher. He is the author of Kennedy Versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate Race. He offers the following comments on Joseph Kennedy’s upcoming campaign. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Weekly roundup: Campaign 2012 newsmakers

February 10th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Is Rick Santorum ready to play ball? (PoliticoArena): “What this means is that Mitt Romney is what his former venture capital firm would call a bad investment.” Tom Whalen, Associate Professor Social Sciences, College of General Studies Welcome back, culture wars […]