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Campaign 2012: The politics of gas prices

March 30th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

Rising gas prices continue to be of concern to the White House. Political expert and presidential historian Tom Whalen discusses the politics of gas prices and offers an historical perspective. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Romney, Gingrich, MA Senate race, & Obama’s energy message

March 30th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: How Mitt Romney wielded power as Massachusetts’ governor (McClatchy Newspapers): “Ultimately he’s a disappointment because of the great expectations. The general attitude was, this was a stepping stone for him for something bigger.” Tom Whalen, College of General Studies R.D. Sahl […]

BU experts on Facebook CEO, Apple, and equitable health care

March 29th, 2012 in Business, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world: Face time with Facebook CEO stirs concerns on Wall Street (Reuters): “The friction will grow between public investors and the company when the company is not able to meet earnings projections or growth projections. Investors […]

Campaign 2012: Zip it, Mitt!

March 29th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

The gaffes continue for the Romney campaign, the latest by the candidate himself. During a conference call town hall meeting with Wisconsin voters, Mitt Romney recalled a humorous anecdote about his father, George Romney, who as the head of American Motors, decided to close down a factory, lay off  all the workers, and move production […]

Dartmouth president nominated to head World Bank

March 23rd, 2012 in Politics 0 comments

President Obama has nominated Dartmouth president Jim Yong Kim to be the next head of the World Bank. Robert Meenan is dean of BU’s School of Public Health. He is also the chair of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences and a professor of health policy and management. He offers the following comment on the nomination: […]

The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act

March 23rd, 2012 in Law, Politics 0 comments

As the Affordable Health Care Act turns two, the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the legislation. Boston University health law professor Wendy Mariner spoke about the case in The Insider, a publication of BU’s School of Public Health. Here is an excerpt of her Q&A: “Congress has never enacted a […]

Weekly roundup: BU experts on MA anti-Super PAC pledge, Obama’s energy message, Mitt Romney

March 23rd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Massachusetts Senate candidates strike anti-super PAC pledge (FoxNews.com): “That the candidates say they’ll throw some money into the pot, that’s just a little icing on the cake. The real story here is that the PACs, the Super PACs, the super-duper PACs […]

Campaign 2012: Mitt’s Etch-A-Sketch gaffe

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

Mitt Romney’s campaign is facing fallout from comments made by senior campaign advisor Eric Fehrnstrom. Fehrnstrom remarked that things would change in the general election. “It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You kind of shake it up and we start all over again.” Tom Fiedler is dean of BU’s College of Communication and a Pulitzer Prize […]

Impact of Toulouse killings on French elections

March 22nd, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

France will hold its presidential election next month. Most of the candidates suspended campaigning following the shootings at a Jewish school in Toulouse which resulted in 7 deaths. The alleged assailant, Mohammed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian descent, claimed to have ties with al-Qaida. Merah was shot and killed by French police. William Keylor is […]

BU experts on Yahoo CEO, customer service, health care rationing, Goldman Sachs, & gold prices

March 22nd, 2012 in Business, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world: Proxy battle pits new Yahoo CEO against hedge fund (Reuters): “If he gets through the annual meeting and successfully navigates these issues then he’s going to be looked at as a more credible and effective […]