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Campaign 2012: GOP nomination is Romney’s to lose

March 21st, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Mitt Romney was the big winner in the Illinois primary. The question now is when will Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich  get out of the race. Graham Wilson, an expert in American politics, is chair of BU’s Political Science department. He offers the following comment on the GOP nomination: “Neither Santorum or, even less, Gingrich… MORE

Andrew Bacevich: “War is evil. War changes people.”

March 20th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

Andrew Bacevich, a professor of international relations and an expert on foreign policy, appeared on WGBH’s Greater Boston to talk about the recent killings of Afghan civilians in Kandahar Province. He weighs in on the stress and strain of war and the impact multiple combat tours has on military personnel. Contact Bacevich at 617-358-0194; bacevich@bu.edu

Pew: Tablets aid news consumption

March 19th, 2012 in Media 0 comments

According to their most recent state of the news media report, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism found that more people are obtaining their news from tablets and smartphones. Journalism professor Lou Ureneck, an authority on the business of journalism, offers the following comment on the center’s results: “The public’s need and… MORE

A perspective on recent events in Afghanistan

March 19th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

International relations professor Michael Corgan is a specialist in international security with extensive government service in political & military planning, especially with NATO. He offers the following perspective on recent events in Afghanistan, including the burning of the Quran by American soldiers and the shootings of Afghan civilians in Kandahar Province allegedly by Staff Sgt…. MORE

Weekly roundup: BU experts on gas prices, political ads, Mitt Romney, & Scott Brown

March 16th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Can pols deliver on gas prices? (PoliticoArena):  “The price at the pump is controlled by global market forces far beyond the capacity of any politician – or president – to change.” Tom Fiedler, Dean, College of Communication Campaign media watch (NECN):… MORE

BU experts on banks, stocks

March 15th, 2012 in Business, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of articles by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world: Got $100,000? Have a Cookie: Banks Try Luring the Top 10% (New York Times): “The traditional banking model is being fractured. Some lower-margin customers will have to go elsewhere to find the same level of… MORE

US/Afghan relations and shootings

March 12th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

Anger continues to grow following the killing of at least 16 civilians, including 9 children, by an American soldier in the Panjwai district of Kadahar Province in Afghanistan. William Keylor is an international relations professor at Boston University and the author of A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945. He offers the following… MORE

Fed’s latest report on banks’ stress tests

March 12th, 2012 in Banking 0 comments

The Federal Reserve is set this week to release their report on the latest stress tests of the 19 largest financial institutions in the U.S. Mark Williams, who teaches finance at BU’s School of Management, is a former Federal Reserve Bank examiner. He is also the author of Uncontrolled Risk: The Lessons of Lehman Brothers…. MORE

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Romney, MA Senate race, Rick Santorum, & President Obama

March 9th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on The Road to Power: ‘Two old Brahmins going at each other’ (Boston Herald): “It’s like two old Brahmins going at each other here — you got the Lodges and Saltonstalls. They are both probably some of the dullest candidates you could ever find. Kerry doesn’t… MORE

BU experts on billionaires, Yelp, iPad, & female leadership

March 8th, 2012 in Business, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world: Gates Beats Ellison in Technology Billionaires Ranking (Bloomberg): “These people are our royalty, because we don’t have royalty. Who better to aspire to?” Paul McManus Yelp’s howling-good first day (E-Commerce Times): “A 60-percent premium on the… MORE