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Japan earthquake – one year later

March 7th, 2012 in Public Health, Science 0 comments

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, killing more than 15,000 people. A year later, thousands are still missing. The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant suffered major damage and resulted in the evacuation of over 100,000 people. It is still not known if the costly clean-up of communities affected… MORE

Campaign 2012: Tom Fiedler breaks down results of Super Tuesday

March 7th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, appeared on NECN’s The Morning Show to offer his analysis on the results of Super Tuesday. Contact Fiedler at 617-353-3488;

Violence in Schools

March 5th, 2012 in Education, Videos 0 comments

In light of recent headlines on cases of shootings, sexual abuse, and child pornography in schools, SED Dean Hardin Coleman talks about how school administrations must work with teachers to ensure schools are a safe environment for children. Contact Coleman at 617-353-3213;

Limbaugh loses advertisers

March 5th, 2012 in Media, Politics 0 comments

Despite his apology for harsh comments made against Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh continues to lose advertisers for his syndicated program. Advertising professor John Verret offers the following comment: “Because of the way the PRN/station relationship is constructed, I think this will all blow over soon. I think there will be a… MORE

Campaign 2012: Focus on voter turnout

March 5th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Opinion, Politics 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by journalism professor Fred Bayles, a former USA Today and AP reporter. He is also the director of BU’s State House Program. One of the seminal lessons I had as a young reporter was the time I sat down with Vermont’s then lieutenant governor who explained the state’s political… MORE

Campaign 2012: RD Sahl forecasts Super Tuesday

March 2nd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

Earlier this week, RD Sahl, a visiting professor of journalism in BU’s College of Communication and a special correspondent for NECN, reflected on the results of the GOP primaries in Michigan and Arizona. He also weighs in with his forecast for Super Tuesday. Contact Sahl at 617-353-7726;

Weekly roundup: BU experts on dark horse candidates, Mitt Romney, campaign spending, & Joe Kennedy III

March 2nd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: What makes a Dark Horse run? (Sharon Advocate): “A dark horse candidate has little or no national name recognition. Someone completely unexpected with no ties to political machines or organizations.” Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Sciences, College of General Studies… MORE

Israel, Iran, and Netanyahu’s visit

March 1st, 2012 in International Relations, Opinion 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by international relations professor Augustus Richard Norton. An expert on the Middle East, he is the author of Hezbollah: A Short History. Banish any thought from your head that an attack on Iran would be ‘surgical’ or even ‘limited.’ Obviously, any military attack on Iran is an act of… MORE