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Campaign 2012: Who should Romney select as his running mate?

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

Political expert and presidential historian Tom Whalen offers analysis on who he believes Mitt Romney should select as his running mate and why. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Is Massachusetts losing its political clout in Washington?

May 14th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Once a political powerhouse in Washington, is Massachusetts now in danger of losing its political clout? Political expert Tom Whalen talks to Fox25 News about recent retirements of the Massachusetts congressional delegation and what it means for the future. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Obama & gay marriage, Massachusetts Senate race

May 11th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Obama and gay marriage: The Golden Rule rules (USA Today): “Given today’s religiously diverse context, this way of thinking about religion and spirituality provides a handy bridge across religious differences.” Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology My Take: On gay marriage, Obama,… MORE

JPMorgan losses

May 11th, 2012 in Business 0 comments

JPMorgan Chase admitted to a massive $2 billion trading loss because of wagers gone wrong by its in-house trading operations. Mark Williams teaches finance at BU’s School of Management and is a former Federal Reserve bank examiner. He is the author of Uncontrolled Risk: The Lessons of Lehman Brothers. Williams offers the following comment: “These… MORE

BU experts on Facebook IPO, Warren Buffett, & brand relationships

May 10th, 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: Understanding Facebook’s IPO (NECN): N. Venkat Venkatraman weighs in what the IPO means for Facebook, jobs, and technology. Despite a few muffed lines, Facebook’s roadshow’s a hit (E-Commerce Times): “Will the institutional investors go for… MORE

Weekly roundup: BU experts on political ads, Obama, and Romney

May 4th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Broadside: Campaign Media Watch (NECN): John Carroll, College of Communication, analyzes the latest political ads including the latest attack ads to come from the GOP on President Barack Obama. Obama opens 25th Florida office as he outspends Romney (Bloomberg): ÔÇťObama has… MORE

John Carroll analyzes latest political ads

May 4th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

College of Communication professor John Carroll, a political strategist and expert in political advertising, analyzes the latest political ads, including an attack ad by the GOP on President Obama. Carroll offers additional insight on his blog Campaign Outsider. Contact Carroll at 617-353-3493; carroll7@bu.edu; Twitter: @johncarroll_bu

BU experts on Romney & health care, Facebook IPO, and Barnes & Noble

May 3rd, 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: Romney and Health Care (Huffington Post): “Mitt Romney, the soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee, has worked hard to distance himself from the Massachusetts health care reform law he championed during his single term as the state’s… MORE