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Weekly roundup: BU experts on Supreme Court health care reform ruling, Massachusetts Senate race

June 29th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: “Everyone in politics, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, wants a winner and basically that’s what Obama is. If he had lost this, combined with the Holder decision today, he’s dead on arrival come November.” (Historian discusses political implications of… MORE

Health care reform ruling and Chief Justice John Roberts

June 28th, 2012 in Politics 0 comments

In a divided ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. Tom Whalen, a political expert and presidential historian, discusses the ruling and the role of Chief Justice John Roberts calling him a “profile in judicial courage.” Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

BU experts on JPMorgan, Google, & Wells Fargo

June 28th, 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: “Essentially, JPMorgan has been operating a hedge fund with federal insured deposits within a bank.” (JPMorgan Trading Loss May Reach $9 Billion; New York Times) Mark Williams “It gets them over the first discussion hurdle, that… MORE

BU experts weigh in on Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, Russia, & Cuba

June 27th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University experts weigh in on recent international news: Turkey says it may target any Syrian forces nearing border (New York Times): “After its experience in Libya, NATO certainly does not want to get into another air war with the Syrians, who are in much better shape than the Libyans were to conduct one.” Michael… MORE

Summer nutrition: Probiotics…what they are and what you need to know

June 27th, 2012 in Health, Nutrition, Professor voices, Videos 0 comments

Many foods, particularly dairy products like yogurt, are now touting how they contain probiotics. Nutrition expert Joan Salge Blake explains what probiotics are, their potential benefits, and what you need know when buying products that contain them. Contact Salge Blake at 617-353-7470; salge@bu.edu; Twitter: @joansalgeblake; Blog: Nutrition and You!

BU political experts available to comment on upcoming Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

June 26th, 2012 in Politics 0 comments

The Supreme Court is expected to announce their ruling on health care reform on Thursday. The following Boston University experts are available to comment on the implications of the Court’s decision on the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney. Tom Whalen, associate professor of social science and an expert on American politics and the… MORE

Summer nutrition: Gluten-free and vegetarian diets

June 25th, 2012 in Health, Nutrition, Professor voices, Videos 0 comments

Summer is in full-swing and with vacations and beach days ahead, many people are looking to make changes to their diets. Nutrition expert Joan Salge Blake offers her take on going gluten-free or following a vegetarian diet and how they may fit into a healthy lifestyle. Contact Salge Blake at 617-353-7470; salge@bu.edu; Twitter: @joansalgeblake; Blog: Nutrition and You!

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

June 22nd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Democrats pounce on regal whopper (Boston Herald): “It comes down to an issue of credibility. If he’s going to question his opponent, then he shouldn’t be bending the truth himself.” Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Brown, Warren Argue Over Debate… MORE

BU experts on Supreme Court ruling on health care reform, & Blackberry

June 21st, 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: The Supreme Court and Health Care Reform (Huffington Post): Opinion piece by Stephen Davidson: “Even close Supreme Court watchers are reluctant to predict what the justices will decide about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection… MORE

Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare expected soon

June 20th, 2012 in Politics 0 comments

The Supreme Court is expected to announce their ruling on President Obama’s healthcare law within the next few days. Although speculation is rampant on what the decision will be, no one knows for sure what will happen or what to expect from the decision. The following Boston University experts, who have been outspoken on this… MORE