Top stories of 2012

December 26th, 2012

As 2012 draws to an end, Professor Voices asked several Boston University experts what they thought were the top stories of the year. Tom Whalen (CGS), Vivien Schmidt (CAS), Graham Wilson (CAS), James Post (SMG), Kecia Ali (CAS), John Carroll (COM), William Grimes (CAS),  Joan Salge Blake (SAR), Mark Williams (SMG), Cornelius Hurley (LAW), and Arianne Chernock (CAS) offered the following stories, presented in random order:

Newtown shooting

Re-election of  Barack Obama

Continuing saga of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis

Looming fiscal cliff

Continuing repercussions of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Syria, Libya and elsewhere

London Olympics

Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare

Superstorm Sandy

Facebook IPO

Benghazi attack

Kids & obesity

“Nuns on the Bus” and questions of female religious authority

China’s new leadership and their growing assertiveness in the East China & South China seas

Red Sox collapse

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