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State of the Union 2014

January 24th, 2014 in Politics, Professor voices

President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday. While his agenda has not yet been released, issues expected to be covered include income inequality, free trade, and immigration reform. The president might... More

Education Gets Gritty: Why Character Matters for Academic Success

January 13th, 2014 in Education, Featured, Professor voices

When it comes to success in the classroom, character matters just as much as, and perhaps more so than, a student's individual intelligence. But, what traits are important for educators to focus on and why?... More

The Continuing Popularity of A Christmas Carol

December 3rd, 2013 in Featured, Literature, Professor voices

The holiday season is now upon us which means people will be reading and watching A Christmas Carol, the Charles Dickens novella written in 1843. An immediate commercial and critical success, it remains immensely popular... More

Holiday Shopping: Is Thursday the New (Black) Friday?

November 20th, 2013 in Featured, Marketing, Professor voices

A number of large retailers will open for sales as early as 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving night. Despite some backlash on social media and other retailers announcing they would not open before "Black Friday" in order... More

Expert available to comment on 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

November 1st, 2013 in History, Professor voices

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 shocked the nation and the world. Presidential historian and political expert Tom Whalen is the author of Kennedy versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate... More

Monsters, vampires & zombies: Why are they so popular?

October 30th, 2013 in Professor voices, Videos

Each year at Halloween, there is a surge in interest in the supernatural - especially in vampires, zombies and monsters. In recent years, however, this once "cult" fascination has gained a mass following. From movies... More

BU experts available to comment on the debt ceiling crisis

October 7th, 2013 in Politics

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, insight, and analysis on the upcoming debt ceiling deadline: Cornelius Hurley, a professor in the School of Law, is the Director of BU’s Center for Finance, More

Boston mayoral race: Who’s in the lead?

September 20th, 2013 in Communications, Politics, Professor voices, Videos

The September 24th preliminary election in the race for Boston's next mayor will narrow the current field of 12 candidates down to two finalists. John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication and an expert on... More

Whalen: Tighter gun control needed now

September 19th, 2013 in Breaking news, Crime, Opinion, Politics, Professor voices, Videos

In this video op-ed, Tom Whalen, associate professor of social sciences, offers his perspective on gun control in the wake of this week's mass shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131 or

Race for Boston mayor heating up

September 19th, 2013 in Politics, Professor voices, Videos

With the preliminary election in the Boston mayoral race just around the corner, Tom Whalen, associate professor of social sciences and an expert on American politics and Boston history, discusses what it will take from... More