• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

    Portrait of Joel Brown. An older white man with greying brown hair, beard, and mustache and wearing glasses, white collared shirt, and navy blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey background.

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Hit Series Shark Tank to Hold Auditions at BU

    1. Wade, you have to have that BU affiliation for starters. But since you asked, I emailed the producers, and they said in addition: “Must be US Residents with either a Student Visa with a EAD card or an E2 Visa.”

  1. Why is the university alumni organization and BU Today promoting this show? It celebrates unrelenting greed, narcissism, cruelty, backstabbing, a utilitarian view of humans as useful only if they provide profit (otherwise, “You’re dead to me”), the exploitation of workers (openly encouraging contestants to reduce costs by producing products in “cheaper” environments) and the natural environment, and an applying lack of compassion (or as they say “I’m out.”). Why is the university encouraging these values? And how does that square with what commencement speaker Meredith Vieira said only a few weeks ago to the grads, no alums: “As you travel through life, I hope you leave deep footprints behind. Not as a result of all the people you’ve stepped on to get ahead, but rather as a result of all the lives you have lifted along the way”? Does the alum organization think she was BS’ing?

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