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MET Drink Expert Names Area’s Best Beers

July 28th, 2017 in BU Today Features, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News.

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Sandy Block, a certified Master of Wine who teaches in both the MET’s Wine Studies and Gastronomy programs, gave a toast to his favorite local craft brewers in a recent interview with BU Today. With nods to the beers he enjoys most in the heat and at parties, see if Block called out your preferred brew in BU Today.

MET Alum Pair Named to BU Athletic Hall of Fame

July 24th, 2017 in Alumni News, MET News.

MET Alum Pair Named to BU Athletic Hall of Fame

Two Metropolitan College graduates have been elected to the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame. Bob Danville (MET’82) and Matt Gilroy (MET’09) will be feted for their accomplishments as Terriers and enshrined during a ceremony and banquet to be held in November.

Danville, a 1982 All-American in track and field who obtained his business administration bachelor’s at MET, still holds the New England record for fastest time in the 400m hurdles. The Birmingham, England native and recent retiree was a part of seven national championships during his time at BU.

Gilroy won the 2009 Hobey Baker Award, which recognizes the nation’s top collegiate hockey player. Only the second BU player to win the award, the defenseman went on to a noteworthy professional career in both the NHL and international Kontinental Hockey League after earning his Bachelor of Science in Management Studies at MET.

The Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame 52nd induction festivities will be held Saturday, November 4, at noon, in the Francis Burke Club Room at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave.

Read more in BU Today.

BU Paralegal Director Lauds Growth of Online Learning

July 13th, 2017 in MET News, Online Paralegal Studies.

Online Paralegal Studies
Joe Spada, academic director of the Boston University Center for Professional Education (CPE) Paralegal Studies Program, has been teaching at BU since 1995. He’s seen the legal and paralegal field evolve over that time, and he believes that the most significant shift of the last five years may be the ascent of online paralegal studies programs like those offered by CPE.

“Probably the biggest change in the area of paralegal education is the emergence of online paralegal education—whether it is for a certificate or continuing legal education, online options are exploding,” Spada said in a recent interview with The Estrine Report.

Read more from Spada’s interview here.

Violent Crime Issue Here to Stay, Says MET Expert

July 13th, 2017 in Criminal Justice, Faculty News, MET News, Shea Cronin.

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Even when overall crime rates lower, law enforcement faces an uphill battle in combating urban violence, and according to a Metropolitan College authority on the matter, police are unlikely to ever completely eradicate the issue. Dr. Shea Cronin, an assistant professor in Metropolitan College’s Master of Criminal Justice program, recently spoke with the Boston Globe about the challenges facing police.

“I think [police] can always continue to expand on the things that they’re doing to try to prevent crime, but a certain level of crime is a fact of life in most places,” he explained.

Read more in the Boston Globe.

Cybercrime Expert Choi Makes Case for Security Bill at State House

July 11th, 2017 in Alumni News, Criminal Justice, Faculty News, MET News.

Professor Choi testifies on cybercrime bill

Kyung-shick Choi (MET’02) has spent 10 years studying and teaching in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity. As an authority on the subject, the BU adjunct associate professor and Metropolitan College Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity program coordinator was called to the Massachusetts State House to testify before officials to share his insights regarding pending legislation that aims to update the Commonwealth’s current cybersecurity laws.

Echoing lessons he has imparted on MET students enrolled in both the Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Master of Criminal Justice concentration and graduate certificate programs, Professor Choi voiced his support for Bill No. H2814—which seeks to address the rising threat of cybercrime through enhanced criminal penalties, civil remedies, and transparency.

“The criminal justice system has not yet caught up with the rapidly evolving dynamics of current technology and its related issues,” Choi testified, in prepared remarks. “The proposed bill [addresses this] by increasing the level of sanction placed on data breaches.”

Read more about the bill here.