Highlights from 2018
Trump and immigration
African and African Diaspora Studies faculty react to President Trump's reported use of vulgar language with regard to Haiti and countries in Africa: On NPR 'All Things Considered' (at the link above), Associate Professor of French Régine Michelle Jean-Charles and on NBC-Boston, Associate Professor of Sociology Zine Magubane.
In partnership with the BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education, the Archdiocese of Omaha plans to launch its first dual-language education program.
Wave of the future
BC geophysicist Carling Hay discussed the impact of Boston's rising tides, such as the record high that followed the Jan. 4 blizzard, with NBC-Boston.
Immigration policy reform
BC Law's Kari Hong weighs in on President Trump's proposal to 'trade' DREAMers protection for a border wall in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti' (at the link above), and on the 'rule of law' as it pertains to sanctuary cites in a piece for The Crime Report.
A python regime
In The American Interest, Martha Bayles of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences writes on the gradual, deadly constriction of freedom in Cambodia.
On NECN 'The Take,' BCSSW's Tiziana Dearing discussed a 2018 agenda for putting #MeToo into action. She also wrote about the challenges facing workplaces moving forward, for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
North Korea-South Korea
Professor of Political Science Robert Ross comments in the Boston Herald on the public olive branch Kim Jong Un extended to South Korea in a New Year’s Day speech.
Highlights from 2017
From 'criminals' to cops
Professor of History Marilynn Johnson provides insights into the rise of the nation's urban police forces as part of a History.com look at evolving stereotypes of the Irish in America.
Charities and the tax bill
BC Law Professor Ray Madoff, co-founder and director of the school's Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, discussed the likely effect of the tax overhaul on charitable giving on CNBC.
Death of Cardinal Law
BC faculty were sought for commentary on the passing of Cardinal Bernard F. Law, the former influential Archbishop of Boston who resigned in 2002 in the wake of the clergy abuse scandal. BC School of Social Work Professor of Macro Practice Tiziana Dearing, former head of Catholic Charities in Boston, joined live coverage by NBC Boston (begins at 4:30) and was interviewed by WGBH News (at the link above). School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., was quoted by National Public Radio, WHDH News, and the Boston Globe, for a piece that included comments by Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole; O'Toole also spoke to the Washington Post, AP, and America. The latter piece included remarks by Associate Professor Charles Gallagher, S.J. School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome spoke to NECN "The Take," and to AP, here via the Boston Globe, among other interviews.
From 'criminals' to cops
Professor of History Marilynn Johnson provides insights into the rise of the nation's urban police forces as part of a History.com look at evolving stereotypes of the Irish in America.
The dividend disconnect
Many do not fully appreciate that stock dividends come at the expense of price decreases, according to a research paper co-authored by Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor of Finance David Solomon, highlighted by Bloomberg News.
Last-minute tax break
A late revision to the GOP tax plan supplied a break based on real estate investments. Law School Kenealy Professor James Repetti comments to Bloomberg News.
Will it lead to a chain of mergers? BC health economist Sam Richardson weighs in for NBC News.
Leading with mercy
In an essay for Commonweal, Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny weighs in on the canonical prohibition against granting Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried.
Net neutrality rules
The FCC is expected to vote to repeal the rules requiring equal access to all internet content. Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons comments on WGBH News, at the link above, and in the New York Times.
Strategy on North Korea
Tougher sanctions on North Korea won't solve the problem, BC political scientist Robert Ross tells the Huffington Post.
Charities and the tax bill
BC Law Professor Ray Madoff, director of the school's Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, discussed how provisions in both the House and Senate tax bills could hinder donations to charities and non-profits, in an interview on the PRI-WGBH-WNYC talk program 'The Takeaway' (begins at 7:34).
Reviewing sexual assault law
On NECN 'The Take,' BC Law's Kari Hong discussed the need to review the definition and prosecution of rape.
Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy comments to the Associated Press on the outlook for consumer spending and economic growth this holiday season.
Elder care conversations
On NPR 'On Point,' BC School of Social Work's Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich weighs in on the difficult discussions many families face regarding aging and caregiving.
Preparing dual-language teachers
As Massachusetts re-adopts bilingual education, the Lynch School Teaching Dual Language Learners certificate program is highlighted in a WGBH report on the need for qualified teachers.
After the drama at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, what happens to its open investigations? BC Law's Patricia McCoy comments to CNN Money.
The impact of scandals
On NECN's 'The Take,' BC School of Social Work's Tiziana Dearing discusses complications of the scandal over celebrity sexual predators.
Best slalom skier
Mikaela Shiffrin, who seems a sure bet for Olympic gold, has the essential traits of a prodigy, as identified by Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner and noted in The New Yorker.
A stunning price
The sale of a Leonardo da Vinci painting for $450.3 million has drawn questions from art experts, including McMullen Museum director Nancy Netzer, who comments in The Boston Globe.
Taxes and the trade deficit
On Marketplace Radio, economist Robert Murphy comments on whether or not the tax plan could further President Trump's goal to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.
Decline in international students
An annual report cites a decrease in the number of international students seeking to study in the U.S. Lynch School Research Professor Philip Altbach, who last year predicted such a drop, comments to Voice of America.
Tax plan reality
Kenealy Professor of Law James Repetti spoke with Marketplace Radio about the real impact on U.S. families of state, sales, and healthcare taxes.
The AT&T deal
Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons discussed AT&T's planned $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner in an interview with Bloomberg News.
Improving services for veterans
Connell School of Nursing Professor Ann Burgess and BC's Collegiate Warrior Athlete Program project director Erin Flaherty '20 discuss issues of homelessness and health care.
The not-so-magic kingdom
Martha Bayles of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences writes on the U.S. entertainment industry's relationships with China for the American Interest.
Facebook and fakes
In the New York Times, Communication Assistant Professor Mike Serazio weighs in on challenges related to the social platform's efforts to verify accounts.
Immigrants' legal status
BC Law's Kari Hong comments in the Boston Globe on the proposed revocation of Temporary Protected Status.
The GOP tax plan
Experts worry it could hurt some in Massachusetts. Kenealy Professor of Law James Repetti comments.
Make way for 'parennnials'
Millennial parents are challenging commonly held beliefs about the American family. Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington comments in the New York Times.
A different kind of workplace
Millennials, now the biggest generation of workers, also value different aspects of employment, Center for Work and Family Assistant Director Jennifer Sabatini Fraone tells Boston Globe Magazine.
Political blame game
Polisci prof Peter Krause discussed the response to the terror attack in New York as a guest on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
'The digital humanities'?
The problem with the formulation 'the digital humanities' is that it equates a new institutional investment with a new form of knowledge, writes Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott for the Chronicle of Higher Education Review.
In N. Africa, fears of Iran's shadow
Don't expect the competition for leadership from the Persian Gulf to be resolved anytime soon, writes Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence in a commentary for Reuters.
Prospect for new Fed chair
President Trump's expected replacement for Janet Yellen would not be expected to dramatically change the agencies policies, said Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland, commenting in the Boston Herald.
Tuam scandal is tip of the iceberg
Ireland seems no closer to the truth of what happened to children born to the nation's institutional care system during the 20th century, contends Professor of English James Smith in an op-ed for IrishCentral.
Is the pope a Catholic?
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz, addressed the efforts of some to 'correct' the pope for doctrinal irregularities in a recent essay for The Tablet.
The market for human bodies
Almost anyone can sell the dead, BC Law professor Ray Madoff tells Reuters.
Campaigns celebrating immigrants are on the rise. BCSSW's Westy Egmont, who developed the 'Dreams of Freedom' exhibition in Boston, comments in the Boston Globe.
Q&A on Colin Kaepernick
BC Law School Professor Alfred Chueh-Chin Yen discussed legalities of the grievance filed by the former San Francisco 49ers QB, which alleges that owners colluded to keep him out of the league.
Moral language of evil
There has been radical change in the way we talk about evil, contends Professor Emeritus of Political Science Alan Wolfe, author of the book Political Evil, who discusses the topic with The Atlantic.
Diet as a cancer therapy
Professor of Biology Thomas Seyfried discusses the benefits of the ketogenic diet and other alternative therapies with South Africa's national daily newspaper Business Day.
Today's 'price of freedom'
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson reflects on changes in NRA approaches to gun control since the early 20th century in an op-ed for BillMoyers.com.
More trouble for Wells Fargo
BC Law Liberty Mutual Professor of Law Patricia McCoy tells CNN Money the bank wrongly hit homebuyers with fees to lock in mortgage rates.
The power of a team
BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin provides a historical perspective on the current NFL protests in an op-ed for the Irish Times.
Nationalism and higher ed
How will the rise of nationalism sweeping across many countries affect the efforts of universities to internationalize? Lynch School professors Professors Hans de Wit and Philip Altbach write on the subject for University World News.
Challenge to papal writings
A "filial correction" letter claims Pope Francis' writings put forth heretical positions regarding marriage and Communion. BC STM professor James Bretzke, S.J., calls the criticism counterproductive.
In The Pilot, BC Theology's Msgr. Liam Bergin writes on the papal document on the translation of liturgical texts.
The first U.N. speech
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson discusses President's Trump first speech before the United Nations General Assembly as a guest on WBUR 'Morning Edition,' and on NECN 'The Take' (at the link above).
Religious commitments, public life
A judge's moral views are relevant to his or her behavior on the bench, writes Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
California sues over border wall
The suit alleges that the Trump administration has overstepped its powers in expediting construction of the wall. BC Law's Kari Hong comments in the Los Angeles Times.
Palestinian unification in Gaza
In an interview with ABC Radio in Australia, Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause provided insights into a possible Fatah-Hamas unity agreement for the Palestinians following months of sanctions on Gaza and regional tensions.
House flippers and the crash
A National Bureau of Economic Research working paper co-authored by Assistant Professor Jaromir Nosal challenges the narrative that subprime borrowers caused the 2007-09 market crash, and explores the role of house-flipping speculators.
Nest egg variables
A study by BC's Center for Retirement Research, highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, finds differences in retirement saving between young people who had completed college and those who failed to obtain a degree.
BC political scientist R. Shep Melnick is a contributor to the new book Scalia's Constitution: Essays on Law and Education. He was among panelists discussing the book at a live-streamed event in Washington, D.C.
CFPB chief under fire
BC Law's Patricia McCoy speaks to CBS 'Sunday Morning' about the embattled head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Hillary and the GOP
Republicans want Hillary Clinton to vanish, according to an op-ed for the U.K. Guardian by historian Heather Cox Richardson, who contends the former presidential candidate should remain on the public stage.
New technologies and community
The Web still represents a crucial tool for working out communal concerns in times of crisis and insecurity, such as that facing Diaspora Jews today, writes Associate Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz in the Jerusalem Post.
Minor earthquake in Mass.
BC geophysicist John Ebel of Weston Observatory provides analysis for the Boston Globe.
Pope Francis in Colombia
Colombian native Hosffman Ospino of the School of Theology & Ministry comments on the papal visit for National Catholic Reporter, at the link above, Reuters, and the New York Times.
If Harvey happened here
Environmental Studies Director and associate professor Noah Snyder talks to NBC Boston about extreme rainfall events.
Relief efforts for Texas
What happens now? BCSSW's Tiziana Dearing on immediate and long-term challenges, in an interview with WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
Trump and DACA
Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong discussed the president and the policy on NECN 'The Take.'
Women and Ivanka
In Fortune, Center for Work and Family visiting scholar Lauren Stiller Rikleen weighs in on the First Daughter's approach to advocacy for women.
The 'Top Chef' trial
BC Law prof Jeffrey Cohen, a former prosecutor, comments on the acquittal of four local Teamsters charged with attempting to extort the TV show.
Downside of downloads
Why can't you download all the streaming media you want? BC Law prof Dan Lyons explains in Wired.
BC's Heather Cox Richardson is among historians examining Donald Trump's plans to 'Make America Great Again'—and considering what he was thinking when he said 'again'—for BillMoyers.com.
Facebook, Airbnb go on offense
Companies historically have steered clear of trying to determine what is good and what is evil, Carroll School IS professor Jerry Kane tells Bloomberg News, but that may be changing.
U.S. and North Korea
As heated rhetoric escalates, what will be the role of China? Professor of Political Science Robert Ross weighs in for the Boston Herald.
A chapter by Professor of History Kevin Kenny in the new Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland "should be required reading for anyone interested in emigration--and not only Irish--in global history," according to a reviewer in the Irish Times.
Lessons on immigration
In the Boston Globe, insights from Professor of History Marilynn Johnson on immigrants' contributions to Boston-area economic growth.
Corporations for good?
A growing number of businesses report approaching their enterprises with an eye to environmental sustainability and workers' rights. BC Law's Kent Greenfield weighs in for PBS Newshour.
Not enough inflation?
Inflation persistently below targets is a reason not to clamor for more interest rate hikes, Monty and Murray Professor of Economics Peter Ireland tells the New York Times.
International students in U.S.
Lynch School researchers Hans de Wit and Phil Altbach write on challenges to international recruitment for Times Higher Education.
Auto loan defaults soar
Could it lead to a credit crisis? BC Law Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor Patricia McCoy weighs in for Bloomberg Radio.
Europe and terrorism
Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence discusses why some countries, particularly in Europe, may be safer from terrorism than others, in an interview with The Week.
Border lawsuit filed
BC Law's Kari Hong discusses a lawsuit filed on behalf of asylum seekers reportedly turned away at the U.S.-Mexico border, in an interview with Radio Sputnik.
The collusion question
Was the meeting with a Russian lawyer described in Donald Trump Jr.'s emails treasonous? A discussion in the ongoing WBUR podcast series co-hosted by Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson.
Is there a retirement crisis?
For many Americans, the situation remains serious, Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell tells CNBC.
SCOTUS and the travel ban
BC Law's Kent Greenfield discusses the Supreme Court travel ban ruling, among other SCOTUS-related issues, on NECN 'The Take.'
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Beyond acquiring hundreds of stores and affluent customers, the real value is in all of that customer data, Kenneth Sanford of the Woods College M.S. in Applied Economics program tells CNBC.
On investment strategies
Award-winning research by the Carroll School's Jeffrey Pontiff, which showed the effectiveness of investing strategies seems to diminish, but not disappear, after publication, is highlighted by the New York Times.
Tech and economic fluctuation
A 2006 paper by Professor of Economics Susanto Basus on the contractionary effect of technological improvements is cited as a seminal work on the subject in a piece by The Economist.
Lessons from Banco Popular
Spain's fifth-largest bank collapsed earlier this month, forcing it into the arms of its rival, Banco Santander. Carroll School finance prof Ed Kane comments on the meltdown and rescue in the New York Times.
Reflections of a translingual writer
An essay by Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer for The Odessa Review on the pleasures and challenges of writing translingually.
Credit cards for bad credit
Can you use them to improve a credit score? Advice from Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy in a Q&A with Wallet Hub.
Working relationship with health
Working longer isn't necessarily a bad thing, says Center on Aging & Work co-director Jackie James, who discusses research on the positive relationship between working and health with WGBH News.
The future of privacy
BC Law's Robert Bloom weighs in for CBS News in on Fourth Amendment issues related to use of surveillance and policing technologies under the Trump administration.
Is the Constitution colorblind?
O'Neill Professor of American Politics R. Shep Melnick writes on Antonin Scalia's record on race and education for Education Next.
China's new naval power
Professor of Political Science Robert Ross discusses what this means for the Trump administration in a Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy podcast.
Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott writes on his experience using custom MediaKron-built websites and engaging his medieval poetry students as collaborators.
Leadership, servitude, service
School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing writes on leadership and the Trump Administration in an op-ed for WBUR "Cognoscenti."
Retirement and gender
Women gain more than men do from working longer, according to a Center for Retirement Research study highlighted by the Wall Street Journal.
Suicide or homicide?
The trial of a 20-year-old Massachusetts woman who allegedly urged her boyfriend--through text messages--to kill himself, is under way. BC Law's Sharon Beckman comments on the case, including the unusual nature of trying a suicide as a homicide, for BuzzFeed News.
Beyond the border
Amid growing concerns related to immigration, globalization, the border wall, and NAFTA, can the U.S. and Mexico find common ground and work past the rhetoric? Political scientist Peter Skerry is among experts discussing the issues on PRI 'The World.'
Psychiatric patients on hold
Patients' long wait times for ER psychiatric beds is a problem that has been brewing for decades, the Connell School's Judith Shindul-Rothschild tells WBUR News. Her study on wait times, conducted with Connell Associate Professors Catherine Read, Kelly Stamp, and Jane Flanagan, was published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Associate Professor of Eastern and Slavic Languages Franck Salameh reflects on the European reaction to the Manchester and Minya massacres in an op-ed for the Jerusalem Post.
The impeachment process
Law School Professor Kent Greenfield provides NECN's 'The Take' with a look at the process from Constitutional and historical perspectives.
ACA's breastfeeding provision
The 2010 Affordable Care Act may have helped more women in the U.S. breastfeed as a result of its coverage of breast pumps, suggests a new study by School of Social Work Assistant Professor Summer Hawkins and BC colleagues. Their report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, is featured by Reuters.
What becomes of valedictorians?
Research tracking their post-graduation progress by Lynch School prof Karen Arnold is included in new book by Carroll School MBA alumnus Eric Barker, and featured by Money magazine (at the link above) and CNBC.
While the president's executive orders on immigration play out in federal court, a number of Massachusetts communities are designing their own immigration policies. BC Law's Dan Kanstroom comments for WBUR News (at the link above) and the Washington Post.
International student mobility
Writing for University World News, Lynch School of Education Professors Hans de Wit and Philip Altbach contend that revolutionary changes are imminent for higher education internationalization.
Trump's first tour
President Trump's nine-day, two-continent tour that begins with a trip to Saudi Arabia marks a break with tradition set by previous presidents, Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins tells the Washington Examiner.
Hernandez now innocent
The murder conviction of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been vacated by a Mass. Superior Court judge. BC Law prof Bob Bloom weighs in for Esquire magazine.
Is the gig economy working?
An analysis by The New Yorker references a study conducted by Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor.
'Red line' in relations
Professor of Political Science Robert Ross comments on China's relations with North Korea for CNN.com
The first MAGA president
Was Andrew Jackson a 'make American great again' president? BC historian Heather Cox Richardson weighs in on NECN 'The Take.'
JFK at 100
The upcoming centenary John F. Kennedy's birth brings fresh appraisals of the first--and so far, only--Catholic to attain the presidency. BC historians James O'Toole and Patrick Maney comment in a piece running nationally via Catholic News Service.
The GOP and health care
Political scientist David Hopkins discusses Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare in an interview with Salon.com.
The first 100 days
BC historian Heather Cox Richardson co-hosts a new WBUR podcast series on the Trump administration, viewed through the lens of American history. | Professor of History Patrick Maney discusses the '100 day' presidential standard set by Franklin Roosevelt for NPR's WLRN-Miami and on NECN 'The Take.'
Tweets and trade deficits
Economist Robert Murphy weighs in on President Trump's tweet on trade deficits and the economy for Marketplace Radio
On the Internet
BC Law's Daniel Lyons comments on FCC moves to rollback net neutrality policy on WBUR 'Bostonomix.'
Tiziana Dearing of the BC School of Social Work discussed Tom Brady's arrangement with Best Buddies on NECN 'The Take.'
Is there a retirement-savings crisis?
Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell is one of two experts who look at the same data for the Wall Street Journal, and come to very different conclusions.
Lessons in math education
What can the U.S. learn from the performance of students in East Asian countries? Lynch School Prof Ina V.S. Mullis discusses findings from the latest Trends in International Math and Science Study on WBUR.
Trump and deported DREAMer
A federal judge whom then-candidate Donald Trump criticized last year will hear the case of a man who claims he was unfairly deported by U.S. authorities. BC Law's Kari Hong comments in USA Today.
Crime and posting
Carroll School prof Jerry Kane weighs in on the trend toward posting crimes on Facebook in an op-ed for the New York Daily News.
Is poetry dead?
No, writes Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott, who looks at new ways to approach it in an essay for Inside Higher Ed.
Global higher ed 'faces anarchy'
It could be the result of expansion without a well-defined strategy, according to a report from the Lynch School's Center for International Higher Education. Co-author Phil Altbach discusses it with Times Higher Education.
Believing false things
Political scientist Emily Thorson's research showing the residual effect of negative news about a candidate, even if it's later shown to be false, is cited by the New York Times.
No place like...the office
Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington comments for CBS News on companies' growing shift away from employees working remotely.
The prospect for Russia's Jews
Outwardly secure and flourishing, the community is a fraction of its former size and dwindling. What troubles the minds of those who stay? Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer weighs in for Mosaic magazine, at the link above, and in Tablet Magazine.
Societal implications of astrobiology
School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Andrea Vicini, S.J., in La Civiltà Cattolica, the unofficial voice of the Vatican on matters of social life, and the Huffington Post (at the link above.)
The star witness
Law Professor Robert Bloom talks to the Boston Globe about testimony in the murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, and is featured by the New Haven Register regarding use of jailhouse informants in a murder case in Connecticut.
Tax policy; DAFs
Law Professor Ray Madoff—who recently organized a meeting, featured by the NonProfit Times, of leaders of some of the nation's largest tax-exempt organizations to discuss federal tax policy--comments on donor-assisted funds for The Economist (at the link above).
Women in theology in Africa
Professor of Theology M. Shawn Copeland cites the role of women in the Christian faith as one of the key issues concerning theology on the African continent.
BC Law students' argument at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a client facing deportation is highlighted by the Associated Press.
Civilians and Tirgiran Valley
Associate Professor of History Devin Pendas discusses the war in Afghanistan and the alleged deaths of civilians in Tirgiran Valley in 2010, in an interview with Radio Live-New Zealand.
Invoking Jackson's legacy
President Trump will visit the grave of Andrew Jackson in Nashville; Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson comments in the New York Times.
Pope Francis and Church culture
As Pope Francis enters his fifth year, Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill is among theologians discussing his shaping Church culture in National Catholic Reporter.
Cautionary tales, complicated legacies
Associate Professor of Sociology and African and African Diaspora Studies Zine Magubane writes on W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities for WBUR "Cognoscenti."
The tragedy of Tuam
More must be done to address the revelations of human remains--thought to be those of some 796 children--buried at the former Sisters of the Bon Secours' Children's Home in Tuam, Ireland, writes Associate Professor of English James Smith in the Irish Examiner.
The revised travel ban
Does President Trump's latest moratorium illegally discriminate against Muslims? BC Law's Kari Hong weighs in on NECN 'The Take.'
Civil rights and culture wars
How civil rights enforcement got swept into the culture wars, and what a new administration can do about it—an op-ed by O'Neill Professor of American Politics R. Shep Melnick in the Hechinger Report.
Law Professor Dan Kanstroom offers his take on ICE—Immigration and Customs Enforcement—as a guest on WBUR 'Radio Open Source.'
The U.S. voice abroad
As the nation's Broadcasting Board of Governors is slated to be abolished, Martha Bayles of the MCAS Honors Program outlines on lessons for the new CEO of international broadcasting in American Prospect.
Polarization and Hispanic Catholics
School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino—deemed one of the nation's 'most influential and creative interpreters of Latino/a Catholic experiences'—explains why polarization threatens the future for Hispanic Catholics in a Q&A with Crux.com.
Vatican commission change
C21 Center Director Thomas Groome talks with WBUR 'Morning Edition" regarding the resignation of Marie Collins, the only abuse survivor on the Vatican commission looking into the clergy abuse crisis.
Working longer, better
The context of aging and work is changing, due to factors including health, longevity, and education, Center on Aging and Work Co-Director Jacquelyn James tells the New York Times.
The new working class
Professor of English and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella writes on the life journey of Nate Awan, a Boston pipe fitter, for a New York Times Magazine focus on today's Americans at work. (scroll to No. 9).
Growing pains in the Church
In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis is reminding Catholics of the proper role of doctrine within the life of the mature Church, writes Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz (free registration required).
Higher ed challenges, innovations
Higher education in emerging and developing countries struggles between past colonial influences and current challenges, writes Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit.
In praise of partnerships
The University's successful collaborations with the Archdiocese of Boston, including the Lynch School's St. Columbkille Partnership School and Urban Catholic Teacher Corps initiatives, are highlighted by Superintendent of Catholic Schools Kathy Mears.
A ramble in Ireland
On BBC Radio 4, BC-Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin tours Derrigimlagh bog, where two remarkable 20th century events occurred.
The Healy family
Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole explores the life and legacy of the nation's first African-American bishop, Bishop James Augustine Healy, and his family, in a three-part series for The Pilot. Part 1 is at the link above; Part 2, Part 3.
Will Mexico fund the wall?
Professor of History Kevin Kenny is among experts asked to weigh in.
Poverty and children's maladies
Add asthma and ADHD to the list, according to a new study. Lynch School of Education Professor Rebekah Levine Coley comments for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Chaos as the new normal
How should the media and voters respond? Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson on NECN 'The Take.'
Syrian war crimes reports
Associate Professor of History Devin Pendas discussed reports of chemical weapons attacks and large-scale hangings in an interview with NECN 'The Take.'
Trump and the economy
The unexpected resignation of a top official gives Trump a profound opportunity to reshape the Federal Reserve, says BC economist Peter Ireland (at the link above). | The chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers won't be part of the president's cabinet. BC's Bob Murphy, a former council member, comments on Marketplace Radio.
More money or more time?
Some people are sacrificing money and high-powered careers to better tend to family needs. Center for Work and Family executive director Brad Harrington weighs in.
A shock event?
Was the travel ban a 'shock event' calculated to distract from other issues? Historical perspective from Professor Heather Cox Richardson in the Dallas Morning News, at the link above, on WBUR News and NECN, and in the Boston Globe and USA Today.
Immigrants and refugees
Westy Egmont, director of the School of Social Work's Immigrant Integration Lab, discussed the impact of the executive order as a guest on NECN 'The Take,' at the link above, in an op-ed for the Boston Herald, and with Reuters. | The Law School's Kari Hong addressed the topic in a piece for WBUR 'Cognoscenti' and discussed it with CNN, USA Today, Bloomberg Radio, and the Tampa Bay Times.
Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz writes on President Trump's statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day in an op-ed for Tikkun Daily.
In the mobility era
International faculty are an increasingly important part of the global academic labor force, writes Lynch School of Education Research Professor Phil Altbach.
The more things change...
The war against the liberal consensus began as a backlash against Roosevelt's New Deal, according to Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson in an op-ed for the U.K.'s Guardian.
A refusenik protest remembered
The dawn of perestroika revisited by Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer.
Wishes of the dead
The law helps dead people make the living comply with their wishes, says Law prof Ray Madoff.
'Minimalists' on Netflix
'Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things' explores living with less stuff from a variety of perspectives, including that of Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor, whose research focuses on issues of consumption and sustainability.
Pink & Blue: Colors of Heredity
Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber discusses her research as part of an award-winning film on the lives of women and men who carry a BRCA genetic mutation that places them at a high risk of developing breast and other cancers.
GOP historian Heather Cox Richardson discussed opportunities and challenges facing the Trump Administration, during a panel moderated by NPR's Tom Ashbrook at the JFK Library (video at the link above). | Political scientist Jonathan Laurence provided commentary on the inauguration for French television news network BFM. | Professor of History Patrick Maney provided live commentary for WHDH-TV News. | Professor of Political Science Marc Landy was interviewed by WBZ-AM.
The progressive agenda
In a piece for 'The Conversation', Carroll School Galligan Professor Sandra Waddock applies her research on how to affect large system change to the situation now facing progressives in the new administration.
Some contend that divine intervention led to the outcome of the presidential election. Religion News Service asked theologians including School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., to weigh in.
State of the City
School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing was part of a WBUR panel discussion related to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's third annual State of the City address.
The U.S. and retirement...
Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell discussed retirement in the U.S. with Bloomberg Radio (segment begins at 14:30).
...or is it 'unretirement'?
Many Americans continue to earn during retirement, according to research by Professor of Economics Joseph Quinn—conducted with Ph.D. alumni Kevin Cahill and Michael Giandrea, and highlighted in a Dow Jones Marketwatch look at improvements to Norway's retirement system.
Cardinal named to Vatican office
Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has been appointed by Pope Francis to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, the Vatican office that reviews sex abuse cases. School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome comments in the Boston Globe.
Deporting criminal noncitizens
BC Law's Kari Hong writes on the president-elect's softened approach to immigration in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Trial in meningitis deaths
The federal trial begins for a pharmacist charged in the deaths of 25 patients injected with steroids from his lab. BC's Law Robert Bloom comments for USA Today.
Keeping new year's resolutions
CNBC offers tips for kicking bad habits from researchers including the Carroll School's Henrik Hagtvedt.
Can people die of a broken heart?
The perennial question arose in the aftermath of the deaths, within a day of one another, of celebrities Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. Connell School of Nursing Dean Susan Gennaro comments for Voice of America.
Highlights from 2016
Traveling DACA students
Undocumented students traveling abroad are being advised to return to the U.S. before the presidential inauguration. Law School Associate Clinical Professor Mary Holper weighs in for WBUR.
Young women are disproportionately locked up for misdemeanors in Maryland's juvenile justice system, and are more likely than boys to be taken before a judge for probation offenses. Law School Clinical Professor Francine Sherman comments in the Baltimore Sun.
Giving in solidarity
A different approach to holiday giving can help to re-establish community, and show solidarity with others, writes School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing in an op-ed for CNN.com.
Joaquim de Carvalho Award
Cristiano Casalini, a research scholar at Boston College's Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, received the honor from the University of Coimbra in Portugal for his book, Aristotle in Coimbra: Cursus Conimbricensis and Education at the Collegium Artium.
Whither the American Dream?
School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing discussed the aspiration that members of each generation will fare better than their parents on NECN 'The Take.'
Deal or no deal?
Economics prof Bob Murphy weighs in on financing deals for car purchases in Car and Driver.
Does daycare make kids aggressive?
A study conducted by Lynch School Professor Eric Dearing and researchers in Norway is highlighted by Boston Magazine.
An underappreciated election fact
There was a massive generation gap, writes Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins in the Washington Post.
Macho may lead to miserable
A new study explores a relationship between strict adherence to certain masculine norms and mental health problems. Lynch School of Education Professor James Mahalik weighs in for the Christian Science Monitor.
Cautionary tale for the EPA
Former EPA attorney Lauren Rikleen of BC's Center for Work and Family writes on Donald Trump's choice to head the agency in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
DuPont head at BC CEO Club
The incoming presidential administration is not likely to have an impact on DuPont's planned merger with Dow Chemical, DuPont chief executive Ed Breen said.
More N.E. quakes than you think
New England experiences several every year, but most people don't notice them. Weston Observatory Director and Earth and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Alan Kafka explains in the Boston Globe.
New narrative for global economy
To overcome the tide of populism and nationalism sweeping the West, a new, more powerful narrative is desperately needed, writes Carroll School of Management Galligan Professor Sandra Waddock for 'The Conversation.'
IKEA parental leave policy
IKEA's expanded policy was influenced in part by a finding from the 'New Dad' study by BC's Center for Work and Family. Associate Director Jennifer Fraone comments in The Atlantic.
Exiting the climate deals
President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the U.S. from a global accord to combat climate change. Law Professor David Wirth discusses the subject in the UK's Guardian.
Hybrid giving vehicles
New vehicles of charitable giving are blurring lines between business and the social sector. Law Professor Ray Madoff comments in the Financial Times.
The year of Easter Rising
With 2016 drawing to a close, BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin discussed commemorations of the Easter Rising centenary, as a guest on RTÉ Radio.
Body language and the election
Did the presidential candidates' nonverbal communication have an effect on the popular vote? Professor of Psychology Joseph Tecce weighs in on NECN "The Take."
Law Professor Mark Brodin is quoted by the Boston Globe regarding an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Mass. State Police.
Presidency vs. business interests
Can Congress and the courts enforce Donald Trump's pledge to cut ties to his businesses? Law School Associate Professor Brian Quinn addresses the subject on NECN 'The Take,' at the link above, and in comments to Reuters.
The 'Professor Watchlist'
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson, who was briefly among academics included on the list when it launched, responds in an op-ed.
What's next for Hispanics?
Catholic scholars including Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny and School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino assess the future for Hispanics in the U.S. in light of the presidential election.
Justice and reconciliation
A post-election op-ed by Professor of Theology Stephen Pope in Commonweal.
Flag burning consequences?
Law School Professor Robert Bloom discusses First Amendment protected expressions in an interview with CBS Boston.
President and CEO?
President-elect Donald Trump says there will be no conflict of interest between his business ventures and his presidency. Law School Associate Professor Brian Quinn weighs in on CBS News.
History and the time of Trump
How will Donald Trump govern, and what will relative moderates do now? GOP historian Heather Cox Richardson writes in The Guardian (at link above) and is featured in a Q&A with Pacific Standard Magazine.
Sapir Book Prize
Lynch School of Education Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean Stanton Wortham has received the 2016 Edward Sapir Book Prize for Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event.
Wealth and charitable giving
Law Professor Ray Madoff, director of the Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, comments on a new study that shows a small group of wealthy donors giving more money than ever before, while less-wealthy donors are giving less.
Jews of Lebanon
An article by Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh in the Journal of the Middle East and Africa mines an early history of modern Lebanon by placing a special focus on the country's Jewish community.
From Puritans to legal pot
First casinos, then legal marijuana. Is traditional morality at risk in Massachusetts? Carroll School prof Richard McGowan, S.J., on NECN 'The Take.'
A former Soviet Jew's political journey
Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim Shrayer, a former Soviet refusenik, reflects on the election in an essay for Tablet magazine.
New Zealand earthquake
The 7.8 magnitude quake could trigger months of aftershocks, Weston Observatory's John Ebel tells the Boston Herald.
Possible disciplinary sanctions against a Martha's Vineyard assistant district attorney reflect a national trend, according to BC Law's Michael Cassidy in the Boston Globe.
A migration lesson from the U.S.
A lesson of the just completed campaign is that efforts to define immigration neatly in terms of illegal versus legal have come undone, according to Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry, writing for the Netherlands Institute of International Relations.
Academic freedom under threat
In the current political climate, it is perhaps the most contested aspect of higher education, write Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit and Lynch School graduate student Kathryn Hanson for Inside Higher Ed.
Let a new conversation begin
No matter who wins the presidential election, the U.S. needs a dramatically improved national dialogue, writes Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington in the Huffington Post.
The candidates and student debt
Lynch School Professor Ana Martínez Alemán outlines the effect either the presidency of Hillary Clinton (at the link above) or Donald Trump could have on the issue.
● Professor of German Studies Michael Resler has published Daniel Von Dem Blühenden Tal, a critical edition of Daniel, one of the earliest post-classical Arthurian romances (see link above).
● Kim Garcia of the English Department has published Drone, a new book of poetry that is a meditation on modern warfare in a technological age.
● In Philosophy and Dissidence in Cold War Europe, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and International Studies Aspen E. Brinton examines the ways Cold War dissidents in Central and Eastern Europe turned to the past for inspiration in order to change and transcend their present entrapment.
●Professor of Theology Stephen Pope reviewed Doing Good . . . Says Who?: Stories from Volunteers, Nonprofits, Donors, and Those They Want to Help for America magazine.
●Professor of English Elizabeth Graver writes on taking her nearly 80-year-old mother back to her childhood home in an essay for The Tablet.
DraftKings - FanDuel merger?
It could spark a new round of legal costs as the companies seek approval from the FTC and Department of Justice, according to law prof Brian Quinn in the Boston Globe.
Claims of rigged elections?
There's precedent for such claims, historian Heather Cox Richardson telles WGBH News (see link above); the latest DNC-CNN flap feeds Trump's campaign narrative, says political scientist Dennis Hale in the Boston Herald.
Marijuana on the ballot
Carroll School prof Richard McGowan, S.J., comments on archdiocesan opposition to legalization of pot in Massachusetts, in The Atlantic.
This 'toxic' election
The 2016 campaign is certainly divisive, but must be kept in perspective, historian Patrick Maney tells National Catholic Reporter.
The 'anti-helicopter parent'
Let kids play, one parent pleads in a New York Times Magazine article. Professor of psychology Peter Gray concurs.
A diversionary tactic
Donald Trump's stance on the election result is the act of an intuitive showman, political scientist Jonathan Laurence tells Agence France-Presse.
Avoiding analytical myopia
It's easy to focus on the metrics, but analytics' bigger picture benefits managers more, writes Carroll School Associate Professor Sam Ransbotham for Sloan Management Review.
2016 hottest; 2017 hotter?
NASA predicts this year is likely to be the hottest on record. What happens next? Climate scientist Jeremy Shakun comments.
Catholics and the candidates
In the Boston Globe, School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., comments on the complexities facing voters in this presidential election.
Asset or distraction?
Professor of History Patrick Maney, author of the Bill Clinton biography A New Gilded Age, comments to CNN.com on the role of the former president in the current campaign.
In addition to this year's Nobel Prize winners, a Science Transitional Medicine writer takes note of other outstanding work in the molecular machinery field, including the molecular ratchet developed by Vanderslice Professor of Chemistry T. Ross Kelly.
Girls and criminal justice
Are young girls 'more severely punished' than boys? Juvenile justice experts including Law School Associate Clinical Professor Fran Sherman, lead author of a report on gender injustice, weigh in.
Trump's tape and the GOP
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson writes on the effect of the Access Hollywood tape for Quartz.com.
Biggest worry about jobs?
A new Pew survey shows that for Americans it's not immigration, but irrelevance. Lynch School Professor David Blustein comments for NBC.com.
Tax genius or evasion?
Kenealy Professor of Law James Repetti discussed Donald Trump's take on the tax code with NECN 'The Take.'
The VP debate
Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny is among experts asked to weigh in for National Catholic Reporter.
Prize-winning molecular machines
The recipients of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry are an outstanding choice, Vanderslice Professor T. Ross Kelly tells Chemical and Engineering News.
What's it like to be an at-home dad?
Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington shares center research on trends in fatherhood.
Tiny state, big effect on workers
Law Professor Kent Greenfield is among scholars who argue that the practice of allowing corporations to be governed by Delaware law is undemocratic.
Voting beyond policy
Catholic voters need to choose between candidates in terms of character and competence, not just between issues, writes Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny in Commonweal.
Down to the details
For all the differences between Clinton and Trump during the first debate, perhaps the most stark centered on the willingness to get specific, political scientist David Hopkins contends, writing for the Washington Post.com.
Five critical questions
The answers to could reveal a lot about what will happen when the campaign circus is over and the realities of governing set in, according to an op-ed by the School of Social Work's Tiziana Dearing for CNN.com.
Candidates and stress
Body language can be an indicator of a candidate's stress level during debates, psychologist Joe Tecce tells Fox 25.
Should college be free?
Who doesn't like free stuff? But as the old saying goes, 'there is no such thing as a free lunch,' writes Lynch School of Education Professor Diana Pullin.
The Yahoo breach
What does the hacking mean to Verizon's $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo's core business? Law prof Brian Quinn outlines two options in the New York Times.
Terror and the campaign trail
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardsons joins a WGBH 'Greater Boston' discussion of the presidential candidates' reactions to recent terror incidents.
Syria peace bid derailed?
Can the peace plan in Syria succeed if President Assad stays in power? Islamic Civilization and Societies faculty member Natana DeLong-Bas weighs in on NECN "The Take."
ISIS and the terror threat
Political scientist Peter Krause discussed the recent incidents in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota on WGBH 'Greater Boston' (at the link above), MSNBC, and NECN 'The Take' (at 2:00).
An uncommon decision
In FTC v. AT&T Mobility, the court broadly exempted common carriers from a key antitrust law designed to promote fair competition, a ruling that could have far-reaching implications for the future of internet regulation, writes BC Law's Daniel Lyons.
Seniors sharing homes
Lack of retirement savings may be prompting more seniors to consider renting out extra rooms, Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell tells the Wall Street Journal.
Memory card resale risks
An investigation of refurbished cards shows many still contain personal information of previous owners. The Carroll School's Sam Ransbotham suggests safeguards on NECN.
U.S., China, and human rights
Professor of Political Science Robert Ross assesses the Obama Administration's approach toward relations with China in the New York Times.
Lost in translation
Interpreting body language isn't as easy as some may think, BC profs tell NBCNews.com.
A new report suggests the trend toward growing polarization among Americans is guided by increasingly conservative millennials. Political scientist David Hopkins responds on CNN.com.
How does the Fed set out to achieve its objectives? This and other topics in a podcast with Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland.
Global income inequality
Will future generations be worse off than their parents in parts of the world? Social Work prof Tiziana Dearing discussed findings of a recent McKinsey report with CCTV America, the English-language news channel of China Central Television.
Law in U.S. culture
In Pacific Standard magazine, Law Professor Judith McMorrow weighs in on America’s abiding obsession with series about crime and punishment.
Amending the Constitution
Hillary Clinton's promise is different from all other presidential amendment pledges in the last generation, in that it just might happen, writes Law School Associate Professor Richard Albert.
BC geophysicist John Ebel discussed seismic readings and other aspects of the quake with NECN's 'The Take.'
Latin American essay prize
The American Philosophical Association has awarded its 2016 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought to Sebastian Purcell, who received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University in 2011.
'Citizen Kane' at 75
In America magazine, Professor of Film Studies Richard A. Blake, S.J., writes about the relevance and timelessness of the classic film.
'This Must Be the Place'
Author and Professor of English Elizabeth Graver reviews the latest book by Maggie O'Farrell for the New York Times (at the link above).
Islam in Europe
Fearing extremism and lack of integration, European governments want more of the continent’s imams to be home-grown. Polisci's Jonathan Laurence comments in The Economist.
The street-feeding debate
Sides disagree on whether giving meals to the homeless on the street is helpful or harmful. GSSW's Tiziana Dearing weighs in.
Professor of Political Science Marc Landy on the significance of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine.
The fight against ISIS
Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause was a guest on NECN's 'The Take.'
The post-Trump GOP
If Trump loses, can the Republican Party rebound? Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson comments in the U.K.'s Guardian.
Trump's immigration ban
A country-based ban hits the persecuted along with their persecutors, among other issues, Westy Egmont of the School of Social Work tells The Atlantic.
Toward digital transformation
An effective digital culture is critical to digital maturity, writes the Carroll School's Gerald Kane for Sloan Management Review.
Praise for City Connects
'If City Connects were a company, Warren Buffett would snatch it up,' according to a New York TimesSunday Review writer, who lauds the Lynch School student support initiative for cost-effectively narrowing the achievement gap.
Ride-hailing; body cams
From ride-hailing regulations to the push for police body cameras, School of Social Work Professor Tiziana Dearing discusses a range of local news issues on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
Prominent, yet divisive
Climate change is a tough campaign topic for both parties, political scientist David Hopkins tells the Christian Science Monitor.
Support for parents
Lynch School Professor Eric Dearing talks about his report outlining the need for a national framework of assistance in an interview with WBZ News.
Can a dog have a will?
Law Professor Ray Madoff discusses a range of issues related to the legal rights of the dead as a guest on WBUR's 'You're the Expert.'
The Art of the Quran
The first major U.S. exhibition of Qurans will open at the Smithsonian Institution this fall. Calderwood Professor of Islamic and Asian Art Sheila Blair, who will deliver several lectures during an accompanying conference, comments to AP, at the link above, and the Times of Israel.
Stock in Social Security
With a mixed stock-and-bond portfolio, Social Security is far more likely to stay fully funded over the next 75 years, or 56 years longer than current projections, reports BC's Center for Retirement Research in Money.
The digital future
The Carroll School's Gerald Kane and Sam Ransbotham write, respectively, on findings from the fifth annual digital business global executive study and research report, and on effective data experiments that augment managerial intuition, for Sloan Management Review.
At the conventions
The symbolic presence of grieving mothers at both parties' conventions this year is an outgrowth of what once was one of the only ways for women to participate in the political system, Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson tells the Washington Post. | Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins comments on the DNC's 'war on climate change' platform for New England Public Radio.
From BC Bookmarks
Fine Arts prof Andrew Tavarelli's travels through Bali and Southeast Asia have inspired Star Fragments, a novel of his words and watercolors. |Writing in First Things, Theology Associate Professor Emeritus Rev. Robert Imbelli provides an appreciation and critique of Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner as he is featured in a new book of essays on Catholic intellectual tradition. | Lynch School of Education lecturer Michael James and alumni Dennis Carr and Hannah Trost combine student affairs best practices with Ignatian spirituality in their book 5 Steps to Effective Student Leadership: Insights & Examples.
The CBO and Social Security
In her latest post for Dow Jones MarketWatch, Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, questions a Congressional Budget Office figure that triples Social Security's 75-year deficit estimate.
Europe, Islam, the Ottoman Caliphs
Writing in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (English translation),Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence contends that Europe risks repeating past mistakes on Islam. His piece is highlighted by The Economist.
Verizon's Yahoo Deal
Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland comments on what the $4.83 billion deal could mean for both companies and for shareholders: Boston Herald.
A group of top executives including Warren Buffett and GM's Mary Barra have issued a joint document outlining basic business principles—a useful move, the Carroll School's Amy Hutton tells 'Marketplace.'
Ailes Out at Fox News
Roger Ailes is out, Rupert Murdoch in. Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz comments on the development for the Los Angeles Times.
America and Trump
It would be easy to believe that Americans are falling in love with Donald Trump, according to Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson, who reflects on the election for an audience outside the U.S. in an essay for The Hindu.
Origins of racial tension
Racial bias is not the only factor fueling racial tension in the U.S., said Associate Professor of Sociology Zine Magubane, in an interview with NECN (her comments begins at :50 at the link above).
A call to address racism
Professor M. Shawn Copeland is among theologians commenting on how the U.S. Catholic Church can address racism in practice as well as in teaching.
Unrest in Turkey
Professor of Political Science Ali Banuazizi, director of the Islamic Civilization and Societies program, discussed the attempted coup.
What can Mike Pence do for Trump?
Vice presidential picks provide a window into the presidential candidates who select them, according to a blog post by BC political scientist David Hopkins, quoted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Social Security to expand?
A growing number of legislators and policy makers advocate for Social Security benefits to be modernized. Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell comments in the New York Times.
Are presidential campaign promises made to be broken? Historian Patrick Maney comments in USA Today.
Now that a federal court has upheld Tom Brady's suspension, what's next? Law Professor Fred Yen considers the case in the Washington Post.
School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing discussed the memorial service for the slain police officers in Dallas, as well white America's response to the message of Black Lives Matter, in interviews with WBUR 'Radio Boston' (at the link above) and NECN 'The Take.'
On the brink of racial crisis
In an interview with the Boston Herald, Associate Professor of Sociology C. Shawn McGuffey said the bloodshed in Dallas could either bring people together or, if stoked by divisive leaders, prompt a series of violent protests across the country.
Faith, hope, and love
At a vigil for the fallen police officers, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings '76 said all three virtues would be needed for the city and nation to heal. Scroll to fourth clip at the link above to watch his speech on NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
Pope Francis' teaching
Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Cahill comments to the Washington Post on bishops' responses to the call for mercy toward divorced and remarried Catholics.
Not such good news
A working paper co-authored by Carroll School finance prof Ronnie Sadka suggests that some execs downplay good news for personal gain. The research is highlighted by CBS MoneyWatch (at the link above), and he discussed it on CNBC 'Nightly Business Report' (at 12:38).
Salaries in the NBA
Business Law's Warren Zola comments on the pro-basketball salaries in the New York Times.
History's Peter Moloney talks to CNBC about the political reverberations of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
'It's the wild west'
There's a clumsy architecture for regulating emerging stem cell therapies, Law School prof Mary Ann Chirba tells Reuters.
Harvard v. Micron Technology
Law School prof David Olson comments on the latest controversial patent infringement suit brought by a university.
From meteorites to shrapnel
Professor of English Carlo Rotella reviews Ian Frazier's new collection of essays Hogs Wild for the New York Times.
Who is Guccifer 2.0?
Linguistics experts including BC's M.J. Connolly analyze messages from the DNC hacker.
Brexit and Boston's Brits
Professor of History James Cronin weighs in on the likely impact that Britain's vote to leave the European Union will have on British citizens living in Boston.
A world without work
To some, the vision of a world in which work is handled by robots rather than humans is a bleak prospect. Why? Psychology research professor Peter Gray suggests one answer in The Atlantic.
SCOTUS on affirmative action
BC Law's Kent Greenfield comments to Business Insider on the effect Antonin Scalia's absence may have had on the Supreme Court ruling.
Undermining of charity
Writing for the The New York Review of Books (at link above), Law School prof Ray Madoff argues that the growth of donor-advised funds obstructs the flow of money to those in need. More from the Washington Post.
Why B corporations?
The trend in corporate governance that has led to "triple-bottom line" thinking has also led to a new organizational form, writes Carroll School prof Suntae Kim in Harvard Business Review.
Making the middle class again
If it's true that the middle class was a blip that's over, then it will have to be actively recreated, writes BC School of Social Work's Tiziana Dearing for The Hill.
Banking and philosophy
Cultural norms inside banks and regulatory agencies have crowded out fundamental moral principles, contends Carroll School prof Ed Kane, who advocates for a renewed focus on training in ethics.
Landscape for today's fathers
Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington discusses changing roles and workplace leave policies on the nationally-syndicated 'Diane Rehm Show'.
Two decades for children's rights
Founder of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Program at BC Law School, clinical professor and RFK Children's Action Corps honoree Fran Sherman is featured by the Boston Globe.
The 'timely genius' of Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny's latest book Prophecy Without Contempt is cited by a writer in Commonweal.
A party divided
BC politicial scientist David Hopkins and Harvard's Theda Skocpol debate how and when the Democratic party will heal the rifts of the primary.
Charging the widow
Law Professor Robert Bloom looks at the case against the wife of Orlando shooter on WRKO Morning News.
'Justice and mercy'
A strong BC presence at the Catholic Theological Society of America annual conference included president-elect and University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice David Hollenbach, S.J., and School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor of Theology and Latino/Latina Ministry Nancy Pineda-Madrid, respondent to a plenary address, among numerous others.
Bill Clinton, 'First Gentleman'
Professor of History Patrick Maney, author of Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President, looks at how the former president might handle an unprecedented role.
ISIS and Orlando
Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause discussed homophobia and ISIS in relation to the shooting in Orlando on NECN 'The Take' (segment begins at 4:38).
Notes from the 14th century
A document from the Mass. Historical Society archives believed to be written in Middle English is actually in Latin, says Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott in the Boston Globe.
BC profs weigh in: Is Bernie Sanders the future of the Democratic party? Vox.com, at the link above. | What's the effect of Elizabeth Warren's nod to Hillary Clinton? Boston Herald | Can body language predict the election outcome? Fox News Boston
Steve Wynn at CEO Club
Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn talked Massachusetts casinos and presidential politics at the latest meeting of the Boston College Chief Executives Club.
Universal access to workplace retirement plans could be an efficient way to close the coverage gap, says Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell.
Aging workers' job hunt
Employers have preconceptions about older workers that are hard to shake, says Center on Aging & Work's Jacquelyn James.
Constitutional vs. states' rights
Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong weighs in on 'bathroom laws' in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
Uber in Saudi Arabia
Uber expanding in the Middle East is a mixed bag for women in Saudi Arabia, Natana DeLong-Bas of Islamic Civilization and Societies tells the Christian Science Monitor.
North Shore quake
Geophysicist John Ebel talks with theBoston Globe about a small quake that occurred off the coast of Rockport, Mass.
Time for an interest rate hike?
Dallas Federal Reserver President Robert Kaplan's remarks at the 11th annual Carroll School Finance Conferece were covered by media including Reuters, at the link above, and the Wall Street Journal.
To buy, or not to buy, a car
Associate Professor of Economics Bob Murphy looks at the landscape for auto deals and the buying process.
Why so angry?
Historian Heather Cox Richardson and sociologist Charles Derber discuss the tone of the 2016 campaign on WGBH-TV 'Greater Boston.'
Getting copyright abusers to pay up
A working paper on copyright enforcement co-written by Associate Professor of Economics Julie Holland Mortimer is highlighted by Forbes.
Going in peace
After nearly 12 years, parishioners in Mass. have ended their vigil to keep their church open. Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole comments in the New York Times.
Is the workplace ready for Gen Z?
Experts including Carreer Center Associate Director Lou Gaglini weigh in for Metro U.S.
Wealth and leadership
How does income inequality—currently at historically high levels—affect the types of leaders in the workplace? Carroll School Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Sean R. Martin explores the topic in Harvard Business Review.
Scanning for sugar
The FDA has approved a new nutrition panel that highlights sugar content—useful, since added sugar brings nothing to the party, says Sheila Tucker, a registered dietician with BC's Office of Health Promotion, in the Wall Street Journal.
Deflategate appeal effort
Will Tom Brady get a rehearing? Law Professor Fred Yen comments in the Washington Post.
Busyness and the brain
A report shows keeping busy aids cognition. Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Kensinger comments in theBoston Globe.
Regulators say Donald Trump's tactics went too far against competition from Native Americans. The Carroll School's Richard McGowan, S.J., weighs in for theFinancial Times.
Live podcasts draw a crowd
The trend is growing, but the idea is not that new, Carroll School IS prof John Gallaugher tells Boston Globe.
Judge dismisses Comcast suit
The decision did not leave much room for WHDH-TV to appeal, according to Law School prof Daniel Lyons.
Student Writer of the Year
Theology doctoral student Cristina Richie Th.M. '12, Ph.D. '16 has received the 2016 Evangelical Press Association first place award for her article "Diet and Cross-Religious Witness."
A GOP moral dilemma
As some Republicans on Capitol Hill grapple with whether they can support Donald Trump, Associate Professor of Theology Rev. James Weiss tells the Christian Science Monitor that personal and policy morality are always involved in the selection of leaders.
Saudi Arabia near crisis?
Is the country on the brink of becoming a failed state? Natana DeLong-Bas of Theology and Islamic Civilization and Societies weighed in on NECN 'The Take.'
Active, passive funds as allies?
When actively managed funds agitate for changes in governance, they may find an ally in passively managed funds, writes Carroll School Assistant Professor of Finance Ian Appel in Harvard Business Review.
States' rights; civil rights
Assistant Professor of Law Kari Hong discussed issues related to the North Carolina bathroom bill controversy on NECN 'The Take.'
The cost of substandard housing
Unhealthy living conditions take both a physical and psychological toll on low-income families, report researchers including Rebekah Levine Coley of the Lynch School.
HPV vaccination rates
Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Holly Fontenot discussed her study, presented at the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, with the journal Infectious Diseases in Children.
Data, marketing, engagement
For Sloan Management Review, Carroll School prof Sam Ransbotham writes on the impact of Blockchain data storage on a business model (at the link above) and interviews marketers for Intercontinental Hotels Groupabout use of analytics; Carroll School prof Gerald Kane talks customer engagement with an EVP of Adobe.
'Hear no evil'
What will happen to intellectual discourse in an era of ideological clashes? Professor of Political Science Marc Landy was a guest on 'The Takeaway.'
From BC Bookmarks
Assistant Professor of German Studies Daniel Bowles has won the 2016 Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for his translation of Christian Kracht's Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas. | Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland is a collection of essays by Director of Irish Programs Oliver P. Rafferty, S.J. | Global and Local Internationalization, co-edited by Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit, shows that internationalization is deeply embedded in local structures, systems and cultures.
Being happy with less
Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor is a contributor to the new film 'Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things.'
When terrorism works
An article by political scientist Peter Krause, completed with 14 students on his 'Project on National Movements' undergraduate research team, for the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs.
The Whole Harmonium
A biography of poet Wallace Stevens by University Professor of English Paul Mariani has been rated a number one best seller on Amazon.com in American Literary Criticism and Hot New Sellers, and drawn praise from numerous media outlets.
Puerto Rico's debt challenge
What does the territory need from Congress? Woods College economist Aleksandar Tomic weighs in for ABC News.
Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny writes on political parties, culture wars, and Catholics inCommonweal (at the link above). | Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins looks at Donald Trump's likely effect on the GOP in a piece for theWashingtonPost.com. | Assistant Professor of African History Priya Lal comments on Trump's pronunciation of Tanzania during a foreign policy speech: U.K.'s Guardian.
Tom Brady's suspension is reinstated; BC Law Professor Fred Yen weighs in on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
Love it; hate it
Bostonians have a complicated relationship with the MBTA, Carroll School prof Arch Woodside tells Boston.com.
The Easter Rising explained
Irish national broadcaster RTÉ features a primer on the events of April 24-29, 1916 by BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin.
The popular voice
Pope Francis' theology begins with the faith of the people, visiting theologians Rafael Luciani and Félix Palazzi write in America.
The gig economy
Carroll School prof Spencer Harrison comments in Boston Globe Magazineon the trend toward more workers in freelance or non-traditional jobs.
Fulfilling standards or filling seats?
Lynch School Research Professor Phil Altbach weighs in on colleges' use of international recruiting agents in theNew York Times.
Banks' 'living wills'
Bankruptcy preparedness plans for banks remain a work in progress, Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor of Law Patricia McCoy tells Marketplace Radio.
Faith healing and the law
Professor of History Alan Rogers discusses with The Guardian laws that protect parents who deny their children necessary medical attention.
Guidance that can help students develop a career plan earlier is valuable, Lynch School of Education professor David Blustein tells theNew York Times.
'American Idol' bows out
How did it become such a huge success? Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz talks with the Christian Science Monitor.
Democracy in Turkey is battered but not yet sunk, writes Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence.
Political parties and major media
A study by Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins explores which news networks are—and are not—trusted by Republicans and Democrats.
College grads as nursing aides
Should Tufts Medical Center recruit graduates to bolster its staff of clinical care technicians? Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Judith Shindul-Rothschild comments in the Boston Globe.
Former DoD legal advisor Kevin Powers, now director of the Woods College of Advancing Studies master's program in cybersecurity policy and governance, weighed in on plans to release more Guantanamo Bay detainees in an effort to shut down the prison.
The retirement process
As more Americans choose, or are forced into, "bridge employment," retirement is no longer a one-time event, according to research by Professor of Economics Joseph Quinn highlighted by the Associated Press.
Social Work and HIV/AIDS
Vincent Lynch, chair of the National HIV/AIDS Social Work Conference founded at the BC School of Social Work and now in its 28th year, discussed the past and future of the event in an interview with AIDs.gov.
Impact of man-made quakes
A U.S. Geological Survey report on earthquakes associated with oil and gas drilling will have an affect on business development, BC geophysicist John Ebel tells CNBC.
Ireland's journey to independence
Professor of History Oliver Rafferty, S.J., executive director of the Center for Irish Programs, discussed the role of the 1916 Easter Rising on WNYC's "The Takeaway."
Apple vs. the FBI
The court showdown may have been canceled, but stakes remain high for this and future privacy cases. Kevin Powers, director of the master's program in cybersecurity policy and governance at the Woods College of Advancing Studies, weighs in on NECN "The Take" (begins at 2:00).
Shining light on a controversial crest
Research by BC Law School Monan Professor and former dean Daniel Coquillette, widely credited with bringing forth the backstory of a controversial crest on the Harvard Law School seal, is featured by theBoston Globe.
Immigration drives Hub vitality
It's one of the major influences in the development of Boston over the past several decades, Professor of History Marilynn Johnson told a gathering of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
The GOP cycle
Periods of divisiveness in the party are not new, Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson tells theChristian Science Monitor.
Confusion driving candiate support?
The campaign season reveals confusion about America's direction as a country, contends School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing, in an op-ed for CNN.com.
The 'rage to master'
It's a trait shared by prodigies—not so much anger as persistence, Psychology chair Ellen Winner says in an ABC News piece on the Nationals' Bryce Harper.
Third casino for the Bay State?
The choice between two more proposed casinos in a crowded gambling landscape is a difficult one for the state Gaming Commission, says Carroll School of Management prof Richard McGowan, S.J.
Ch. 7 vs. Comcast
WHDH-TV has gone to court in a bid to block Comcast from terminating the station’s network contract. Does the station have a case? BC Law School's Daniel Lyons weighs in.
Importance of Carson's candidacy
He and other African-American candidates who demonstrate by their example that skin color does not determine political affiliation, benefit the nation, writes Law School Associate Professor Richard Albert.
China's glass ceiling
The nation's impressive higher education accomplishments have masked some significant barriers, writes Lynch School Research Professor Phil Altbach.
Too old to be president?
Psychology neuroscientist Joshua Hartshorne, co-author of a study assesssing cognitive performance across the lifespan, comments on age and candidacy in Politico.
A seat for everyone
The voices heard in American politics are creating a vicious circle in which economic inequality begets political inequality which, in turn, furthers economic inequality, writes Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Lehman Schlozman.
Purim 'Shpil' in Soviet Moscow
In Mosaic Magazine, Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer reflects on an unsanctioned Soviet theater and a 1987 thespian celebration of the holiday of Purim.
BC at U.S.W.N.T. Worlds
Four members of the top-ranked BC Women's Hockey Eagles made the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2016 World Championships: seniors Alex Carpenter, Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno, and sophomore Megan Keller. Alumnae Emily Pfalzer '15 and Kelli Stack '11 also were named to the squad.
Global higher ed landscape
Research presented at the Association of International Education Administrators annual conference by BC's Center for International Higher Education is highlighted by Inside Higher Ed.
A book by Lynch School of Education Professor Maria Estela Brisk draws from her work helping English language teachers and students in the Boston Public Schools.
Liberation through reconciliation
O. Ernesto Valiente of the School of Theology and Ministry taps into experiences in his native El Salvador for his book on Jon Sobrino's Christological spirituality.
Hacking the Constitution
Law School prof Katharine Young was among experts 'reimagining' the U.S. Constitution on WBUR-FM.
Balancing the burden
The key question for presidential candidates is 'Do you actually understand the forces of inequality in the U.S.?', says School of Social Work prof Tiziana Dearing, commenting for CBS Boston.
Buying less, buying better
More people are rejecting mass-production, both for aesthetic reasons and because of exploitation in 'fast fashion,' says Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor in The Atlantic.
Antonin Scalia likely will go down as one of the most influential justices of the Supreme Court, says Law Professor Bob Bloom; his legacy is far-reaching, Law Professor Kent Greenfield tells WCVB-TV News.
Zika controversy continues
The Zika virus is going to reignite the unresolved debate that’s existed since 1968 about the moral status of artificial contraception when applied to extraordinary cases, according to School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke in the New York Times.
High sodium in town water
Sodium levels exceed state guidelines in Norwell, Mass. BC scientist Rudolph Hon discusses the upward trajectory and its causes.
Clinton, Sanders on financial reform
How do the candidates proposals stack up? A Q&A with Carroll School Professor of Finance Ed Kane discusses current and proposed reforms.
'Uno y one equals dos'
Students at a Catholic academy outside of Dallas are becoming bilingual learners of English and Spanish, regardless of the primary language they speak at home, through the Two-Way Immersion Network launched by BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education.
The pope in Mexico
While his actions may sometimes be unpredictable, Pope Francis remains consistent in his commitment to the poor and marginalized, School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., tells the Arizona Republic.
Granite State 'flintiness'
Pundits love to call New Hampshire voters 'flinty.' Does the shoe fit? Communication's Matt Sienkiewicz comments in Politico.
The cure for a toxic workplace?
Researchers from BC's Center for Work and Family weigh in.
Zika advice spurs controversy
Birth defects related to the Zika virus have prompted health officials in some countries to advise women not to become pregnant. BC theologians discuss Church teaching with CNN.
The road to Utopia
Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor responds to a modern culture of work and consumption in a conversation with JSTOR Daily.
Creative child, creative adult?
Only a fraction of gifted chilren become revolutionary adult creators, according to Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner, commenting in the New York Times.
Two-way immersion network
Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Particia Weitzel-O'Neill and School of Theology and Ministry prof Hoffsman Ospino discuss the impact of dual-language immersion in Catholic schools with National Catholic Reporter.
Mass. AG proves hep-c drug pricing
A suit challenging high drug prices under a state's consumer-protection law would be unusual, BC Law School Associate Professor Dean Hashimoto tells the Wall Street Journal.
Pollution and environmental justice
Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies Andrew Jorgenson comments in the Washington Post on new data that show poor and minority communities are more likely to be exposed to some of the most intense pollution.
G.E.'s move to Boston
What’s in it for the company, the city and the state? Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Accounting Billy Soo weighs in on WGBH-FM News.
'The Dogs of Littlefield'
Suzanne Berne of the English Department faculty mixes menace with sharp comedy in her 'absorbing' latest novel, according to a New York Times review.
Witnessing 'garbage cities'
A semester break trip for sophomores in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program gave renewed meaning to Pope Francis' critique of today's disposable culture and its discarded people, writes PSP director Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J.
The candidates on Social Security
The Center for Retirement Research summarizes the presidential contenders' main proposals in a chart highlighting their basic differences.
What's ahead for Syrian refugees?
An interview with Westy Egmont of the School of Social Work in Eurasia Diary.
'Magic slivers of the torrent'
The Boston Globe reviews an exhibit of street photography by Fine Arts' Karl Baden, on view at Boston's Miller Yezerski Gallery.
Poor kids, limited horizons
Lynch School of Education researchers discuss the gap between career aspirations and reality for low-income students in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
What's next for daily fantasy sports?
Tackling gaming laws state-by-state, says a BC Carroll School's Richard McGowan, S.J., in the New York Times, and new tax regulations, BC Law School profs tell Bloomberg News.
When students are refugees
Higher education programs for refugees must consider the challenges of the students' environment, a BC School of Social Work researcher Thomas Crea reports in Times Higher Education.
'Lost' Boston poems
BC Professor of English Paul Lewis and his students recover poems penned by everyday Bostonians in the years after the American Revolution.
Influencers in education
Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith are among the most influential in U.S. education policy and practice, according to an Education Week ranking.
Political 'belief echoes'
How do attitudes that persist even when misinformation has been corrected affect candidates? BC political scientist Emily Thorson explains her research in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
A BC student's faith journey
"My faith is what wakes me up in the mornings," writes Zoe Silsby '19, in an essay for 'America' magazine.
Retirement age and the poor
Bloomberg News reports on a Center for Retirement Research study that shows raising the retirement age may adversely affect the poor.
'30 under 30'
Forbes' list for 2016 includes Carroll School of Management alumnus Phil Dumontet '09, founder of Dashed rapid delivery serivces, and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences alumni Staff Sheehan '11, founder of Catalytic Innovations, and Akash Chougule '12, deputy director of policy at Americans for Prosperity.