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Jerry York, the Schiller Family Head Hockey Coach who has led Boston College to four national championships, 10 'Frozen Four' berths and nine Hockey East Tournament titles since returning to his alma mater in 1994, has agreed to a contract extension through the 2019-20 season, Director of Athletics Brad Bates has announced.
Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Michael Barnett's project using hydroponics to teach science to urban teens is a finalist for the TEDxManhattan Challenge, which will determine the speaker for TEDxManhattan 2014. Deadline is November 15; vote 'Urban Hydrofarmers' here.
Legislator, long-time labor leader and graduate of the Woods College of Advancing Studies Martin J. Walsh will become the 48th mayor of the City of Boston. Boston Globe | College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Setti Warren has been elected to a second term as mayor of the city of Newton. Boston.com
Smart phones, flashlights, watches, and toys could soon last much longer thanks to a e concept by Chemistry Associate Professor Dunwei Wang, molded into the startup EnerLeap by 2013 MBA graduates Emily Fannon and Meghan Zipin. The entrepreneurs took home a second place prize in the prestigious MassChallenge competition. BC News Release
American news organizations have retreated from the costly business of foreign coverage…yet for the curious reader with a sense of direction, this is a time of unprecedented bounty, writes the New York Times' Bill Keller, keynote speaker at a conference on international journalism hosted by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy. New York Times
As the Affordable Care Act continues to serve as a political lightning rod, Law School Professor Mary Ann Chirba and adjunct Alice Noble have scrutinized all 907 pages of the statute line by line, and are the authors of the new book, Healthcare Reform: Law and Practice. BC Chronicle | Noble discussed the ACA on NECN 'Broadside'
The attention raised by the mortgage and foreclosure crises missed aspects of housing that are likely to be important for children, says Lynch School of Education Professor Rebekah Levine Coley, co-author of a study of low-income children and families published in Developmental Psychology. The Atlantic | BC News Release