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June 2013

In the news

Discussing the Whitey Bulger trial on New England Cable News, business law lecturer Margaret McLean Barcomb said the judge’s rejection of the immunity defense was unsurprising.

The Boston College Venture Competition was featured in a BostInno article titled “Boston College dishes our $35K to student ventures tackling tough problems.”

Beware “the downside of playing it safe,” warned Dean Andy Boynton, offering advice to newly minted graduates in his most recent Forbes.com blog post. Boynton also gave an interview to Bill Jensen as part of the “Disruptive Heroes” series.

The Boston Herald carried the retirement announcement of Peter Rollins, founder and president of the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston.

Why do some self-service options, such as ATMs, work better than others, such as self-service retail checkouts? BC Bookmarks spoke with Joy Field, associate professor of operations management, about her new book Designing Service Processes to Unlock Value, which explores how technology is changing the service dynamic.

For insight on the decline in PC sales as consumers snap up tablets and smartphones, the Boston Globe spoke with John Gallaugher, associate professor of information systems.

Stop blaming your boss for your work/home-life imbalance, Brad Harrington told Fortune. Director of the Center for Work and Family, Harrington also wrote op-ed pieces for the New York Times and the Huffington Post and was quoted in reports by CNN and many other media outlets. Other center researchers were quoted in the Washington Post and Time, among others.

Edith Hotchkiss, associate professor of finance, discussed “Chapter 22s” (companies that file for bankruptcy a second time) and other bankruptcy trends in a Q&A with Thomson Reuters.

“I have no intention of letting anyone stop me,” said Boston Marathon bombing survivor Brittany Loring ’13. NBC News and the Lowell Sun followed Loring as she received an M.B.A. from the Carroll School as well as a juris doctorate degree from the Law School. 

Longer life spans are making it tougher for workers to save enough to retire, Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences Alicia H. Munnell told the Wall Street Journal. Munnell, who is director of the Center for Retirement Research, was also quoted in the New York Times and Bloomberg News.

The top 10 Facebook firings—and other workplace social media incidents that led to lawsuits—are discussed by Christine Neylon O’Brien, professor and chairperson of business law, in the Workplace Prof Blog.

Do you need a formal business plan? Gregory L. Stoller, adjunct lecturer in operations management, lent his expertise to the podcast Something You Should Know, with Mike Carruthers. Stoller also spoke with Find MBA about the credential-building virtues of student consulting projects.

“Amateurism” in college athletics is a sham, says Warren Zola, adjunct associate professor of business law and assistant dean of graduate programs. Zola proposed radical changes to the student-athlete compensation system in a U.S. News & World Report op-ed as well as a National Public Radio program. Zola was also sought for comment on the Rutgers coach firing and other collegiate sport matters by Bloomberg News, the New York Times, ESPN Radio’s “The Beat of Sports,” and other media outlets.

 

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