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Peter Ireland
Jobs data and the Fed

The latest jobs report underscores how challenging it is to use monetary policy to fine-tune the economy, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Sam Ransbotham
After the analytics

'Aligning the stars' to produce fabulous analytical results is extraordinarily difficult for most organizations. What's worse, just producing those results isn't enough, according to Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham. Sloan Management Review

Sharlene Hesse-Biber
State of women's issues

A recent survey ranked Massachusetts the second best state in the U.S. for women. But moving to a new state, and other singular solutions, are not feasible options for many, and will not solve the overall issues women still face, contends Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber.

Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich
Chicago Archbishop to deliver Commencement Address

Chicago Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich, leader of the country’s third-largest Catholic diocese and a champion for the economically and socially disenfranchised, will address the graduates and receive an honorary degree at Boston College’s 139th annual Commencement Exercises on May 18. Four other distinguished individuals also will receive honorary degrees. BC News ReleaseBoston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times

Gasson Hall tower
'Best value' college

Boston College is among the top four 'best value' schools in Massachusetts, according to a survey by financial advisor SmartAsset based on student tuition and living costs, financial aid, student retention and average starting salaries.

Mary Crane, Andy Boynton, David Quigley
Designing a core renewal

The decision-making process that led to Boston College's groundbreaking integration of 'design thinking' into its core renewal is featured by the Chronicle of Higher Education

David Hollenbach, SJ
The Pope at Congress

It will be more than just a photo op when Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress during his upcoming trip to the U.S., says Center for Human Rights and International Justice Director David Hollenbach, S.J. Foreign Policy (free registration required.)

Nathan McGuire
Aid for Syria

As it enters its fifth year, the crisis in Syria needs immediate humanitarian aid, contends Nathan McGuire '16, student ambassador for Catholic Relief Services. National Catholic Reporter

Jonathan Reuter
'Conflicted advice' for retirees

A White House report on the 'conflicted advice' many retirees receive regarding their savings cites research by Jonathan Reuter of the Carroll School of Management. He talks about his findings in a BC Chronicle Q&A

Robert Bloom
The Tsarnaev trial

Law School Professor Robert Bloom examines the conviction of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and looks ahead to the sentencing portion of the trial. NECN | He has provided commentary throughout the trial to media outlets such as ABC News

Vice President Joe Biden and Missa Sangimino
Students at EMK Institute

Missa Sangimino '15 was among several BC students who attended the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate last week, and met a number of prominent public servants and political figures, including President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senator John McCain and U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III. Sangimino represented her home state of Pennsylvania at the event's 'college senate'; also participating were Mackenzie Arnold '17 (New Jersey), Connor Bourff '15 (Georgia), Jose Luna-Hernandez '16 (Arizona) and Kaitlin O'Donnell '16 (Oregon).

Kenneth Chenault
AmEx at CEO Club

American Express Co. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault addressed the latest gathering of BC's Chief Executives Club of Boston. Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, Boston Business Journal

Kathleen Seiders
Global food trends

Will consumers benefit from the growing call for healthier foods? And from the Kraft-Heinz merger? Carroll School of Management Professor of Marketing Kathleen Seiders is interviewed by CCTV America, a media arm of China Central Television.

Robert VerEecke, SJ
Gotta dance!

Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., pastor of St. Ignatius Parish, writes on his years of exploring spirituality through dance in an essay for America Magazine that includes a video profile produced by alumnus Jeremy Zipple, S.J.

Carol Petillo
In Memoriam: Carol Petillo

Retired Professor of History Carol Morris Petillo, a popular teacher and the author of numerous publications on American history and foreign policy, died March 26 at her home in Maine. Obituary

Alicia Munnell
Aging and retirement

How will the challenges facing Social Security affect retirees? What does passage of the ACA mean to older workers? Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell is interviewed by Investor's Business Daily and writes for Dow Jones MarketWatch

John F. KerryErnest Moniz
Alumni in Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry J.D. '76 and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz '66 were key United States representatives in negotiations for a nuclear framework agreement. The role of Secretary Moniz, who holds a bachelor's degree in physics from BC, was highlighted by the New York Times  

Henrik Hagtvedt
To ask or not to ask?

That is the question, writes Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt, whose research explores the impact of questions vs. statements in advertising messages. The Conversation

Sharlene Hesse-Biber
When cancer threatens

Actress Angelina Jolie's announcement that she'd had additional surgery to ward off cancer raised the question of how to proactively manage a heredity risk. Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber, director of Women's and Gender Studies and author of the book Waiting For Cancer To Come: Genetic Testing and Women's Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer, discussed the issues involved with WGBH News

Cathleen KavenyKari Hong
Freedom and discrimination

Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny weighs in on the controversy surrounding Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act for Bloomberg News | Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong discussed it with WRKO-AM

Michael Grubb
Data plan paradox

Research by Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Grubb suggests that cellular customers who receive alerts when they exceed their data limits end up spending more per month on their phone plans than do customers who are not alerted. Consumer Affairs

Hans DeWit
‘Mr. Internationalization’

Hans de Wit, a respected authority on global issues in higher ed, has been named the director of the Lynch School's Center for International Higher Education. BC Chronicle

Tiziana Dearing
'Participatory funding'

Everyone over the age of 12 in the city of Cambridge will have a vote in how to allocate a half million dollars in funding. How will that play out? Tiziana Dearing, associate professor of the practice in the School of Social Work, discussed the approach on WGBH 'Greater Boston'

Daniel Lyons
A tangling web

Law suits are already filed against the FCC's 'net neutrality' rules. Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons discussed the challenges ahead on Bloomberg Radio.

Brad Harrington
Time to retire 'millennials'?

Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington takes on the sweeping generalizations assigned to this demographic group in a piece for the Huffington Post | He also commented on a proposal that would create Boston's first paid parental leave policy for city employees., Boston Herald

Tao Li
Simons Fellow in mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Tao Li has received a 2015 Simons Foundation Fellowship, granted to accomplished faculty for their recent research and the potential impact of their future work. BC Chronicle

David Wirth
A climate change opportunity

When the State Department reveals U.S. targets for greenhouse gas reductions, it will be an extraordinary opportunity for the nation to be a world leader in addressing climate change, says Law School Professor David Wirth. WBUR 'Cognoscenti'

facilities workers
BC's winter warriors

As we move toward warmer temperatures, it's almost possible to forget the winter that resulted in 60,000 yards—2400 truckloads—of snow being hauled from Main Campus. But we won't forget the herculean efforts of the staffers who kept BC going. BC Chronicle

Noah SnyderRudolph Hon
The great snow melt

What happens when a record-breaking snowfall finally melts? Associate Professors Noah Snyder and Rudolph Hon of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department explain. BC Chronicle

Andy Hargreaves
Leaning tower of PISA

The Program for International Student Assessment is under fire. Should this global assessment of 15-year-olds in reading, math and science be saved? Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves weighs in. Washington Post