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Robert J. Morrissey
College of Arts and Sciences to be named for benefactor, alumnus Robert J. Morrissey

Boston College will name its College of Arts and Sciences in honor of Robert J. Morrissey ’60, a prominent Boston attorney and investor who, with this latest commitment, will become the largest benefactor in the University’s history. BC News Release | Boston Globe | AP via ABC News

David Hopkins
Venus and Mars on Capitol Hill

Making sense of contemporary government requires an understanding of the distinct goals of each party base, writes Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins.

Erin Dionne
'I was juror 359'

Author and alumna Erin Dionne writes about the process of being summoned to the jury pool in the Tsarnaev trial, the months-long interruption to her life and what it was like to be in the presence of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber. WBUR 'Cognoscenti'

Peter Ireland
Three words for the Fed

Independence, accountability and transparency should be watchwords for the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland, co-author of a piece for Economics21

Carlo Rotella
Proustian power of bad music

'The songs that take me back most powerfully are the ones that feel as if they left scars,' writes Professor of English and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella. Boston Globe

Kent Greenfield
Limits of free speech

First Amendment interpretations need not be simplistic and empty of nuance, writes Law School Professor Kent Greenfield, weighing in on the debate among legal scholars surrounding the expulsion of fraternity members following a racist chant. The Atlantic

Sean Martin
Three ideas for the MBTA

Carroll School Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Sean Martin is among experts asked to offer recommendations to put the T back on track following its recent collapse. Boston Globe

Henrik Hagtvedt
Punctuation's ad punch

Got milk? Just do it. When advertising a product, is it more effective for a company to make a statement or to raise a question? Research by Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt explores the performance of punctuation. Boston Globe

Robert Bloom
Tsarnaev trial strategy

The defense team for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a stunning admission at trial's onset: 'It was him.' Law School Professor Robert Bloom discussed the opening proceedings with outlets including ABC 'World News Tonight', ABC News Radio, WGBH News, New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, AP via New Zealand Herald

Spencer Harrison
Making feedback work

How to maximize the value of job performance feedback? Some guidlelines from Carroll School Associate Professor of Management and Organization Spencer Harrison. Time

Rory Cuddyer
Boston's startup 'czar'

Rory Cuddyer ‘07 will lead StartHub, a program to support the Boston startup community and help entrepreneurs grow their ideas and businesses in the city. BostonInno, BetaBoston, Boston Business Journal

Tiziana Dearing
A poverty plan

GOP presidential hopeful and former governor of Florida Jeb Bush espoused an idea about battling poverty that is, at its core, potentially progressive and transformative, says School of Social Work Associate Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing. Huffington Post

Alicia Munnell
The age of retirement

A report from BC's Center for Retirement Research shows that, as of 2013, the average retirement age for men had risen to 64; for women, it was roughly 62 and climbing. Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, the center's director, was quoted regarding the findings by Time and NBC News, among other media.

Philip Moeller
Making retirement money last

As longevity increases, so does the challenge of financing retirement. Americans will have to rethink their strategy, according to Sloan Center for Aging & Work research fellow Philip Moeller, writing for Time | Moeller posts regularly on Medicare-related issues for PBS Newshour Making Sen$e

Elziabeth Kensinger
The psychology of nostalgia

From Throwback Thursday to Timehop, nostalgia has been embraced by the social media community. What does it all mean? Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Kensinger, who studies memory, discusses how the brain processes live and recalled experiences. The Atlantic

Daniel Lyons
Net neutrality rules

New rules passed by the FCC are aimed a leveling the Internet playing field. Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons discussed the development on WBZ NightSide with Dan Rea

Blue Sky Innovation logo
Alumni among 'top innovators'

BC alumni are among the Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Network of Top 100 Innovators: Mac & Cheese Productions founder Saya Hillman '00, SitterCity and Contact Karma founder Genevieve Thiers '00 and Chicago Ventures partner Kevin Willer '96

No. 3 Frates jersey
The power of three

At the 25th Eagles-Red Sox 25th exhibition match in Fort Myers, Florida on March 3, both teams wore No. 3 jerseys in support of former BC caption Pete Frates '07, now an inspirational crusader in the fight against ALS. Boston Globe, | See a sampling of social media posts

Roman coin from McMullen Museum exhibition
Range of Roman influence

Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire at the McMullen Museum is a 'fascinating' new show that addresses a range of questions about the influence of the empire on the provincials, according to a review in the Boston Globe

Sam Ransbotham
Analytics loud and clear

Analytics can amplify insights both good and bad, writes Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham for Sloan Management Review. | He also interviews Jim Lucchese '94, CEO of The Echo Nest, recently acquired by Spotify.

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner
Unequal opportunities

Recent moves to restrict who can run for local office in Rajasthan, India's largest state, are 'anti-democratic, anti-poor and anti-woman,' contends Assistant Professor of Political Science Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner. Indian Express