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'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
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.
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 Release | Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times
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).
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
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
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'
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.com, Boston Herald