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Center on Wealth and Philanthropy Director Paul Schervish and Associate Director John Havens were invited by the Chronicle of Philanthropy to share their concerns about serious flaws related to the Chronicle's 'How America Gives' report, released last fall. The Chronicle published an edited version of a longer analysis by the researchers, who say their concerns extend to the paper's revised report.
Hundreds of Connecticut residents packed an information session at which Director of Weston Observatory Alan Kafka answered questions about the recent earthquake activity there. WNTH-News, Hartford Courant, NBC Connecticut | Weston's John Ebel commented on CBS Evening News, The Weather Channel and in Connecticut Magazine; other media interviews with observatory staff include the Boston Herald, WTNH-TV, Boston Globe, WNPR_FM, Hartford Courant, NBC Connecticut, AP, Providence Journal, UPI, Reuters
Russian and Spanish universities are among those most likely to hire almost exclusively from their own Ph.D. students, but 'academic inbreeding' is common worldwide, according to a new study by Philip Altbach and Laura Rumbley of BC's Center for International Higher Education and Moscow's National Research University Higher School of Economics. Times Higher Education (UK)
Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, weighed in on the underfunding of Americans' voluntary 401(k) pension plans on BBC Radio 'In the Balance' (Read excerpts from the interview on BBC News.com) | She also discussed the future solvency of Social Security as a guest on 'Marketplace Radio'
In the days following the terrorist attacks in France, Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence did a number of interviews with CNN live from Paris (CNN 1/9 | CNN 1/10 | CNN 1/11, CNN 1/13), as well as with MSNBC, PRI 'The World' and the New York Times, Economist, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal | He also wrote about the future of the National Front, France's far right political party, in Slate, and on extremist attacks on free speech for Brookings UpFront
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson recalls the late Edward Brooke, the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, in an interview with WBUR's 'Radio Boston,' while Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, discussed the Catholic liberal tradition of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who died January 1, on WGBH News
Political scientists Jonathan Laurence and Peter Krause discusss the terror attack in Paris and the global approach to dealing with Islamic extremists. Bloomberg TV, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and NECN 'Broadside' | Laurence writes on politics and free speech in the aftermath of the attack in Slate and Brookings UpFront; he also comments in the New York Times