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Peter Ireland

Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland comments on what Verizon's $4.83 billion deal for Yahoo could mean for both companies and for shareholders. Boston Herald

Jonathan Laurence

Writing in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (English translation), in response to a column asserting that "terrorism has a lot to do with Islam," Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence contends Europe risks repeating past mistakes on Islam. His piece is featured by The Economist's religion and policy blog "Erasmus." He also discussed developments in Germany and Turkey with, Vatican Radio (in German), and German newspaper Bild.

Matt Sienkiewicz

Roger Ailes resigned as chairman and CEO of Fox News, following a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by a former anchor. Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz commented on the development in an Associated Press article running nationally through media including He also was quoted by the Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, and

Zine Magubane

Racial bias is not the only factor fueling racial tension in the U.S., said Associate Professor of Sociology Zine Magubane, who cited issues related to the economy, healthcare, education, and unemployment in an interview with NECN (her comments begins at :50).

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

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Heather Cox Richardson

Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson's research of the GOP is cited by a columnist writing about "the apotheosis" of Trump in today's New York Times.

Emily Thorson

It would be easy to believe that Americans are falling in love with Donald Trump, according to Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson, who wrote on the election for an audience outside the U.S. in an essay for The Hindu.

Research Highlight

BC Earns Highest Research Classification

Boston College has been elevated to an 'R1' institution—a designation assigned by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. BC News

Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Learn about "Five science laboratories and their undergraduate researchers."