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December 2011

In the news

A study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “How Much to Save for a Secure Retirement,” was cited by CBS Moneywatch as a guide for Gen X and Gen Y workers on how to plan for retirement. The Wall Street Journal cited the same study, which shows that a 45-year-old with no savings earning an average wage can still put away enough money for retirement without breaking the bank. The WSJ also praised the Squared Away blog written by the Center’s Financial Security Project.


Dean Andy Boynton wrote about the two different kinds of professionals for and co-authored a piece on how to be an effective “idea hunter” in Toronto’s Globe and Mail.


John Gallaugher, associate professor of information systems, was quoted in a Boston Herald story on an innovative use of QR code technology—those ubiquitous square bar codes seen on signage and in advertising—by the Salvation Army.


Brad Harrington, executive director of the Center for Work and Family and associate research professor of organization studies, was quoted in a Businesss Times (Singapore) story on how small and medium-sized businesses can use work-life integration and flexibility to distinguish themselves from larger corporations. Harrington was also featured in stories by Fox News and Human Resource Executive on the Center’s survey of the attitudes of nearly 1,000 white-collar fathers working in large corporations.


Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe were among the media outlets that covered a talk by Gerald L. Hassell, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of BNY Mellon, at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston.



Elizabeth Keating, a lecturer in accounting, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the challenges faced by charities in the difficult economy.


Richard McGowan, S.J., associate professor of operations, information, and strategic management, was quoted in several stories on Massachusetts’ move to allow casino gambling, including two stories in the Boston Herald (Story 1 and Story 2) and South Coast Today.


Larry Meile, associate professor of operations management and advisor to the Boston College Venture Competition, discussed a proposed student loan forgiveness plan targeting entrepreneurs with a reporter at BostInno.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted Alicia H. Munnell, Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences and the director of Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research, in a story on the growing number of seniors turning to Medicaid to cover health costs.  Munnell also discussed Warren Buffett’s comments on the tax code in her blog.

Linda Salisbury, assistant professor of marketing, was quoted by, in a story about how to avoid costly and common traps when using credit cards during the holiday season.

Katherine V. Smith, executive director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship, was quoted in a WJBC Radio (Illinois) story on State Farm Insurance Companies’ recognition as one of the top 50 businesses in terms of corporate citizenship reputation.

Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs Warren Zola was quoted by the New York Daily News discussing the Penn State football program’s sex abuse scandal. The Associated Press wrote about Zola’s role advising student athletes on pursuing professional opportunities, and he was commended for those activities in an editorial by the independent Boston College student newspaper The Heights.




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