Highlights from 2019
A collaboration between BC School of Social Work and nonprofit FXB Rwanda, Sugira Muryango ('Strengthening Families') is a home-visiting program that targets Rwanda's poorest households with children under three to help the nation's parents—especially fathers—become more supportive caregivers. The program is featured by QuartzAfrica.
Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio writes on the NBA's handling of its relationship with China in the aftermath of a team GM's tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong: Washington Post.
Study findings suggest that emphasizing the transformational nature of recycling--providing products with a future use--would better motivate people to do it, according to researchers including Carroll School Associate Professor of Marketing Gergana Nenkov, writing in The Conversation.
Larry Gennari, an adjunct faculty member and head of BC Law's Project Entrepreneur program, advocates for the elimination of unnecessary and punitive restrictions that prevent people with criminal records from getting a job, in an op-ed for Bloomberg News.
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson provided historical perspective on the impeachment investigation on WGBH 'Greater Boston' and WBUR News. Her comments on similarities between current and pre-Civil War America were highlighted by Newsweek.
Neenan Millennium Professor of Economics James Anderson weighed in on the Trump administration's threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on a variety of goods imported from the European Union: WBUR News.
School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino and Associate Professor of the Practice Rafael Luciani comment on the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon--the fourth synod of Pope Francis' papacy, but the first to focus on the church's work in a particular region of the world. National Catholic Reporter
Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt discussed the business of luxury goods, while Woods College of Advancing Studies adjunct faculty member Peter Moloney provided an analysis of Brexit, on Bloomberg Baystate Business.
While the majority of U.S. Catholics under 18 are Latino, only 4 percent of Latino children are enrolled at Catholic schools. The TWIN-CS program, a method of teaching that respects their language and culture, is helping to change that, according to Kristin Melley, director of professional development at the Lynch School's Roche Center for Catholic Education, which established the program in 2012. America
Since June, U.S. Catholic bishops have released more than 10 statements reflecting their displeasure with a broad range of White House decisions on immigration. Professor of Theology Kristin Heyer discusses the topic in light of Catholic social teaching: America.
In two articles in the Washington Post, Drinan Professor of Law George Brown is quoted regarding legalities of Donald Trump's interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and potential impeachment.
D.C. statehood is a modest partisan ploy compared with the mass admission of underpopulated western territories that boosts the GOP even 130 years later, writes Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson. The Atlantic
To build a national majority, the Democrats have to win the areas around smaller cities, which have resisted the blue wave,according to Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins, writing in the New York Times.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor of Law Patricia McCoy, who helped found the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with Elizabeth Warren, is quoted in a profile of the presidential candidate in the New York Times.
A judge scrutinized for his handling of the arraignments of counter-demonstrators after Boston's Straight Pride Parade is being investigated by the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct. Law School Professor Robert Bloom comments in the Boston Globe.
Gokce Akin-Olcum, an economist with the Environmental Defense Fund and an adjunct faculty member in the Economics Department and the Woods College's M.S. in Applied Economics program, comments on the impact of the Trump Administration on international efforts to address climate change. Boston Globe
While digital disruption may seem like a technology problem, it's really a people problem, according to an interview with Carroll School of Management IS Professor Jerry Kane, co-author of the book The Technology Fallacy, in an MIT Sloan Management Review podcast.
What drives success in the online learning space? Woods College of Advancing Studies Associate Dean for Strategy, Innovation, & Technology Aleksandar Tomic weighs in for Evolllution.
Connell School of Nursing Professor Ann Wolbert Burgess, whose groundbreaking collaboration with the FBI on the criminal profiling of serial killers was the inspiration for a main character on the Netflix hit 'Mindhunter,' talks about what the crime thriller series gets right: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Martha Bayles of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences writes on Beijing's move to co-opt the American film industry as it seeks to penetrate the world's largest market: The Atlantic.
When savings run short, some retirees turn to freelancing to help fill the gap. School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cal Halvorsen, who studies later-life self-employment and entrepreneurship, weighs in for the New York Times.
Savers, particularly those near retirement age, are not getting enough return from their accounts or fixed investments. Carroll School Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, comments: New York Times.
Medicare for All, once a fringe issue, is now at the center of national discourse. BC Law Professor of the Practice and John C. Ford, S.J., Distinguished Scholar Mary Ann Chirba is quoted: Boston Globe.
BC Law School Professor Robert Bloom discussed the clash over prosecution of protestors at Boston's Straight Pride parade: Bloomberg Baystate Radio (13:47).
Should parents bring children to the workplace? Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington comments to the Associated Press.
Labor ideals in sports have changed, along with the labor market in the broader world, writes Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Lyft Inc.'s co-founders are donating more than 1.5 million shares of the company to one of the largest operators of donor-advised funds. Law School Professor Ray Madoff is quoted on the move by Bloomberg News.
Law School Associate Professor Brian Quinn comments on the role of shareholders in the planned merger between Philip Morris International and Altria Group: Wall Street Journal.
In an op-ed, Law School Professor Daniel Lyons calls for an end to the Space Force gag order so the experts from 'America's space think-tank' can contribute their viewpoints to the discussion. Wall Street Journal
News of NFL quarterback Andrew Luck's retirement shocked fans and the media. Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio, author of The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture, weighs in with an op-ed for the New York Times, and in an interview with WBUR 'Radio Boston.' His book was excerpted by Sports Business Journal.
Historian Peter Moloney of the Woods College of Advancing Studies provided an update on the Brexit movement in Britain--and what it will mean to the UK, the EU, and British-American trade--on WBZ-FM's 'Boston Sunday Review.'
Was 'Easy Rider' a time capsule of the 1960s or a lasting work of art? Philosophy Department faculty member Santiago Ramos looks back at the film on its 50th anniversary: Commonweal.In an op-ed, Law School Professor Daniel Lyons calls for an end to the Space Force gag order so the experts from 'America's space think-tank' can contribute their viewpoints to the discussion. Wall Street Journal
Grandparents, whether near or far, can shape the faith life of their grandchildren, according to School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome, who comments for America magazine.
School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino writes on Catholics and immigrants in a column for Catholic News Service.
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Régine Jean-Charles weighs in on proper representation of French involvement in the slave trade and the experiences of enslaved people. More
Bryan Blakeley, executive director of the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning, discusses the importance of research in the adoption of new ed-tech tools aimed at improving student learning: Inside Higher Ed.
Research by University Provost, Dean of Faculties, and Professor of History David Quigley of the economic relationship between New York and the Southern cotton trade is cited in the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project. More (scroll to sidebar titled 'How Slavery Made Wall Street.')
Law School Professor Ray Madoff comments on charitable organizations finding themselves targets of vocal dissent due to actions of their benefactors: New York Times.
Carroll School Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., comments on early revenue reports from new casino Encore Boston Harbor in the Boston Globe and CommonWealth magazine.
Professor of Theology Catherine Cornille discusses interfaith dialogue as a guest on an Australian Broadcasting Co. Radio National podcast.
Law School Professor Daniel Lyons comments in the Los Angeles Times on the CBS-Viacom merger and on the appointment of Shari Redstone as chairwoman.
Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland weighs in on the Fed's recent interest rate cut in an essay for E21.
Coordinating services for students pays huge dividends, and a comprehensive approach to needs should become standard in schools, writes Lynch School Kearns Professor Mary Walsh, director of BC's successful integrated services initiative City Connects. CommonWealth Magazine
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson was among experts discussing the history of racism and the U.S. presidency on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
In the past 10,000 years--a barely perceptible sliver of evolutionary time--virtually every feature of childhood has changed, particularly in industrialized societies, writes Dorsa Amir, postdoctoral research fellow in the Psychology Department, in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
BC Law School Professor Daniel Lyons writes on the road ahead for Sprint and T-Mobile following Justice Department approval of their merger, in a blog post for American Enterprise Institute 'Ideas.'
The U.S. ended orphanages in the 1960s, but the detention facilities on the nation's southern border have revived them, contends Law School Associate Professor Kari Hong, in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
The most effective responses to digital disruption don't make use of technology at all, writes Carroll School Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane for Sloan Management Review.
Why do members of 'The Squad' stick together? Associate Professor of Sociology C. Shawn McGuffey, director of African and African Diaspora Studies, comments for the Huffington Post.
Law School Professor Kent Greenfield takes aim at Fox News in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
By forming their own corporation, ride-share workers could win leverage over Uber and other companies that refuse to consider them employees, writes BC Law School Assistant Professor Hiba Hafiz in an op-ed for the New York Times.
Looking beyond the nation's rosy employment numbers tells a different story for American workers, according to an op-ed by Lynch School of Education and Human Development Professor David Blustein, author of the new book The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Conversation.
U.S. industries should no longer be allowed to propose new uses for asbestos while ignoring its inevitable effects on human health, writes BC's Phil Landrigan, M.D., co-author of an op-ed for the New England Journal of Medicine. Landrigan and the Global Observatory on Pollution and Health he directs, are highlighted by Wired magazine.
After five years serving 10 U.S. dioceses with burgeoning Latino populations, 36 women religious have graduated from the U.S.-Latin American Sisters Exchange Program, and are returning to their home countries with Boston College degrees customized to their needs by the Woods College of Advancing Studies: National Catholic Reporter's Global Sisters Report.
BC School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cal Halvorsen, weighs in on ageism in presidential politics and racial disparities in entrepreneurship over age 50 in op-eds for PBS Next Avenue, both picked up by Forbes. He also discussed a new poll that found one in four Americans have no intention of ever retiring, as a guest on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
Weston Observatory Director Alan Kafka, associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, discussed the major earthquake in California, and the history of seismic activity in New England, in an interview with WBZ Radio. | Professor John Ebel, senior research scientist at Weston, commented on the California quake in USA Today.
Can animals replay scenes from the past and reminisce? A perspective from Professor of Psychology Scott Slotnick, who studies cognitive neuroscience in memory, in Fast Company.
Saying "I don't" instead of "I can't" when telling someone "no" frees participants from demands, according to a study co-conducted by Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt and cited by Forbes.
Beginning in 1995 and every four years since, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study has measured student achievement around the world. Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin, executive directors of BC's TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, write on lessons learned from the data: Education Week.
In The Technology Fallacy, lead author and Carroll School of Management Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane contends the best way to respond to digital disruptions involves changes to organizational dynamics. The book is highlighted by the Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine.
President Trump's celebration was a departure from how Independence Day festivities in the capital have traditionally been marked. BC professors of history weighed in prior to the event, Patrick Maney in an interview with NPR and Heather Cox Richardson on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
There are now 200 detention centers for immigrants spread across the U.S. BC Law School Associate Professor Kari Hong writes on the need to shut them down in op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins writes on the Republican Party in light of a Roy Moore Senate run in 2020: Washington Post.
To help students to achieve the best possible academic outcomes, an increasing number of educators and government officials, in Ohio and elsewhere, are looking at those things outside the classroom that add up to success, such as the Lynch School's national integrated student services model, City Connects. Dayton Business Journal, Dayton Daily News. The initiative also drew praise for its success in an op-ed by former Mass. education secretary Paul Reville: The Hechinger Report.
Unless government officials act, Social Security benefit cuts are coming. Carroll School Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, weighs in on the seriousness of the issue in the New York Times.
New York legislators have voted to ban the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos; officials across the country should do the same, writes Professor of Biology Philip Landrigan, M.D., director of BC's Global Public Health Program, in an op-ed for the Albany Times-Union.
Economist John Taylor's monetary policy rule helps make sense of the Fed's shifting expectations, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland for E21.
Democratic presidential candidates are pledging support for federal funding for abortion even as the public remains divided on the issue. Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins comments: Wall Street Journal.
Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley is now 75, the age at which he is required to submit his resignation to the pope, who may or may not accept it. School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome discussed the cardinal's legacy on WBUR 'Morning Edition.'
During the 2019 Colloquium for the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States earlier this month, participants discussed hundreds--or thousands--year-old texts in light of their modern implications. School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino, president-elect of the academy, comments for National Catholic Reporter.
The Vatican has opened the door to ordaining older married men to the priesthood in remote areas of the Amazon. Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz discussed the development on NECN 'The Take.'
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson writes on the Republican Party, partisanship, and America's traditional rule of law from the Nixon through the present in an op-ed for the U.K.'s Guardian.
The disappearance of the accuser's smartphone in the Kevin Spacey sexual assault case could have significant consequences for the prosecution, BC Law Professor R. Michael Cassidy tells the New York Times.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor of Law Patricia McCoy discusses factors that may have led to the settlement amount in the Quicken Loans mortgage fraud case: Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It's hard to resist puppy-dog eyes--and according to a new study, dogs' faces are structured for such complex expression thanks to a special pair of facial muscles. Assistant Professor of Psychology Angie Johnston comments in The Atlantic.
BC Law Professor Ray Madoff writes on the philanthropy of Lewis Cullman, who died June 7 at the age of 100: Wall Street Journal.
Boston College Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin writes on the centennial anniversary of the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic--the flight of Alcock and Brown from Canada to Connemara in July 1919--for Irish national broadcaster RTÉ.
In his new book, The Power of Sports, Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio looks at the barriers facing female athletes and journalists. His related essay on the subject for The Conversation appears on news sites across the country, including the San Francisco Chronicle and Houston Chronicle. | He also discussed "deepfakes" technology and its impact on the disinformation war: NECN "The Take."
A 2016 survey by the Pew Research Center showed fathers were nearly one out of five stay-at-home parents in the U.S. Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington comments for Marketplace Radio and AM New York. Center research on contemporary parenthood also is cited by the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Is inequality in internationalization of higher education on the rise? Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit is co-author of an op-ed on the subject for University World News.
The deep-sea dragonfish is able to hide its enormous teeth from prey because the teeth are transparent, according to a new report. Assistant Professor of the Practice of Biology Christopher Kenaley, who was not involved in the study, was asked for comment by the Washington Post and the Associated Press, here via ABC News
How will the Federal Reserve respond to a slowing jobs report, pressures from the Trump administration, and threats of trade wars? Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland comments on factors facing the Fed in the Boston Globe and Reuters, here via the New York Times.
Law School Professor Kent Greenfield weighs in on delays facing House Democrats' investigations of President Trump: USA Today.
Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry discussed the Trump administration's plan to include a citizenship question on the U.S. census as a guest on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
How do 'micromoves' affect workplace relationships? Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor Beth Schinoff weighs in: Harvard Business Review.
Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J., comments on hierarchy and the need for 'a culture of vulnerability' in resolving the clergy abuse crisis: National Catholic Reporter.
Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny weighs in on Benedict XVI's recent letter in an op-ed for Commonweal, and comments on divisions within the U.S. conference of bishops in National Catholic Reporter.
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz writes on Pope Francis' draft on curial reform in an op-ed for National Catholic Reporter, and discussed fallout from a controversial tweet by a Rhode Island bishop as a guest on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
The Faith Feeds parishioner-led conversation initiative, adapted by the Church in the 21st Century Center from its popular Agape Latte program, is showcased by The Pilot.
There are still some glimmers of hope as to climate policy and implementation, writes BC Law School Professor David Wirth, who specializes in international environmental law, in a letter to the New York Times.
In 1942, Lt. Commander John J. Shea, a 1918 alumnus serving in the Pacific on the aircraft carrier Wasp, wrote to his five-year-old son just weeks before the naval officer died trying to save his men during a torpedo attack. The 'Jackie Letter,' widely circulated in its day for celebrating the values of honor, duty, family, and religion, is featured by the Boston Herald.
Sporting events have become America's great sanitized way of remembering—and then forgetting about—the troops, writes Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio in an op-ed drawn from his new book, The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture. Washington Post.
Boston College Global Public Health Program Director Philip Landrigan, M.D., a former medical epidemiologist at the CDC, draws a comparison between risks of a methane gas compressor station planned for Weymouth, Mass., and another well-known public safety incident: the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Boston Sunday Globe 'Ideas,' WGBH News, Bloomberg Baystate Business News (segment begins at 47:45).
A deepening divide between the haves and have-nots is making it harder for them to see one another as neighbors, writes Professor of English Carlo Rotella, author of the new book The World is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood, in an op-ed for the New York Times.
A study by the Center for Retirement Research found that 37 percent of workers retired earlier than planned. Study co-author and center associate director Geoffrey Sanzenbacher comments in the New York Times.
Judges and prosecutors should be trained before trying abuse cases, writes Lynch School of Education and Human Development Professor Lisa Goodman in a letter to the New York Times.
A new India law that provides a 10% quota for the poor in education and government jobs raises several implementation questions--which can be addressed using the science of matching theory, writes Professor of Economics Tayfun Sönmez in The Hindu.
Jacqueline Regan, associate dean of student affairs and career services at the School of Theology and Ministry, discusses attitudes toward the Church among today's young Catholics, including STM students: National Catholic Reporter.
At a watershed moment in society, when thinking about men and masculinity is evolving, how can the Catholic Church help? School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F., chair of the ecclesiastical faculty, comments in America.
Communities are taking steps to try to control future measles outbreaks by prohibiting religious exemptions from vaccines. Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Nadia Abuelezam is interviewed by NECN 'The Take.'
In a Q&A, Carroll School Professor of Business Law Christine Neylon O'Brien discusses challenges facing working mothers and how they might be addressed. WalletHub.com
Communities are taking steps to try to control future measles outbreaks by prohibiting religious exemptions from vaccines. Connell School Nursing Assistant Professor Nadia Abuelezam is interviewed by NECN 'The Take.'
Law Professor Robert Bloom discusses the controversy surrounding a Harvard Law professor joining the Harvey Weinstein defense team in a Q&A with NPR 'All Things Considered.'
Law Associate Professor David Olson, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding intellectual property and price of prescription drugs, provides perspective on NECN 'The Take.'
In a Q&A, Carroll School Professor of Business Law Christine Neylon O'Brien discusses challenges facing working mothers and how they might be addressed. WalletHub.com
Has the U.S. entered a constitutional crisis? Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson comments: Quartz.com.
People are more likely to eat more chips when they're labeled 'crunchy,' according to Carroll School Associate Professor of Marketing Nailya Ordabayeva, whose research of the impact of the sound of food on consumption is published in the journal Appetite. Men's Health, Houston Chronicle
Jabril Robinson, assistant director of career education and diversity initiatives at the Boston College Career Center, discussed career planning with a focus on students of color on WGBH-TV's 'Basic Black.'
Associate Professor of Sociology and African and African Diaspora Studies C. Shawn McGuffey commented on President Trump's changing responses to 2017's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia: Washington Post.
Visiting Assistant Professor of History Jesse Tumblin Ph.D. '16 discusses military tactics in an assessment of the latest battle in the final season of 'Game of Thrones.' Washington Post
The U.S. immigration court system is facing a backlog of 850,000 cases, has fewer than 450 judges nationwide to handle them, and faces a pileup of new asylum applications and other claims. BC Law School Associate Professor Kari Hong comments in the Washington Post.
Church in the 21st Century Center Associate Director Elise Italiano Ureneck, who writes the "Finding God in All Things" column for Catholic News Service, reflects on lessons drawn from the aftermath of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. The Pilot 'Echoes.'
An op-ed writer who has struggled to master French during the 15 years since she moved to Paris in her 30s turns to Assistant Professor of Psychology Joshua Hartshorne, whose research focuses on the critical period for acquisition of a second language. New York Times
Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland, a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee that monitors Federal Reserve policy, comments on a proposed program that could be another version of 'quantitative easing.' CNBC
Comments by Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz on shifting power in the Catholic Church are prominent in episode 11 of an America Media audio series on the clergy abuse crisis. He also is interviewed in episode 10 regarding accountability. More
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has ruled that Wynn Resorts will not lose the license for the casino it plans to open in Everett. Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., discussed the ruling with WBUR News.
Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor comments on why people join the rental and sharing economy: NPR.
The social responsibility component of internationalization has rarely been a focus in the broad agenda related to higher education--an imbalance that needs to be addressed, according to an op-ed co-authored by Center for International Higher Education Director Hans deWit. University World News
Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy discusses credit card fees for foreign transactions in a Q&A with WalletHub.
Some of the nation's most powerful people, including the president, seem to have no knowledge of or interest in history. Why should they? Esquire magazine asked three preeminent historians including Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson to respond to that question. More
How should those who care about the Constitution interpret the Mueller report? BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield provides a lens on the limits and powers of the presidency in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
Bloomberg Baystate Business News aired live from the Boston College Chief Executives Club session featuring Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier. The broadcast included interviews with Professor of Biology Phil Landrigan, M.D., director of BC's Global Public Health Programs, and Global Leadership Institute Director Robert Mauro. Audio
The CDC reports more than 500 confirmed cases of measles in 20 states. Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Nadia Abuelezam discussed the outbreak on NECN 'The Take.'
Eight centuries of priceless history were consumed as fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome was interviewed by NECN; Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of History Julian Bourg by CBS News Boston.
Pope Benedict XVI, who expressed his intent to 'remain hidden' following his abdication of the papacy in 2013, issued a letter on the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gailardetz commented in National Catholic Reporter
Professor of Biology Philip Landrigan comments on the stymying of the EPA's chemical carcinogenicity and toxicity assessments: The Lancet.
As the Brexit deadline approaches, Professor of Political Science David Deese talks about the fallout for travel, trade, and Ireland. NECN "The Take" | Professor of History Oliver Rafferty, S.J., comments for a report surveying Irish Brexit watchers in Boston: WGBH News.
The death of Nathan Glazer in January, a month before his 96th birthday, has been noted as the end of an era in American political and intellectual life. Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry reflects in the American Interest.
China's global higher education role is about to change significantly--with implications for the rest of the world, Lynch School Center for International Higher Education Research Professor Philip Altbach writes. University World News
In many Disney films, including the new live-action reboot of 'Dumbo,' mothers are either absent, marginalized, or meet a heartbreaking fate. Why? Associate Professor of the Practice of English Bonnie Rudner, whose course Studies in Children's Literature is popularly dubbed 'the Disney class,' weighs in for Vogue.
In the era of digital disruption, leaders need a blend of traditional and new skills to steer their organizations into the future, according to an article co-authored by Carroll School IS Professor Gerald Kane for Sloan Management Review.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren says if she's elected president, she'd direct the Department of Justice to break up the so-called "big three": Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Boston College Law School Assistant Professor Hiba Hafiz discussed the legal aspects of this plan on WBUR "Radio Boston."
U.S. states that adopt stricter gun laws have safer schools, according to a new study co-authored by School of Social Work Associate Professor Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Professor of Economics and Social Work Christopher Baum, and Marco Ghiani, Ph.D. '18, and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Sampling of coverage: London Economic (U.K.), Health Day via U.S. News & World Report
Professor of Political Science David Deese, newly returned from the U.K., outlined the issues surrounding a physical border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, a chief stumbling block for Brexit, on NECN 'The Take.'
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson discussed the history of the Electoral College, and whether the reasons for its creation still exist: NECN 'The Take.'
Growing mistrust between China and the West may hit universities hard, writes Lynch School Research Professor Philip Altbach in an op-ed for the South China Morning Post.
While the modern version of the St. Patrick's Day holiday may have strayed from its roots, the shamrock is authentically Irish in nature, BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin tells Time magazine.
Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole discusses the history of Catholics in America for a piece by Irish national media outlet RTÉ on the influence of Hollywood star Bing Crosby in the election of President John F. Kennedy.
Hundreds of Boston College students journeyed to some 40 U.S. locations during Spring Break to serve communities in need as part of BC Campus Ministry's Appalachia Volunteers. NC: WITN News | SC: Greenwood Index Journal, WMBF News | WV: Huntington Herald-Dispatch.
Educators say Generation Z is uniquely bad at dating. Enter Philosophy Department faculty member Kerry Cronin's widely-chronicled dating assignment, featured by the Wall Street Journal.
Facebook removed, then restored, an ad from Elizabeth Warren's campaign that sharply criticized the social media giant and other tech companies. Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins discussed the development and its impact: NBC Boston.
Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny writes on Catholic moral theology's 'false crisis': Commonweal.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred was the featured guest at the Boston College Chief Executives Club, speaking in conversation with Red Sox President Sam Kennedy. Sampling of coverage: Associated Press 1, Associated Press 2, Boston Globe, Boston.com, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, State House News Service, MLB.com.
Teens in states that have decriminalized or legalized medical marijuana, or both, are not smoking pot more than they used to, according to a recent study led by Lynch School Professor Rebekah Levine Coley and published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Reuters Health, Health Day, U.S. News and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, Daily Mail (U.K.), Earth.com
Paradoxically, the factors that have put rural education on the margins of federal attention could turn out to be their savior, writes Lynch School Research Professor Emeritus Andy Hargreaves in an op-ed for Education Week.
Carroll School Senior Lecturer in Finance Drew Hession-Kunz discussed credit card enticements and advertisements in a Q&A with WalletHub.
Calling disliked things 'medieval'—as a reporter characterized the proposed border wall—is inaccurate and unhelpful, writes Associate Professor of English Eric Weiskott, who specializes in literature of the period. Vox.com
Interim CEO Anne Klibanski, the first woman to lead Partners HealthCare, undertakes a very complex job, Carroll School of Management Professor Judith Gordon tells the Boston Globe.
School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome discussed the Vatican summit on the clergy sexual abuse crisis as a guest on NPR 'Here and Now' and WBUR 'Radio Boston'; Professor of Theology Stephen Pope did so with the Boston Globe. | Comments on the crisis by Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny were cited in an editorial by National Catholic Reporter.
Sister Veronica Openibo, one of only three women to address the gathering, challenged the Church to provide complete transparency. The Nigerian-born nun, who was elected as the first African leader of her religious order, holds degrees from STM and the School of Social Work. CNN.com | Full text of her remarks here.In an op-ed, Carroll School Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, contends that the cap on the deduction of state and local taxes might induce some people to put more money in 401(k)s. Wall Street Journal
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson discussed President Trump's declaration of a national emergency on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz commented on the laicization of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick: NBCNews.com
School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome, Canisius Professor of Theology James Keenan, S.J., and School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing were quoted in an article on Boston archbishop Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., and his role in the Church's response to the clergy abuse crisis: The Atlantic.
Professor of Theology Stephen Pope weighed in on the crisis response from Church leadership: Boston Globe.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Martha Bayles writes on the controversies surrounding elected officials in Virginia and on the narrative surrounding blackface in an essay for The American Interest.
GOP Senator Marco Rubio proposes an end to stock buybacks' tax advantage. Carroll School of Management Cleary Professor of Finance Jeffrey Pontiff weighs in for CNN Business
Americans expecting refunds due to President Trump's tax plan may be in for a surprise. Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland comments in the Boston Globe.
Health insurance and retirement packages don't always cover necessities, forcing some to continue in the workforce. BC School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cal Halvorsen is quoted in a column running in the Daily Iowan and Des Moines Register.
BC Law Associate Professor Daniel Lyons discussed round 4 in the fight over the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules in a Bloomberg News podcast.
Hear multimedia and branding guru Martha Stewart at the BC Chief Executives Club, plus an interview with Carroll School IS prof Jerry Kane and more on Bloomberg Radio.
Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell comments on the proposed Social Security 2100 Act: Bankrate.com.
In addition to improving children's reading abilities and interests, priority must also be given to mathematical skills, writes Lynch School Professor Emeritus Andy Hargreaves, co-author of a piece for The Conversation. | His remarks on standardized testing are cited in The Scotsman.
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether charges should be brought against Pennsylvania dioceses under the RICO Act. Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny weighs in, writing for Commonweal.
Professor of Political Science Marc Landy writes on presidential use of emergency powers in an op-ed for Real Clear Politics.
Beyond 'I Have A Dream': An op-ed in America on the message of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Associate Professor of French and African and African Diaspora Studies Régine Michelle Jean-Charles.
Title IX's reach extends far beyond its original purpose, contends O'Neill Professor of American Politics R. Shep Melnick, author of the 2018 book The Transformation of Title IX: Regulating Gender Equality in Education, in a Q&A with the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The 2019 'Worldwide Threat Assessment' issued by the intelligence community contradicts President Trump's stances on a range of matters. Assistant Professor of Communication Michael Serazio discussed the topic on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
BC Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong responded to the immigration plan proposed by the Trump administration in a Q&A with WalletHub.com.
Massachusetts' legalization of marijuana was opposed by the Archdiocese of Boston and faith groups. Carroll School Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., comments in a piece running nationally through Religion News Service.
The National Labor Relations Board failed to conduct the legally required economic analyses on the potential impacts of its "joint employer" proposal on small businesses and labor unions, according to a group of academics including BC Law School Assistant Professor Hiba Hafiz, who discusses the subject with Bloomberg News.
The first U.S. government shutdown dates back to 1879, Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson tells NPR 'All Things Considered.' | Will mounting pressure points such as longer airport delays hasten an end to the current shutdown? BC Law Associate Professor Katharine Young comments in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland weighs in on how the longest shutdown in U.S. history may effect Federal Reserve policy and the wider economy: Boston Globe.
BC Law Professor David Wirth discusses the impact of a spike in U.S. carbon emissions on global efforts to curb the effects of climate change: Washington Post.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Theology Natana J. Delong-Bas, who specializes in Islamic studies, comments on a growing tide of resentment among Saudi women against the male guardianship system. Wall Street Journal
School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome and STM student Angelo Jesus Canta comment on keeping the faith in the face of the current clergy abuse crisis: WBUR News.
Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies Mara Willard provides an historical perspective on protests in the Church in an op-ed for The Conversation.
Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry writes on the Church and the migrant caravan in an op-ed for The American Interest.
Winnowing down the possessions of a lifetime shows what really matters, writes Professor of English Suzanne Matson in an essay on aging for Boston Globe Magazine.
Highlights from 2018
The Chicago guitarist and singer-songwriter set the standard for the slow blues in his life as well as in his music, according to Professor of English Carlo Rotella, writing for New York Times Magazine.
The discovery of a recent Antarctic ice sheet collapse raises fears of a new global flood. Earth and Environmental Sciences paleoclimatologist Jeremy Shakun comments: Science Magazine, USA Today, International Business Times
School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cal Halvorsen offered cautionary advice for starting a business while nearing retirement age. Next Avenue via Forbes
BC Law Associate Professor Daniel Lyons comments on the 'ping-pong' cycle outlook for net neutrality in 2019: Bloomberg News.
STM Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino discusses the U.S. Church and Hispanic Catholics in a Q&A with Crux.com.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Economics Sam Richardson weighs in on the impact of state health care developments in 2018 in an interview with WBUR News.
Social Security was devised for an era when the nature of family and employment patterns were totally different. It's time to update, writes Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, in the Wall Street Journal.
BC Law Distinguished Scholar Mary Ann Chirba comments on a federal judge's ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional: Boston Globe.
America's workers deserve a tax system that creates a level playing field for manufacturing in the U.S., writes BC Law School Kenealy Professor James Repetti in an op-ed for The Hill.
U.S. media is often clueless about foreign-language journalism funded by its own government, contends Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Martha Bayles, writing in the American Interest.
Global climate negotiators have struck a deal that moves forward with plans to curb carbon emissions but falls short of the breakthrough that scientists say is needed. BC Law Professor David Wirth comments in the Washington Post and on NECN 'The Take.'
Associate Professor of the Practice of Theology Natana J. Delong-Bas discussed the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia: NECN 'The Take.'
Professor of History James Cronin weighed in on Brexit and its impact on the U.S. economy: NECN 'The Take.'
U.S. media is often clueless about foreign-language journalism funded by its own government, contends Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Martha Bayles, writing in the American Interest.
Lynch School of Education Assistant Professor Gabrielle Oliveira, author of the new book Motherhood across Borders: Immigrants and Their Children in Mexico and New York, discussed the impact on families when mothers in Mexico leave to work in the U.S.: WNYC Radio
The restorative justice movement offers a valuable resource repairing the damage to social trust within the Catholic Church, writes Professor of Theology Stephen Pope in America.
Is there objectively 'good' art? Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner, author of the new book How Art Works, weighs in for Australia's ABC Radio.
Discussion of the late President George H.W. Bush's politics and public service, and the evolution of the GOP, with Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson on WBUR 'Radio Boston' and School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing on NECN 'The Take.'
BC Law School Drinan Professor George Brown commented on the lawsuit surrounding President Trump's dealings with foreign governments to Reuters.
BC Law Assistant Professor Kari Hong was interviewed regarding a U.S. appeals court ruling against a federal immigration law: Associated Press.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Economics Sam Richardson writes on the impact of the merger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health in an op-ed for WBUR CommonHealth; he also commented in the Boston Globe.
The multi-media showcase of the work of artist Carrie Mae Weems at the McMullen Museum of Art is deemed 'a must see exhibition' and 'a vital lens on our times' in a segment that features an interview with co-curator and Professor of English Robin Lydenberg: WGBH News.
Alaska lies in an area prone to powerful earthquakes, said Weston Observatory geophysicist John Ebel of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, discussing the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck the Anchorage area. Boston Globe
American society place little market value on caregiving as far as Social Security benefits are concerned, according to a survey by Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell and Associate Director Andrew Eschtruth: New York Times.
BC Law School Professor Ray Madoff writes on the acting U.S. attorney general and donor-advised funds in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
In a New York Times essay on caring for her elderly mother, Professor of English Suzanne Matson writes on dementia, helplessness, the body's incessant and inevitable failure, and death itself.
An introduction to the Leading Economic Index with Ataman Ozyildirim, director of business cycles and growth research at the Conference Board and faculty member in the M.S. in Applied Economics program of the Woods College of Advancing Studies: NPR 'Planet Money.'
Why does it matter that Americans read more poetry now? Insights from Associate Professor of English Eric Weiskott in an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed.
Math must now be as much of a priority as literature has been, writes Lynch School of Education Research Professor Emeritus Andy Hargreaves, co-author of an op-ed in The Conversation.
The election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil capped one of the most polarizing and violent campaigns in the country's history. BC Law Associate Professor Paulo Barrozo comments in Our Sunday Visitor.
Math must now be as much of a priority as literature has been, writes Lynch School of Education Research Professor Emeritus Andy Hargreaves, co-author of an op-ed in The Conversation.
BC Law School Assistant Professor Daniel Farbman addressed the lawsuit filed by CNN against the Trump Administration on NECN 'The Take.'
Entrepreneurship is a high-risk, high-reward endeavor, and those approaching retirement age need to weigh these two elements carefully, writes BC School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cal Halvorsen in Fast Company.
The upside to the debate about mandatory nurse staffing ratios in Mass. hospitals is that it has served as a clarion call for change, writes Connell School of Nursing Carroll Professor Judith Vessey in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson weighs in on the gains by Democrats and the effects of gerrymandering in an op-ed for the U.K.'s Guardian.
Bank of America President and CEO Brian Moynihan addressed the latest gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club. Sampling of coverage: Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald, Bloomberg News, Bloomberg TV (video) | Bloomberg Baystate Business' live radio coverage of the event includes interviews with Global Leadership Institute Executive Director Robert Mauro and Carroll School of Management Professor of Finance Ronnie Sadka: Listen.
Prior to the Patriots' defeat of Packers on Nov. 4, scholars from Massachusetts and Wisconsin were asked to use hard statistical data to determine a winner in the Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers debate. Associate Professor of the Practice of Economics Sam Richardson put his stats to work for team Brady during the pre-game show on NBC Sports.
BC Law School Assistant Professor Hiba Hafiz weighed in on the NLRB 'joint employer' plan for Bloomberg News.
Associate Professor of David Hopkins, who provided live election commentary on Bloomberg Radio News, had discussed the midterms in advance of election day on Irish national broadcaster RTE (scroll down to view video).
Whether the deciding vote on Question 1 is NO or YES, nursing's authority in determining how best to meet patient care needs will still be constrained, writes Judith A. Vessey, a hospital-based nurse scientist and the Leila Holden Carroll Professor at the Connell School of Nursing. More
Corporate personhood is on the Mass. ballot this year: Question 2 calls for the creation of an unpaid citizen commission to draft a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. BC Law School Professor Kent Greenfield weighs in: Boston Globe 'Ideas.'
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson discussed voter fraud, recent modern history of voter suppression, and messages on national unity on NECN 'The Take.' | Audio of her recent speaking engagement on the history of the GOP is available courtesy of Minnesota Public Radio, and both she and BC Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong joined a panel discussing President Trump's responses to birthright citizenship and the migrant caravan on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
Air pollution, climate change, and non-communicable diseases are three linked threats to planetary health that share common origins and joint solutions. It's time to work together to address them, writes Professor of Biology Philip Landrigan, director of BC's Global Observatory on Pollution and Health, in The Lancet.
'Voter fraud' is a myth that helps Republicans win, even when their policies aren't popular, contends Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson in an op-ed for Boston Globe 'Ideas.'
A central phenomenon of the 2018 election: a record-setting gender gap. Comments by Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Schlozman are cited by a columnist for the New York Times.
It was the world's biggest lottery jackpot—only it wasn't. Carroll School Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., comments for the Associated Press.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Martha Bayles writes on American society, political rhetoric, and populist culture in an essay for The American Interest.
Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Judith Shindul-Rothschild provides commentary on Mass. Ballot Question 1, regarding nurse-patient ratios in Mass. hospitals, on WGBH 'Greater Boston,' WBUR News, CommonWealth magazine, and as co-author of an op-ed in the Boston Globe.
It was the world's biggest lottery jackpot—only it wasn't. Carroll School Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., comments for the Associated Press.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Martha Bayles writes on American society, political rhetoric, and populist culture in an essay for The American Interest.
The approaching caravan of thousands, largely from Central America, has reignited the U.S. immigration debate. Professor of Theology Kristin Heyer discussed the subject through the eyes of Catholic social teaching in an interview with America; BC School of Social Work Associate Professor of the Practice Westy Egmont, director of the school's Immigrant Integration Lab, weighed in on NECN 'The Take.'
BC Law Professor Ray Madoff talked about estate and inheritance tax laws live on C-SPAN "Washington Journal" (segment begins at 11:00).
Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland and Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy weighed in on the U.S. labor market and economic outlook for Fortune and CNN Business, respectively; Murphy also addressed considerations for students beginning a credit history in a Q&A with WalletHub.com.
The Connell School of Nursing's End of Life Simulation program--which prepares students to face the needs of dying patients and their families--is highlighted by longtime registered nurse Rosemary Phalen '78 in a letter to the Boston Globe.
As the Catholic Church changes, Latino lay men and women are taking leadership roles. School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino comments in U.S. Catholic and National Catholic Reporter.
Philip Altbach, founding director of the Center for International Higher Education, assesses India's strategies for transforming its universities in an op-ed for Times Higher Education.
Visitors to Boston's Old Corner Bookstore, which has four eateries on its ground floor, would never guess that it nurtured American literature, writes Professor of English Paul Lewis, who advocates repurposing the site as a literary museum in an op-ed for the Boston Globe Magazine.
The measure of a well-functioning democracy is a tax system that fairly apportions its burdens, writes BC Law Professor Ray Madoff in an op-ed for the New York Times. She also spoke on philanthropy and donor-advised funds with 'Bloomberg Markets: The Close,' The Atlantic, and NECN 'The Take.'
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz discussed changes in the Catholic Church, including the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl, in an interview with CBS Boston.
Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy weighed in on the pros and cons of secured and unsecured credit cards for people with bad credit in a Q&A with WalletHub.com.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Theology Natana Delong-Bas, a faculty member in Islamic Civilization and Societies, discussed the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, in an interview with NECN 'The Take.'
The English and Americans both approach Islam differently. Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence addresses the distinction in The Economist.
Digital tools help ensure the academic success of students who are first in their families to go to college, write Lynch School of Education Professor Ana M. Martinez Alemán and Associate Professor Heather Rowan-Kenyon and Ph.D. alumna Mandy Savitz-Romer, co-authors of an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed.
With U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh now confirmed, BC Law Assistant Professor Kari Hong is among experts asked to comment on pending cases in light of the new composition of the panel: Boston Globe.
Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Judith Shindul-Rothschild, former president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, discussed her stance on Ballot Question 1 as a guest on NECN 'The Take.'
When and how will Catholic school school faculties begin to reflect changing student demographics? School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino, Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, co-directors of the 2016 report "Catholic Schools in an Increasingly Hispanic Church," and Roche Center Director for Professional Development Kristin Melley comment in America. The also is cited in a related America editorial.
In an op-ed for the New York Times, Professor of Biology Philip Landrigan, director of BC's new Global Public Health Initiative, outlines concerns about the E.P.A. sidelining its top children's health advocate.
The appearance by Visa, Inc. CEO Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., at the Boston College Chief Executives Club, was highlighted on Bloomberg Baystate Business in a segment that included interviews with CEO Club Executive Director Warren Zola, Shea Center for Entrepreneurship Director Jere Doyle, and Carroll School Associate Professor of Operations Management Joy Field. Bloomberg Radio | Watch the full event on NECN.
What would the Supreme Court be like if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed? BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield weighs in on NECN 'The Take.'
There is nothing wrong about the current conception of human rights that cannot be cured by the best elements of America's own tradition, writes Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Martha Bayles for The American Interest.
What happens to innocent people who are freed after years in prison following wrongful conviction? BC Law School Professor Sharon Beckman, faculty director of the Boston College Innocence Project, discussed the challenges they face: WGBH News.
School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino, who was among the architects of the nationwide consultations with the U.S. Hispanic Catholic community that culminated at the national V Encuentro, wrote on the gathering for Catholic News Service. His comments also were featured by Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter, The Tablet, Aleteia (Spain), Vatican News, and Crux.com.
The success of this pontificate likely represents the last, best chance for decades to come for the decisive realization of the vision of Vatican II, writes Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz in the U.K.'s The Tablet (free registration required).
The roots of the Vatican-China agreement can be traced to Napoleon, writes Gasson Professor Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., in an essay for America.
Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny reflects on the modern role of Catholic moral theologians in light of presentations at the recent Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church conference in Sarajevo, which was co-organized by BC faculty: Commonweal.
The world's richest man has announced plans for philanthropic organizations to support homeless families and preschools for low-income communities. Law Professor Ray Madoff weighs in for the Washington Post
The issue of delayed reporting is in the news in relation to the assault allegation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. BC School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jessica Shaw, a community psychologist, discusses the factors that may keep a victim from coming forward: Washington Post.
An extraordinary number of women are running for office in Massachusetts and across the country. Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins is among panelists discussing the phenomenon on WBUR "Radio Boston."
Assistant Professor of Communication Michael Serazio comments on branding, corporate social responsibility, and consumer expectations in the U.K.'s Guardian.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has digitized 1,700 vintage Kennedy family snapshots, all now viewable online. Professor of History Patrick Maney comments: AP via Boston Globe, USA Today
Turkey's central bank has sharply raised interest rates in an attempt to counter the country's economic problems. Professor of the Practice of Economics Can Erbil discussed the move in the Wall Street Journal.
Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner's forthcoming book, How Art Works, is deemed exhilarating and exciting by a reviewer for The New Yorker.
A new project called 'Let Grow' advances the benefits of allowing kids independence, free time, and self-directed play. Psychology Research Professor Peter Gray, a longtime advocate of "free play" for children, weighs in for WGBH News. His comments also are cited in an op-ed on the importance of teaching today's children to shape a better political climate in the future: New York Times.
The New York Times anonymous op-ed on the Trump Administration was the subject of conversation among panelists including Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson on WBUR 'On Point.'
Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins is quoted on topics related to the Mass. primary election: Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Bloomberg News, Lowell Sun. He discussed Ayanna Pressley's primary victory in the state's 7th Congressional District with WHDH News.
Law School Professor Kent Greenfield clarifies the impeachment process and discusses whether a president can be criminally indicted: BBC.
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high in the U.S., according to new CDC data. Connell School of Nursing Clinical Instructor Alison Marshall addresses some of the issues behind the troubling statistics: Time.
While there's no dating script these days, both men and women are often uncomfortable when a women offers to pay. Lonergan Institute Associate Director Kerry Cronin, whose extra credit dating assignment for students has garnered national attention, comments in the Wall Street Journal.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley met with some 600 priests from the archdiocese amid growing scandals within the Catholic Church. School of Social Work Professor for Macro Practice Tiziana Dearing weighed in on the meeting and wider issues regarding clergy abuse: WBUR 'Radio Boston,' NECN 'The Take' | Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Ireland, Professor of the Practice of History Robert Savage commented on the differences in Ireland since the last papal visit in 1979. Washington Post | School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome and Associate Professor of Theology Rev. James Weiss were among scholars asked to comment on a letter released by former Holy See diplomat Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano for the Boston Herald.
Professor Hosffman Ospino and Associate Professor of the Practice Rafael Luciani write on Medellín, the first and perhaps one of the most successful exercises of appropriation of the Second Vatican Council at the continental level, for America. In addition, Ospino commented on how Hispanic Catholics have reacted to reports of abuse in the Church: America.
Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Persian Gulf continue to attack Yemen, including an attack in which nearly four dozen school children were killed. School of Social Work Associate Professor of the Practice Westy Egmont comments on the growing humanitarian crisis. NECN 'The Take'
Will the tight labor market finally boost prospects for workers in their 50s and 60s, many of whom lost jobs at the peak of their careers during the economic downturn? Associate Professor of the Practice of Economics Matthew Rutledge, a researcher with the Center for Retirement Research, comments for the Boston Globe.
Regardless of how large the justices loom over American life, nothing in the Constitution mandates that there be nine of them, writes Founders Professor of Law Mary Sarah Bilder in the Boston Globe.
Professor of History Patrick Maney weighs in on what the Manafort and Cohen court cases could mean for the Trump presidency as a guest on NPR's All Things Considered.
School of Theology and Ministry Professor Richard Lennan discussed the planned 2020 Plenary Council for the Catholic Church of Australia with ABC Radio (Australia)'s "Religion and Ethics Report."
School of Social Work Associate Professor Tom Crea talked about how social workers can help migrant children separated from their parents deal with trauma on KJZZ Radio "The Show."
Professor of the Practice of Economics Can Erbil addresses what led to the crisis and where the country's economy can go from here, as co-author of an analysis in The Conversation.
The Democrats are reclaiming language they ceded to the GOP decades ago--and are putting a liberal spin on it, writes Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson in The New Republic.
School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome comments on a letter by Pope Francis to the church's 1.2 billion followers condemning the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy. WBUR 'On Point' | The Boston Globe | Boston Herald
The Catholic world is watching as the church in Australia moves towards the Plenary Council 2020, according to Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz, speaking with Australia's Catholic Leader. He also discussed calls for change in the church in a radio interview via the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Professor of the Practice of Economics Can Erbil addresses what led to the crisis and where the country's economy can go from here, as co-author of an analysis in The Conversation.
5.2 million people crammed into Boston? That was a prediction made in 1900 about what the city would be like a century later. Professor of History Marilynn Johnson weighs in: Boston Globe.
Aretha Franklin was a bridge between religion, pop culture, and civil rights, Associate Professor of Sociology C. Shawn McGuffey, director of African and African Diaspora Studies, tells the Boston Herald.
The sudden rise in nationalism and populism in many countries has implications for higher education, write Hans de Wit and Philip Altbach of the Lynch School's Center for International Higher Education. Inside Higher Ed
The U.S. is seeing an influx of high-tech toilets, already popular abroad. Will consumers buy them? Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Management and Organization Mary Tripsas weighs in on the challenges for U.S. News & World Report.
Martha Baylesof theMorrissey College of Arts and Sciences writes on Nigeria's new media in an op-ed for The American Interest.
Controversial donor-advised funds are a draw for gifts of cash, stock, real estate, art, and even cryptocurrencies. BC Law Professor Ray Madoff comments in the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
The moral and ethical obtuseness on display at the border is the product of a long and complex history, writes Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry in The American Interest
Can the party's unruly coalition take shape against Trump without one wing predominating? Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins is quoted by the New York Times.
Fringe conspiracies are going mainstream with followers of the mysterious internet persona QAnon now showing up at Trump rallies. Is the group a curiosity or a threat? Assistant Professor of Communication Michael Serazio joined the discussion on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
At a first-of-its-kind meeting of nearly 500 moral theologians and ethicists in Sarajevo, co-organized by Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J., Pope Francis in a letter praised the event's focus on discerning how academics can better respond to the shifting global geopolitical environment. National Catholic Reporter 1; National Catholic Reporter 2 | Fr. Keenan was interviewed by N1, a CNN affiliate in Bosnia, and he wrote about the genesis of the conference for Chicago Catholic. | Other coverage of the event ranged from Catholic News Service and America to the magazine of the Instituto Humanitas Unisinos in Brazil.
Title IX has become a major factor in America's culture wars. O'Neill Professor of American Politics R.Shep Melnick, author of a new book on the subject, explains why on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'What's driving second-quarter economic growth, and can it be sustained? Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy talks to Marketplace Radio and CBS MoneyWatch.
Associate Professor of French and African and African Diaspora Studies Régine Michelle Jean-Charles weighs in on national identity and the World Cup in a piece for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
About 56 percent of crypto startups that raise money through token sales die within four months of their ICOs, according to a study by Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor of Finance Leonard Kostovetsky and doctoral candidate Hugo Benedetti. Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider Australia
Drew Hession-Kunz, a senior lecturer in finance at the Carroll School of Management, discusses the overall climate for new businesses, and the state-level tax, policy, and economic factors that promote them, in a Q&A with WalletHub.com.
Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit writes on the evolution of international student flows over the past decade, and assesses important trends, in a piece for University World News.
Why do kids fear monsters under the bed? It likely has roots deep in human evolution, says Psychology Research Professor Peter Gray in an interview with Fatherly.
American history demonstrates that party conflict does not necessarily hurt electoral success, according to Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins, co-author of an op-ed in the New York Times. | President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and his meeting with Vladimir Putin are connected, and one cannot understand one without the other, writes BC Law Professor Kent Greenfield: WBUR "Cognoscenti." | Has the Great Experiment failed? Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson explores the question in an op-ed for CNN.com.
MGM Resorts International plans to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court. BC Law Professor Alfred Yen is quoted by the Associated Press, here via the New York Times; Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., by the Boston Herald.
Authorities detected asbestos in steam pouring from the pipe that ruptured in Manhattan's Flatiron district raises concerns about a substance that can cause a number of severe health problems. Dr. Philip J. Landrigan '63, a global leader in public health and preventive medicine, comments in the New York Times.
Nearly 500 moral theologians and ethicists from 80 countries will gather in Sarajevo at the end of July for a first-of-its-kind meeting on responses to the shifting global geopolitical environment, as well as to iissues such as climate change and migration. Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J., director of the Jesuit Institute, is among three co-organizers of the event. National Catholic Reporter
About 56 percent of crypto startups that raise money through token sales die within four months of their initial coin offerings, according to a study by Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor of Finance Leonard Kostovetsky and doctoral candidate Hugo Benedetti. Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider Australia
Drew Hession-Kunz, a senior lecturer in finance at the Carroll School of Management, discusses the overall climate for new businesses, and the state-level tax, policy, and economic factors that promote them, in a Q&A with WalletHub.com.
Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit writes on the evolution of international student flows over the past decade, and assesses important trends, in a piece for University World News.
It's an oddly universal fear--and it likely has its roots deep in human evolution, says Psychology Research Professor Peter Gray in an interview with Fatherly.
What's next for psychology? Lynch School of Education Augustus Long Professor Janet E. Helms is among influential psychologists asked to identify critical questions the discipline must answer: APA Monitor on Psychology.
Immigrant children separated from their parents at the border will need help coping with trauma, write BC School of Social Work Associate Professor Thomas Crea and colleagues: Village Voice.
China is less dependent on the American market than it was even a decade ago and in some ways is better able to withstand a trade war. Professor of Political Science Robert Ross comments on NPR 'Morning Edition.'
What are the pros and cons of credit card rewards? Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing John Fisher discussed them with WallletHub.com.
The National Fifth Encuentro highlights the need to strengthen outreach to Hispanic youth and young adults. School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino, a member of the V Encuentro leadership team, discussed the need with Catholic News Service.
BC Law School Professor Kent Greenfield weighed in on President Trump's nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: Marketplace Radio; Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny comments in National Catholic Reporter. Law Assistant Professor Kari Hong discussed the politicization of the nomination process with NBC Boston.
BC School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing discussed immigration, affirmative Action, and pay equity issues in the news on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
Key considerations for launching an online education program are outlined by Aleksandar Tomic, associate dean for strategy, innovation, and technology at the Woods College of Advancing Studies: Evolllution
The encyclical Humanae Vitae, issued 50 years ago this summer by Pope Paul VI. marked a turning point in the way Catholics view the teachings of the Church. Professor of Theology Mark Massa, S.J., director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and author of The American Catholic Revolution: How the '60s Changed the Church Forever, comments for NPR.
Amid calls for the elimination of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, the White House is ratcheting up its defense of the agency. BC Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong discussed the debate in an Q&A with CNN.com.
The Indian government hopes to attract 200,000 international students to the country's campuses by 2023. Lynch School of Education Professor Hans de Wit, director of Center for International Higher Education, is co-author of a perspective on the initiative: Inside Higher Ed | | Are Indian universities awakening to the challenges of the 21st century? CIHE founding director Philip Altbach weighs in for The Hindu.
Offering a Middle East and North Africa identifier in federal statistics could improve understanding of disease risk and prevention, writes Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Nadia N. Abuelezam, co-author of a piece for Public Health Post.
Amazon's acquistion of online pharmacy PillPack, which delivers medications to customers in 49 states, could decrease prices, but also raises privacy concerns. Economics Associate Professor of the Practice Sam Richardson commented on NBC 'Nightly News.'
Federal regulators are exploring the conspicuous absence of the numeral '4' in quarterly reports, prompted by the release of a paper co-written by Carrol School of Management Associate Professor of Finance and Giuriceo Family Faculty Fellow Nadya Malenko that found evidence of companies nudging up earnings results. Wall Street Journal
Historic battles between business and ordinary people have played out in America's top court before. Now, it is happening again, writes Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson. The Guardian (U.K.)
With Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement, President Trump has a second chance to reshape the U. S. Supreme Court. Law School Professor Kent Greenfield is co-author of an op-ed on the subject in the New York Times, and discussed it on WGBH 'Greater Boston.' BC's Law's Kari Hong suggests a nominee to fill the vacancy, writing for WBUR 'Cognoscenti,'
Cut Time, an immersion in the boxing world by Professor of English and director of American Studies Carlo Rotella, is named one of the five best sports books of all time by the author of The Existentialist's Survival Guide, writing in the Wall Street Journal.
Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Cahill leads a video report on the 24th general assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, held at the Vatican on the theme of human ecology. Catholic News Service
President Trump has referred to 'the deal of the century' when it comes to Middle East peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Associate Professor of Political Science Peter Krause addressed the topic on NECN "The Take."
In Trump v. Hawaii, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the travel ban. BC Law School Professor Kent Greenfield discussed the ruling on NECN 'The Take,' and Assistant Professor Kari Hong did so on WBUR "Radio Boston."
More than 40 percent of households headed by people aged 55 through 70 lack sufficient resources to maintain their living standard in retirement, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis based on data provided by BC's Center for Retirement Research.
Theresa Betancourt , the inaugural Salem Professor in Global Practice at BC School of Social Work, discussed the immediate and long term effects the family separation policy could have on immigrant children: NECN 'The Take.'
The U.S. should grant asylum to families separated and those wrongfully prosecuted, writes Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong: Huffington Post. | She also discussed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Trump travel ban case on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
On her way to visit detention facilities in Texas, Melania Trump wore a green jacket that read 'I really don't care, do U?' on the back. BC School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing weighed in on the choice for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
Some 36 percent of all American Catholic parishes are now designated as bicultural. School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino discussed ways to build multicultural community in National Catholic Reporter.
Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington discussed contemporary fatherhood and millennial stay-at-home dads in a Father's Day interview for NPR's 'All Things Considered.'
Two hundred women who spent time in one of the Magdalene institutions gathered for the first time at a Dublin Honours Magdalenes event. Associate Professor of English James Smith wrote on the occasion for the Irish Times and Irish Examiner, and discussed it on RTE Radio.
Reactions to President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from Professor of Political Science Robert Ross in the Boston Globe and Korea Foundation Visiting Assistant Professor of History and International Studies Ingu Hwang on NECN 'The Take.'
AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner has won approval. Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons weighs in for CBS News, Boston Herald. He also commented on the impact of the end of net neutrality: Money.
The constitutional question is settled in Ireland, in that abortion is no longer a matter of constitutional law. But the discussion of other questions, both legal and moral, is just beginning to open up, writes Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny in Commonweal.
Today's young adults are falling behind in preparing for retirement—but there's a way they can catch up, writes Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, in Politico.
A report on vulnerabilities of older inmates in the Massachusetts prison system includes commentary by Law Professor R. Michael Cassidy: WGBH News.
Seniors are paying more for name-brand drugs, while getting fewer of them, according to a government report. Economics Associate Professor of the Practice Sam Richardson weighs in for NBCNews.com.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 uprising of students and workers in France. Associate Professor of History Julian Bourg writes on its significance for Times Higher Education and PublicBooks.org, and comments in Smithsonian Magazine, New Internationalist, Gazeta do Povo (Brazil), La Revista (Ecuador), and Przegląd Dziennikarski (Poland).
Countrywide Financial became an unstoppable mortgage machine that made it easy--too easy--for millions to own a home. Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor of Law Patricia McCoy, co-author of the book The Subprime Virus, comments for CNN Money.
One area where Pope Francis has begun to advance Catholic teaching rather remarkably is health care, writes Canisius Professor of Theology James Keenan, S.J., in an op-ed for America.
Could the actions of a rogue FBI agent derail the NCAA corruption probe? Law School Professor Michael Cassidy weighs in for Sports Illustrated.
Carroll School of Management Assistant Dean Amy Donegan offers advice for students on choosing and landing summer jobs and internships in a Q&A with WalletHub.com.
As an Australian scientist's decision to end his life renews debate over the 'right to die' at will, Walsh Professor of Bioethics John Paris, S.J., expresses concern over an approach that emphasizes human sovereignty: Vox.com
Just as the wealth and income gap between the well-to-do and working people is growing, so is retirement inequality, according to a post by the Center for Retirement Research 'Squared Away' blog, highlighted by the Los Angeles Times.
What does the Supreme Court decision on sports betting mean for Massachusetts? The Carroll School's Richard McGowan, S.J., talks about it on WBUR-News.
A fast-growing type of charitable account gets big tax breaks but little oversight. Law School Professor Ray Madoff discusses donor-advised funds: The Atlantic
The Iran deal is out, North Korean prisoners are home. Should President Trump's detractors yield some credit? Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson was among guests discussing the topic on WGBH-TV "Greater Boston."
Jailhouse informants often lie, says BC Law Professor Bob Bloom in testimony at a Connecticut murder trial. New Haven Register.
The fight over net neutrality returns as supporters launch a bid to resurrect the rules. Law Associate Professor Daniel Lyons comments in the Los Angeles Times.
Constituents in gerrymandered political districts are more likely to lose economic security, according to a report by an international team of researchers including Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor of Finance Rawley Heimer. He discussed the findings on NPR 'Morning Edition'
The Chief Executives Club of Boston College, which this year marks two decades of hosting some of the biggest names in business, is featured by NECN.
The Mass. State Lottery seeks to stop making massive payouts to frequent winners. Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., discussed the subject with WBUR News.
A new book has emerged from the landmark conference that brought U.S. bishops and theologians to campus to discuss Amoris Laetitia. The volume, co-edited by Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J., an organizer of the event, is featured by National Catholic Reporter.
Lonergan Institute Associate Director Kerry Cronin discusses the nationwide screening of 'The Dating Project,' a documentary film based on an assignment in her popular philosophy course: Chronicle of Higher Education, America
The killing of a Yarmouth Police officer has renewed statewide debate over capital punishment for cop killers. Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong discussed the subject on WGBH "Greater Boston."
Why is there no 'liberal Tea Party'? An op-ed co-authored by Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins: New York Times.
Associate Professor of Theology James Weiss was interviewed for several installments of CNN's six-week series "The Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History." For a sampling, view the trailers for the segment on Pope Benedict IX during the Middle Ages and on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
School of Social Work Professor of Macro Practice Tiziana Dearing discussed how Catholic innovation is helping migrants in an interview with NECN 'The Take.'
Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., weighed in on the prospect of Wynn Resorts selling its partially-built casino in Everett, Mass. to MGM on NPR's 'All Things Considered.'
Initiatives that place Boston College Dining Services at the frontier of colleges and universities amping up convenience for students are highlighted by the Boston Globe.
Small business hiring is reportedly up, but it's also harder to find people to fill the jobs. Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy weighed in on the findings for Marketplace Radio.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Martha Bayles writes on how the "Xi change" under China's president Xi Jinping is causing 'an invisible earthquake': The American Interest.
School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., discussed Pope Francis' exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate with the Washington Post. The document is deeply Ignatian, writes Theology Associate Professor Emeritus Rev. Robert Imbelli in an essay for America.
Associate Professor of Communication Ashley Duggan commented on the impact of big races on neighborhoods and other aspects of the Boston Marathon for WalletHub.com.
As President Trump directs National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border, Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson discussed an 1878 act that limits the role of the military on U.S. soil: WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
One-third of college students worldwide now attend private schools. Lynch School of Education Research Professor Philip Altbach discussed the development with Voice of America.
Recruitment and retention of teachers of color is a statewide issue in Massachusetts. Lynch School of Education Director of Urban Outreach Initiatives Catherine Wong, says the school has partnerships in place to help young teachers make it through the pipeline: WBUR News
Why do school-age Catholic Latino children remain underrepresented in U.S. Catholic schools? School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino comments in America.
As the probe into Wynn Resorts' finances continues, Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., discussed the status of the company's casino in Everett with the Boston Globe, and the hiring of an outside firm for the investigation with the Boston Herald.
Scrutiny of President Trump's finances is increasing as three different legal teams with different agendas attempt to look at the books. Drinan Professor of Law George Brown comments in the Washington Post.
Talk of new border legislation is raising DACA concerns. Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong responds on NBC10.
How well do taxpayer dollars turn into government services? Carroll School Associate Professor of Accounting Gil Manzon weighs in for WalletHub.com.
Assistant Professor of Communication Michael Serazio comments on the brand boycott facing Fox News' Laura Ingraham: Boston Herald.
Internationalization perceived solely in terms of mobility across borders ignores the fact that most students and faculty will not have an opportunity to travel, writes Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit for University World News.
According to School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino, who is deeply involved in the Fifth National Encuentro for Hispanic Ministry, the nation must harness the potential of Hispanic Catholics or risk losing the future of the U.S. Church. Crux.com | He writes on the prospect of an Hispanic U.S. cardinal in his column for Catholic News Service
Professor of History Kevin Kenny discussed the 19th-century Irish secret society the Molly Maguires as part of a St. Patrick's Day exploration of Irish American culture and identity on Backstory (segment runs from 8:00-21:00).
Older adults who are socially isolated may not necessarily seek medical attention more often than their more socially connected peers, a research review suggests. BC School of Social Work Assistant Professor Christina Matz-Costa, who was not associated with the review, comments on the findings for Reuters.
BC School of Social Work Professor of Macro Practice Tiziana Dearing discussed the personality matchup of President Trump and Kim Jong Un on NECN 'The Take.'
School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., discussed Pope Francis' papacy five years on, in an interview with Canada's CTV News Channel.
What does it mean to give to charity, from a moral and religious perspective? An essay by Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny for Commonweal.
How to use digital platforms to support diversity? Carroll School of Management Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane weighs in for Sloan Management Review
Risky mortgages are primed for a comeback with the U.S. Senate's latest attempt to roll back key financial reforms, writes Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor of Law Patricia McCoy in an op-ed for American Banker.
In punishing Delta for choosing not to associate with the NRA, legislators likely violated the airline's First Amendment rights, according to Law Professor Kent Greenfield, writing for Slate.
Forty-seven U.S. Catholic bishops took part in three February seminars--one at Boston College--aimed at helping them better understand and implement Pope Francis' 2016 apostolic exhortation on family life, Amoris Laetitia. Jesuit Institute Director and Canisius Professor of Theology James F. Keenan, S.J., one of the series' organizers, outlines seven takeaways from the seminars in an essay for National Catholic Reporter.
The University's Center for Teaching Excellence is among college initiatives that are 'centers of the pedagogical universe,' in a piece that includes comments by CTE Director John Rakestraw. Inside Higher Ed
Red and blue states are moving in opposite directions on health policy, leaving Americans with starkly divergent options for care depending on where they live. Economics Associate Professor of the Practice Sam Richardson comments in the Wall Street Journal.
Post-crisis theories that survivors or victims made it all up or were part of a troupe of paid 'crisis actors' are not new, says Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson; similar tactics were used in the Civil War-era, she tells the New York Times.
Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican's most senior liturgy official, opposes the widely accepted practice of receiving Communion in the hand. School of Theology and Ministry Professor John Baldovin, S.J., comments for America.
School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino writes on the Latino effect of Pope Francis at year five of his pontificate: The Pilot.
Associate Professor of French and African and Africa Diaspora Studies Régine Michelle Jean-Charles was among panelists discussing ways to move forward after #MeToo at a WGBH Facebook Live event.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Political Science Paul Christensen comments on the upcomng presidential elections in Russia: Huffington Post.
BC Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong discusses the debate over immigration in the U.S. on NECN 'The Take.'
Church doctrine must be life-giving, not oppressive, says Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz, who discusses challenges facing the Church in a Q&A with Crux.com.
AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson was the featured speaker at the latest gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club. Sampling of coverage: Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, Bloomberg Radio (starts at 29:20).
A climate project
BC faculty members Carling Hay, Jeremy Shakun, David Deese, and Donnah Canavan were among experts in various disciplines interviewed about New England's changing climate on NBC Boston.
How rich are the rich?
It's not about a single year of earnings but rather about the accumulation of wealth over time, writes Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Accounting Gil Manzon, who looks at U.S. wealth inequality in an op-ed for 'The Conversation.'
The Dow plunge
There is no one glaring reason why the Dow took that sudden downturn on Feb. 5, Carroll School of Management Cleary Professor of Finance Jeffrey Pontiff told the Boston Herald.
The term is too valuable to be politicized, writes Associate Professor of History Arissa Oh in the Washington Post.
Much changed for immigrants in the U.S. following a reform law enacted in 1996; Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong argues for its repeal in the Huffington Post.
Transition at the Fed
Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland commented on the transition of leadership at the Federal Reserve for CNBC.
Tax reform and charities
In the Wall Street Journal, Law School Professor Ray Madoff weighed in on the effect of the tax reform bill on charities and donor-advised funds.
Credit scores; credit cards for business
The Philip E. Strahan and Drew Hession-Kunz of the Carroll School of Management Finance Department respectively addressed these subjects for WalletHub.com.
The future of the NFL
Business Law faculty member Warren K. Zola commented on economic issues facing the NFL for WalletHub.com and in an interview on NECN, at the link above
Casinos amd Wynn investigation
The Mass. Gaming Commission is investigating the sexual misconduct charges against Steve Wynn, owner of a $2-billion casino resort under construction in Everett. The Carroll School of Management's Richard McGowan, S.J., commented to WBUR 'Morning Edition,' at the link above, as well as to AP and NBC Boston, among other media.
Hispanic children in Catholic schools
In a column for Catholic News Service, School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Hosffman Ospino writes on the imperative of educating Hispanic children in Catholic schools.
The state of the governor
BC School of Social Work's Tiziana Dearing discussed the administration of Massachusetts Governor Charlier Baker on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
Dilemmas for higher ed
The political currents of the past year will continue to have an impact on higher education in 2018 and beyond, writes Lynch School of Education Research Professor Philip Altbach for University World News.
Brady body language
On NBC Boston, psychologist Joseph Tecce analyzed Patriots QB Tom Brady's body language in discussing whether he'd be sidelined with a hand injury.
Trump and immigration
African and African Diaspora Studies faculty react to President Trump's reported use of vulgar language with regard to Haiti and countries in Africa: On NPR 'All Things Considered' (at the link above), Associate Professor of French Régine Michelle Jean-Charles and on NBC-Boston, Associate Professor of Sociology Zine Magubane.
In partnership with the BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education, the Archdiocese of Omaha plans to launch its first dual-language education program.
Brady and Belichick
Psychologist Joseph Tecce discussed the body language of N.E. Patriots coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady, who dismissed reports of their disagreements.
Wave of the future
BC geophysicist Carling Hay discussed the impact of Boston's rising tides, such as the record high that followed the Jan. 4 blizzard, with NBC-Boston.
Immigration policy reform
BC Law's Kari Hong weighs in on President Trump's proposal to 'trade' DREAMers protection for a border wall in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti' (at the link above), and on the 'rule of law' as it pertains to sanctuary cites in a piece for The Crime Report.
A python regime
In The American Interest, Martha Bayles of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences writes on the gradual, deadly constriction of freedom in Cambodia.
On NECN 'The Take,' BCSSW's Tiziana Dearing discussed a 2018 agenda for putting #MeToo into action. She also wrote about the challenges facing workplaces moving forward, for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
North Korea-South Korea
Professor of Political Science Robert Ross comments in the Boston Herald on the public olive branch Kim Jong Un extended to South Korea in a New Year’s Day speech.
Highlights from 2017
From 'criminals' to cops
Professor of History Marilynn Johnson provides insights into the rise of the nation's urban police forces as part of a History.com look at evolving stereotypes of the Irish in America.
Charities and the tax bill
BC Law Professor Ray Madoff, co-founder and director of the school's Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, discussed the likely effect of the tax overhaul on charitable giving on CNBC.
Death of Cardinal Law
BC faculty were sought for commentary on the passing of Cardinal Bernard F. Law, the former influential Archbishop of Boston who resigned in 2002 in the wake of the clergy abuse scandal. BC School of Social Work Professor of Macro Practice Tiziana Dearing, former head of Catholic Charities in Boston, joined live coverage by NBC Boston (begins at 4:30) and was interviewed by WGBH News (at the link above). School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., was quoted by National Public Radio, WHDH News, and the Boston Globe, for a piece that included comments by Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole; O'Toole also spoke to the Washington Post, AP, and America. The latter piece included remarks by Associate Professor Charles Gallagher, S.J. School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome spoke to NECN "The Take," and to AP, here via the Boston Globe, among other interviews.
From 'criminals' to cops
Professor of History Marilynn Johnson provides insights into the rise of the nation's urban police forces as part of a History.com look at evolving stereotypes of the Irish in America.
The dividend disconnect
Many do not fully appreciate that stock dividends come at the expense of price decreases, according to a research paper co-authored by Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor of Finance David Solomon, highlighted by Bloomberg News.
Last-minute tax break
A late revision to the GOP tax plan supplied a break based on real estate investments. Law School Kenealy Professor James Repetti comments to Bloomberg News.
Will it lead to a chain of mergers? BC health economist Sam Richardson weighs in for NBC News.
Leading with mercy
In an essay for Commonweal, Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny weighs in on the canonical prohibition against granting Communion to the divorced and civilly remarried.
Net neutrality rules
The FCC is expected to vote to repeal the rules requiring equal access to all internet content. Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons comments on WGBH News, at the link above, and in the New York Times.
Strategy on North Korea
Tougher sanctions on North Korea won't solve the problem, BC political scientist Robert Ross tells the Huffington Post.
Charities and the tax bill
BC Law Professor Ray Madoff, director of the school's Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, discussed how provisions in both the House and Senate tax bills could hinder donations to charities and non-profits, in an interview on the PRI-WGBH-WNYC talk program 'The Takeaway' (begins at 7:34).
Reviewing sexual assault law
On NECN 'The Take,' BC Law's Kari Hong discussed the need to review the definition and prosecution of rape.
Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy comments to the Associated Press on the outlook for consumer spending and economic growth this holiday season.
Elder care conversations
On NPR 'On Point,' BC School of Social Work's Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich weighs in on the difficult discussions many families face regarding aging and caregiving.
Preparing dual-language teachers
As Massachusetts re-adopts bilingual education, the Lynch School Teaching Dual Language Learners certificate program is highlighted in a WGBH report on the need for qualified teachers.
After the drama at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, what happens to its open investigations? BC Law's Patricia McCoy comments to CNN Money.
The impact of scandals
On NECN's 'The Take,' BC School of Social Work's Tiziana Dearing discusses complications of the scandal over celebrity sexual predators.
Best slalom skier
Mikaela Shiffrin, who seems a sure bet for Olympic gold, has the essential traits of a prodigy, as identified by Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner and noted in The New Yorker.
A stunning price
The sale of a Leonardo da Vinci painting for $450.3 million has drawn questions from art experts, including McMullen Museum director Nancy Netzer, who comments in The Boston Globe.
Taxes and the trade deficit
On Marketplace Radio, economist Robert Murphy comments on whether or not the tax plan could further President Trump's goal to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.
Decline in international students
An annual report cites a decrease in the number of international students seeking to study in the U.S. Lynch School Research Professor Philip Altbach, who last year predicted such a drop, comments to Voice of America.
Tax plan reality
Kenealy Professor of Law James Repetti spoke with Marketplace Radio about the real impact on U.S. families of state, sales, and healthcare taxes.
The AT&T deal
Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons discussed AT&T's planned $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner in an interview with Bloomberg News.
Improving services for veterans
Connell School of Nursing Professor Ann Burgess and BC's Collegiate Warrior Athlete Program project director Erin Flaherty '20 discuss issues of homelessness and health care.
The not-so-magic kingdom
Martha Bayles of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences writes on the U.S. entertainment industry's relationships with China for the American Interest.
Facebook and fakes
In the New York Times, Communication Assistant Professor Mike Serazio weighs in on challenges related to the social platform's efforts to verify accounts.
Immigrants' legal status
BC Law's Kari Hong comments in the Boston Globe on the proposed revocation of Temporary Protected Status.
The GOP tax plan
Experts worry it could hurt some in Massachusetts. Kenealy Professor of Law James Repetti comments.
Make way for 'parennnials'
Millennial parents are challenging commonly held beliefs about the American family. Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington comments in the New York Times.
A different kind of workplace
Millennials, now the biggest generation of workers, also value different aspects of employment, Center for Work and Family Assistant Director Jennifer Sabatini Fraone tells Boston Globe Magazine.
Political blame game
Polisci prof Peter Krause discussed the response to the terror attack in New York as a guest on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
'The digital humanities'?
The problem with the formulation 'the digital humanities' is that it equates a new institutional investment with a new form of knowledge, writes Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott for the Chronicle of Higher Education Review.
In N. Africa, fears of Iran's shadow
Don't expect the competition for leadership from the Persian Gulf to be resolved anytime soon, writes Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence in a commentary for Reuters.
Prospect for new Fed chair
President Trump's expected replacement for Janet Yellen would not be expected to dramatically change the agencies policies, said Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland, commenting in the Boston Herald.
Tuam scandal is tip of the iceberg
Ireland seems no closer to the truth of what happened to children born to the nation's institutional care system during the 20th century, contends Professor of English James Smith in an op-ed for IrishCentral.
Is the pope a Catholic?
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz, addressed the efforts of some to 'correct' the pope for doctrinal irregularities in a recent essay for The Tablet.
The market for human bodies
Almost anyone can sell the dead, BC Law professor Ray Madoff tells Reuters.
Campaigns celebrating immigrants are on the rise. BCSSW's Westy Egmont, who developed the 'Dreams of Freedom' exhibition in Boston, comments in the Boston Globe.
Q&A on Colin Kaepernick
BC Law School Professor Alfred Chueh-Chin Yen discussed legalities of the grievance filed by the former San Francisco 49ers QB, which alleges that owners colluded to keep him out of the league.
Moral language of evil
There has been radical change in the way we talk about evil, contends Professor Emeritus of Political Science Alan Wolfe, author of the book Political Evil, who discusses the topic with The Atlantic.
Diet as a cancer therapy
Professor of Biology Thomas Seyfried discusses the benefits of the ketogenic diet and other alternative therapies with South Africa's national daily newspaper Business Day.
Today's 'price of freedom'
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson reflects on changes in NRA approaches to gun control since the early 20th century in an op-ed for BillMoyers.com.
More trouble for Wells Fargo
BC Law Liberty Mutual Professor of Law Patricia McCoy tells CNN Money the bank wrongly hit homebuyers with fees to lock in mortgage rates.
The power of a team
BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin provides a historical perspective on the current NFL protests in an op-ed for the Irish Times.
Nationalism and higher ed
How will the rise of nationalism sweeping across many countries affect the efforts of universities to internationalize? Lynch School professors Professors Hans de Wit and Philip Altbach write on the subject for University World News.
Challenge to papal writings
A "filial correction" letter claims Pope Francis' writings put forth heretical positions regarding marriage and Communion. BC STM professor James Bretzke, S.J., calls the criticism counterproductive.
In The Pilot, BC Theology's Msgr. Liam Bergin writes on the papal document on the translation of liturgical texts.
The first U.N. speech
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson discusses President's Trump first speech before the United Nations General Assembly as a guest on WBUR 'Morning Edition,' and on NECN 'The Take' (at the link above).
Religious commitments, public life
A judge's moral views are relevant to his or her behavior on the bench, writes Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
California sues over border wall
The suit alleges that the Trump administration has overstepped its powers in expediting construction of the wall. BC Law's Kari Hong comments in the Los Angeles Times.
Palestinian unification in Gaza
In an interview with ABC Radio in Australia, Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause provided insights into a possible Fatah-Hamas unity agreement for the Palestinians following months of sanctions on Gaza and regional tensions.
House flippers and the crash
A National Bureau of Economic Research working paper co-authored by Assistant Professor Jaromir Nosal challenges the narrative that subprime borrowers caused the 2007-09 market crash, and explores the role of house-flipping speculators.
Nest egg variables
A study by BC's Center for Retirement Research, highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, finds differences in retirement saving between young people who had completed college and those who failed to obtain a degree.
BC political scientist R. Shep Melnick is a contributor to the new book Scalia's Constitution: Essays on Law and Education. He was among panelists discussing the book at a live-streamed event in Washington, D.C.
CFPB chief under fire
BC Law's Patricia McCoy speaks to CBS 'Sunday Morning' about the embattled head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Hillary and the GOP
Republicans want Hillary Clinton to vanish, according to an op-ed for the U.K. Guardian by historian Heather Cox Richardson, who contends the former presidential candidate should remain on the public stage.
New technologies and community
The Web still represents a crucial tool for working out communal concerns in times of crisis and insecurity, such as that facing Diaspora Jews today, writes Associate Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz in the Jerusalem Post.
Minor earthquake in Mass.
BC geophysicist John Ebel of Weston Observatory provides analysis for the Boston Globe.
Pope Francis in Colombia
Colombian native Hosffman Ospino of the School of Theology & Ministry comments on the papal visit for National Catholic Reporter, at the link above, Reuters, and the New York Times.
If Harvey happened here
Environmental Studies Director and associate professor Noah Snyder talks to NBC Boston about extreme rainfall events.
Relief efforts for Texas
What happens now? BCSSW's Tiziana Dearing on immediate and long-term challenges, in an interview with WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
Trump and DACA
Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong discussed the president and the policy on NECN 'The Take.'
Women and Ivanka
In Fortune, Center for Work and Family visiting scholar Lauren Stiller Rikleen weighs in on the First Daughter's approach to advocacy for women.
The 'Top Chef' trial
BC Law prof Jeffrey Cohen, a former prosecutor, comments on the acquittal of four local Teamsters charged with attempting to extort the TV show.
Downside of downloads
Why can't you download all the streaming media you want? BC Law prof Dan Lyons explains in Wired.
BC's Heather Cox Richardson is among historians examining Donald Trump's plans to 'Make America Great Again'—and considering what he was thinking when he said 'again'—for BillMoyers.com.
Facebook, Airbnb go on offense
Companies historically have steered clear of trying to determine what is good and what is evil, Carroll School IS professor Jerry Kane tells Bloomberg News, but that may be changing.
U.S. and North Korea
As heated rhetoric escalates, what will be the role of China? Professor of Political Science Robert Ross weighs in for the Boston Herald.
A chapter by Professor of History Kevin Kenny in the new Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland "should be required reading for anyone interested in emigration--and not only Irish--in global history," according to a reviewer in the Irish Times.
Lessons on immigration
In the Boston Globe, insights from Professor of History Marilynn Johnson on immigrants' contributions to Boston-area economic growth.
Corporations for good?
A growing number of businesses report approaching their enterprises with an eye to environmental sustainability and workers' rights. BC Law's Kent Greenfield weighs in for PBS Newshour.
Not enough inflation?
Inflation persistently below targets is a reason not to clamor for more interest rate hikes, Monty and Murray Professor of Economics Peter Ireland tells the New York Times.
International students in U.S.
Lynch School researchers Hans de Wit and Phil Altbach write on challenges to international recruitment for Times Higher Education.
Auto loan defaults soar
Could it lead to a credit crisis? BC Law Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor Patricia McCoy weighs in for Bloomberg Radio.
Europe and terrorism
Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence discusses why some countries, particularly in Europe, may be safer from terrorism than others, in an interview with The Week.
Border lawsuit filed
BC Law's Kari Hong discusses a lawsuit filed on behalf of asylum seekers reportedly turned away at the U.S.-Mexico border, in an interview with Radio Sputnik.
The collusion question
Was the meeting with a Russian lawyer described in Donald Trump Jr.'s emails treasonous? A discussion in the ongoing WBUR podcast series co-hosted by Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson.
Is there a retirement crisis?
For many Americans, the situation remains serious, Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell tells CNBC.
SCOTUS and the travel ban
BC Law's Kent Greenfield discusses the Supreme Court travel ban ruling, among other SCOTUS-related issues, on NECN 'The Take.'
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Beyond acquiring hundreds of stores and affluent customers, the real value is in all of that customer data, Kenneth Sanford of the Woods College M.S. in Applied Economics program tells CNBC.
On investment strategies
Award-winning research by the Carroll School's Jeffrey Pontiff, which showed the effectiveness of investing strategies seems to diminish, but not disappear, after publication, is highlighted by the New York Times.
Tech and economic fluctuation
A 2006 paper by Professor of Economics Susanto Basus on the contractionary effect of technological improvements is cited as a seminal work on the subject in a piece by The Economist.
Lessons from Banco Popular
Spain's fifth-largest bank collapsed earlier this month, forcing it into the arms of its rival, Banco Santander. Carroll School finance prof Ed Kane comments on the meltdown and rescue in the New York Times.
Reflections of a translingual writer
An essay by Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer for The Odessa Review on the pleasures and challenges of writing translingually.
Credit cards for bad credit
Can you use them to improve a credit score? Advice from Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy in a Q&A with Wallet Hub.
Working relationship with health
Working longer isn't necessarily a bad thing, says Center on Aging & Work co-director Jackie James, who discusses research on the positive relationship between working and health with WGBH News.
The future of privacy
BC Law's Robert Bloom weighs in for CBS News in on Fourth Amendment issues related to use of surveillance and policing technologies under the Trump administration.
Is the Constitution colorblind?
O'Neill Professor of American Politics R. Shep Melnick writes on Antonin Scalia's record on race and education for Education Next.
China's new naval power
Professor of Political Science Robert Ross discusses what this means for the Trump administration in a Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy podcast.
Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott writes on his experience using custom MediaKron-built websites and engaging his medieval poetry students as collaborators.
Leadership, servitude, service
School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing writes on leadership and the Trump Administration in an op-ed for WBUR "Cognoscenti."
Retirement and gender
Women gain more than men do from working longer, according to a Center for Retirement Research study highlighted by the Wall Street Journal.
Suicide or homicide?
The trial of a 20-year-old Massachusetts woman who allegedly urged her boyfriend--through text messages--to kill himself, is under way. BC Law's Sharon Beckman comments on the case, including the unusual nature of trying a suicide as a homicide, for BuzzFeed News.
Beyond the border
Amid growing concerns related to immigration, globalization, the border wall, and NAFTA, can the U.S. and Mexico find common ground and work past the rhetoric? Political scientist Peter Skerry is among experts discussing the issues on PRI 'The World.'
Psychiatric patients on hold
Patients' long wait times for ER psychiatric beds is a problem that has been brewing for decades, the Connell School's Judith Shindul-Rothschild tells WBUR News. Her study on wait times, conducted with Connell Associate Professors Catherine Read, Kelly Stamp, and Jane Flanagan, was published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Associate Professor of Eastern and Slavic Languages Franck Salameh reflects on the European reaction to the Manchester and Minya massacres in an op-ed for the Jerusalem Post.
The impeachment process
Law School Professor Kent Greenfield provides NECN's 'The Take' with a look at the process from Constitutional and historical perspectives.
ACA's breastfeeding provision
The 2010 Affordable Care Act may have helped more women in the U.S. breastfeed as a result of its coverage of breast pumps, suggests a new study by School of Social Work Assistant Professor Summer Hawkins and BC colleagues. Their report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, is featured by Reuters.
What becomes of valedictorians?
Research tracking their post-graduation progress by Lynch School prof Karen Arnold is included in new book by Carroll School MBA alumnus Eric Barker, and featured by Money magazine (at the link above) and CNBC.
While the president's executive orders on immigration play out in federal court, a number of Massachusetts communities are designing their own immigration policies. BC Law's Dan Kanstroom comments for WBUR News (at the link above) and the Washington Post.
International student mobility
Writing for University World News, Lynch School of Education Professors Hans de Wit and Philip Altbach contend that revolutionary changes are imminent for higher education internationalization.
Trump's first tour
President Trump's nine-day, two-continent tour that begins with a trip to Saudi Arabia marks a break with tradition set by previous presidents, Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins tells the Washington Examiner.
Hernandez now innocent
The murder conviction of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been vacated by a Mass. Superior Court judge. BC Law prof Bob Bloom weighs in for Esquire magazine.
Is the gig economy working?
An analysis by The New Yorker references a study conducted by Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor.
'Red line' in relations
Professor of Political Science Robert Ross comments on China's relations with North Korea for CNN.com
The first MAGA president
Was Andrew Jackson a 'make American great again' president? BC historian Heather Cox Richardson weighs in on NECN 'The Take.'
JFK at 100
The upcoming centenary John F. Kennedy's birth brings fresh appraisals of the first--and so far, only--Catholic to attain the presidency. BC historians James O'Toole and Patrick Maney comment in a piece running nationally via Catholic News Service.
The GOP and health care
Political scientist David Hopkins discusses Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare in an interview with Salon.com.
The first 100 days
BC historian Heather Cox Richardson co-hosts a new WBUR podcast series on the Trump administration, viewed through the lens of American history. | Professor of History Patrick Maney discusses the '100 day' presidential standard set by Franklin Roosevelt for NPR's WLRN-Miami and on NECN 'The Take.'
Tweets and trade deficits
Economist Robert Murphy weighs in on President Trump's tweet on trade deficits and the economy for Marketplace Radio
On the Internet
BC Law's Daniel Lyons comments on FCC moves to rollback net neutrality policy on WBUR 'Bostonomix.'
Tiziana Dearing of the BC School of Social Work discussed Tom Brady's arrangement with Best Buddies on NECN 'The Take.'
Is there a retirement-savings crisis?
Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell is one of two experts who look at the same data for the Wall Street Journal, and come to very different conclusions.
Lessons in math education
What can the U.S. learn from the performance of students in East Asian countries? Lynch School Prof Ina V.S. Mullis discusses findings from the latest Trends in International Math and Science Study on WBUR.
Trump and deported DREAMer
A federal judge whom then-candidate Donald Trump criticized last year will hear the case of a man who claims he was unfairly deported by U.S. authorities. BC Law's Kari Hong comments in USA Today.
Crime and posting
Carroll School prof Jerry Kane weighs in on the trend toward posting crimes on Facebook in an op-ed for the New York Daily News.
Is poetry dead?
No, writes Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott, who looks at new ways to approach it in an essay for Inside Higher Ed.
Global higher ed 'faces anarchy'
It could be the result of expansion without a well-defined strategy, according to a report from the Lynch School's Center for International Higher Education. Co-author Phil Altbach discusses it with Times Higher Education.
Believing false things
Political scientist Emily Thorson's research showing the residual effect of negative news about a candidate, even if it's later shown to be false, is cited by the New York Times.
No place like...the office
Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington comments for CBS News on companies' growing shift away from employees working remotely.
The prospect for Russia's Jews
Outwardly secure and flourishing, the community is a fraction of its former size and dwindling. What troubles the minds of those who stay? Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer weighs in for Mosaic magazine, at the link above, and in Tablet Magazine.
Societal implications of astrobiology
School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Andrea Vicini, S.J., in La Civiltà Cattolica, the unofficial voice of the Vatican on matters of social life, and the Huffington Post (at the link above.)
The star witness
Law Professor Robert Bloom talks to the Boston Globe about testimony in the murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, and is featured by the New Haven Register regarding use of jailhouse informants in a murder case in Connecticut.
Tax policy; DAFs
Law Professor Ray Madoff—who recently organized a meeting, featured by the NonProfit Times, of leaders of some of the nation's largest tax-exempt organizations to discuss federal tax policy--comments on donor-assisted funds for The Economist (at the link above).
Women in theology in Africa
Professor of Theology M. Shawn Copeland cites the role of women in the Christian faith as one of the key issues concerning theology on the African continent.
BC Law students' argument at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a client facing deportation is highlighted by the Associated Press.
Civilians and Tirgiran Valley
Associate Professor of History Devin Pendas discusses the war in Afghanistan and the alleged deaths of civilians in Tirgiran Valley in 2010, in an interview with Radio Live-New Zealand.
Invoking Jackson's legacy
President Trump will visit the grave of Andrew Jackson in Nashville; Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson comments in the New York Times.
Pope Francis and Church culture
As Pope Francis enters his fifth year, Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill is among theologians discussing his shaping Church culture in National Catholic Reporter.
Cautionary tales, complicated legacies
Associate Professor of Sociology and African and African Diaspora Studies Zine Magubane writes on W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities for WBUR "Cognoscenti."
The tragedy of Tuam
More must be done to address the revelations of human remains--thought to be those of some 796 children--buried at the former Sisters of the Bon Secours' Children's Home in Tuam, Ireland, writes Associate Professor of English James Smith in the Irish Examiner.
The revised travel ban
Does President Trump's latest moratorium illegally discriminate against Muslims? BC Law's Kari Hong weighs in on NECN 'The Take.'
Civil rights and culture wars
How civil rights enforcement got swept into the culture wars, and what a new administration can do about it—an op-ed by O'Neill Professor of American Politics R. Shep Melnick in the Hechinger Report.
Law Professor Dan Kanstroom offers his take on ICE—Immigration and Customs Enforcement—as a guest on WBUR 'Radio Open Source.'
The U.S. voice abroad
As the nation's Broadcasting Board of Governors is slated to be abolished, Martha Bayles of the MCAS Honors Program outlines on lessons for the new CEO of international broadcasting in American Prospect.
Polarization and Hispanic Catholics
School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino—deemed one of the nation's 'most influential and creative interpreters of Latino/a Catholic experiences'—explains why polarization threatens the future for Hispanic Catholics in a Q&A with Crux.com.
Vatican commission change
C21 Center Director Thomas Groome talks with WBUR 'Morning Edition" regarding the resignation of Marie Collins, the only abuse survivor on the Vatican commission looking into the clergy abuse crisis.
Working longer, better
The context of aging and work is changing, due to factors including health, longevity, and education, Center on Aging and Work Co-Director Jacquelyn James tells the New York Times.
The new working class
Professor of English and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella writes on the life journey of Nate Awan, a Boston pipe fitter, for a New York Times Magazine focus on today's Americans at work. (scroll to No. 9).
Growing pains in the Church
In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis is reminding Catholics of the proper role of doctrine within the life of the mature Church, writes Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz (free registration required).
Higher ed challenges, innovations
Higher education in emerging and developing countries struggles between past colonial influences and current challenges, writes Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit.
In praise of partnerships
The University's successful collaborations with the Archdiocese of Boston, including the Lynch School's St. Columbkille Partnership School and Urban Catholic Teacher Corps initiatives, are highlighted by Superintendent of Catholic Schools Kathy Mears.
A ramble in Ireland
On BBC Radio 4, BC-Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin tours Derrigimlagh bog, where two remarkable 20th century events occurred.
The Healy family
Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole explores the life and legacy of the nation's first African-American bishop, Bishop James Augustine Healy, and his family, in a three-part series for The Pilot. Part 1 is at the link above; Part 2, Part 3.
Will Mexico fund the wall?
Professor of History Kevin Kenny is among experts asked to weigh in.
Poverty and children's maladies
Add asthma and ADHD to the list, according to a new study. Lynch School of Education Professor Rebekah Levine Coley comments for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Chaos as the new normal
How should the media and voters respond? Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson on NECN 'The Take.'
Syrian war crimes reports
Associate Professor of History Devin Pendas discussed reports of chemical weapons attacks and large-scale hangings in an interview with NECN 'The Take.'
Trump and the economy
The unexpected resignation of a top official gives Trump a profound opportunity to reshape the Federal Reserve, says BC economist Peter Ireland (at the link above). | The chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers won't be part of the president's cabinet. BC's Bob Murphy, a former council member, comments on Marketplace Radio.
More money or more time?
Some people are sacrificing money and high-powered careers to better tend to family needs. Center for Work and Family executive director Brad Harrington weighs in.
A shock event?
Was the travel ban a 'shock event' calculated to distract from other issues? Historical perspective from Professor Heather Cox Richardson in the Dallas Morning News, at the link above, on WBUR News and NECN, and in the Boston Globe and USA Today.
Immigrants and refugees
Westy Egmont, director of the School of Social Work's Immigrant Integration Lab, discussed the impact of the executive order as a guest on NECN 'The Take,' at the link above, in an op-ed for the Boston Herald, and with Reuters. | The Law School's Kari Hong addressed the topic in a piece for WBUR 'Cognoscenti' and discussed it with CNN, USA Today, Bloomberg Radio, and the Tampa Bay Times.
Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz writes on President Trump's statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day in an op-ed for Tikkun Daily.
In the mobility era
International faculty are an increasingly important part of the global academic labor force, writes Lynch School of Education Research Professor Phil Altbach.
The more things change...
The war against the liberal consensus began as a backlash against Roosevelt's New Deal, according to Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson in an op-ed for the U.K.'s Guardian.
A refusenik protest remembered
The dawn of perestroika revisited by Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer.
Wishes of the dead
The law helps dead people make the living comply with their wishes, says Law prof Ray Madoff.
'Minimalists' on Netflix
'Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things' explores living with less stuff from a variety of perspectives, including that of Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor, whose research focuses on issues of consumption and sustainability.
Pink & Blue: Colors of Heredity
Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber discusses her research as part of an award-winning film on the lives of women and men who carry a BRCA genetic mutation that places them at a high risk of developing breast and other cancers.
GOP historian Heather Cox Richardson discussed opportunities and challenges facing the Trump Administration, during a panel moderated by NPR's Tom Ashbrook at the JFK Library (video at the link above). | Political scientist Jonathan Laurence provided commentary on the inauguration for French television news network BFM. | Professor of History Patrick Maney provided live commentary for WHDH-TV News. | Professor of Political Science Marc Landy was interviewed by WBZ-AM.
The progressive agenda
In a piece for 'The Conversation', Carroll School Galligan Professor Sandra Waddock applies her research on how to affect large system change to the situation now facing progressives in the new administration.
Some contend that divine intervention led to the outcome of the presidential election. Religion News Service asked theologians including School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., to weigh in.
State of the City
School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing was part of a WBUR panel discussion related to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's third annual State of the City address.
The U.S. and retirement...
Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell discussed retirement in the U.S. with Bloomberg Radio (segment begins at 14:30).
...or is it 'unretirement'?
Many Americans continue to earn during retirement, according to research by Professor of Economics Joseph Quinn—conducted with Ph.D. alumni Kevin Cahill and Michael Giandrea, and highlighted in a Dow Jones Marketwatch look at improvements to Norway's retirement system.
Cardinal named to Vatican office
Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has been appointed by Pope Francis to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, the Vatican office that reviews sex abuse cases. School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome comments in the Boston Globe.
Deporting criminal noncitizens
BC Law's Kari Hong writes on the president-elect's softened approach to immigration in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Trial in meningitis deaths
The federal trial begins for a pharmacist charged in the deaths of 25 patients injected with steroids from his lab. BC's Law Robert Bloom comments for USA Today.
Keeping new year's resolutions
CNBC offers tips for kicking bad habits from researchers including the Carroll School's Henrik Hagtvedt.
Can people die of a broken heart?
The perennial question arose in the aftermath of the deaths, within a day of one another, of celebrities Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. Connell School of Nursing Dean Susan Gennaro comments for Voice of America.
Highlights from 2016
Traveling DACA students
Undocumented students traveling abroad are being advised to return to the U.S. before the presidential inauguration. Law School Associate Clinical Professor Mary Holper weighs in for WBUR.
Young women are disproportionately locked up for misdemeanors in Maryland's juvenile justice system, and are more likely than boys to be taken before a judge for probation offenses. Law School Clinical Professor Francine Sherman comments in the Baltimore Sun.
Giving in solidarity
A different approach to holiday giving can help to re-establish community, and show solidarity with others, writes School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing in an op-ed for CNN.com.
Joaquim de Carvalho Award
Cristiano Casalini, a research scholar at Boston College's Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, received the honor from the University of Coimbra in Portugal for his book, Aristotle in Coimbra: Cursus Conimbricensis and Education at the Collegium Artium.
Whither the American Dream?
School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing discussed the aspiration that members of each generation will fare better than their parents on NECN 'The Take.'
Deal or no deal?
Economics prof Bob Murphy weighs in on financing deals for car purchases in Car and Driver.
Does daycare make kids aggressive?
A study conducted by Lynch School Professor Eric Dearing and researchers in Norway is highlighted by Boston Magazine.
An underappreciated election fact
There was a massive generation gap, writes Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins in the Washington Post.
Macho may lead to miserable
A new study explores a relationship between strict adherence to certain masculine norms and mental health problems. Lynch School of Education Professor James Mahalik weighs in for the Christian Science Monitor.
Cautionary tale for the EPA
Former EPA attorney Lauren Rikleen of BC's Center for Work and Family writes on Donald Trump's choice to head the agency in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
DuPont head at BC CEO Club
The incoming presidential administration is not likely to have an impact on DuPont's planned merger with Dow Chemical, DuPont chief executive Ed Breen said.
More N.E. quakes than you think
New England experiences several every year, but most people don't notice them. Weston Observatory Director and Earth and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Alan Kafka explains in the Boston Globe.
New narrative for global economy
To overcome the tide of populism and nationalism sweeping the West, a new, more powerful narrative is desperately needed, writes Carroll School of Management Galligan Professor Sandra Waddock for 'The Conversation.'
IKEA parental leave policy
IKEA's expanded policy was influenced in part by a finding from the 'New Dad' study by BC's Center for Work and Family. Associate Director Jennifer Fraone comments in The Atlantic.
Exiting the climate deals
President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the U.S. from a global accord to combat climate change. Law Professor David Wirth discusses the subject in the UK's Guardian.
Hybrid giving vehicles
New vehicles of charitable giving are blurring lines between business and the social sector. Law Professor Ray Madoff comments in the Financial Times.
The year of Easter Rising
With 2016 drawing to a close, BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin discussed commemorations of the Easter Rising centenary, as a guest on RTÉ Radio.
Body language and the election
Did the presidential candidates' nonverbal communication have an effect on the popular vote? Professor of Psychology Joseph Tecce weighs in on NECN "The Take."
Law Professor Mark Brodin is quoted by the Boston Globe regarding an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Mass. State Police.
Presidency vs. business interests
Can Congress and the courts enforce Donald Trump's pledge to cut ties to his businesses? Law School Associate Professor Brian Quinn addresses the subject on NECN 'The Take,' at the link above, and in comments to Reuters.
The 'Professor Watchlist'
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson, who was briefly among academics included on the list when it launched, responds in an op-ed.
What's next for Hispanics?
Catholic scholars including Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny and School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino assess the future for Hispanics in the U.S. in light of the presidential election.
Justice and reconciliation
A post-election op-ed by Professor of Theology Stephen Pope in Commonweal.
Flag burning consequences?
Law School Professor Robert Bloom discusses First Amendment protected expressions in an interview with CBS Boston.
President and CEO?
President-elect Donald Trump says there will be no conflict of interest between his business ventures and his presidency. Law School Associate Professor Brian Quinn weighs in on CBS News.
History and the time of Trump
How will Donald Trump govern, and what will relative moderates do now? GOP historian Heather Cox Richardson writes in The Guardian (at link above) and is featured in a Q&A with Pacific Standard Magazine.
Sapir Book Prize
Lynch School of Education Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean Stanton Wortham has received the 2016 Edward Sapir Book Prize for Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event.
Wealth and charitable giving
Law Professor Ray Madoff, director of the Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, comments on a new study that shows a small group of wealthy donors giving more money than ever before, while less-wealthy donors are giving less.
Jews of Lebanon
An article by Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh in the Journal of the Middle East and Africa mines an early history of modern Lebanon by placing a special focus on the country's Jewish community.
From Puritans to legal pot
First casinos, then legal marijuana. Is traditional morality at risk in Massachusetts? Carroll School prof Richard McGowan, S.J., on NECN 'The Take.'
A former Soviet Jew's political journey
Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim Shrayer, a former Soviet refusenik, reflects on the election in an essay for Tablet magazine.
New Zealand earthquake
The 7.8 magnitude quake could trigger months of aftershocks, Weston Observatory's John Ebel tells the Boston Herald.
Possible disciplinary sanctions against a Martha's Vineyard assistant district attorney reflect a national trend, according to BC Law's Michael Cassidy in the Boston Globe.
A migration lesson from the U.S.
A lesson of the just completed campaign is that efforts to define immigration neatly in terms of illegal versus legal have come undone, according to Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry, writing for the Netherlands Institute of International Relations.
Academic freedom under threat
In the current political climate, it is perhaps the most contested aspect of higher education, write Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit and Lynch School graduate student Kathryn Hanson for Inside Higher Ed.
Let a new conversation begin
No matter who wins the presidential election, the U.S. needs a dramatically improved national dialogue, writes Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington in the Huffington Post.
The candidates and student debt
Lynch School Professor Ana Martínez Alemán outlines the effect either the presidency of Hillary Clinton (at the link above) or Donald Trump could have on the issue.
● Professor of German Studies Michael Resler has published Daniel Von Dem Blühenden Tal, a critical edition of Daniel, one of the earliest post-classical Arthurian romances (see link above).
● Kim Garcia of the English Department has published Drone, a new book of poetry that is a meditation on modern warfare in a technological age.
● In Philosophy and Dissidence in Cold War Europe, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and International Studies Aspen E. Brinton examines the ways Cold War dissidents in Central and Eastern Europe turned to the past for inspiration in order to change and transcend their present entrapment.
●Professor of Theology Stephen Pope reviewed Doing Good . . . Says Who?: Stories from Volunteers, Nonprofits, Donors, and Those They Want to Help for America magazine.
●Professor of English Elizabeth Graver writes on taking her nearly 80-year-old mother back to her childhood home in an essay for The Tablet.
DraftKings - FanDuel merger?
It could spark a new round of legal costs as the companies seek approval from the FTC and Department of Justice, according to law prof Brian Quinn in the Boston Globe.
Claims of rigged elections?
There's precedent for such claims, historian Heather Cox Richardson telles WGBH News (see link above); the latest DNC-CNN flap feeds Trump's campaign narrative, says political scientist Dennis Hale in the Boston Herald.
Marijuana on the ballot
Carroll School prof Richard McGowan, S.J., comments on archdiocesan opposition to legalization of pot in Massachusetts, in The Atlantic.
This 'toxic' election
The 2016 campaign is certainly divisive, but must be kept in perspective, historian Patrick Maney tells National Catholic Reporter.
The 'anti-helicopter parent'
Let kids play, one parent pleads in a New York Times Magazine article. Professor of psychology Peter Gray concurs.
A diversionary tactic
Donald Trump's stance on the election result is the act of an intuitive showman, political scientist Jonathan Laurence tells Agence France-Presse.
Avoiding analytical myopia
It's easy to focus on the metrics, but analytics' bigger picture benefits managers more, writes Carroll School Associate Professor Sam Ransbotham for Sloan Management Review.
2016 hottest; 2017 hotter?
NASA predicts this year is likely to be the hottest on record. What happens next? Climate scientist Jeremy Shakun comments.
Catholics and the candidates
In the Boston Globe, School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., comments on the complexities facing voters in this presidential election.
Asset or distraction?
Professor of History Patrick Maney, author of the Bill Clinton biography A New Gilded Age, comments to CNN.com on the role of the former president in the current campaign.
In addition to this year's Nobel Prize winners, a Science Transitional Medicine writer takes note of other outstanding work in the molecular machinery field, including the molecular ratchet developed by Vanderslice Professor of Chemistry T. Ross Kelly.
Girls and criminal justice
Are young girls 'more severely punished' than boys? Juvenile justice experts including Law School Associate Clinical Professor Fran Sherman, lead author of a report on gender injustice, weigh in.
Trump's tape and the GOP
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson writes on the effect of the Access Hollywood tape for Quartz.com.
Biggest worry about jobs?
A new Pew survey shows that for Americans it's not immigration, but irrelevance. Lynch School Professor David Blustein comments for NBC.com.
Tax genius or evasion?
Kenealy Professor of Law James Repetti discussed Donald Trump's take on the tax code with NECN 'The Take.'
The VP debate
Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny is among experts asked to weigh in for National Catholic Reporter.
Prize-winning molecular machines
The recipients of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry are an outstanding choice, Vanderslice Professor T. Ross Kelly tells Chemical and Engineering News.
What's it like to be an at-home dad?
Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington shares center research on trends in fatherhood.
Tiny state, big effect on workers
Law Professor Kent Greenfield is among scholars who argue that the practice of allowing corporations to be governed by Delaware law is undemocratic.
Voting beyond policy
Catholic voters need to choose between candidates in terms of character and competence, not just between issues, writes Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny in Commonweal.
Down to the details
For all the differences between Clinton and Trump during the first debate, perhaps the most stark centered on the willingness to get specific, political scientist David Hopkins contends, writing for the Washington Post.com.
Five critical questions
The answers to could reveal a lot about what will happen when the campaign circus is over and the realities of governing set in, according to an op-ed by the School of Social Work's Tiziana Dearing for CNN.com.
Candidates and stress
Body language can be an indicator of a candidate's stress level during debates, psychologist Joe Tecce tells Fox 25.
Should college be free?
Who doesn't like free stuff? But as the old saying goes, 'there is no such thing as a free lunch,' writes Lynch School of Education Professor Diana Pullin.
The Yahoo breach
What does the hacking mean to Verizon's $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo's core business? Law prof Brian Quinn outlines two options in the New York Times.
Terror and the campaign trail
Professor of History Heather Cox Richardsons joins a WGBH 'Greater Boston' discussion of the presidential candidates' reactions to recent terror incidents.
Syria peace bid derailed?
Can the peace plan in Syria succeed if President Assad stays in power? Islamic Civilization and Societies faculty member Natana DeLong-Bas weighs in on NECN "The Take."
ISIS and the terror threat
Political scientist Peter Krause discussed the recent incidents in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota on WGBH 'Greater Boston' (at the link above), MSNBC, and NECN 'The Take' (at 2:00).
An uncommon decision
In FTC v. AT&T Mobility, the court broadly exempted common carriers from a key antitrust law designed to promote fair competition, a ruling that could have far-reaching implications for the future of internet regulation, writes BC Law's Daniel Lyons.
Seniors sharing homes
Lack of retirement savings may be prompting more seniors to consider renting out extra rooms, Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell tells the Wall Street Journal.
Memory card resale risks
An investigation of refurbished cards shows many still contain personal information of previous owners. The Carroll School's Sam Ransbotham suggests safeguards on NECN.
U.S., China, and human rights
Professor of Political Science Robert Ross assesses the Obama Administration's approach toward relations with China in the New York Times.
Lost in translation
Interpreting body language isn't as easy as some may think, BC profs tell NBCNews.com.
A new report suggests the trend toward growing polarization among Americans is guided by increasingly conservative millennials. Political scientist David Hopkins responds on CNN.com.
How does the Fed set out to achieve its objectives? This and other topics in a podcast with Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland.
Global income inequality
Will future generations be worse off than their parents in parts of the world? Social Work prof Tiziana Dearing discussed findings of a recent McKinsey report with CCTV America, the English-language news channel of China Central Television.
Law in U.S. culture
In Pacific Standard magazine, Law Professor Judith McMorrow weighs in on America’s abiding obsession with series about crime and punishment.
Amending the Constitution
Hillary Clinton's promise is different from all other presidential amendment pledges in the last generation, in that it just might happen, writes Law School Associate Professor Richard Albert.
BC geophysicist John Ebel discussed seismic readings and other aspects of the quake with NECN's 'The Take.'
Latin American essay prize
The American Philosophical Association has awarded its 2016 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought to Sebastian Purcell, who received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University in 2011.
'Citizen Kane' at 75
In America magazine, Professor of Film Studies Richard A. Blake, S.J., writes about the relevance and timelessness of the classic film.
'This Must Be the Place'
Author and Professor of English Elizabeth Graver reviews the latest book by Maggie O'Farrell for the New York Times (at the link above).
Islam in Europe
Fearing extremism and lack of integration, European governments want more of the continent’s imams to be home-grown. Polisci's Jonathan Laurence comments in The Economist.
The street-feeding debate
Sides disagree on whether giving meals to the homeless on the street is helpful or harmful. GSSW's Tiziana Dearing weighs in.
Professor of Political Science Marc Landy on the significance of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine.
The fight against ISIS
Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause was a guest on NECN's 'The Take.'
The post-Trump GOP
If Trump loses, can the Republican Party rebound? Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson comments in the U.K.'s Guardian.
Trump's immigration ban
A country-based ban hits the persecuted along with their persecutors, among other issues, Westy Egmont of the School of Social Work tells The Atlantic.
Toward digital transformation
An effective digital culture is critical to digital maturity, writes the Carroll School's Gerald Kane for Sloan Management Review.
Praise for City Connects
'If City Connects were a company, Warren Buffett would snatch it up,' according to a New York TimesSunday Review writer, who lauds the Lynch School student support initiative for cost-effectively narrowing the achievement gap.
Ride-hailing; body cams
From ride-hailing regulations to the push for police body cameras, School of Social Work Professor Tiziana Dearing discusses a range of local news issues on WBUR 'Radio Boston.'
Prominent, yet divisive
Climate change is a tough campaign topic for both parties, political scientist David Hopkins tells the Christian Science Monitor.
Support for parents
Lynch School Professor Eric Dearing talks about his report outlining the need for a national framework of assistance in an interview with WBZ News.
Can a dog have a will?
Law Professor Ray Madoff discusses a range of issues related to the legal rights of the dead as a guest on WBUR's 'You're the Expert.'
The Art of the Quran
The first major U.S. exhibition of Qurans will open at the Smithsonian Institution this fall. Calderwood Professor of Islamic and Asian Art Sheila Blair, who will deliver several lectures during an accompanying conference, comments to AP, at the link above, and the Times of Israel.
Stock in Social Security
With a mixed stock-and-bond portfolio, Social Security is far more likely to stay fully funded over the next 75 years, or 56 years longer than current projections, reports BC's Center for Retirement Research in Money.
The digital future
The Carroll School's Gerald Kane and Sam Ransbotham write, respectively, on findings from the fifth annual digital business global executive study and research report, and on effective data experiments that augment managerial intuition, for Sloan Management Review.
At the conventions
The symbolic presence of grieving mothers at both parties' conventions this year is an outgrowth of what once was one of the only ways for women to participate in the political system, Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson tells the Washington Post. | Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins comments on the DNC's 'war on climate change' platform for New England Public Radio.
From BC Bookmarks
Fine Arts prof Andrew Tavarelli's travels through Bali and Southeast Asia have inspired Star Fragments, a novel of his words and watercolors. |Writing in First Things, Theology Associate Professor Emeritus Rev. Robert Imbelli provides an appreciation and critique of Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner as he is featured in a new book of essays on Catholic intellectual tradition. | Lynch School of Education lecturer Michael James and alumni Dennis Carr and Hannah Trost combine student affairs best practices with Ignatian spirituality in their book 5 Steps to Effective Student Leadership: Insights & Examples.
The CBO and Social Security
In her latest post for Dow Jones MarketWatch, Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, questions a Congressional Budget Office figure that triples Social Security's 75-year deficit estimate.
Europe, Islam, the Ottoman Caliphs
Writing in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (English translation),Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence contends that Europe risks repeating past mistakes on Islam. His piece is highlighted by The Economist.
Verizon's Yahoo Deal
Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland comments on what the $4.83 billion deal could mean for both companies and for shareholders: Boston Herald.
A group of top executives including Warren Buffett and GM's Mary Barra have issued a joint document outlining basic business principles—a useful move, the Carroll School's Amy Hutton tells 'Marketplace.'
Ailes Out at Fox News
Roger Ailes is out, Rupert Murdoch in. Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz comments on the development for the Los Angeles Times.
America and Trump
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 reflects on the election for an audience outside the U.S. in an essay for The Hindu.
Origins of racial tension
Racial bias is not the only factor fueling racial tension in the U.S., said Associate Professor of Sociology Zine Magubane, in an interview with NECN (her comments begins at :50 at the link above).
A call to address racism
Professor M. Shawn Copeland is among theologians commenting on how the U.S. Catholic Church can address racism in practice as well as in teaching.
Unrest in Turkey
Professor of Political Science Ali Banuazizi, director of the Islamic Civilization and Societies program, discussed the attempted coup.
What can Mike Pence do for Trump?
Vice presidential picks provide a window into the presidential candidates who select them, according to a blog post by BC political scientist David Hopkins, quoted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Social Security to expand?
A growing number of legislators and policy makers advocate for Social Security benefits to be modernized. Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell comments in the New York Times.
Are presidential campaign promises made to be broken? Historian Patrick Maney comments in USA Today.
Now that a federal court has upheld Tom Brady's suspension, what's next? Law Professor Fred Yen considers the case in the Washington Post.
School of Social Work Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing discussed the memorial service for the slain police officers in Dallas, as well white America's response to the message of Black Lives Matter, in interviews with WBUR 'Radio Boston' (at the link above) and NECN 'The Take.'
On the brink of racial crisis
In an interview with the Boston Herald, Associate Professor of Sociology C. Shawn McGuffey said the bloodshed in Dallas could either bring people together or, if stoked by divisive leaders, prompt a series of violent protests across the country.
Faith, hope, and love
At a vigil for the fallen police officers, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings '76 said all three virtues would be needed for the city and nation to heal. Scroll to fourth clip at the link above to watch his speech on NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
Pope Francis' teaching
Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Cahill comments to the Washington Post on bishops' responses to the call for mercy toward divorced and remarried Catholics.
Not such good news
A working paper co-authored by Carroll School finance prof Ronnie Sadka suggests that some execs downplay good news for personal gain. The research is highlighted by CBS MoneyWatch (at the link above), and he discussed it on CNBC 'Nightly Business Report' (at 12:38).
Salaries in the NBA
Business Law's Warren Zola comments on the pro-basketball salaries in the New York Times.
History's Peter Moloney talks to CNBC about the political reverberations of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
'It's the wild west'
There's a clumsy architecture for regulating emerging stem cell therapies, Law School prof Mary Ann Chirba tells Reuters.
Harvard v. Micron Technology
Law School prof David Olson comments on the latest controversial patent infringement suit brought by a university.
From meteorites to shrapnel
Professor of English Carlo Rotella reviews Ian Frazier's new collection of essays Hogs Wild for the New York Times.
Who is Guccifer 2.0?
Linguistics experts including BC's M.J. Connolly analyze messages from the DNC hacker.
Brexit and Boston's Brits
Professor of History James Cronin weighs in on the likely impact that Britain's vote to leave the European Union will have on British citizens living in Boston.
A world without work
To some, the vision of a world in which work is handled by robots rather than humans is a bleak prospect. Why? Psychology research professor Peter Gray suggests one answer in The Atlantic.
SCOTUS on affirmative action
BC Law's Kent Greenfield comments to Business Insider on the effect Antonin Scalia's absence may have had on the Supreme Court ruling.
Undermining of charity
Writing for the The New York Review of Books (at link above), Law School prof Ray Madoff argues that the growth of donor-advised funds obstructs the flow of money to those in need. More from the Washington Post.
Why B corporations?
The trend in corporate governance that has led to "triple-bottom line" thinking has also led to a new organizational form, writes Carroll School prof Suntae Kim in Harvard Business Review.
Making the middle class again
If it's true that the middle class was a blip that's over, then it will have to be actively recreated, writes BC School of Social Work's Tiziana Dearing for The Hill.
Banking and philosophy
Cultural norms inside banks and regulatory agencies have crowded out fundamental moral principles, contends Carroll School prof Ed Kane, who advocates for a renewed focus on training in ethics.
Landscape for today's fathers
Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington discusses changing roles and workplace leave policies on the nationally-syndicated 'Diane Rehm Show'.
Two decades for children's rights
Founder of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Program at BC Law School, clinical professor and RFK Children's Action Corps honoree Fran Sherman is featured by the Boston Globe.
The 'timely genius' of Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny's latest book Prophecy Without Contempt is cited by a writer in Commonweal.
A party divided
BC politicial scientist David Hopkins and Harvard's Theda Skocpol debate how and when the Democratic party will heal the rifts of the primary.
Charging the widow
Law Professor Robert Bloom looks at the case against the wife of Orlando shooter on WRKO Morning News.
'Justice and mercy'
A strong BC presence at the Catholic Theological Society of America annual conference included president-elect and University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice David Hollenbach, S.J., and School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor of Theology and Latino/Latina Ministry Nancy Pineda-Madrid, respondent to a plenary address, among numerous others.
Bill Clinton, 'First Gentleman'
Professor of History Patrick Maney, author of Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President, looks at how the former president might handle an unprecedented role.
ISIS and Orlando
Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause discussed homophobia and ISIS in relation to the shooting in Orlando on NECN 'The Take' (segment begins at 4:38).
Notes from the 14th century
A document from the Mass. Historical Society archives believed to be written in Middle English is actually in Latin, says Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott in the Boston Globe.
BC profs weigh in: Is Bernie Sanders the future of the Democratic party? Vox.com, at the link above. | What's the effect of Elizabeth Warren's nod to Hillary Clinton? Boston Herald | Can body language predict the election outcome? Fox News Boston
Steve Wynn at CEO Club
Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn talked Massachusetts casinos and presidential politics at the latest meeting of the Boston College Chief Executives Club.
Universal access to workplace retirement plans could be an efficient way to close the coverage gap, says Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell.
Aging workers' job hunt
Employers have preconceptions about older workers that are hard to shake, says Center on Aging & Work's Jacquelyn James.
Constitutional vs. states' rights
Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong weighs in on 'bathroom laws' in an op-ed for WBUR 'Cognoscenti.'
Uber in Saudi Arabia
Uber expanding in the Middle East is a mixed bag for women in Saudi Arabia, Natana DeLong-Bas of Islamic Civilization and Societies tells the Christian Science Monitor.
North Shore quake
Geophysicist John Ebel talks with theBoston Globe about a small quake that occurred off the coast of Rockport, Mass.
Time for an interest rate hike?
Dallas Federal Reserver President Robert Kaplan's remarks at the 11th annual Carroll School Finance Conferece were covered by media including Reuters, at the link above, and the Wall Street Journal.
To buy, or not to buy, a car
Associate Professor of Economics Bob Murphy looks at the landscape for auto deals and the buying process.
Why so angry?
Historian Heather Cox Richardson and sociologist Charles Derber discuss the tone of the 2016 campaign on WGBH-TV 'Greater Boston.'
Getting copyright abusers to pay up
A working paper on copyright enforcement co-written by Associate Professor of Economics Julie Holland Mortimer is highlighted by Forbes.
Going in peace
After nearly 12 years, parishioners in Mass. have ended their vigil to keep their church open. Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole comments in the New York Times.
Is the workplace ready for Gen Z?
Experts including Carreer Center Associate Director Lou Gaglini weigh in for Metro U.S.
Wealth and leadership
How does income inequality—currently at historically high levels—affect the types of leaders in the workplace? Carroll School Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Sean R. Martin explores the topic in Harvard Business Review.
Scanning for sugar
The FDA has approved a new nutrition panel that highlights sugar content—useful, since added sugar brings nothing to the party, says Sheila Tucker, a registered dietician with BC's Office of Health Promotion, in the Wall Street Journal.
Deflategate appeal effort
Will Tom Brady get a rehearing? Law Professor Fred Yen comments in the Washington Post.
Busyness and the brain
A report shows keeping busy aids cognition. Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Kensinger comments in theBoston Globe.
Regulators say Donald Trump's tactics went too far against competition from Native Americans. The Carroll School's Richard McGowan, S.J., weighs in for theFinancial Times.
Live podcasts draw a crowd
The trend is growing, but the idea is not that new, Carroll School IS prof John Gallaugher tells Boston Globe.
Judge dismisses Comcast suit
The decision did not leave much room for WHDH-TV to appeal, according to Law School prof Daniel Lyons.
Student Writer of the Year
Theology doctoral student Cristina Richie Th.M. '12, Ph.D. '16 has received the 2016 Evangelical Press Association first place award for her article "Diet and Cross-Religious Witness."
A GOP moral dilemma
As some Republicans on Capitol Hill grapple with whether they can support Donald Trump, Associate Professor of Theology Rev. James Weiss tells the Christian Science Monitor that personal and policy morality are always involved in the selection of leaders.
Saudi Arabia near crisis?
Is the country on the brink of becoming a failed state? Natana DeLong-Bas of Theology and Islamic Civilization and Societies weighed in on NECN 'The Take.'
Active, passive funds as allies?
When actively managed funds agitate for changes in governance, they may find an ally in passively managed funds, writes Carroll School Assistant Professor of Finance Ian Appel in Harvard Business Review.
States' rights; civil rights
Assistant Professor of Law Kari Hong discussed issues related to the North Carolina bathroom bill controversy on NECN 'The Take.'
The cost of substandard housing
Unhealthy living conditions take both a physical and psychological toll on low-income families, report researchers including Rebekah Levine Coley of the Lynch School.
HPV vaccination rates
Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Holly Fontenot discussed her study, presented at the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, with the journal Infectious Diseases in Children.
Data, marketing, engagement
For Sloan Management Review, Carroll School prof Sam Ransbotham writes on the impact of Blockchain data storage on a business model (at the link above) and interviews marketers for Intercontinental Hotels Groupabout use of analytics; Carroll School prof Gerald Kane talks customer engagement with an EVP of Adobe.
'Hear no evil'
What will happen to intellectual discourse in an era of ideological clashes? Professor of Political Science Marc Landy was a guest on 'The Takeaway.'
From BC Bookmarks
Assistant Professor of German Studies Daniel Bowles has won the 2016 Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for his translation of Christian Kracht's Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas. | Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland is a collection of essays by Director of Irish Programs Oliver P. Rafferty, S.J. | Global and Local Internationalization, co-edited by Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit, shows that internationalization is deeply embedded in local structures, systems and cultures.
Being happy with less
Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor is a contributor to the new film 'Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things.'
When terrorism works
An article by political scientist Peter Krause, completed with 14 students on his 'Project on National Movements' undergraduate research team, for the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs.
The Whole Harmonium
A biography of poet Wallace Stevens by University Professor of English Paul Mariani has been rated a number one best seller on Amazon.com in American Literary Criticism and Hot New Sellers, and drawn praise from numerous media outlets.
Puerto Rico's debt challenge
What does the territory need from Congress? Woods College economist Aleksandar Tomic weighs in for ABC News.
Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny writes on political parties, culture wars, and Catholics inCommonweal (at the link above). | Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins looks at Donald Trump's likely effect on the GOP in a piece for theWashingtonPost.com. | Assistant Professor of African History Priya Lal comments on Trump's pronunciation of Tanzania during a foreign policy speech: U.K.'s Guardian.
Tom Brady's suspension is reinstated; BC Law Professor Fred Yen weighs in on WGBH 'Greater Boston.'
Love it; hate it
Bostonians have a complicated relationship with the MBTA, Carroll School prof Arch Woodside tells Boston.com.
The Easter Rising explained
Irish national broadcaster RTÉ features a primer on the events of April 24-29, 1916 by BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin.
The popular voice
Pope Francis' theology begins with the faith of the people, visiting theologians Rafael Luciani and Félix Palazzi write in America.
The gig economy
Carroll School prof Spencer Harrison comments in Boston Globe Magazineon the trend toward more workers in freelance or non-traditional jobs.
Fulfilling standards or filling seats?
Lynch School Research Professor Phil Altbach weighs in on colleges' use of international recruiting agents in theNew York Times.
Banks' 'living wills'
Bankruptcy preparedness plans for banks remain a work in progress, Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor of Law Patricia McCoy tells Marketplace Radio.
Faith healing and the law
Professor of History Alan Rogers discusses with The Guardian laws that protect parents who deny their children necessary medical attention.
Guidance that can help students develop a career plan earlier is valuable, Lynch School of Education professor David Blustein tells theNew York Times.
'American Idol' bows out
How did it become such a huge success? Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz talks with the Christian Science Monitor.
Democracy in Turkey is battered but not yet sunk, writes Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence.
Political parties and major media
A study by Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins explores which news networks are—and are not—trusted by Republicans and Democrats.
College grads as nursing aides
Should Tufts Medical Center recruit graduates to bolster its staff of clinical care technicians? Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Judith Shindul-Rothschild comments in the Boston Globe.
Former DoD legal advisor Kevin Powers, now director of the Woods College of Advancing Studies master's program in cybersecurity policy and governance, weighed in on plans to release more Guantanamo Bay detainees in an effort to shut down the prison.
The retirement process
As more Americans choose, or are forced into, "bridge employment," retirement is no longer a one-time event, according to research by Professor of Economics Joseph Quinn highlighted by the Associated Press.
Social Work and HIV/AIDS
Vincent Lynch, chair of the National HIV/AIDS Social Work Conference founded at the BC School of Social Work and now in its 28th year, discussed the past and future of the event in an interview with AIDs.gov.
Impact of man-made quakes
A U.S. Geological Survey report on earthquakes associated with oil and gas drilling will have an affect on business development, BC geophysicist John Ebel tells CNBC.
Ireland's journey to independence
Professor of History Oliver Rafferty, S.J., executive director of the Center for Irish Programs, discussed the role of the 1916 Easter Rising on WNYC's "The Takeaway."
Apple vs. the FBI
The court showdown may have been canceled, but stakes remain high for this and future privacy cases. Kevin Powers, director of the master's program in cybersecurity policy and governance at the Woods College of Advancing Studies, weighs in on NECN "The Take" (begins at 2:00).
Shining light on a controversial crest
Research by BC Law School Monan Professor and former dean Daniel Coquillette, widely credited with bringing forth the backstory of a controversial crest on the Harvard Law School seal, is featured by theBoston Globe.
Immigration drives Hub vitality
It's one of the major influences in the development of Boston over the past several decades, Professor of History Marilynn Johnson told a gathering of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
The GOP cycle
Periods of divisiveness in the party are not new, Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson tells theChristian Science Monitor.
Confusion driving candiate support?
The campaign season reveals confusion about America's direction as a country, contends School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing, in an op-ed for CNN.com.
The 'rage to master'
It's a trait shared by prodigies—not so much anger as persistence, Psychology chair Ellen Winner says in an ABC News piece on the Nationals' Bryce Harper.
Third casino for the Bay State?
The choice between two more proposed casinos in a crowded gambling landscape is a difficult one for the state Gaming Commission, says Carroll School of Management prof Richard McGowan, S.J.
Ch. 7 vs. Comcast
WHDH-TV has gone to court in a bid to block Comcast from terminating the station’s network contract. Does the station have a case? BC Law School's Daniel Lyons weighs in.
Importance of Carson's candidacy
He and other African-American candidates who demonstrate by their example that skin color does not determine political affiliation, benefit the nation, writes Law School Associate Professor Richard Albert.
China's glass ceiling
The nation's impressive higher education accomplishments have masked some significant barriers, writes Lynch School Research Professor Phil Altbach.
Too old to be president?
Psychology neuroscientist Joshua Hartshorne, co-author of a study assesssing cognitive performance across the lifespan, comments on age and candidacy in Politico.
A seat for everyone
The voices heard in American politics are creating a vicious circle in which economic inequality begets political inequality which, in turn, furthers economic inequality, writes Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Lehman Schlozman.
Purim 'Shpil' in Soviet Moscow
In Mosaic Magazine, Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer reflects on an unsanctioned Soviet theater and a 1987 thespian celebration of the holiday of Purim.
BC at U.S.W.N.T. Worlds
Four members of the top-ranked BC Women's Hockey Eagles made the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2016 World Championships: seniors Alex Carpenter, Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno, and sophomore Megan Keller. Alumnae Emily Pfalzer '15 and Kelli Stack '11 also were named to the squad.
Global higher ed landscape
Research presented at the Association of International Education Administrators annual conference by BC's Center for International Higher Education is highlighted by Inside Higher Ed.
A book by Lynch School of Education Professor Maria Estela Brisk draws from her work helping English language teachers and students in the Boston Public Schools.
Liberation through reconciliation
O. Ernesto Valiente of the School of Theology and Ministry taps into experiences in his native El Salvador for his book on Jon Sobrino's Christological spirituality.
Hacking the Constitution
Law School prof Katharine Young was among experts 'reimagining' the U.S. Constitution on WBUR-FM.
Balancing the burden
The key question for presidential candidates is 'Do you actually understand the forces of inequality in the U.S.?', says School of Social Work prof Tiziana Dearing, commenting for CBS Boston.
Buying less, buying better
More people are rejecting mass-production, both for aesthetic reasons and because of exploitation in 'fast fashion,' says Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor in The Atlantic.
Antonin Scalia likely will go down as one of the most influential justices of the Supreme Court, says Law Professor Bob Bloom; his legacy is far-reaching, Law Professor Kent Greenfield tells WCVB-TV News.
Zika controversy continues
The Zika virus is going to reignite the unresolved debate that’s existed since 1968 about the moral status of artificial contraception when applied to extraordinary cases, according to School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke in the New York Times.
High sodium in town water
Sodium levels exceed state guidelines in Norwell, Mass. BC scientist Rudolph Hon discusses the upward trajectory and its causes.
Clinton, Sanders on financial reform
How do the candidates proposals stack up? A Q&A with Carroll School Professor of Finance Ed Kane discusses current and proposed reforms.
'Uno y one equals dos'
Students at a Catholic academy outside of Dallas are becoming bilingual learners of English and Spanish, regardless of the primary language they speak at home, through the Two-Way Immersion Network launched by BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education.
The pope in Mexico
While his actions may sometimes be unpredictable, Pope Francis remains consistent in his commitment to the poor and marginalized, School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., tells the Arizona Republic.
Granite State 'flintiness'
Pundits love to call New Hampshire voters 'flinty.' Does the shoe fit? Communication's Matt Sienkiewicz comments in Politico.
The cure for a toxic workplace?
Researchers from BC's Center for Work and Family weigh in.
Zika advice spurs controversy
Birth defects related to the Zika virus have prompted health officials in some countries to advise women not to become pregnant. BC theologians discuss Church teaching with CNN.
The road to Utopia
Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor responds to a modern culture of work and consumption in a conversation with JSTOR Daily.
Creative child, creative adult?
Only a fraction of gifted chilren become revolutionary adult creators, according to Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner, commenting in the New York Times.
Two-way immersion network
Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Particia Weitzel-O'Neill and School of Theology and Ministry prof Hoffsman Ospino discuss the impact of dual-language immersion in Catholic schools with National Catholic Reporter.
Mass. AG proves hep-c drug pricing
A suit challenging high drug prices under a state's consumer-protection law would be unusual, BC Law School Associate Professor Dean Hashimoto tells the Wall Street Journal.
Pollution and environmental justice
Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies Andrew Jorgenson comments in the Washington Post on new data that show poor and minority communities are more likely to be exposed to some of the most intense pollution.
G.E.'s move to Boston
What’s in it for the company, the city and the state? Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Accounting Billy Soo weighs in on WGBH-FM News.
'The Dogs of Littlefield'
Suzanne Berne of the English Department faculty mixes menace with sharp comedy in her 'absorbing' latest novel, according to a New York Times review.
Witnessing 'garbage cities'
A semester break trip for sophomores in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program gave renewed meaning to Pope Francis' critique of today's disposable culture and its discarded people, writes PSP director Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J.
The candidates on Social Security
The Center for Retirement Research summarizes the presidential contenders' main proposals in a chart highlighting their basic differences.
What's ahead for Syrian refugees?
An interview with Westy Egmont of the School of Social Work in Eurasia Diary.
'Magic slivers of the torrent'
The Boston Globe reviews an exhibit of street photography by Fine Arts' Karl Baden, on view at Boston's Miller Yezerski Gallery.
Poor kids, limited horizons
Lynch School of Education researchers discuss the gap between career aspirations and reality for low-income students in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
What's next for daily fantasy sports?
Tackling gaming laws state-by-state, says a BC Carroll School's Richard McGowan, S.J., in the New York Times, and new tax regulations, BC Law School profs tell Bloomberg News.
When students are refugees
Higher education programs for refugees must consider the challenges of the students' environment, a BC School of Social Work researcher Thomas Crea reports in Times Higher Education.
'Lost' Boston poems
BC Professor of English Paul Lewis and his students recover poems penned by everyday Bostonians in the years after the American Revolution.
Influencers in education
Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith are among the most influential in U.S. education policy and practice, according to an Education Week ranking.
Political 'belief echoes'
How do attitudes that persist even when misinformation has been corrected affect candidates? BC political scientist Emily Thorson explains her research in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
A BC student's faith journey
"My faith is what wakes me up in the mornings," writes Zoe Silsby '19, in an essay for 'America' magazine.
Retirement age and the poor
Bloomberg News reports on a Center for Retirement Research study that shows raising the retirement age may adversely affect the poor.
'30 under 30'
Forbes' list for 2016 includes Carroll School of Management alumnus Phil Dumontet '09, founder of Dashed rapid delivery serivces, and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences alumni Staff Sheehan '11, founder of Catalytic Innovations, and Akash Chougule '12, deputy director of policy at Americans for Prosperity.