Monthly Archives: July 2010

Summer Sessions at CFA

Ever wonder what goes on at CFA all summer?  Take a look…

The consumer “watchdog” fight

A battle is brewing over who President Obama should nominate as the new consumer “watchdog” under the new financial regulatory reform law after he signs it.  Consumer advocates and activist groups are pressing him to tap outspoken Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, who now chairs the congressional panel overseeing the federal bailout of the nation’s banks.  […]

Toyota gets another subpoena

Once again, Toyota has been subpoeaned by a federal grand jury in New York seeking information on steering-related defects in its vehicles, and possibly broadening a probe into the Japanese automater’s handling of a recall back in 2005.  Law Professor Keith Hylton, an expert in liability law, says the case may come down to how much […]

Dems break jobless-aid stalemate

Waiting only for the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s replacement to be sworn in so they have enough votes, Senate Democrats were voting break the GOP-led stalemate and extend unemployment benefits for millions of Americans who have been out of work 6 months or more.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American […]

SED sends TFA steady stream of grads

SED was recently ranked in the top twenty large universities for the amount of graduates it provided to the 2010 Teach for America (TFA) corps. Out of the 4,500 new corps members in 2010, 35 of them came from Boston University.  Director of Educational Initiatives at SED Amy Slate said, “We have found our partnership […]

Post-9/11 “Top Secret America”

A 2-year investigation by the Washington Post shows that the top-secret world the federal government built in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks now is so big, unwieldly, and secretive that no one really knows how much it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs there are, or how much overlap there is among agencies.  […]

Summertime heat is on

The heat is certainly on in much of the country this summer.  For information about heat exhaustion and tips for staying healthy during hot, humid weather, BU Now spoke with Dr. Jonathan Olshaker, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

Progress in saving the whales

The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, an 842-square-mile submerged plateau off Massachusetts with a wealth of endangered whales and old shipwrecks, has finally got the attention of the federal government. A newly released management plan builds a scientific case for better protecting the sanctuary from humans.  Biology Professor Les Kaufman, who had a hand in devising it, says […]

Financial regulatory reform passed

With the Senate finally passing the complex financial regulatory reform law and sending it to President Obama for his signature, the work now turns to the hundreds of regulations and dozens of studies which must be completed to implement the most sweeping financial reform since the Great Depression. But while regulators work on all of […]

N.Koreans meet with UN Command

For the first time since the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, which Seoul blames on the North, officials from North Korea met with the American-led United Nations Command which enforces the armistice that ended the Korean War.  International relations Professor William Keylor, author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since […]