Monthly Archives: September 2010

AIG repayment plan

American International Group announced they have finalized a repayment plan with the Treasury Department. Mark Williams, a former Federal Reserve Bank examiner who now teaches finance in the School of Management and author of “Uncontrolled Risk” about the fall of Lehman Brothers, offers the following view. “The Treasury would be jumping the gun by cashing […]

Shake-up at BP

Just days before he will become BP’s new CEO, Bob Dudley has already begun to shake-up senior management. BP announced that upstream chief Andy Inglis will leave the company. In a statement, BP also announced that the company will create a safety division to “oversee and audit the company’s operations around the world.” Kenneth Freeman, […]

France, Roma, and the EU

France may face legal action from the European Union over its expulsion of more than 8,000 Roma, the term used to describe gypsies from Eastern Europe. The EU has given France until October 15th to show that the expulsions were lawful. International relations professor William Keylor, author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945″ and an […]

Acclaimed Novelist Sue Miller Lecturing tonight

Tonight at 5:30 PM, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and Friends of the Library will host celebrated  novelist Sue Miller for a reception and lecture in Metcalf Hall (2nd floor of the George Sherman Union).  Miller houses her archives at the Gotlieb Center, and is speaking on her work and reflecting on her written accounts of […]

North Korea heir apparent

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il promoted his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, to rank of four-star general in the People’s Army. Also made a four-star general was the leader’s 64-year old sister, Kim Kyong-hui. Both moves set the stage for the future leadership of the country. International relations professor William Keylor gives his view on the move. “As […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

According from the latest CDC report, we are not spending enough time shopping in the produce aisle, as over 75% of Americans are not eating the minimum recommended 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily. This dietary shortfall may partially explain why over 65% of Americans are overweight. Snacking on low calorie, high fiber, fruits […]

SED Dean on Cohasset Teacher Resignation

Poets of NE Reading Tonight at Tsai

The Boston University Creative Writing Program is celebrating The Poets Society of America’s Centennial anniversary by featuring writers Frank Bidart, Major Jackson, X.J. Kennedy, Mary Oliver, James Tate, Rosanna Warren and Franz Wright. The poets will read their own poetry and the work of canonical New Englanders from the past century. Admission to the reading […]

“Educating the Bay State’s Next Governor” Forum Tonight

Tonight at 7PM, The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting a Gubernatorial Forum in Metcalf Hall (GSU, Second Floor) for students and members of the community featuring previously filmed questions from students and answers from the candidates followed by a panel analysis moderated by COM’s John Carroll.  Questions will be addressed by each of […]

Further action on the yen?

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has warned he is ready to intervene again on the yen saying such action would be unavoidable “if there is a drastic change in the currency.” International Relations professor William Grimes is Director of the Center for the Study of Asia and a specialist in Japanese and East Asian political […]