Posts by: Kira Jastive

Veteran NECN Anchor R.D. Sahl Joins BU Faculty

Long-time New England Cable News (NECN) anchor R. D. Sahl will join the journalism department at Boston University beginning in January 2011. Sahl, who brings to BU 40 years of broadcast journalism experience, will remain at NECN as a special contributor. “It’s been my privilege to be part of NECN for more than 13 years. This […]

Flu Info from Student Health Services

With flu season upon us, BU Now caught up with Michelle George, Wellness Coordinator at BU’s Student Health Services, to get the scoop on all things flu-related, including the flu shot, the “Flu Buddy” program, and tips for staying healthy this fall and winter.

Tom Whalen Talks Midterm Elections

Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Science and an expert on American politics, offers his take on the potential outcomes of the upcoming midterm elections.

Dr. Jean Morrison Named BU Provost

Boston University President Dr. Robert A. Brown announced today that Dr. Jean Morrison, executive vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Southern California, has been named BU provost, effective January 2011. Morrison succeeds Provost David Campbell, who will return to teaching and to research projects he set aside more than five years ago […]

‘Tis the Season (for Seasonal Affective Disorder that is)

It’s October and while that crisp autumn air is a refreshing change from the dog days of summer, fall also means the days are growing shorter and shorter. With decreased daylight, many people start to feel the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). For more info about SAD and how to combat it, check out the […]

How is Social Media Changing the News Landscape?

In the age of Twitter and other social media networks, where anyone can “break news,” how is traditional journalism changing, who are the true journalists, and what is the difference between news and information?  Those were just a few of the interesting questions examined at The Media Landscape: How Social Journalism Is Changing the News […]

BU Journalism Students to Report for Boston.com’s “Your Town”

A  new educational program announced today between The Boston Globe and Boston University’s College of Communication (COM), will enable BU journalism students to cover Boston-area neighborhood and town news for Boston.com’s “Your Town” websites as part of their studies within COM. According to a press release, the new program will launch later this fall and will be coordinated […]

BU Panel to Examine Ground Zero Mosque

Tonight, a panel of Boston Unviersity experts will examine the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero.  According to BU Today, the event is an “effort to dispel what the speakers call Americans’ mistaken beliefs about Islam.” The Ground Zero Mosque Controversy: What You Need to Know begins at 7 […]

Donald K. Wright Named Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations

Boston University today announced that it has named Donald K. Wright the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations. The appointment, effective for five years, was announced by Tom Fiedler, Dean of BU’s College of Communication (COM), who called Wright an internationally known professor, researcher and corporate communications consultant. Established in honor of Harold […]

COM unveils new website

Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) unveiled a new and improved website today.  Check it out here.