Monthly Archives: July 2011

Campaign 2012: Is it too early to start paying attention to polls?

With a new political poll coming out every day, we decided to ask some of our “Campaign 2012″ experts if people should pay attention to polls at this stage of the election cycle. Cornelius Hurley, director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy at Boston University’s School of Law, gives his view in the […]

New school nutrition guidelines to be set for Boston Public Schools

Massachusetts is preparing to issue new school nutrition guidelines. It is being reported that the state’s Public Health Council will set some of the toughest standards in the country. Joan Salge Blake, a clinical associate professor of nutrition at Boston University’s Sargent College, offers the following comment: “With an alarming percentage of the state’s youth […]

Campaign 2012: Key issue facing President Obama in 2012

In this installment of our “Campaign 2012″ series, our experts weigh in on the issue they feel is the one that could beat President Obama in 2012. The experts are: Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication and an expert on American politics and political reporting. He is also the former executive editor […]

Campaign 2012: Tobe Berkovitz on key issues facing President Obama in 2012

Today, our series “Campaign 2012″ looks at which key issue could beat President Obama.  Tobe Berkovitz is an associate professor of Advertising in Boston University’s College of Communication. He is also an expert on media strategy and political advertising. He offers his analysis on the key issues facing President Obama. Contact Tobe Berkovitz at 617-353-7742, […]

Campaign 2012: Early thoughts on fundraising

In this installment of our series “Campaign 2012,” John Carroll talks about fundraising, calling it an “expectations game.” John is an assistant professor of mass communications in Boston University’s College of Communication. Contact John at 617-353-3493, carroll7@bu.edu, Twitter: @johncarroll_bu, Blog: Campaign Outsider

The Costs of War

Neta Crawford is a professor of political science in Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences. She is the co-author of a recent study on the costs of the Iraq & Afghanistan wars. In a BU Today Q&A, Professor Crawford talks about how “The Costs of War” study came about and the estimated $4 trillion […]

Campaign 2012: Use of social media

President Obama held the first Twitter Town Hall at the White House today. As part of our Campaign 2012 series, we asked John Carroll, an assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University’s College of Communication, to give his analysis on the use of social media by the candidates in the 2012 campaign. Contact John at […]

Casey Anthony found not guilty

Casey Anthony,  was found not guilty of killing her two-year old daughter Caylee Marie Anthony. After six weeks of testimony, an Orlando jury of five men and seven women did find Anthony guilty of giving false information to police. Boston University School of Law professor David Rossman, the director of the school’s Criminal Law Clinicial Programs, is […]