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Faculty and staff reflect on 9/11

In today’s edition of BU Today, several professors and administrators reflect on how the U.S. and world have changed in the decade since the September 11th terrorist attacks. The story features Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations; Thomas Robbins, BU’s chief of police and executive director of public safety; Neta Crawford, professor of political science; […]

Experts available for comment on 10th anniversary of September 11th

With the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon approaching, the following Boston University experts are available to offer comment, insight and analysis on various angles: Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history, and a retired Army colonel, can offer comment on the wars in […]

Thomas Whalen on site of Bill Russell statue

In response to a recent column in The Boston Herald, Thomas Whalen, associate professor of social science at Boston University and author of Dynasty’s End: Bill Russell and the 1968 – 69 World Champion Boston Celtics (Northeastern University Press), discusses why he believes a statue of Celtics legend and civil rights activist, Bill Russell, should […]

History professor Nina Silber on slavery’s role in the Civil War

The Boston Herald has published an opinion piece by Boston University history professor Nina Silber entitled Slavery at war’s root.