Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mark Williams on Fox Business: Reaction to Bernanke news conference

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What’s the deal with the Dukan Diet?

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College spoke to the Fox 25 Morning Show this morning, breaking down the truths and myths of the highly debated French protein-based Dukan Diet said to be helping Kate Middleton and her mother prepare for the Royal Wedding on […]

Jimmy Carter in North Korea

Former president Jimmy Carter is in North Korea, along with three other former heads of state, to discuss stalled nuclear disarmament talks and human rights. Carter also hopes to meet with N. Korean leader Kim Jong II, who snubbed Carter during his visit last August. Carter was there to pick up American Aijalon Mahli Gomes, […]

Fed chairman Bernanke to hold press conference

In an unusual move, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold a press conference to answer questions about decisions made by the central bank. Bernanke will speak with reporters following the conclusion of tomorrow’s policy meeting. Boston University School of Law professor Cornelius Hurley is director of BU’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy (formerly […]

With fewer officers, police use technology to fight crime

Police departments are relying on technology as they find themselves with fewer and fewer officers because of deep budget cuts. GPS, social media, and closed-circuit cameras are just a few of the technologies now being used by police departments. Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminal justice at BU’s Metropolitan College and a 27-year veteran […]

Gold bubble will not last

Mark Williams is Executive-in-residence/Master Lecturer in Finance and Economics at Boston University’s School of Management. He is a risk management expert and a former Federal Reserve Bank examiner. He is also the author of “Uncontrolled Risk: The Lessons of Lehman Brothers and how Systemic Risk can still bring down the World Financial System.” He offers […]

New terror alert system announced

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced a new terrorism alert system has been set in place. Effective immediately, the new system will replace the color-coded system that was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The following Boston University professors, both from the Department of International Relations, are available to comment: Arthur Hulnick, a 35-year […]

BU SHA Dean on impact of gas prices on hospitality industry

With summer right around the corner, Christopher Muller, Dean of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (SHA), discusses how high gas prices impact the hospitality industry, particularly dining out and travel. This is part of a continuing series on gas prices.   Contact Muller at 617-353-6327 or

SED Dean on Obama’s ed reform tactics

SED Dean Hardin Coleman reacts to President Obama’s plan for turning around underperforming schools, an approach that includes merit pay, easier removal of ineffective teachers and could taxpayers upwards of $77 billion.

Should ex-dictators be prosecuted?

David Nersessian is a visiting professor at Boston University’s School of Law. He is an expert on international criminal law and the author of  “Genocide and Political Groups.”  He offers the following opinion piece of the prospects of prosecuting ex-dictators. “Mubarak’s detention makes me wonder what the ‘knock on’ effect will be in other countries […]