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The Media Frenzy behind the Next Royal Wedding

When actress Meghan Markle weds Britain’s Prince Harry this weekend, it will mark a huge break from tradition for the royal family. Markle, best known for her role on the TV show Suits, is American-born, biracial, and divorced. Not that long ago, such a marriage would have been unthinkable for the tradition-steeped House of Windsor. […]

SPH Symposium Measures Health Effects of Trump Administration Policies

Less than 18 months into the Trump administration, public health advocates say that the administration’s policies have already had a dire impact on the nation’s health. During that period, there have been cuts to Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, threats regarding funding for Planned Parenthood, rollbacks of numerous environmental regulations, and repeated efforts […]

From the Courtroom to the Pulpit

“I think we all make mistakes, we all screw up, but in God’s eyes, you can wake up every day and start new.”—William Hoch When the pastor at Carter Memorial Church in Needham, Mass., faced a labyrinthine task—procuring a prayer labyrinth to help parishioners meditate on Good Friday—William Hoch, Esq., just happened to know where to […]

Scenes of Faraway Places

Nearly 800 photos were submitted for the sixth annual BU Global Programs photo contest Photos were taken in 70 countries, among them Cuba, Australia, China, and Morocco Winners received GoPro and Polaroid cameras Nearly 800 photographs chronicling the travels of BU students, faculty, and staff to locales ranging from the Swiss Alps to the Sahara […]

SPH Hosts Climate Change Symposium

The signs are grim, and grimly familiar: 2016 was the hottest year on record since 1880, future warming is inevitable, and by the end of the century, Boston may see entire summers with daytime temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme rainfall is forcing migration worldwide. West Nile virus is increasing in Los Angeles county. And […]

MED Researcher Ann McKee Makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People List

Ann McKee “may have saved my life,” former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland writes in Time magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Her research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the progressive brain disease crippling many athletes and soldiers, persuaded Borland to abandon pro football after just one season. Joining McKee, a School […]

TV Behemoth Raises Journalistic Concerns

Call it the Stepford Anchors: dozens of talking heads on local newscasts around the country parroting the same script denouncing “false news.” Media observers found the message disturbing for three reasons: It echoed President Trump’s mantra about fake news, raising concerns of partisan water-carrying. The anchors all were ordered to read the script by their employer, […]

Running for a Cause

With her busy schedule, long distance runner Rachel McLean, who had run the 2016 Boston Marathon, had decided to skip this year’s. Then came the call from a charity honoring Abbie Benford, a field hockey teammate from high school who died unexpectedly from anaphylaxis eight days before her 16th birthday. Would McLean (COM’18) run for The KeepSmilin4Abbie […]