Posts Tagged: Boston University

An Evening with Spike Lee

Award-winning film director, producer and writer Spike Lee will speak about his life, his work and the capacity for film to effect social change, during a talk at Boston University's George Sherman Union on Wednesday Oct. 6, at 4 p.m.The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Admission is first-come, first-served....

Campus Comings and Goings as Fall 2010 Approaches

Among recent comings and goings on New England campuses, Kenneth W. Freeman, former CEO of Quest Diagnostics Inc., was appointed dean of Boston University's School of Management. Freeman also chairs the board of trustees at Bucknell University and is an executive-in-residence at Columbia Business School.****Harvard Business School also welcomes a new dean, Nitin Nohria, who served as co-chair of t...

Brandeis, UConn Among NE Campuses Making Prez Moves

Brandeis University trustees named George Washington University Law School dean Frederick M. Lawrence to succeed Jehuda Reinharz as Brandeis president, beginning after Jan. 1, 2011. Lawrence became dean of the GWU Law School in 2005, after nearly two decades teaching at the Boston University School of Law.University of Connecticut trustees appointed Philip E. Austin to serve as interim president...

Watch for New Bylines!

Get used to seeing some new bylines in NEJHE's online incarnation at nebhe.org.Besides insightful contributing writers, we will draw on the perspectives of NEBHE's staff, particularly Tuition Break program director Wendy Lindsay, our new director of policy and research Matthew Crellin, and NEBHE President and CEO Michael K. Thomas.Also meet our two communications assistants: Christine Cassis and S...

Buying Access to Ivy—A Way to Revive Harvard

Of the many, many articles written on Harvard University’s endowment woes, I have yet to read one actually sympathetic with Harvard. Perhaps this reflects our gleeful voyeurism when the high-and-mighty fall, or sense of justice that the reckless should pay for their recklessness, or belief that no university truly needs or deserves such a large nest egg, or perhaps the reality that, even aft...