Merrimack College professor Joanne Gurry runs a series of leadership think tanks throughout the school year for educational leaders from the region that is meant to reinvigorate their minds and enthusiasm for their profession.
The Jan. 7 terrorist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo could ultimately play a role in Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial in federal court, according to Merrimack associate professor of criminology Thomas Nolan. Attorneys for the prosecution and defense could use the Charlie Hebdo attack in comparison to Tsarnaev, showing how similar or dissimilar he is to the Kouachi brothers in, Nolan said. Media comparisons to the two terrorist attacks could also be used as grounds for an appeal.
Dean Dan Butin of Merrimack’s School of Education and Social Policy has been named one of the top academic influencers in the education world by in the online Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings set to be released Jan. 7.