James Alan Fox discusses who should get a say in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Fate

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, announces a 30-count indictment against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last month.

Who May Choose Tsarnaev’s Fate? Boston bombing victims’ families should not guide sentencing decisions By James Alan Fox Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in federal court today for his arraignment, and some victims and their families are expected to attend When the 30-count indictment against him was announced last month, […]

Illinois company in final stages of bidding to make high-speed rail cars for Amtrak


By Alejandra Cancino | Chicago Tribune | September 28, 2012

A rail manufacturer based in Illinois is in the final rounds of bidding to build 130 high-speed passenger rail cars for use on Amtrak routes in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and California.

The order would total $352.3 million.

The bid was submitted by Sumitomo Corp. of America and Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., which opened a $35 million passenger rail car plant in Rochelle in July.

The Rochelle plant is also making 160 “Highliner” rail cars for Metra Electric line customers in the Chicago area, as well as 12 diesel cars for California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, 18 cars for Metrolinx in Toronto and eight bilevel passenger cars for the Virginia Railway Express in Alexandria, Va. Read More

Dan Urman admitted to Supreme Court Bar


Dan Urman, director of the Executive Doctorate in Law & Policy and lecturer in the Law & Public Policy program was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Monday, June 18, 2012. Urman said, “It is a true honor to become a member […]

Corey Denenberg Dehner ’09 appointed Co-Director of the Worcester Community Project Center


Corey Denenberg Dehner (Ph.D. ’09) was recently appointed Co-Director of the Worcester Community Project Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Worcester Community Project Center works with its many community partners on issues of social, environmental and economic significance to the city of Worcester, its many distinct neighborhoods and region. Corey will also be a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Department.

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