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Anita Hill: How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right

Heller in the News
September 18, 2018

In this New York Times op-ed, Professor Hill argues that the Senate Judiciary Committee has a chance to do better by the country than it did nearly three decades ago. She writes, "There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better. The facts underlying Christine Blasey Ford’s claim of being sexually assaulted by a young Brett Kavanaugh will continue to be revealed as confirmation proceedings unfold. Yet it’s impossible to miss the parallels between the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing of 2018 and the 1991 confirmation hearing for Justice Clarence Thomas. In 1991, the Senate Judiciary Committee had an opportunity to demonstrate its appreciation for both the seriousness of sexual harassment claims and the need for public confidence in the character of a nominee to the Supreme Court. It failed on both counts..."

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Heller in the News
September 20, 2018

Almost 30% of Opioid Prescriptions Don't Have This Medical Explanation

In HealthLine, Andrew Kolodny comments on a recent study that sheds some light on opioid prescribing patterns in the United States.

Anita Hill on PBS NewsHour

Heller in the News
September 20, 2018

Anita Hill on Kavanaugh: ‘Without an investigation, there cannot be an effective hearing’

Professor Hill joins PBS NewsHour and states why she believes a fair and neutral investigation is critical in order to have an effective confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh.

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Heller in the News
September 19, 2018

‘Another wakeup call’: Anita Hill speaks out about Kavanaugh allegation

In the Boston Globe, Professor Hill said that the Senate is no better prepared to vet claims against a nominee today than it was 27 years ago.

Heller in the News
September 17, 2018

Anita Hill: Kavanaugh accuser deserves 'fair and neutral' process

In Politico, Anita Hill says the Senate Judiciary Committee should put in place a process that enables anyone with a complaint of this nature to be heard.

Heller in the News
September 17, 2018

New Heroin User Numbers Are Dropping Amid A Fatal Overdose Epidemic

In Buzzfeed, Andrew Kolodny says the drop in new heroin users was very good news.

Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy

Heller in the News
September 14, 2018

Statement from HPC Chair Stuart Altman

As Chair of The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), Stuart Altman issued the following statement on the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) Annual Report.

Heller in the News
September 14, 2018

Ieso Digital Health Announces Appointment of Dr. Jennifer Gentile to Senior Vice President

In PRNews, read about Jennifer Gentile, MM'99, as she begins her new role as Senior Vice President, US Clinical Operations at Ieso Digital Health.

Heller in the News
September 14, 2018

Greg Johnson is excited to be Maynard’s newest town administrator

In Wicked Local, read about Gregory Johnson, MPP'14, Maynard’s newest town administrator.

Heller in the News
September 11, 2018

Anita Hill: Next CBS CEO Will Be Invited to Fill Moonves Slot on Sexual Harassment Commission

In Variety, Anita Hill says CBS’ new permanent Chairman and CEO will have the requisite authority to function effectively as a Commissioner.

Heller in the News
September 11, 2018

Harvard Is Vaulting Workers Into the Middle Class With High Pay. Can Anyone Else Follow Its Lead?

In the New York Times David Weil says the idea is to set a wage norm through a contracting standard.

Heller in the News
September 11, 2018

Good News, Bad News

In Psychology Today, Andrew Kolodny says the OPRC wants to study about the right ways to try and prevent people from getting addicted.

Monika Mitra

Heller News Release
September 11, 2018

Monika Mitra Selected as Next Director of Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

As the Lurie Institute's next leader, Mitra brings over two decades of experience in conducting research on the health care experiences and health outcomes of people with disabilities across the lifespan.

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