Diversity in the Boardroom

Boston Globe letter, December 24, 2015 “Diversity in the board room” (Editorial, Dec. 22) seems a good thing, but State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg should not be using “the Commonwealth’s $61 billion pension fund to make a stand on corporate diversity. She has a fiduciary duty to protect the value and security of the pension fund…

Photoshopping History

Cape Cod Times column, December 18, 2015 By Brian R. Merrick During the Cold War Americans mocked the Soviet Union’s creation of “non-persons”- prominent political or military persons who disappeared, not just from the Kremlin wall at the May Day Parade, but also from the newspapers and even the next edition of the history books….

Defeat alway looms, whatever the game

Cape Cod Times letter, Nov. 26, 2014 Perhaps sensitized by Charlie Baker’s Election Night comment (“This is going to end very badly for one of us”), I felt worse than usual for the supporters of the losers in this year’s general election. And for the players, coaches, families and fans of the high school football…

Remaking our world, if only by degrees

Boston Globe letters, December 6, 2015 LETTERS | HARVARD RETHINKS ITS SYMBOLS DECEMBER 06, 2015 HARVARD IS dropping the title “house master” for student residence supervisors. So what will replace its master’s degree? Brian R. Merrick, West Barnstable