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BC Trustee Named In SEC Lawsuit Against Former Mortgage Giant Execs

By: David Cote

Boston College Trustee and Adjunct Professor Richard Syron, BC ’66, was recently named in a lawsuit made by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), accusing Syron, former CEO of the government sponsored mortgage giant Freddie Mac, of misleading investors and ultimately contributing to the 2008 financial crisis. The lawsuits made Friday implicate both Syron and Daniel H. Mudd, former CEO of Freddie Mac’s sister company, Fannie Mae.

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Things You Might Have Missed In The Year Of Pop Culture

By: Brennan Carley, Taylor Cavallo, & Dan Siering

Two weeks ago, we covered the best and biggest of 2011 pop culture. This week we are diving a little under the radar to showcase some of the year’s hidden artistic gems, ranging from noteworthy indie movies to innovative and edgy hip-hop. While the pop culture connoisseurs among you may be familiar with these lesser-known high points, the more casual artistic audience may have been distracted by the glitz and glamour of the mainstream. We have highlighted these deserving subtleties of pop culture before they fade with the close of the year.

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