Category: OP-EDs by BU Professors

Official or Not, Community Banks Face Heightened Expectations Too

October 2nd, 2014 in 2014, American Banker, Centers & Institutes in the News, Eric Fischer, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

American Banker (subscription required)
By Eric Fischer, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

When it comes to regulations, community banks would do well to abide by the Boy Scout motto: be prepared…

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Destination First Grant

October 1st, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Moore, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Christopher Moore, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

For early-career scientists interested in pursuing research funding, the greatest challenge is often “starting to start.” The amorphous complexity of the tasks associated with grant applications is often enough to deter even the most talented young researchers. Fortunately, as with many dauntingly large tasks, securing grant funding can be parsed into a series of less-imposing, more manageable steps…

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Who Are Sports Drinks Really Targeting?

September 29th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

A recent paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics is questioning whether it is ethical for sugary sports drink manufacturers to sponsor sporting events and have their products endorsed by professional athletes…

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LETTERS: Transmission of Ebola: Two Microbiologists Weigh In

September 27th, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Elke Muhlberger, John Connor, NEIDL, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Medicine 0 comments

New York Times (subscription required)
By John Connor, School of Medicine, NEIDL
By Elke Muhlberger, School of Medicine, NEIDL

Michael T. Osterholm, in “What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola” (Op-Ed, Sept. 12), suggests that we must entertain the possibility that the Ebola virus might become transmissible through the air. That is neither the most likely situation nor the most productive issue to discuss at this time…

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A Story of Military Justice and Civil Rights

September 25th, 2014 in 2014, Christian G. Samito, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
By Chrisitan G. Samito, School of Law

As Americans commemorate the 150th anniversary of the closing battles of the Civil War—Sept. 2 marked the fall of Atlanta and the end of a bloody four-month campaign that claimed more than 7,000 lives—it’s worth remembering the African-American soldiers who bravely fought to preserve the Union and end the evils of slavery. It’s also worth remembering that the civil-rights movement began well before the Civil War ended…

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LETTERS: Message should be simple: If you’ve struck your child, you’ve gone too far

September 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Caroline J. Kistin, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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By Caroline J. Kistin, School of Medicine
Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Adrian Peterson’s indictment on charges of child abuse has triggered a national discussion on the distinction between discipline and child maltreatment, with intense focus on what parents should be allowed to do with their children…

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Who Runs the Girls?

September 20th, 2014 in 2014, Ashley Mears, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Ashley Mears, College of Arts & Sciences

A few years ago, I attended a party at a nightclub in the meatpacking district of Manhattan with about 10 young women, most of them models, and two club promoters, men whose job was to bring beautiful women to exclusive parties…

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How A Supreme Court Precedent From 1837 Supports Uber’s Fight Against Taxi Monopolies

September 18th, 2014 in 2014, Christian G. Samito, Forbes, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

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By Christian G. Samito, School of Law

Boston Cab Dispatch, Inc., et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., currently before the federal district court of Massachusetts, highlights the tension created when innovation threatens older businesses…

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To End Domestic Violence, First Ditch Outdated Gender Stereotypes

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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By Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

The young man squirmed in his metal chair under the bright fluorescent lights of the church basement. He was trying to explain to other men at a meeting of Emerge, a group for men who have battered, why he had beaten his wife…

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Obama’s strategy against Islamic State? Whack-a-mole

September 15th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

“Comprehensive strategy.” That’s the operative phrase that the Obama administration has employed in rolling out its new campaign to take on Islamic State…

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