Category: OP-EDs by BU Professors

Can Models Ever Be Too Thin?

April 9th, 2015 in 2015, 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

The French Parliament thinks so. In fact, they are stepping in to protect excessively thin fashion models against modeling agencies and fashion houses that perpetuate anorexia…

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The lights must stay on

April 6th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

In the eastern Kenyan city of Garissa, last week, the world saw the horrors of violence in full force

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What did the Clinton administration know about Rwanda?

April 6th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Timothy Longman 0 comments

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By Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center

This week marks 21 years since the onset of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which more than 500,000 people, mostly members of the Tutsi ethnic minority, were slaughtered…

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LETTERS: Scrapping film tax credit would uproot a growing creative economy

April 3rd, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, Charles Merzbacher, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Charles Merzbacher, College of Communication

As an educator in film and television, my first concern is for the next generation of media professionals…

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Antitrust Snoops on the Loose

April 3rd, 2015 in 2015, Keith Hylton, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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By Keith Hylton, School of Law

Perhaps the most fascinating feature of the continuing Apple litigation—based on the dubious claim that the tech giant conspired to fix e-book prices—is Manhattan district court Judge Denise Cote’s imposition in October 2013 of a monitor to watch over the company’s compliance with antitrust laws…

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The Conversation US – V. Scott Solberg

April 1st, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education, Scott Solberg, The Conversation US 0 comments

Choose your future: a new law aims to provide better support for skills development

V Scott Solberg, Boston University

Like many, my friend Paul stepped out of college and has struggled to find jobs with decent wages.

It is hard for Paul and his family to make ends meet, much less balance the increasing costs of baseball, soccer and other expenses required to enable his son to take advantage of opportunities.

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Delivering Food To The Front Door: A New, Or Very Old, Convenience?

April 1st, 2015 in 2015, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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By Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Just one hundred years ago access to food across New England was very different than what we know today…

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The Conversation US

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Conversation US 0 comments

The legacy of Senator Harry Reid: Bare knuckles but no Lyndon Johnson

Thomas J Whalen, Boston University

The late, great British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once advised that if you’re going through hell, “keep going.”

In many ways, this has been the guiding principle of retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s long and oftentimes tempestuous political career.

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Are Eggs the Nutrition Comeback Kid?

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, 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

What’s not to love about them? They are a cheap source of protein, contain bone-strengthening vitamin D, and provide choline, a compound needed for healthy cells and nerves, especially during pregnancy. The only nutrient blemish is that an egg is high in dietary cholesterol…

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Hospitality is the New Black

March 25th, 2015 in 2015, Erinn Tucker, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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Erinn Tucker, School of Hospitality Administration

Hospitality is everywhere these days—in the news, television, education, daily discussions, and, yes, even in churches. While the phrase “[BLANK] is the new black” originated in the fashion industry, pop culture has broadened its meaning to encompass any hot new trend. Fads may come and go, but black is a mainstay that works well with everything. The same goes for hospitality, which is applicable in a wide range of business sectors…

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