Category: School of Education

Exercise Like Sisyphus (But with More Joy)

November 20th, 2013 in 2013, Adam Naylor, Boston.com, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education 0 comments

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By Adam Naylor, School of Education

Sometimes exercise can feel like a Sisyphean task…

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Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds

November 12th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

Teenage bullies are prone to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study finds…

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“Findings from this study add to our understanding of the ways in which bullying affects youth and provide preliminary evidence that bullies and bullies who are also victims might be at heightened risk for sexual risk-taking behaviors.”

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Being a bully linked to casual, risky sex

November 12th, 2013 in 2013, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Reuters, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

Teens who bully other kids, or are both bullies and bullied themselves, are more likely to engage in risky sex, according to a new study…

Expert quote:

“Some previous research has found that aggression and sexual risk-taking are related, so it was not entirely surprising that bullies and bully-victims reported more sexual risk-taking than their peers.”

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Post-Incognito, Dolphins return to gridiron: What will Monday Night Football prove?

November 10th, 2013 in 2013, Adam Naylor, Christian Science Monitor, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

What many might have expected to be a humdrum Monday Night Football broadcast between two struggling NFL squads – the Dolphins (4-4) and the Buccaneers (0-8) – has now become a high-stakes, can’t-miss game after last week’s Richie Incognito bullying imbroglio in Miami that led to the loss of two key QB protectors…

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“The challenge now is to deal with the overarching culture and strengthening locker rooms and leadership in locker rooms. The problem for teams is to find the line between tough and aggressive and divisive and bullying. Some coaches are great at putting their foot down, others turn a blind eye a little bit. We all mean good, but sometimes we don’t end up doing good.”

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Muscle and meanness: Incognito hazing comes down to ‘What’s a real man?’

November 8th, 2013 in 2013, Adam Naylor, Christian Science Monitor, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

What Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Richie Incognito did to fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin – use a racial slur, disparage his mother – quickly made him either the most hated hazer in sports or the epitome of a dying breed, the unapologetic man’s man…

Expert quote:

“An outsider might say, well, look at [Incognito’s] track record, he should have been stopped at Ohio State. But that requires a whole system to not value the pseudo-toughness that he displays.”

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Does NFL bullying run deeper than racist taunts by Dolphins’ Richie Incognito?

November 6th, 2013 in 2013, Adam Naylor, Christian Science Monitor, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

Richie Incognito’s racially-tinged “I’ll kill you” hazing of teammate and former Stanford standout Jonathan Martin continues to roil the NFL, and may now force the league to confront whether the sport’s towel-snapping culture, and even coaches directly, encouraged the hazing of a soft-spoken player…

Expert quote:

“I certainly don’t think the NFL wants to be perceived as racist bullies – and that’s what this comes down to, racist bullies.”

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Miami Dolphins bullying allegation puts spotlight on NFL culture

November 6th, 2013 in 2013, Adam Naylor, NECN, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

Sitting in his Boston office, Former New England Patriot Tim Fox said, “Normally, what happens in the locker room, stays in the locker room.”…

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“It’s easier to see when you place your hands on someone. It’s tougher to see when someone fears going to work, so we have a lot tougher time drawing that line.”

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MAYOR MATTERS: Steady start

November 2nd, 2013 in 2013, Hardin Coleman, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Hardin Coleman, School of Education

City finances, economic development, and school reform are key as new mayor takes office…

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Behind The Beards Was Heart

November 1st, 2013 in 2013, Adam Naylor, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education 0 comments

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By Adam Naylor, School of Education

Sporting beards that would make Gandalf the Wizard jealous, the Red Sox turned in a magical season —an odyssey that sprang from too much chicken and beer in the clubhouse under Terry Francona, to the Bobby Valentine experiment and finally to the top of the heap…

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Sox own razor’s edge

October 19th, 2013 in 2013, Adam Naylor, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

The fearsome beards that have given the 2013 Red Sox their image as a thick-whiskered winning machine are also keeping players light and loose during high-stakes games and leaving opponents shaking in their cleats, sports psychologists and experts say…

Expert quote:

“It takes some of the edge off. It’s easy to get too serious this time of year. The last thing you need is a pitcher gripping the baseball too tight and a batter not willing to swing.”

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