Category: Thomas Cottle

Column: Taming the tension between freedom and loyalty

November 21st, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education, Thomas Cottle 0 comments

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By Thomas Cottle, School of Education

In light of the tragic events occurring in this year’s Boston Marathon, it is only natural that we are left with many questions and too few answers…

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Where prey can be predator

September 1st, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, School of Education, Thomas Cottle, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Thomas Cottle, School of Education
Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

When former middle-school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau made headlines in 1997 for being accused and then convicted of having sex with a 12-year-old male student, such cases — especially ones in which a female teacher was the perpetrator — were nearly unheard of…

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“Fortunately, these profound changes in the way the majority of Americans look at sexuality and the care of a child have changed so much for the better.”


“I think a lot of society has this preconception, this idea of men as being much more willing participants in sexual relationships. I think it’s a misconception.”

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Remembering the liberators

November 12th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, School of Education, Thomas Cottle 0 comments

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By Thomas Cottle, School of Education

A few years after my wife and I first arrived in Boston, I began a small research project. Simply put, I was interested in hearing the accounts of World War II veterans who had been part of the program to liberate concentration camps…

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