Category: U.S. News & World Report

Despite SCOTUS Ruling, Challenges Remain for Obamacare

June 25th, 2015 in 2015, David K. Jones, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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David K. Jones, School of Public Health

The most recent attack designed to unravel President Barack Obama’s health care law has come to a close, with the Supreme Court ruling 6-3 to uphold low- and middle-income Americans’ ability to receive tax subsidies for health insurance regardless of the state in which they live…

Expert quote:

“The fight over Obamacare probably won’t ever end.”

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Eating Yourself Thin

June 22nd, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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

The next time you walk down the street, look up from your smartphone and do some people watching. According to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine published today, almost every other male and every third female you’re eyeing will be overweight or obese…

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Why an ‘Inadequate’ Climate Agreement Might Be OK – Or Not

June 17th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Henrik Selin, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Henrik Selin, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

For more than 40 years, scientists, politicians and environmentalists the world over have sounded the alarm about “catastrophic” climate change – specifically, the risk of allowing the planet’s average temperature to rise by more than 2 degrees Celsius from preindustrial levels…

Expert quote:

“It’s a small step forward, a small step in the right direction. But not very quickly adopting the kind of measures that are needed to stay within the 2-degree target is a planetary failure. I find it very difficult to use the ‘V-word’ here. I would not flash my fingers in a victory sign.”

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The Secret Lives of Supercentenarians

June 9th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

Living to 110 or beyond usually means staying surprisingly lucid and healthy until the last moment…

Expert quote:

“They compress the time that they’re experiencing disability as well as diseases to the very end of their lives.”

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Arctic Drilling Undercuts Obama’s Global Warming Efforts, Experts Say

May 14th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Henrik Selin, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Henrik Selin, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

It’s been at least four years since President Barack Obama first described what he calls his “all-of-the-above energy strategy,” one aiming for balance between traditional fossil fuels, nuclear and renewables like wind and solar…

Expert quote:

“This decision illustrates that the administration’s energy and climate change agendas are out of sync. The context in which this decision was made – energy – was way too narrow.”

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Paid Interns More Likely to Get Hired

May 5th, 2015 in 2015, Michael Harper, Newsmakers, School of Law, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Michael Harper, School of Law

As the academic year wanes, summer jobs and internships will be a virtual certainty for millions of American college students looking for work experience and a little extra spending money…

Expert quote:

“So if they’re doing any work that’s useful to the employer, it’s a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the employer not to pay them a minimum wage, even if they’re getting school credit. That’s a very strict interpretation of that decision, and some federal lower courts have most recently said, ‘Is the work a primary educational benefit to the intern, or is it primarily to advance the employer’s business?’”

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8 Underrated Foods, According to Dietitians

May 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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

Many foods get touted for their super qualities, but we often overlook some everyday foods that are packed with nutrients…

Expert quote:

“For the money and your blood pressure, you can’t beat a traditional baked spud.”

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U.S. News Data: Online MBA Not Always a Cheaper Option

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

When Alexander Mabin was choosing his online MBA program, the decision came down to cost…

Expert quote:

“I’d be very surprised if any university undercuts its own prices in terms of an online degree.”

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Engineering Programs Work to Get Research from Lab to Customers

March 19th, 2015 in 2015, Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering

A smartphone app that can easily and quickly detect jaundice in newborns. A paste that helps fight periodontal disease…

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4 Questions to Ask Before Enrolling in a For-Profit Online Program

February 27th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

Prospective students can be forgiven for wondering whether they should enroll in an online, for-profit degree program…

Expert quote:

“This is not the same thing as saying that the degree has no return in the labor market.”

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