Category: USA Today

We’re living longer: 6 years more than in 1990

December 18th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Sandro Galea, School of Public Health, USA Today 0 comments

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Sandro Galea, School of Public Health

People all over the world are living longer than ever, according to a new study that finds the average lifespan extends six years beyond what it was a quarter-century ago…

Expert quote:

“There is potential to save many more lives over the next 20 years and to increase life expectancy even more. In many respects, we know the things we need to do.”

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McDonald’s expands custom sandwich option

December 7th, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration, USA Today 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

The future of McDonald’s fast food may be slowing it down…

“Not one student I have asked since the start of classes this September believes that McDonald’s has any healthy items on its menu. I think it is less that McDonald’s has lost its way and more that a generation has simply left for a different destination.”

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Hot or not? Starbucks delivery won’t be easy, say experts

October 31st, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration, USA Today 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Experts are scratching their heads wondering how Starbucks will possibly pull off delivery…

Expert quote:

“Delivery breaks the bond between the customer and the Starbuck’s ‘Third Place’ (concept). Maybe sitting at my desk lost in a Proustian reverie with my coffee is good enough, but the experience is certainly not the same.”

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Catch me if you can: diagnosing Ebola

October 18th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Ebola, Newsmakers, Selim Unlu, USA Today 0 comments

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Selim Unlu, College of Engineering

Before you race to a cure, you have to know what ails you. Anxiety is mounting as the Ebola virus continues its deadly ricochet around the globe, taking victims in countries rich and poor…

Expert quote:

“You aren’t going to invest in a new sprinkler system if your house is on fire. You’re going to keep tossing buckets of water.”

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Islam isn’t about good vs. bad: Column

October 13th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Stephen Prothero, USA Today 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

It looks like we are having another Muslim moment…

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Experts offer ways to refresh Olive Garden

October 12th, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration, USA Today 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Fixing Olive Garden won’t be a rose garden. But it’s certainly doable. That’s the conclusion of five restaurant industry consultants contacted by USA TODAY

Expert quote:

“To save itself, Olive Garden needs to become young again.”

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Armour: NFL should be rattled by Budweiser statement

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Chris Cakebread, College of Communication, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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Chris Cakebread, College of Communication

Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands. Fed up with the league’s woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task on Tuesday. No, it didn’t say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract – yet…

Expert quote:

“The implications of that, in terms of the investment, not to exaggerate but it would be staggering over the years. It would be a very, very difficult process for the league to replace that because there just aren’t that many brands that have that kind of money. They were probably waiting for everything to blow over. This is not blowing over.”

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Chick-fil-A founder’s death signals fast-food shift

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration, USA Today 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Fast-food’s old guard is giving way to a savvy new guard that is slowing-down the process and giving a needed nod to healthier ingredients…

Expert quote:

“He was pretty much the last of that generation of true fast-food innovators. Truett changed the business because he invented the boneless chicken sandwich.”

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E-cigarettes and vaping: Everything you need to know

August 28th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, USA Today 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

The American Heart Association issued its first official policy recommendation on electronic cigarettes this week, saying they were a last-resort method of quitting traditional cigarettes…

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Can Tim Hortons win over U.S. market?

August 25th, 2014 in 2014, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration, USA Today 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

On its face, everything seems right about Tim Hortons.  The Canadian bakery and coffee shop chain — which Burger King on Monday confirmed it is negotiating to purchase — has got great coffee…

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