Category: Professor Voices

Rivlin/Domenici proposal

A bipartisan task force, led by Alice Rivlin, a member of President Obama’s debt commission, and former senator Pete Domenici, released their plan to cut the deficit. The plan would rely on spending cuts and a debt-reduction sales tax which the task force believes would save $6 trillion by 2020. Law professor Daniel Berman, director […]

SED Dean Reacts to Midterm Election Results

Trying the Twinkie diet? Not so fast…

As a registered dietitian and nutrition professor at Boston University, I have known for decades, that when it comes to weight loss, the magic two words are:  Calories Count. If you consume less calories than you need, you will lose weight. When overweight individuals lose weight, short term health indicators often improve.  For example, a […]

Kevin Gallagher explains quantitative easing or “QE2″

SAR professor enhances lives of Parkinson’s patients

Sargent College Clinical Associate Professor Terry Ellis is working to further develop Every Victory Counts, in conjunction with the Davis Phinney Foundation, helping patients with Parkinson’s Disease live better for longer.  Terry’s research is focusing on observing Parkinson’s patients to better understand how their lives change as the disease progresses and what treatments sustain or […]

Big picture view on midterm elections

Political science department chair Graham Wilson offers his view on the midterm elections and what’s next for President Obama. Professor Wilson is the author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective.” “A stunning blow for the Democrats. The question now is whether Obama can play the game of wrong footing for the Republican […]

Flu Info from Student Health Services

With flu season upon us, BU Now caught up with Michelle George, Wellness Coordinator at BU’s Student Health Services, to get the scoop on all things flu-related, including the flu shot, the “Flu Buddy” program, and tips for staying healthy this fall and winter.

Tom Whalen Talks Midterm Elections

Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Science and an expert on American politics, offers his take on the potential outcomes of the upcoming midterm elections.

Experts available on mid-term elections

The following Boston University professors are available to comment on the upcoming mid-term elections: Tom Whalen, Associate professor, Social Science; Expert on Modern American politics and culture; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena Contact 617-353-4785, tjw64@bu.edu     Graham Wilson, Department Chair Political Science; Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena Contact 617-353-2540, gkwilson@bu.edu     […]

Tobe Berkovitz: Midterm campaign ads get nasty

Contact Tobe Berkovitz, 617-353-7724, tobetv@bu.edu