Monthly Archives: February 2009

Executive bonuses: heads you lose, tails I gain

Tamar Frankel, professor in the School of Law, offers commentary on executive bonuses in a piece written for The Great Debate on Reuters. “The debate over corporate executive bonus payments should be put in perspective.  Some say that the executives did not earn these bonuses and don’t deserve the millions in parting payments that they […]

A Breach Of Fiduciary Duty At Bank Of America?

School of Management finance professor Mark Williams writes in Forbes about potential negligence by Bank of America during its Merrill Lynch acquisition. “Regardless of the outcome of investigations into breaches of fiduciary duty, the real loss is that BoA only six months ago was a strong and valuable banking franchise.  If it had not quickly jumped into […]

In diet, it’s calories that count

According to a study released this week by the Harvard University School of Public Health, weight loss among long term dieters is determined mostly by calorie intake, versus menu-type.  Registered Dietitican Joan Salge Blake is available to comment on this and other timely topics.  She can be reached at or (617) 353-7470.

Weight gain tied to bleak financial situation

Waistlines are expanding as worries about the economy worsen, according to doctors, dietians and trainers in a story last week. Caroline Apovian, M.D., director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management and director of clinical research for the Obesity Center, both at Boston Medical Center, has seen the eating habits of her patients worsen. […]