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A majority of Americans say college athletes should not be compensated beyond scholarships, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll. But when marketing, including video games, are involved, two-thirds of respondents said collegiate athletes should be compensated if their names or likenesses are used, according to the findings of the poll, which surveyed 1,000 American adults on their attitudes about sports and related issues.
The U.S. Army Research Institute recently awarded a $531,000 grant to UMass Lowell faculty member Neil Shortland to study what psychologists call “least-worst” decision-making in high-stakes environments.
New and returning UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff will celebrate all things Lowell during “Welcome Back Night.”
A majority of Americans believe it is not safe for children to play tackle football before they reach high school, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today. Of the 1,000 adults surveyed by the national poll, 53 percent feel that tackle football is not a safe activity for kids before they are in high school. This compares to 41 percent who say that tackle football is safe for children to participate in before they are in high school. Some respondents, 6 percent, are undecided on the issue.
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Scott Latham is an authority on business management and organizational turnaround.
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