In the Conversation

Suzanne Degges-White
Suzanne Degges-White

Suzanne Degges-White, chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, was quoted Nov. 18 in a Huffington Post article headlined “There is An Acceptable Way To Break Up With A Friend. This Is It.”

Degges-White recommends an “it’s not you, it’s me” approach with careful wording prepared for the break-up conversations.

“Use ‘I statements’ and own your feelings,” she told HuffPo Relationships Editor Brittany Wong, the post’s author. “Being honest can be a final parting gift for your soon-to-be ex-friend that may actually benefit her in the long run.”

Other tips from Degges-White include treating friends with respect during such difficult conversations and avoiding collateral damage as much as possible.

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Paul M. Wright
Paul M. Wright

Paul M. Wright, EC Lane and MN Zimmerman Endowed Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was quoted Dec. 8 in “Heads Up: Has CDC Concussion Awareness Program Flopped?”

This is the first in a series of exclusive MedPage Today reports focusing on Heads Up, the CDC’s concussion awareness and prevention program. These reports will analyze the program’s design and efficacy.

“The need is so high to address. It’s great that (Heads Up) is offered and offered for free,” Wright told MedPage Today staff writer Ryan Basen.

However, the story later quotes Wright as saying that the Heads Up “program was put out there quickly because we needed something. It needs to be updated.”

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