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Pepperdine in the News
Talking Justice (NPR blog), March 23, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, wrote an op-ed titled “Alberto Gonzales’ Raw Deal,” in which Kmiec maintains that U.S. attorneys are given the privilege of public office, not a vested right or entitlement to it, and discusses the legality of the president and the attorney general’s actions in dismissing eight U.S. attorneys. Read the article.
PBS, March 21, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, appeared with Beth Nolan, former White House counsel to President Clinton, on Newshour with Jim Lehrer to discuss executive privilege in the recent controversy about firing eight U.S. attorneys. Read a transcript of the program. Kmiec also appeared on NPR programs On-Point and Talk of the Nation for related discussions. Listen to the March 22 On-Point program. Listen to the March 19 Talk of the Nation program.
USA Today, March 21, 2007 – School of Law dean Ken Starr wrote an op-ed titled “Principal Should Have Right to Stop Drug-Promoting Publicity Stunt” about the Morse v. Frederick case he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 19. Read the article. Starr's involvement in the case has been featured in other television and print outlets including: Nightline, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Education Week, FoxNews, Court TV, PBS, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Associated Press, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bloomberg News, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Seattle Times, and Reuters.
Washington Post, March 18, 2007 – James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, was mentioned for his role in developing the “broken-windows” theory of crime management in an article titled “Skid Row Crackdown Draws Critics,” which discusses how the “broken windows” theory is being used to clean up Skid Row. Read the article.
Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 16, 2007 – Shelley Saxer, professor and dean of academic life at the School of Law, was quoted in an article titled “Pepperdine Honors Program Founder,” which describes the renaming of Pepperdine’s Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute in honor of Judge William Matthew Byrne.
Los Angeles Business Journal, March 9, 2007 – Otis Baskin, professor of management at the Graziadio School, was quoted in an article titled “Fresno State to Offer Family Business Course,” about this unique training program designed to keep alive the American family business.
Boston Herald, March 6, 2007 – Janet Lockhart, director of financial assistance, was quoted in a story titled “Rising College Costs Crimp Families' Funds,” which discusses the rising costs of college education, and advises prospective college students to examine all college financial aid options, including grants and scholarships. The article has also appeared in the Ventura County Star and on Redding.com.
New York Times, March 6, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, was mentioned in an article titled “As to the Direction of the Roberts Court: The Jury Is Still Out” about the possible end of the Roberts “honeymoon phase” among the Supreme Court justices, perhaps evidenced by the lack of unanimity in some recent decisions. Read the article (subscription required).
Pregnancy & Birth, March/April, 2007 – Cooker Perkins, professor of natural science, was referenced for the results of her recent research that demonstrates the positive effect of regular exercise on birth weight in taller-than-average women.
Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 13, 2007 – Shelley Saxer, professor and dean of academic life at the School of Law, was quoted in an article titled “Pepperdine Woos Professor from UCLA,” which describes the move of renowned real estate law expert Grant Nelson from UCLA’s law school to Pepperdine's as be a part of turning a very good law school into a first-tier law school.
NPR, March 15, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, contributed to a commentary on NPR's Morning Edition titled “Republican Senator Urges Gonzales to Resign,” which discussed possible political ramifications from the firing of numerous U.S. attorneys. Listen to the segment (Kmiec joins the conversation at 3:09).
Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2007 – Ken Starr, dean of the Pepperdine School of Law, was mentioned for his near-appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court in a review of a recent book authored by Jan Crawford Greenburg. Read the article.
OC Register, March 15, 2007 – Gary Galles, professor of economics, wrote an op-ed titled “The Orange Grove: Purse Maker Left Holding the Bag,” in which he advocates for the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a near century-old ban on "price-maintenance." Read the article.
Global Surf News, March 15, 2007 – Mark Roosa, dean of the Pepperdine Libraries, was quoted in an article titled “Pepperdine Hosts Reel Sessions Surf Culture Festival,” which describes the unique surf film festival hosted by the Pepperdine Libraries from March 15 to 17. Read the article.
The Mercury News, March 13, 2007 – Julie Rousseau, head coach of the women’s basketball team, was featured in this Associated Press article titled “Pepperdine Women's Basketball Coach Signs 5-year Extension.” John Watson, director of athletics, was quoted. Read the article.
Red State magazine, March 12, 2007 – Troy Senik, graduate student at the School of Public Policy, wrote the issue’s cover story titled “Rudy Giuliani: America's President?” which assesses former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani's potential to be the 2008 Republican nominee for president of the United States. Read the article.
The Alpha State, March 10, 2007 – Pepperdine president Andrew K. Benton appeared as a special guest on the Scott Harris radio talk show titled California the Alpha State to discuss the importance and future of higher education, and the difference between public and private universities, along with Dick Rush, president of California State University Channel Islands. Listen to the radio show.
Dallas Morning News, March 10, 2007 – Andrew Yuengert, professor of economics and the John and Francis Duggan Chair in Business, was quoted in an article titled “Dallas has a New Bishop-Elect. So What?” about the sphere of influence that Roman Catholic bishops hold in their communities, within the church, and in culture overall. Read the article.
The Washington Post, February 21, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, was quoted in a story titled “Guantanamo Detainees Lose Appeal” about the federal appeals court rejection of the claim by Guantanamo detainees that they have the right to challenge their imprisonment in federal courts.
TC Palm, March 8, 2007 – A Project Serve team who spent the spring break week working on a Habitat for Humanity project in Indiantown, Florida, was mentioned in an article titled “Students use Spring Break to Help Others Through Habitat for Humanity,” about the spring break labors of student teams from Pepperdine and Virginia Tech in building homes for the needy. Read the article.
The Honolulu Advertiser, March 7, 2007 – Pepperdine men's volleyball coach Marv Dunphy was quoted in an article titled “Waves Have yet to Peak,” about the men’s volleyball team’s thus-far top-ranked season in anticipation of the weekend matches against the University of Hawai’i. Read the article.
Jewish Journal, March 6, 2007 – Daniel Pipes, William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy, was profiled in an article titled “Daniel Pipes Fights the Worldwide Threat of Islamism – From Malibu,” about the tumultuous atmosphere Daniel Pipes has encountered through his course of academic study and public debate on radical Islam. Read the article.
San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2007 – Pepperdine University was noted for its role in the recent Deliberative Democracy conference co-hosted by the University and the group Commonsense California in an op-ed titled “Power to the People,” about the good ideas discussed at the conference and espoused by the group, which seeks to renew Californians’ sense of ownership in politics. Read the op-ed. A related article appeared in Globe and Mail on February 28.
BusinessWeek.com, March 5, 2007 – Elliot McGucken, visiting assistant professor of business at Seaver College, was quoted in an article titled “Entrepreneurs Need a Dose of Cockiness…How the Classics Relate to Entrepreneurship,” which reports how entrepreneurship can be developed in multiple ways, including by revisiting the classics where risk is viewed as a call to opportunity. Read the article.
Legal Times, March 5, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, wrote an op-ed titled “No, They Don't Have Standing to Sue,” which discusses how a mistake in the Warren Court led to a recent intellectual struggle in the US Supreme Court case Hein vs. Freedom from Religion Foundation. Read the op-ed.
Financial Times, March 4, 2007 – Linda Livingstone, dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was quoted in an article titled “Stepping Stones to Top Careers,” about the increasing number of women pursuing MBA degrees in order to take a next career step. The Graziadio School’s newly implemented Morning MBA program was mentioned. Read the article.
EarthTimes.org, March 5, 2007 – A study conducted in the Pepperdine Sports Medicine Lab about a new energy product, New Sun Nutrition, was mentioned in this press release titled “New Sun Nutrition Announces Official Partnership with the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team,” which describes the details of this partnership. Read the release.
Star Bulletin, March 2, 2007 – Pepperdine volleyball player Jon Grobe was featured in an article titled “Pepperdine’s Big Gun: Left-side Hitter Grobe and the Waves Have Their Eyes on Another NCAA Championship,” about the fifth-year-senior’s improving career with the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team. Read the article.
The Hollywood Reporter, March 1, 2007 – Pepperdine University was mentioned in this article as a performance host for the May and June 2007 Festival of New American Musicals which intends to popularize the performance of musicals in Southern California. The same subject is also discussed in this Daily News article.
9-1-1 magazine, March 2007 – Robert C. Chandler, Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Communication, co-authored an article titled “Failure in Communication = Failure in Response,” about technological improvements which, when properly implemented as a part of a proper crisis communication plan, facilitate better overall coordination.
Philadelphia Business Journal, February 23, 2007 – The Graziadio School is mentioned for its participating team in the ACG LA Cup business plan contest in an article titled “Contest to Keep MBA Grads,” which discusses how a Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is implementing a similar business plan competition in hopes it will entice locally-educated MBA graduates to stay local.
Daily Business Review, February 1, 2007 – School of Law dean Ken Starr was quoted in an article titled “A New Vintage,” about new lawsuits pending in a second round of challenges to state shipping laws that limit direct sales of wine to consumers.
CNBC, March 2, 2007 - Marshall Nickels, professor of economics at the Graziadio School appeared -from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange-in the program Squawk on the Street, to discuss his research on how stocks thrive as presidential elections near.
The National Interest, March 1, 2007 – Daniel Pipes, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy wrote an op-ed titled “Eurabian Nights,” which examines the heightening cultural tensions in Europe due to the increasing population of immigrant Muslims. Read the op-ed.
The Christian Chronicle, March, 2007 – Todd Bouldin, visiting assistant professor of religion and social science, and director of The Pepperdine Voyage, wrote a film review titled "Thinking Christianly About the Year’s Top Films” wherein he analyzes this year’s movies to explain his claim that not all ‘Christian’ films are Christian. Read the article.
Daily Breeze, February 27, 2007 - Vance Walberg, head coach of the Pepperdine men's basketball team, is featured in an article titled “Walberg Toughs it Out With the Waves,” about his up-tempo style and his optimism for the future of his unique basketball system in building a successful program at Pepperdine. Read the article.
Fox Sports Net, February, 23 - John Watson, director of athletics, appeared in a Dennis Johnson tribute to inform the country of how saddened the University was to learn of his passing and remember a great alumnus.
Hoopsworld.com, February 23, 2007 – The life of recently deceased alumnus, Dennis Johnson, is featured in an article titled “Celtics: Remembering Dennis Johnson” about the basketball career of Dennis Johnson which began at Pepperdine. Read the article.
LA Weekly, February 19, 2007 - Robert E. Williams, associate professor of political science, was quoted in an article titled “Malibu Bad Neighbor” which criticizes a local Malibu news publication and Malibu residents for silently allowing Teodoro Nguema Oblang Mangue – heir to the dictatorship in the small country of Equatorial Guinea – to become a welcome Malibu neighbor.
Las Vegas Review Journal, February 18, 2007 - Mike Shires, associate professor of public policy, was quoted in an article titled “The Advantage of Public Service,” about the perceived high salaries, and extensive overtime, of public employees in Las Vegas.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 17, 2007 – The Education to Business (E2B) program offered by the Graziadio School is indirectly cited as a successful model in an article titled “TCU's MBA Students Learn by Doing Job” about the recent creation of similar programming for Texas Christian University’s MBA degree.
T&D Training and Development, January 1, 2007 – Mark Allen, director of Executive Education at the Graziadio School and editor of The Corporate University Handbook, is quoted in an article titled “Centralized Training Leads to Nontraditional Universities,” about the process involved in creating corporate universities.