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Pepperdine in the News
Townhall.com, May 15, 2007 – David Davenport, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, contributed an audio segment for Daily Commentary titled “The Thought Crimes Bill of 2007,” wherein he opposes the recent Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, passed by Congress, as unnecessary and problematic. Listen to the segment.
OC Register, May 14, 2007 – Gary Galles, professor of economics, wrote an op-ed titled “The Orange Grove: 2 Wrongs Shouldn't Take Away a Right,” wherein he discusses a pending Supreme Court decision about the appropriate political use of teacher union fees. Read the article.
Press-Enterprise, May 9, 2007 – Dave Smith, associate professor of economics at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was quoted in an article titled “Union Says Talks Are Off, Ponders Strike Against Grocers,” in which he states that the latest impasse between the employee union and grocers Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons is not surprising since it involves unresolved issues from the 2003-04 labor dispute. Read the article.
Chicago Tribune, May 9, 2007 – Joel Fetzer, associate professor of political science, was quoted in an article titled “Illegal Immigrant Sanctuaries Set,” about the new ‘sanctuary’ movement for illegal immigrants, reminiscent of the 1980s when churches and synagogues harbored civil war refugees from Central America. Read the article.
The Evening Bulletin, May 9, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, was noted for his role as moderator at the Fifth Annual John M. Templeton, Jr., Lecture on Economic Liberties and the Constitution in an article titled “Immigration Issue Takes Center Stage,” which describes the debate. Read the article.
Great Lakes Advocate, May 9, 2007 – Seaver College sophomore and Waves volleyball player Paul Carroll was featured in an article titled “Carroll’s All American Triumph,” which describes Carroll’s playing successes on the Pepperdine volleyball team. Read the article.
BizEd magazine, May/June – Linda Livingstone, dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, detailed findings from the Graziadio School’s survey of Fortune 1000 senior executives as to the perceived value of the MBA degree.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, May 6, 2007 – Steven Lemley, associate professor of communications, was featured in an article titled “Emotions Run High as LCU Presents Diplomas to its 50th Graduating Class,” about the Lubbock Christian University graduation, at which Lemley served as commencement speaker. Read the article.
New York Times, May 3, 2007 – Six Seaver College student volunteers—Noel Paasch, Brandon Reilly, John Michael Chapman, Ryan Sawtelle, Kevin Mills, and Eryn Hutchison—appeared in the photograph accompanying a story titled “Set to Debate, G.O.P. Contenders Ponder What to Say About Bush,” for their participation as volunteers at the May Presidential debate held at the Ronald Reagan Library. Read the article (photo not available online).
KPNX (Phoenix NBC affiliate), May 2, 2007 – David Davenport, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, appeared on the evening news in two segments titled “GOP Hopefuls Prepare for First Presidential Debate” and “McCain’s Chances in the California Debate,” which discussed the first Republican Presidential debate in advance of the event held at the Reagan Library on May 3. Watch the segment (segment listed under date and titles).
Palisadian-Post, May 2, 2007 – Sam Lagana, assistant vice chancellor, was featured in an article titled “Lagana to Receive Mort Farberow Award,” which describes Lagana as a worthy recipient of this Pacific Palisades honor because of his tireless work for local organizations. Read the article.
TIME-blog.com, May 2, 2007 – Linda Livingstone, dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was interviewed by TIME blogger Lisa Takeuchi Cullen in a post titled “Business Ethics Start at Business School,” wherein they discuss business school ethics in light of the revelation about an MIT dean who lied on her resume. Read the post.
Inc. magazine, May 2007 – Mike Shires, professor of public policy, conducted the rankings survey for the magazine’s 2007 report titled “Boomtowns 2007,” which lists the best cities in the United States for doing business. Read the report.
USA Today, April 27, 2007 – John F. Wilson, professor of New Testament and director of the Institute for the Study of Archaeology and Religion, offered London-dining expertise in an article titled “Thrifty Visitors Can Avoid a Soaking In London,” about ways American tourists can eat in London without breaking the bank. Read the article.
Pennsylvania Times-Tribune, April 24, 2007 – The recently debuted composition by N. Lincoln Hanks, associate professor of music, was featured in an article titled “Commissioned Piece Celebrates Region’s Highlights, 35th Anniversary,” about Hanks’ inspiration for the piece titled Reverie: through a mountain of buried might, which he describes as a remembrance, a celebration of the past, and an expression of confidence in good things to come.
Washington Post, April 20, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, was quoted in an article titled “Robert Court Moves Right, but with a Measured Step” about the Supreme Court decision on abortion issued in April. Read the article.
Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 5, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, was quoted in an article titled “Who is Entitled to Invoke the Fifth Amendment?” about the move by former Justice Department official Monica Goodling to refuse to testify on her own behalf in the matter related to the firing of US attorneys.
Los Angeles Business Journal, May 6, 2007 – Linda Livingstone, dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, wrote an op-ed titled “Why Aren’t More Women Taking High-Level Business Classes?” in which she discusses the milestone appointment of a female as president of Harvard University and analyzes the “weeding out” process that affects women in the corporate world.
Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2007 – Seaver College junior and Waves volleyball player Jonathan Winder was featured in an article titled “Pepperdine’s Winder Sets It Up,” about Winder’s successful season, which started precariously with a cracked tibia but ended with his achievement of MPSF Player of the Year and an appearance in the NCAA semifinals with the top-seeded Pepperdine team. Read the article.
MSNBC, May 2, 2007 – Eleven Seaver College students appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews at the Ronald Reagan Library to answer questions about key issues in advance of the first Republican presidential candidate debate of the election season. Watch the segment.
Bloomberg Television, May 1, 2007 – Linda Livingstone, dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was interviewed in relation to the April 30 announcement that 34 Duke MBA students were caught cheating on an exam. Livingstone argued for business schools to require rigorous ethics training of their students.
NPR, April 30, 2007 – School of Law dean Ken Starr participated in the radio show Justice Talking, on which he debated the merits of Morse v. Frederick (the case he recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court) with Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice. Read or listen to the segment.
C-SPAN, April 28, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, participated in a panel discussion called "State of the Union" for the Los Angeles Festival of Books, which appeared on the program BookTV.
CBS-WPHT, April 26, 2007 – Richard Cupp, associate dean for research and John W. Wade Professor of Law, appeared on the evening news program to discuss the recent news and lawsuits involving pet deaths resulting from tainted pet food.
Charlotte Business Journal, April 23, 2007 – A study conducted by Mike Shires, associate professor of public policy, which ranks 393 metro areas according to the areas’ ability to support business, was cited in an article titled “Inc.: Local Areas Good for Job Growth.” Read the article.
New York Sun, April 19, 2007 – Doug Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, was quoted in an article titled “Court Invites Abortion Suits,” which discusses the possible legal ramifications of the recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a federal ban on partial birth abortion.
Cortland Standard, April 10, 2007 – Hugh & Hazel Darling Professor of Law Ed Larson was featured in an article titled “Author Lays Out Evolution of Creationism Debate,” which describes his recent lecture at SUNY on the evolution teaching controversy.