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Posted August 17, 2010
The Sacramento Bee, Aug. 6, 2010 – A study by the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy was the subject of an article titled, “State Ready to Settle School’s Lawsuit, Contingent on Reform.” The article highlights the findings of the study, which show that educational funding has moved from the classroom to administration. Read the article.
Los Angeles Times, Aug. 5, 2010 – Barry McDonald, professor of law, was quoted in an article titled, “Ban on Gay Marriage Overturned,” in which he commented on the ongoing legal debate about California’s Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Read the article.
Reuters, Aug. 4, 2010 - Pete Peterson, executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy, was quoted in an article titled, "US Public Worker Pay Has Many Clamoring for Reform," wherein he comments on public sector pension reform. Also quoted in the article is Ed Everett, senior fellow in civic engagement practice at the Davenport Institute. Read the article.
Posted August 3, 2010
The Sun News, July 27, 2010 – Warren “Joe” Hahn, assistant professor of decision sciences at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was quoted in an article titled, “BP Looks Ahead to American Executive,” in which he commented upon the likelihood of significant leadership changes within the oil company BP in the wake of the oil spill disaster off the Gulf of Mexico. Read the article.
Charisma News Online, July 27, 2010 – Craig Detweiler, director of the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, was quoted in an article titled, “Keith Green Music and Message Aimed at New Generation,” in which he commented upon the late singer Keith Green, who blended music with a passion for preaching. Read the article.
Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2010 – John Paglia, associate professor of finance, was the subject of an article titled, “Many Businesses Want to Expand But Lack Resources, Study Finds.” The article highlights Paglia’s study of 559 businesses and 1,430 lenders and investors as part of the Pepperdine University Private Markets Capital Project, of which Paglia is the senior researcher. Read the article.
The Shopper Online, July 27, 2010 – Student Katie Pietraszak was the subject of an article titled, “Pietraszak Named to the Dean’s List,” which announced the Lansing, Michigan student as one of select students to receive the spring 2010 honor. Read the article.
Fox & Hounds Daily, July 26, 2010 – Pete Peterson, executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy, authored an article titled, “For Whom Does Bell Toll?” The article examines who is to blame for the inflated salaries of city officials from the California city of Bell. Read the article. In addition, Peterson was quoted in a Reuters article on July 28 titled "Schwarzenegger Declares California Fiscal Emergency," wherein he comments on the recent state employee furloughs announced by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Read the article.
CalChamber, July 22, 2010 – Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, unveiled the results of a study by the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy, which was the subject of an article titled, “California Education Study Reveals Disturbing Trend: Over Five Year Period, Education Spending Increased While Contributions to Classrooms Declined.” Read the article. The findings were also the subject of a July 23 article on Bakersfield.com titled, “Classroom Spending Down Despite Funding Increases?” Read the article.
Fox News, July 2, 2010 – Barry P. McDonald, professor of law, appeared in a nationally televised news piece discussing the difficulty for Arizona to defend any part of the law that deviates from federal law. A Fox News article featuring McDonald's quotes from the segment can be read here. In addition, McDonald authored a Daily Journal op-ed on July 2 about the Supreme Court’s recent decision barring humanitarian lawyers from counseling terrorist groups on legal means of resolving their conflicts. More