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SU in the News: Friday, April 15
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The Los Angeles Times reviewed “Wretches and Jabberers,” a documentary on the travels of disability rights advocates Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, co-produced by Douglas Biklen, dean of SU’s School of Education.
An article in the Wall Street Journal blog “In Charge” about the challenges of entrepreneurs managing their businesses highlights the partnership between the Whitman School of Management and the Small Business Administration and the launch of Veterans as Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), a new program that helps women veterans launch start-ups or grow existing businesses. V-WISE will be rolled out in seven U.S. cities over the next two years, with room for up to 200 veterans per city. The first V-WISE online program kicked off earlier this week, a subsequent training event will begin in San Antonio, Texas, on May 5. The article also cites the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), founded in 2007 at Whitman, and the EBV-Families program.
Mike Haynie, Barnes Fellow and assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Whitman School of Management and founder/national executive director of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), founded in 2007 at Whitman, and EBV graduate Justin Bajema, a former Marine who has started a lucrative real estate business in Michigan, appeared on “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” with David Asman on the Fox Business Network to discuss the EBV program.
Accounting Today reported on a recent study by SU’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which revealed, according to IRS information, that the recent move to conduct audits of high-wealth individuals is not progressing as planned. TRAC information was also cited in a New York Times article on the lack of prosecution of individuals involved in wrongdoing during the recent financial and bank crisis.
9WSYR’s “Bridge Street” interviewed Newhouse School Professor Richard Breyer, who discussed his new film “300 Miles to Freedom,” which premiered last night at Syracuse Stage.
“Bridge Street” featured a segment on the “Are you up for the challenge?: Give Blood” blood drive competition between SU and the University of Connecticut, which benefits the American Red Cross and the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse.
Bobbi Brown, entrepreneur, makeup artist and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, was interviewed by CNY Central and YNN prior to her keynote address, “Making Beauty Her Business: Journey to Success,” at the ninth annual Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Symposium put on by the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship in the Whitman School of Management. Brown discussed her entrepreneurial journey from makeup artist to creator of one of the leading cosmetics brands worldwide.
The Post-Standard reported on Pakistani journalist Umar Cheema receiving the free speech award from the Newhouse School’s Tully Center for Free Speech.
A Post-Standard editorial on the dangers of sexting references the recent “Predators, Porn and the Law: America’s Children in the Internet Era” conference at Syracuse College of Law.
YNN News reported on the kick-off of the Syracuse Poster Project, which celebrates its 10th annual poster series.
YNN News reported on yesterday’s lecture by Will Cothen of Clean Energy America, who discussed nuclear energy safety.
David Cay Johnston, distinguished visiting lecturer in the College of Law, spoke on MSNBC’s “Ed Show” about restoring the top tax rate. He also spoke with WDET public radio in Detroit about his recent column, “9 Things The Rich Don’t Want You To Know About Taxes,” which Forbes and the Poynter Institute also reported on.
ProPublica quotes William Banks, Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor and director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism in the College of Law and the Maxwell School, on possible cuts to funding for state and local agencies to train for major disasters.
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