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SU in the News: Monday, June 4
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Continuing news coverage about the life and death of Syracuse University graduate student Bassel Al Shahade, a Fulbright Scholar and native of Damascus, Syria, who was killed in Homs, Syria, while working as a citizen journalist, includes Al Jazeera and the Los Angeles Times.
The White House cited the Business Case for Hiring a Veteran: Beyond the Clichés issued by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families in a report on the labor market situation of American veterans; problems returning vets have re-entering civilian employment; and measures the administration has taken to address these problems.
The Associated Press reported that SU’s Newhouse School radio placed first in the college competition category of the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association annual news awards competition.
A Post-Standard editorial on the Say Yes program commented on the Say Yes to Education four-year progress report, issued recently.
A Post-Standard article on the recent Syracuse visit by New York Education Commissioner John B. King Jr., noted his stop at SU to speak with faculty.
Mehrzad Boroujerdi, director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and The College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted on Iran’s political influence over Iraq in an Associated Press report about Iranian efforts to support Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government.
William Banks, Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor and director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism in the College of Law and Maxwell School, spoke with the Warren Olney show, “To The Point” on NPR, about President Barack Obama’s participation in target selection for drone warfare.
David M. Crane L’80, professor of practice in the College of Law, authored a column for Jurist about seeking justice for Liberia, following the sentencing of Charles Taylor for war crimes by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in an Agence France Presse story on music icons from the 1960s, 50 years later; in The Independent (U.K.) article about CNN ratings; in the National Post (Canada) article about alleged killer Luka Rocco Magnotta; and in a WCBS-NY radio segment (listen to clip) on the passing of Richard Dawson, actor and former Family Feud game show host. Thompson is also quoted in an Associated Press story on the aging of the King Features Syndicate cartoon strip “Funky Winkerbean” and the strip’s creator Tom Batiuk, on the strip’s 40th anniversary.
Eric Kingson, professor of social work in the Falk College, co-authored a Huffington Post open letter to Erskine Bowles on civil political discourse. Bowles, with former Senator Alan Simpson co-chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
A Bloomberg Businessweek article about the differences between President Obama and presidential candidate Republican Mitt Romney on capital gains taxation rates quotes Leonard Burman, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School, on taxing capital gains.
Thomas Keck, the Michael O. Sawyer chair of Constitutional Law and Politics and chair of the Department of Political Science at the Maxwell School, is quoted in a Toronto Star story about U.S. Supreme Court hearings over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The Gothamist blog post on Andrew Cuomo’s remake of the I Love New York campaign references a comment by Brian Sheehan, associate professor of advertising at the Newhouse School, about advertising icons.
Thomas Dennison, professor of practice in public administration in the Maxwell School, is quoted in a YNN report (watch clip) on New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s effort to control beverage portion sizes to battle obesity.
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