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Week of January 4 - 9
As 2009 began, AU was featured prominently in local, national, and international media outlets, continuing its success at being a reliable source for news commentary.
Back to school
Jacqueline Linde, Assistant Dean of Marketing, Admissions & Outreach in the School of Public Affairs, was a guest on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss the financial crisis’ impact on graduate school admissions. “We are seeing somewhat of an uptick in application, but I think it’s more of a result of a very exciting election year,” she said. “It’s an exciting time to be offering degrees and better preparing people for public service.”(1/8/09)
With the presidential inauguration approaching, AU's politically-active community was part of the national discussion:
He got game
In his opinion piece for Politico, professor of communication Leonard Steinhorn wrote that a good way to get a glimpse into the Obama presidency is to examine his skills at basketball. “He’s calm under pressure, a floor leader who trusts and depends on his team, a tough player not afraid to stand his ground, a student of the game who understands both tactics and strategy, a fierce competitor who doesn’t take it personally, a basic guy among peers,” he wrote. “Watch him on the court and see the clues to his presidency.” (1/8/09)
Can there be another New Deal?
Allan Lichtman, professor of history, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story about the current Congress and their willingness to work with President-elect Barack Obama to rebuild the economic infrastructure of the United States. "They have to stay behind the scenes. That's going to be hard; there are some big egos in Washington," he said. "Never underestimate the arrogance of power in Washington. The members of Congress are going to have to put aside their ego in implementing Obama's program." (1/6/09)
The financial crisis remains in the media spotlight, and our experts were on the money shedding light on the problem:
Print journalism bailout?
Christopher Simpson, professor of communications, was quoted in an Agence France-Presse story about the impact of the financial crisis on local newspapers, in light of the New York Times selling advertising on its front page. “I'd be very surprised if there were bailouts for newspapers in the US,” he said. “This cuts too much against the grain." (1/5/09)
Steadying a shaky system
Richard Semiatin, a political scientist in the Washington Semester Program, was quoted in a Boston Globe story about President-Elect Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan, and the need for encouragement. "You want to leave it on an up note - that we can come out of this even stronger," he said. "The president not only has to be a leader right now. He also has to be the great empathizer." (1/8/09)
And when we're not talking business or politics, we make news in other ways...
A return to the law
The American University Washington College of Law's Lawyer Reentry Program, launched in the fall of 2008, was featured in the District of Columbia Bar’s Legal Beat. The six-day program, one of three in the nation, focuses on reacquainting students with law backgrounds returning to the practice. (1/6/09)
New rules for Maryland
Jamin Raskin, Maryland State Senator (D-Dist. 20 Montgomery County) and professor of law, was a guest on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss a recent law in Maryland that allows police officers to take swabs of DNA for individuals accused of violent crimes that have not yet been convicted. (1/5/09)
Antiques at the Katzen
The 54th annual Washington Antique Show, which was held at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, was featured in a WTTG FOX 5 Morning News television segment. The show, where pieces and jewelry were appraised and sold, collected proceeds to benefit charity. (1/7/09)
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