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Alexander Field (Economics) wrote an oped arguing that a high-speed rail project could be a valuable jobs and economic stimulus measure. The piece ran in 40 papers nationwide including papers in Duluth, Minn.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Allentown, Pa.; Kansas City, and Sacramento.
Godfrey Mungal (Engineering) blogged for the Huffington Post on why more engineering schools need to incorporate social justice, ethics, and compassion into the curriculum.
Kirk Hanson (Markkula) weighed in with the Wall Street Journal on questions like “who gets the armrest?” and what to do about rude seatmates on flights.  Hanson was one of six experts for a “Middle Seat” column on the ethics and etiquette of flying.
James Lai (Political Science) was quoted in a widely reprinted New York Times article about the U.S. Census-quantified phenomenon of Asians flocking to suburbs rather than cities.
Scott Maurer (KGACLC) appeared in an ABC “7 on Your Side” story that provided tips for indebted people to stop harassing calls and tactics by collection agencies.  
Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) was quoted in the Los Angeles Times putting into context a trend by some to spend the Sabbath unplugged from technology.
David Sloss (Law) wrote an oped for the legal paper San Francisco/Los Angeles Daily Journal about a lack of knowledge about international law by those prosecuting piracy.
Meir Statman (Finance) was interviewed by Canada’s Globe and Mail  and Pension and Investments about his book What Investors Really Want. He was also quoted in Silicon Alley Insider about the psychology of saving and Bloomberg BusinessWeek about financial iPhone apps (a story picked up by numerous other outlets).  A study he co-authored on cultural factors in investing was cited in and other sites.
Eric Goldman (Law) appeared on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday business section, addressing the question of whether Google’s search tactics are inherently unfair or anti-competitive. He also was in talking about the New York Times’ new charges for online news.
Gary Macy (Religious Studies) was quoted on the history of women’s ordination, in a story that ran in Canada’s GlobalNews sites (Lethbridge, Regina, and Edmonton) about women who defy the Church by being ordained.
NBC Bay Area interviewed Laura Robinson (Sociology) on companies that build people's social networks by selling them Twitter followers and why people are paying for these services.
Judy Nadler (Markkula) spoke to the (Palm Springs) Desert Sun about a controversy over a city-funded gala. The story also ran in Asheville Citizen-Times. She also spoke to the Louisville Courier-Journal about a council member’s failure to pay taxes on time.
SCU men’s basketball’s run for the top spot in the postseason tournament was carried in numerous papers including the Contra Costa Times, Chico Enterprise Record.
News that the Northern California Innocence Project at SCU had achieved one prisoner’s exoneration and another’s verdict reversal (which later became an exoneration) made headlines across the country, including stories in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, KTLA TV, Herald Sun,, McClatchy Information Services, and the CBS blog CrimeSider. Some of the stories quoted Linda Starr (NCIP).
Patricia Cain (Law) was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about the complexities for same-sex couples filing taxes.
Paul Crowley (Religious Studies) was quoted in a story in America Magazine about historical efforts to reconcile theology and science.
News that Ruth Cook (Education) was honored with the Outstanding Educator Award by the Morgan Autism Center was noted in the San Jose Mercury News.
Brad Joondeph’s (Law) comments about the Supreme Court’s plans to expedite hearings on the federal health law were carried in the blog California Healthline.
Jack Rasmus (Economics) wrote an article for Common Dreams casting doubt on public employee pension benefit levels as the main cause of state budget woes.
David Caldwell (Management) was mentioned in a Harvard Business Review article, (which was rerun in Business Insider blog) about corporate culture. The piece was written by Leavey School of Business advisory board member Nilofer Merchant.
Student Sara Phillips was featured in the San Jose Mercury News in a story about the “new look of the 21st century” – i.e., a multiracial lineage.  The story noted that Jesuit SCU “demands that every student understand and oppose racial barriers.”
News that the Center for Science, Technology, and Society will team up with Indian business school XLRI for social-entrepreneurship training through GSBI was reported in the blog Development through Enterprise and in Hindustan Times, Telegraph of India, Times of India, Pioneer Online and the Financial Express.
News of a student internship fair featuring only startup companies, sponsored by the CIE, SCEO and Career Center, was highlighted on the blog
Here’s a sampling of the hundreds of mentions of SCU in the media in the past two weeks. The first part of the link is a list; the full text is below the list.
***NOTE: Use EXTREME CAUTION before printing the linked information, as it will be dozens of pages!! ***


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