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The Wall Street Journal quoted James Lai (Political Science/Ethnic Studies) on the impact of Republicans blocking law professor Goodwin Liu's appointment to a federal appeals court. Lai was also quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about the rapid growth of Indian-Americans in the Bay Area. The article was republished in six papers across California.
Linda Starr (NCIP) was quoted in the legal newspaper Daily Journal about a new DA for Kern County who has drawn criticism for her aggressiveness, and in the Louis Farakkhan/Nation of Islam-founded paper The Final Call about the prevalence of wrongful convictions, especially against African-American men.
The New York Times and other publications noted that about 75 professors across the country —including SCU’s Gary Macy and Kristin Heyer (Religious Studies) and Michael Zampelli, S.J. (Theatre and Dance) — wrote a letter urging House Speaker John Boehner to remember Catholic teachings on helping the poor as he shepherds the federal budget.
The San Jose Mercury News wrote a feature story about the Centennial-year graduation of the School of Law, which quoted President Michael Engh, S.J., and students Brittney Salvatore, Carlos Rosario, Sarah Mercer and Jennifer McAllister.
Judy Nadler (Markkula) was quoted in a widely reprinted California Watch story about a politician whose biographies misidentified him as a UC Berkeley graduate.
The news that the Hispanic-theologian group ACHTUS is presenting awards to the Jesuit School of Theology and Eduardo Fernandez, S.J., (JST) was reported in the National Catholic Reporter’s online site. The story quoted Kevin Burke, S.J. (JST).
David Ball (Law) talked to KCBS and KLIV radio stations about a new Supreme Court decision ordering California to release thousands of prisoners due to inhumane conditions in the prisons.
Thomas Plante (Psychology) was quoted in The Washington Post about the latest John Jay report on clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The piece was republished in He was also interviewed by ABC7 and wrote two blogs, which were published in the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
Meir Statman (Finance) was quoted by Money Magazine about the poor market-timing ability of the majority of investors, and by the Wall Street Journal about the advantages of women’s insecurity about investing. He also spoke to AdvisorOne about what financial advisers can do to prevent clients from behaving self-destructively, and to Associated Content about the difficulty of resisting the urge to spend money when offered discount sales.
Anna Han (Law) was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about a dispute between Yahoo and its Chinese company partner.
News that the Center for Science, Technology, and Society has created an “Energy Map” providing information about 40 social enterprises that are solving the problem of lack of electricity or clean fuel was featured in the website Environmental Protection.
Eric Goldman (Law) was quoted in a New York Times story about the difficulty of enforcing privacy laws of different countries on Internet companies like Twitter, and spoke to the New York Times and KGO TV about a challenge to Google over its acceptance of ads from rogue pharmacies. He also spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about a Facebook PR firm’s clandestine campaign to bash Google. All the stories were widely carried by other media outlets nationwide.
A Santa Clara University program, “One in Four, that helps prevent sexual assault, was mentioned in the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
Michelle Oberman (Law) was quoted in the Fort Collins Coloradoan about the tragedy of mothers who kill their own children.
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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