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February 2010

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education talked to Dean Jeff Shields on Feb. 28 about the "don't ask, don't tell" law.
  • Bizjournals quoted Mark Cooper in a Feb. 27 story about the nuclear power industry. Cooper is a senior research fellow for economic analysis at the VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • In his Feb. 26 column for SI.com, Associate Professor Michael McCann wrote about NFL teams releasing players who have suffered concussions.
  • In a Feb. 25 story by VPR that also aired on NPR, Professor Pat Parenteau discussed efforts by the EPA to reduce pollution in the Long Island Sound.
  • VPR talked to Professor Michael Dworkin for a Feb. 25 story on the Vermont Senate's vote to not relicense Vermont Yankee.
  • The TaxProf Blog weighed in on Feb. 24 about the L3C, an issue explored at the Vermont Law Review's annual symposium in February.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to the Original Vermont Observer for a story Feb. 25 about inaccurate information given out by Vermont Yankee about the plant's radioactive leaks.
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford on Feb. 23 in a story about nuclear power.
  • Vermont Business magazine had a Feb. 23 story about Vermont Law School and its partners in the "Minds on the Edge" project receiving a national mental health award.
  • Professor Michael Dworkin was quoted in the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Red State on Feb. 22 about Vermont Yankee's radioactive leaks and the plant's relicensing efforts.
  • In his Feb. 22 column in SI.com, Associate Professor Michael McCann wrote about the possibility of a civil action being filed in the death of an Olympic luger.
  • Assistant Professor Don Kreis offered his perspective on the L3C in an op-ed column in vtdigger.com on Feb. 22.
  • The Boston Globe, VPR, Newsday and other media ran a news brief Feb. 22 about the JAG/Solomon Amendment town hall meeting coming up on Feb. 24 on the VLS policy banning military recruiters from campus until the Pentagon allows openly gay men and women to serve in the armed forces.
  • The Missoulian interviewed Professor Craig Pease for a Feb. 21 story on the controversy surrounding the status of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.
  • In a Feb. 19 story aired by 300 public radio stations nationwide, Public Radio International's Living on Earth interviewed Professor Pat Parenteau about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to deny endangered species status to the American pika, a small mammal that has been hard hit by climate change.
  • WPTZ-TV aired a story on Feb. 18 about the the Vermont Law Review's 10th annual symposium, "Corporate Creativity: The Vermont L3C and Other Developments in Social Entrepreneurship."
  • On Feb. 17-18, Professor Michael Dworkin spoke with the Associated Press, ABC-TV 22, the New Orleans Times-Picayne, Seven Days, WAMU-Radio, FOX-TV 44 and other media and Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to Seven Days and WAMC-Radio about the possibility of Entergy going to federal court to try to block a shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The AP story was picked up by Forbes and many other media.
  • Mark Cooper and Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford were quoted in USA Today, Bloomberg News, Marketplace, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Market Watch, Diario Financiero (a Chilean daily newspaper), Der Tagesspiegel (a German daily newspaper), the Sydney Morning Herald (in Australia), FightingBob.com (an online opinion magazine), Mother Jones and other media on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 about President Obama's announcement of $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors . Cooper is a senior research fellow for economic analysis at the VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to The Brattleboro Reformer and Bennington Banner on Feb. 16 and the Burlington Free Press on Feb. 15 for stories about Vermont's campaign finance laws.
  • Associate Professor Michael McCann talked to The Christian Science Monitor for a Feb. 16 story about an NFL anti-trust case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to Seven Days for a Feb. 10 story on Vermont's campaign finance laws.
  • The Brattleboro Reformer talked to Professor Pat Parenteau for a Feb. 10 story on the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
  • WPTZ-TV aired a story Feb. 9 on the VLS panel discussion of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
  • Associate Professor Michael McCann commented Feb. 9 in the AM Law Daily and Feb. 8 in The New York Times on a class-action anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA.
  • Assistant Professor Don Kreis wrote an op-ed column Feb. 8 in vtdigger.org about the fatal explosion at the Kleen Energy facility in Connectict.
  • Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford talked to the Minneapolis Star Tribune for a story Feb. 8 about radioactive waste disposal.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna commented Feb. 7 in Vermont Today, the Times Argus and the Rutland Herald on the Herald's request to unseal a search warrant executed at the Rutland City Police Department.
  • The Rutland Herald and Times Argus talked to Associate Professor Jackie Gardina and Dean Jeff Shields for a Feb. 7 story on the Obama administration's proposal to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to the Associated Press on Feb. 5 about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to not list the American pika as endangered because of climate change. The article appeared in 87 news outlets nationwide, including USA Today, the Oregonian, the Denver Post and the Chicago Tribune.
  • The Randolph Herald reported Feb. 4 on Vermont Law School's plans to convert the 190 Chelsea building into the new home for the South Royalton Legal Clinic.
  • The Times Argus mentioned Vermont Law School in a Feb. 4 story about a new commuter bus route.
  • The SportsAgent blog on Feb. 4 noted Professor Michael McCann's participation in the University of Florida's sports law symposium.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to the Valley News on Feb. 3 and to WCAX on Jan. 26 about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on corporate contributions to political campaigns.
  • USA Today cited the research of Professor Mark Cooper in a Feb. 1 article on the costs of new nuclear reactors. Cooper's research also was cited in articles in Energy Central and other media.
  • The Randolph Herald reported Jan. 28 on former Gov. Howard Dean being chosen as 2010 commencement speaker at Vermont Law School.
  • VPR interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Chris Hedges on Jan. 27 before he gave a lecture at Vermont Law School on corporate America and celebrity culture.
  • In his SI.com column Jan. 25, Professor Michael McCann discussed the latest in the locker-room gun case involving two Washington Wizards players. McCann also talked with SI.com columnist Andy Staples about how the Bowl Championship Series might defend itself against an antitrust challenge.