VLS in the News
Week of July 18
July 25, 2011
- In his Sports Illustrated column July 24, Professor Michael McCann discussed the NFL labor dispute and whether football will soon return.
- The Japan Times talked to Javier Garcia-Lomas Gago '10 on July 24 about Japan's renewable energy options.
- The Huffington Post ran a commentary July 22 by Professor Jason Czarnezki and Emily Montgomery '10 about food labeling and genetically engineered salmon.
- The Associated Press reported July 22 that the U.S. Justice Department filed a brief in support of Dee Jones '12, a blind VLS student suing for special accommodations to take a legal ethics exam.
- The Associated Press, Mother Jones, Vermont Public Radio and other media reported July 22 on VLS's lifting of its ban of military recruiters on campus because of the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law.
- CBS News' BNET spoke with Associate Professor Jennifer Taub on July 21 about the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
- The Associated Press, whose July 20 story was carried by Vermont Public Radio, Washington Examiner and other media, cited professors Pat Parenteau's, Cheryl Hanna's and Don Kreis' blog commentaries about the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant lawsuit.
- The Burlington Free Press on July 19 and July 20 cited the VLS faculty commentary blog about the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant lawsuit.
- The New York Times, whose story was picked up by Folha (Brazil's largest daily newspaper) and other media, spoke with Professor Greg Johnson on July 19 about a a lesbian couple suing a Vermont inn, claiming it refused to host their fall wedding reception because of their sexual orientation.
- The Associated Press, whose story ran July 19-20 in the Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated, MSN Fox Sports, Yahoo! News, Toronto Globe and Mail and other media, spoke with Professor Michael McCann about an NFL player suing Champion sports apparel maker for dropping his endorsement deal over his controversial tweets.
- Vermont Public Radio talked to professors Pat Parenteau and Michael Dworkin on July 19 and July 20 about a federal judge's refusal to grant an injunction to permit the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to continue operating beyond March 2012 pending the outcome of a trial.
- The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists interviewed Professor Gus Speth on July 19 about the root causes of environmental problem and the need for a post-growth society in which renewable energy plays an important role, but the emphasis is on improved efficiency.
- WCAX spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on July 19 about the latest in the federal lawsuit over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
- In a Vermont Public Radio commentary July 18, Professor Cheryl Hanna discussed a new book, "The Social Animal," by New York Times columnist David Brooks.
- Vermont Public Radio spoke with Assistant Professor Don Kreis on July 18 about the proposed merger of Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power and the promise to make Rutland Vermont's first solar city.
- The Burlington Free Press talked to Professor Cheryl Hanna on July 18 about a Vermont Supreme Court ruling that supported keeping search warrant materials sealed in connection with a Essex Junction couple who went missing last month.
- Law360 talked to Assistant Professor Sheryl Dickey on July 18 about a federal circuit court panel's dismissal of a citizen claims against Omya, Inc., over alleged water contamination from a calcium carbonate mineral processing facility.