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Week of May 2

May 9, 2011

  • The Burlington Free Press spoke with Assistant Professor Michele Martinez Campbell on May 8 about the case of a Vermont man accused of raping and murdering his 12-year-old niece.
  • The Rutland Herald spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on May 8 about the legal battle between Entergy and the state of Vermont over the fate of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
  • The New York Times talked to Professor Peter Bradford on May 7 about concerns that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is too close to the industry it regulates. The story was picked up by MSNBC, CNBC, Environment South Africa and other media.
  • The Valley News talked to administrators, faculty and students for a May 7 story about the prospect of military recruiters returning to campus once the repeal of the  "don't ask, don't tell" law is finalized.
  • In a commentary May 7, Assistant Professor Don Kreis wrote that Entergy may prevail in its lawsuit to prevent the state of Vermont from closing Vermont Yankee.
  • The New York Times ran a Greenwire story May 6 talking to Professor Pat Parenteau about Republican lawmakers' efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
  • Sports Illustrated/CNN Video talked to Professor Michael McCann on May 6 about whether Major League Baseball should punish players for DUI's despite the league not having that authority in the collective bargaining agreement.
  • In a May 6 commentary on Vermont Public Radio, Assistant Professor Don Kreis discussed using Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" as a way to talk about racism with his 9-year-old daughter.
  • The Kansas City Star spoke with Professor Michael McCann on May 6 about a litigation settlement between fired football coach Ron Prince and Kansas State University.
  • The National Law Journal reported May 5 on VLS's new online master's degree program in environmental law.
  • The American Lawyer Daily discussed the legality of college football's Bowl Championship Series with Professor Michael McCann on May 5.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau told the Brattleboro Reformer on May 5 that Vermont likely would defeat Entergy in the legal battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
  • Inside Higher Ed talked to Professor Michael McCann on May 5 about the U.S. Justice Department's examination of college football's Bowl Championship Series.
  • The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Business Week, Taipei Times, Sunday Times (South Africa), Yahoo! News, Oregon Public Broadcasting News and nearly 200 other news outlets worldwide ran an Associated Press story May 4 quoting Professor Gus Speth on a series of lawsuits intended to  force government intervention on climate change.
  • Law360 spoke with Kevin Jones, VLS's smart grid project leader, on May 4 about the Obama administration and several states promoting renewable energy.
  • Marketplace reported May 2 and the Boston Globe, Burlington Free Press, Bay Windows, Providence Journal, Seven Days and other media May 4 on VLS's plan to lift its ban of military recruiters on campus once the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law goes into effect.
  • The Randolph Herald reported May 4 on a corn-ethanol study by the Institute for Energy and the Environment and Food & Water Watch.
  • Winnipeg Sports Radio 1290 discussed the NFL lockout with Professor Michael McCann on May 3.
  • VermontRadio WDEV spoke May 2 with Professor Robert Rachlin about Guantánamo, trials of detainees and what may have happened if Osama bin Laden had been captured alive.
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