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Weeks of June 27-July 4

July 14, 2011

  • National Defense Magazine ran an op-ed in its August issue by Zhen Zhang, a global energy fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environment, titled "Cohesive Cybersecurity Policy Needed For Electric Grid."
  • The Brattleboro Reformer spoke with Professor Pat Parenteau on July 8 about the federal lawsuit over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
  • Vermont Public Radio spoke with John Lamson '06 and Wynona Ward '98 on July 7 about federal funding cuts to their nonprofit group Have Justice Will Travel, which provides free legal services to domestic violence victims.
  • In his Sports Illustrated column July 6, Professor Michael McCann discussed a Canadian doctor's plea deal for smuggling unapproved drugs into the U.S. and rendering medical services to athletes without a valid medical license.
  • The Associated Press, Washington Post, ABA Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, New Orleans Times Picayune and other media nationwide reported July 5-6 on a lawsuit filed by Dee Jones '12, a blind student who is suing the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the Act Inc. testing company. The suit says they aren't providing the accommodations she needs to take the legal ethics exam all lawyers must take before they practice in Vermont and most other states.
  • The New Yorker talked to sports agent Jim Munsey '84 about his client Sam Fuld of the Tampa Bay Rays, whose dramatic outfield catches have put him in the spotlight this summer.
  • Carl Ponce '97, general coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy, discussed Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in an op-ed in the Latin American Herald Tribune on July 3.
  • The Burlington Free Press spoke June 30 with Robert Rachlin, a VLS trustee and visiting associate professor, about the death of John Downs, who helped to establish Vermont Law School and co-founded along with Rachlin the largest law firm in Vermont, Downs Rachlin Martin.
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