Fit to Print: March 2018
Extra, extra! Professors are dishing on issues in higher education, the Mueller investigation, eating vegan on a budget, and much more in this edition of Fit to Print!
“We’ve learned that older students, often beginning studies after many years of work, need more feedback and engagement with professors and classmates.”
—President Marvin Krislov, published in The New York Times, speaking about the benefits of an online education.
“To [embrace diversity] successfully requires some effort and you need to be attentive to the needs of different populations.”
—President Marvin Krislov, interviewed by Education Dive about championing diverse students in higher education.
“One area where we can help parents do a better job is in encouraging them to let their students navigate problems by themselves.”
—President Marvin Krislov, interviewed by Westchester Magazine about the process of getting into college.
“What Mueller has done here is put into a criminal framework the conduct that we’ve all been talking about in broad terms.”
—Mimi Rocah, JD, interviewed on MSNBC’s 11th Hour regarding Mueller’s indictment in the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia.
“We are not helpless in the face of these horrible acts. There are things we can do as members of law enforcement, as parents, service providers, and educators. We need to get the facts, raise awareness, and arm ourselves with tools for prevention.”
—Mimi Rocah, JD, featured in Westchester Rising about her opening at Pace Law’s “Child Sex Trafficking—It’s Happening in Westchester County” conference.
“Just like in any other kind of criminal or intelligence investigation, once you show that the government as a whole body [...] have lost control of the ability to shield sources, that’s going to jeopardize future investigations.”
—Mimi Rocah, JD, interviewed by Richard French on RNN about the release of the Nunes memo.
“The horrific crimes of Larry Nassar vividly demonstrate what law enforcement and service providers working with children know all too well, that sex offenses against children are perpetrated by predators from all walks of life.”
—Mimi Rocah, JD, published an op-ed in the Journal News regarding child sex trafficking.
“What we’re seeing is a shift in the norm of what is acceptable and there are certain kinds of engagements that become too controversial.”
—Darren Rosenblum, JD, quoted by NBC Washington about the recent changes to gun sales by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
“If the threat is something that focuses on [violence] or bodily harm towards another individual [...], by all means, law enforcement can either conduct an investigation or surveillance.”
—Darren Porcher, PhD, interviewed by Fox 5 about the importance of speaking up when suspicious behavior is observed.
“When people change too much about their diet at once, they tend to give up before they reach their goals.”
—Christen Cupples Cooper, EdD, RD, quoted in Men’s Health about eating vegan on a budget.
“Avoid cooking foods for any length of time over an open flame or hot metal surface, turn meat frequently during cooking, and cut away charred portions of meat.”
—Christen Cupples Cooper, EdD, RD, quoted by Reader’s Digest about common cooking mistakes that could pose health risks.
“Education has gotten a lot more accessible and I think it’s critical that we take advantage of that as citizens interested in public service…because that accessibility is what’s going to change society.”
—Hillary Knepper, PhD, interviewed by City & State about how advanced degrees are more important than ever in the changing political and technological landscape.
“A jury’s verdict can’t be impeached. It’s basically to provide finality, and to try to prevent what’s happening here: getting jurors to say things that happened inside the jury room that may or may not be true.”
—Bennett Gershman, JD, quoted by Bloomberg on the likelihood of overturning jury’s verdicts.
“To just excoriate these people [at the FBI and Justice Department] and suggest that they’re all acting for political motives, to me, what it does is it undermines the public’s confidence in law enforcement.”
—Bennett Gershman, JD, spoke to the Voice of America about the Russia-linked FBI surveillance memo.
“The U.S. Constitution guarantees a person charged with a crime the right to be tried by a jury. But does a criminal defendant have a right to waive a jury trial and be tried by a judge instead of a jury?”
—Bennett Gershman, JD, published in Law & Crime regarding certain police defendants.
“There are many who doubt that parochial local governments can respond in any significant way to the challenge of global climate change. There are, however, many local land use tools available to them that clearly reduce or sequester carbon emissions.”
—John R. Nolon, JD, published an article in Law Professors about low carbon land use.
“While the move to take the GRE is gaining steam in the legal education community, there may be some reason for concern.”
—Kathryn Rubino, JD, published an article in Above the Law concerning the GRE exam being permitted in admission for law students.
“Over time, recess has been severely limited, so those sort of changes kind of subconsciously reinforce the idea that it’s not that important for kids to get playtime in school.”
—Brenna Hassinger-Das, PhD, speaking to Smithsonian Magazine about Urban Thinkscape, a playground specifically designed to simulate learning for young children.
"NRA TV has become a central focus in what could be a threshold moment in the national gun debate."
—Adam Klein, PhD, published an article in The Conversation that was republished by Salon and RawStory.
Bennett Gershman, JD, published the book Prosecution Stories, in an attempt to help anyone interested in criminal law understand how the prosecutor uses—and misuses—their power within the criminal law system.
Andriy Danylenko, PhD, published the book From the Bible to Shakespeare: Pantelejmon Kuliš (1819–1897) and the Formation of Literary Ukrainian. This is the first English-language study of the translations of the Bible and Shakespeare into vernacular Ukrainian by Pantelejmon Kuliš (1819–1897), a true Ukrainian maverick in the national revival of his country and a precursor of the modern understanding of Ukrainian literature.
Lee Evans, EdD, published “PASSACAGLIA VS. CHACONNE: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?” in the Winter 2018 issue of Piano Guild Notes.
Hot off the presses, it’s another round of faculty media mentions! This month, they’re tackling the Russia investigation, sex trafficking legislation, and more.
Fit to Print: April 2018
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By applying unorthodox uses to regular spaces, Dyson Assistant Professor Brenna Hassinger-Das is reshaping the way children and parents experience educational opportunities.
Research: Urban Thinkscape