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  • March 30, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup March 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

    Verdict Still Out on Social Impact of Pao Gender Discrimination Case On Friday, March 27, the jury in the Ellen Pao gender discrimination case returned a verdict for the defendant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, finding Pao was not fired in retaliation for her reporting of work-place sexual harassment. The […]

  • Where Gay Rights Meet Gender Wrongs

    With an ever-growing list of accomplishments—from state nondiscrimination laws to inevitable nationwide marriage to prominent positions in society and government—gay Americans and the Gay Agenda continue building momentum toward full equality. And women have played a major role in creating a society that’s better for gay men. Straight female allies […]

  • Gender Discrimination: Fine Lines in the Workplace

    Uncategorized March 28, 2015 at 12:58 am 0 comments

    This week, the high-profile trial of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) took place in San Francisco Superior Court.  KPCB is a well-known venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Pao is the interim CEO of Reddit and former junior partner at KPCB. In 2012, Pao filed the […]

  • Reality TV and the Construction of Crime

    Criminal Justice, Race March 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm 0 comments

    On March 15, entertainment and reality intersected during the final episode of HBO’s six-part documentary, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.” The documentary, which examined Robert Durst’s life and his connection to three separate murders, made television history during its finale by broadcasting a murder confession on […]

  • An Argument for Medicaid Expansion

    Uncategorized March 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm 1 comment

    Twenty-two states are currently denying healthcare coverage to nearly seven million Americans.[1] The intransigent opposition to the Affordable Care Act from state leadership, primarily in the South and Midwest, has unfairly burdened their residents and created a missed opportunity. Regardless of one’s opinion on other components of the ACA, the […]

  • March 23, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Uncategorized March 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

    Prison Replacing Study Hall Politico explores a Department of Justice report that found Meridian, MS was incarcerating students “so arbitrarily and severely as to shock the conscience.” The article goes on to explore the school-to-prison pipeline that has led to mass incarceration in America. The rapid increase in incarceration of […]

  • Advertising: Good for Business, Bad for the Cause

    Uncategorized March 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

    As of this year, four states and the nation’s capital have legalized marijuana for recreational use. With Colorado alone selling $700 million worth of marijuana in 2014, it is no surprise that entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on the cash crop. Like most businesses, these companies would like to increase […]

  • Pitfalls of Online Education

    Education March 18, 2015 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

    In recent years, an increasing number of institutions have publicly offered university-level courses online for free. Elite institutions such as Harvard and Yale have recorded a number of their undergraduate courses and posted them online. Specialized providers of massive open online course (MOOC) have also emerged, ranging from for-profit organization […]

  • Does the LSAT Discriminate Against the Visually Impaired?

    Education, Uncategorized March 14, 2015 at 10:58 am 0 comments

    Last week, Richard Bernstein, the newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court, visited Harvard Law School to give a lunchtime speech entitled, “Justice Is Blind.” Bernstein, the only blind Justice ever elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, reflected on how that hardship shaped his character, giving him the empathy he believes […]

  • For-Profit College Predatory Lending Leads to Lawsuit and Debt Strike

    Uncategorized March 14, 2015 at 3:38 am 0 comments

    The Dodd-Frank Act gives the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) power to go after institutions that engage in unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices against consumers. On September 16, 2014, the CFPB filed a complaint in federal court against Corinthian Colleges for its predatory lending practices. Corinthian Colleges is the parent […]