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Posted by David Logan
10/07/2011 at 11:15 AM
A record turnout appeared at an annual event, the Public Interest Potluck, held at the Tiverton home of Professor Michael Yelnosky and Laurie Barron, Executive Director of our Feinstein Institute for Public Service.  More than 40 students showed up for dinner and conversation, and we were particularly pleased with the strong showing of the class of 2014. Here are some pics from that fun evening.
Posted by David Logan
10/06/2011 at 10:31 AM
Somewhat overshadowed by media reports of the death of Apple’s Steve Jobs yesterday was word of the death of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, the courageous leader of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama.  Perhaps best known as a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Rev. Shuttlesworth convinced Dr. Martin Luther King to make Birmingham the center of resistance to racism after the nonviolent effort sputtered in its first major campaign, in Albany Georgia.  Rev. Shuttlesworth believed that national media coverage of the brutal police response to peaceful...
Posted by David Logan
10/03/2011 at 03:56 PM
One of the most eclectic scholars on our very strong faculty is Carl Bogus, who is nationally-known for his progressive views on the history of the Second Amendment and gun control policy.  Carl makes the provocative argument that James Madison wrote the Second Amendment to assure the South that Congress could not subvert the slave system by disarming state militias, which the region relied on for slave control.  He has spoken about and debated both the constitutional and public policy aspects of gun control at law schools, colleges, and other venues across the country, appeared on...