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AU Newsmakers 3.22-3.29, 2019
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This Year's Top 35 Women in Higher Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education featured Camille Nelson, dean of the Washington College of Law, in its list of Top 35 Women in Higher Education. Nelson was honored for her work in promoting diversity in the legal and legal education fields. (3/22)

Faculty Authors
Why Britain is Suddenly Facing a Constitutional Crisis
Associate Professor of History Laura Beers wrote an article for The Washington Post's Made by History blog about Britain's constitutional crisis. Beers wrote, “The United Kingdom's constitutional crisis hinges on Prime Minister Theresa May's determination to take the country out of the European Union.” (3/25)
Trump's Travel Ban Faces Fresh Legal Jeopardy
Washington College of Law Professor Robert Tsai wrote an article for Politico about the challenges facing President Trump's travel ban. Tsai wrote, “New lawsuits challenging the ban bring into play court precedents that were not raised in the initial travel ban lawsuits.” (3/27)
The Kosovo Project in Retrospect
James Goldgeier, professor in the School of International Service, co-wrote an article for War on the Rocks about the anniversary of an American-led military operation in Kosovo. Goldgeier and his co-author wrote, “Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton led NATO on a 78-day bombing campaign in southeastern Europe.” (3/24)

Prince Charles Becomes First British Royal to Visit Cuba
William LeoGrande, professor of public affairs, spoke to Reuters about Prince Charles' historic visit to Cuba. LeoGrande said the visit would “lend legitimacy to the Cuban government and represent an implicit warning to the United States that hostile actions against Cuba may incur a diplomatic cost with important allies.” The article was published in 19 outlets, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail Online, and U.S. News & World Report. (3/24)
ISIS is Like a Chronic Disease
David Malet, assistant professor of public affairs, discussed with The New York Times the longevity of extremist groups like ISIS. Malet said that foreign combatants who have traveled to war zones die at a rate of about one-third. (3/25)
Neo-Nazis Hijacked Papa John's Brand Can Shaq Take it Back?
Kogod School of Business Professor Sonya Grier spoke to The Washington Post about Shaquille O'Neal's partnership with Papa John's Pizza. Grier said, “[O'Neal's] engagement may also help create perceptions about the brand as community-focused and help to overcome the destroyed trust in the brand.” The story ran in 11 outlets, including The Los Angeles Times. (3/22)
How These Grandparents Became America's Unofficial Social Safety Net
Robin Lumsdaine, professor in the Kogod School of Business, spoke to The Washington Post about the rising trend of grandparents stepping in as guardians for their grandchildren. Lumsdaine said, “Care decisions are sometimes driven by the needs of the grandchildren's parents, rather than the circumstances of grandparents.” The story ran in nine outlets. (3/23)
The $1 Billion Waiting For Artists Who Know Where to Look
Linda Bloss-Baum, professor in the Kogod School of Business, spoke with Rolling Stone about SoundExchange and its efforts to get recording artists royalty payments. Bloss-Baum said, “Any time there is a significant amount of unmatched money, actually, we go on social media and somewhat stalk artists down to tell them, ‘Hey, we have money for you.' It's the best job.” SoundExchange was co-founded by John Simson, a faculty member in the Kogod School of Business. (3/27)
The Gender Pay Gap Still Exists - but It's Shrinking, According to a New Study
Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to Fox Business Network about the gender pay gap. Cafaro said, “Millenial women, in particular… are making about 89 cents on the dollar.” (3/27)
Barr's Summary on Mueller Report Highlights Interference in 2016 Election
Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman appeared on WRC-NBC4 to discuss the findings of the Mueller Report, and Attorney General William Barr's summary report. Lichtman said, “This probe is so different from the others because all we're getting is a summary.” Lichtman also spoke to San Francisco Chronicle and CTV News. Washington College of Law Professor Jamie Raskin spoke to Vice News about the Mueller report, and Jason Mollica, professorial lecturer of communication, spoke to Sinclair Broadcasting Group. (3/24, 3/25)
American Jews, Caught Between Ilhan Omar and Donald Trump, Are Lost in a Wilderness
History Professor Pamela Nadell spoke to Yahoo News about the discord in American politics over U.S.-Israeli relations. Nadell said, “I'd be greatly surprised if the Jewish- American community made an enormous migration to the Republic Party.” (3/22)

''Online, consumer'' news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as HuffingtonPost, NY Times
"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as HuffingtonPost, NY Times
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week

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