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AU Newsmakers 9.6-9.13, 2019
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Art from the Corcoran Reestablishes Its Place in D.C. With Exhibition at AU
The Washington Post featured a new exhibit at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in an article about how AU and other organizations are using their gifts from the Corcoran Legacy Collection. The exhibit is centered around five themes to represent the diverse interests of the student-curators, as well as to pay homage to former Corcoran curator and director Walter Hopps. “Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection” is on view through Dec.15. (9/6)

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Study Shows That the Depiction of Homelessness on Television Has a Race and Gender Problem
Research by the Center for Media & Social Impact was featured in an article by Shadow & Act. The study by CMSI analyzed 150 episodes from 50 television shows and found that coverage of homelessness disproportionately focused on white males. (9/11)

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Why Impeachment of William Sulzer Is Solid Precedent for Donald Trump
Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman wrote an op-ed for The Hill about how the 1913 impeachment of New York Governor William Sulzer sets a precedent to impeach sitting presidents today. Lichtman wrote, “If followed by the federal courts today, this precedent would enable the House of Representatives, as part of an impeachment investigation, to obtain grand jury materials and enforce subpoenas over White House objections.” (9/9)

2020 Democrats Will Face Off on One Stage for the First Time This Week. Here's Everything to Know About the September Debate
David Barker, professor of public affairs, spoke to TIME Magazine about polling numbers for the top Democratic candidates. Barker said, “Buttigeieg has really fallen back, after being the darling of the spring season.” Barker also spoke to The Globe and Mail about Vice President Biden's performance in the latest Democratic Debate (9/9, 9/12)
U.K. Brexit Plan Is Unknown
Garret Martin, professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, appeared on CNN International to discuss the future of politics in the United Kingdom and Brexit. Martin said, “This has been a very confusing set of events in the last few weeks, and there are plenty of options down the line, many of them which are not palatable for Boris Johnson.” (9/10)
Chevy Chase Dog Park Latest Local Doggie Drama
Associate Professor of Public Affairs Derek Hyra spoke to WAMU-FM about a community conflict over a Chevy Chase dog park. Hyra said, “It's not so much about the pet, or the park, it's about who controls space in a community.” (9/11)
How Big Is the Gig Economy?
Caroline Bruckner, managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center, spoke to NPR's Marketplace, to discuss a California bill to regulate how app-based platforms classify their employees. Bruckner said the bill would result in “a change in terms of [the company's] bottom line.” Bruckner also spoke to InsideSources about Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax plan. (9/11, 9/12)
Trump Primary Challengers Seek Fight Over Future of GOP, Not 2020 Victory
Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to Sinclair Broadcast Group about the Republican candidates running against President Trump for the Republican nomination. Cafaro said, “I think it's about injecting into the dialogue a contrast ideologically amongst Republicans and, at least in theory, providing a choice to voters.” The story appeared in 15 Sinclair-affiliated stations, including WJLA. (9/9)
Silicon Valley's Final Frontier for Mobile Payments – 'the Neoliberal Takeover of the Human Body'
Associate Professor of Communication Aram Sinnreich spoke to MarketWatch about the future of biometric-payment systems. Sinnreich said, “Every technological necessity exists in the real world and is used commercially. It just hasn't all been integrated into one biometric-payment method yet because it would creep people out.” (9/11)
It Ain't Easy Selling Green
Professor in the Kogod School of Business Sonya Grier spoke to Nexus Media about companies that brand themselves as environmentally friendly. Grier said, “Often, green products will lead up with the focus on sustainability and that it is green, but that says nothing about the effectiveness of the product, which is what people really want.” The interview ran in EcoWatch. (9/8)

''Online, consumer'' news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, 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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