In the News
Douglas Baird, the Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor in the Law School, recently wrote an op-ed for the Friday, June 25 Chicago Tribune that criticized pending legislation that would affect bankruptcy petitions. Baird is also vice chairman of the National Bankruptcy Conference.
The College Convocation on June 12 that featured speaker Elaine Fuchs, the Amgen Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and distinguished guest speaker President Clinton drew the expected local and national coverage. Reports appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times among others. National television broadcasts such as NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News carried reports about the Presidents speech, which focused on his free trade policy.
The Associated Press Newswires and the Chicago Sun-Times carried a story Friday, June 11, prior to President Clintons visit, that discussed the Universitys policy to give honorary degrees only to scholars of the very highest distinction. The story was picked up by other publications as well, including the Washington Post, The Illinois Times and Democrat and Chronicle.
Austan Goolsbee, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Business, has been a frequently quoted source in recent stories about taxing Internet commerce. Stories appeared in the Monday, June 21 Chicago Sun-Times and the Tuesday, June 22 USA Today. He also was quoted in a Tuesday, June 29 Wall Street Journal article. Congresss 19-member Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce currently is sorting through possible tax options.
Barbara Schneider, Professor in Sociology and author of The Ambitious Generation; Americas Teenagers, Motivated but Directionless, has recently been interviewed about issues concerning teen-agers. She was quoted in a story in the Chicago Tribune Sunday, June 27, the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, June 30, and in the June issue of the Christian Science Monitor. She also was interviewed for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.
Dinosaur expert Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, was featured in a Sunday, June 27 Chicago Tribune article about the research he presented in a paper recently published in the journal Science. Sereno and his wife, Gabrielle Lyon (A. M. 94), were featured in the cover story of the July issue of Chicago magazine as well.
A story appearing in the June 28 issue of People magazine featured the efforts of Linda Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology in the Graduate School of Business, and her husband, Boaz Keysar, Associate Professor in Psychology, who successfully fought for passage of the Childrens Product Safety Act. Ginzel and Keysar, whose 16-month-old son Danny died in a day-care center accident, appeared before the Illinois Senate in May. The bill, which passed unanimously, requires licensed child-care facilities be inspected for unsafe products and prohibits any business from selling or leasing them.