Media Roundup for June 1, 2017
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Office of Communications and Public Relations
June 1, 2017
Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of June 1, 2017:
American Public Health Association
Christine Nero Coughlin is a Professor and the Director of the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research Program, Wake Forest University School of Law, and a faculty member of the Wake Forest Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC. Adam Messenlehner is a Research Assistant to Christine Nero Coughlin at Wake Forest University School of Law.
United Nations Human Rights
Speaking ahead of the World Environment Day on Monday 5 June, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, urges all States to do more to fulfill their existing obligations to protect the world’s biological diversity from extinction.
(This may go against voters’ wishes, but another problem is voters don’t actually do much to hold prosecutors accountable: When Ronald Wright of Wake Forest University School of Law looked at data from 1996 to 2006, he found that about 95 percent of incumbent prosecutors won reelection, and 85 percent ran unopposed in general elections.)
Five African American Faculty Members Given New Assignments
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Kami Chavis, professor of law, associate dean of research and public engagement, and director of the Criminal Justice Program at the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has been given the added duties of associate provost for academic initiatives at the university. Professor Simmons has been on the law school’s faculty since 2006.
Greensboro News & Record
“It’s unfortunate that the Trump administration and Congress have chosen to create so much uncertainty about continuing that legally mandated payments,” said Mark Hall, a law professor at Wake Forest University who is a national expert on health care. “That uncertainty puts insurers, like Blue Cross, in a real bind: either they set their prices for next year based on the assumption that the payments will continue, but risk having to either cancel coverage or impose substantial mid-year increases. Or, they go ahead and price their products assuming these payments cease, which results in a rate increase that is almost three times what it would otherwise be.”
Triad Business Journal
Francie Scott, interim director of the Office of Career & Professional Development at Wake Forest University School of Law, said many of the Winston-Salem school’s graduates hoping to stay in North Carolina are most interested in Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington.