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Media Report for May 5-11, 2018

May 15, 2018   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for May 5-11, 2018 is now available online.

Barriers to entry

May 10, 2018   |  The Economist

Women in the economics field are far more likely than their male colleagues to say that gender gaps are rooted in inequities in the market. A survey of a random sample of members of the AEA, by Ann Mari May and Mary McGarvey of the University of Nebraska and Robert Whaples of Wake Forest University, found that hardly any men believed professional opportunities for economics faculty are tilted against women.

UN staff pension fund mired in 'dirty profits' from firms guilty of rights abuses

May 5, 2018   |  The Guardian

The United Nations is facing calls for a full review of its staff pension fund after the Guardian uncovered that it has around a billion dollars invested in companies whose activities are or have been incompatible with core UN principles and programs. “The UN has moral and legal responsibilities to take the lead in promoting and protecting human rights, including the rights undermined by environmental degradation,” said Wake Forest University law professor John Knox.

Pardoning Michael Cohen this early in the Mueller investigation could be trouble for Trump

May 10, 2018   |  FiveThirtyEight

According to legal experts, an early pardon of Michael Cohen could expose Trump to obstruction of justice charges for interfering with an ongoing criminal probe or fuel impeachment proceedings. And it’s possible that such a pardon might even violate the Constitution. “The timing makes a huge difference,” said Katy Harriger, a professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University and an expert on special counsel investigations. “It could be a big problem for Trump if he appears to be using the pardon to keep people from sharing information that would be personally damaging to him.”

Triad university names leader to dual role for diversity, inclusion

May 10, 2018   |  Triad Business Journal

Wake Forest University on Thursday named Jose Villalba to the dual role of vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. Villalba, who has served as interim chief diversity officer since August 2017, will start in his new post at the Winston-Salem university on July 1. He replaces Barbee Oakes, who previously served as Wake Forest’s first chief diversity officer.

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