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Happy with harpsichords

December 12, 2016   |  WFDD

In this interview, music professor and Steinway artist Peter Kairoff explores why the harpsichord, a plucked string instrument, has captured the imagination of composers from Bach to the Beatles and beyond.

Trump to deliver economic tailwind, his economist fans say

December 12, 2016   |  Reuters

The optimistic view from Trump-supporting economists derives from their expectation that scrapping Obamacare, loosening rules on banks and energy companies, and lowering taxes can ease two of the U.S. economy’s most stubborn headwinds – slow productivity growth and a shrinking labor force.

“There are so many bad regulations and disincentives to work holding the economy back that it won’t be hard to get some momentum if they are fixed,” said Robert Whaples, an economics professor.

Law and order circa 2050: A future tense event recap

December 12, 2016   |  Slate

In this story about ShotSpotter sensors, a gunfire detection technology used in 90 U.S. cities in an effort to aid law enforcement, law professor Kami Chavis said that in many communities, the problem isn’t necessarily whether police are responding to crime – it’s how they respond “Police departments indeed have an obligation to use technology and anything they can to keep communities safe. At the same time, though, we have this very delicate balance of protecting the civil liberties of people who live in those communities as well.”

Volcker criticizes Trump's CEO-heavy jobs panel

December 12, 2016   |  Politico

Law professor Sidney Shapiro contributed comments in this story about Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who oversaw the Reagan economic boom of the 1980s, and his warnings that the economic advisory group being set up by President-elect Donald Trump is too stacked with CEOs and faces bureaucratic obstacles that the incoming administration may not be prepared for.

“When Congress passed the Federal Advisory Committee Act, they made it pretty clear it applied to the president because you had all these presidential commissions and that’s what they were aiming at,” said Shapiro.

Media Report for Dec. 3-9

December 12, 2016   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Dec. 3-9 is now available online.

Thousands attend Wake Forest's expanded Lovefeast

December 6, 2016   |  The Winston-Salem Journal

Although this is the 52nd year that Wake Forest University has held a Lovefeast, this year was the first time the university offered a 4:30 p.m. service in addition to the traditional 8 p.m. service on Sunday. The 4:30 service – intentionally shorter than the 8 p.m. service – drew more than 1,000 people.  his year, to highlight the services, Wake Forest Road leading into campus was lit up with luminaries.

A video of the service is available for viewing. The event was also covered by WXII and WGHP.

What should parents tell kids about Santa?

December 6, 2016   |  CBS News

Could the age-old tale of Father Christmas be damaging to kids? That’s the question researchers pose in an essay recently published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.

“I think lie is a harsh word to use here,” Deborah Best, a professor of psychology, told CBS News. “I think a better way to look at it is that it’s a family secret.”

KTVA, Palm Beach Post and WPXI also covered this story.

John Allison on being considered for treasury secretary

December 6, 2016   |  Fox News

BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Executive in Residence John Allison met with the president-elect Donald Trump to discuss how his administration could regulate Wall Street while they also discussed the possibility of Allison joining Trump’s cabinet as the Treasury Secretary. Allison, a former chief executive of BB&T Corp, described the experience as a “job interview.”

He was interviewed for national news broadcasts and newspapers that included two interviews with the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business and two with Bloomberg. Local and regional news outlets that covered the story included the Triad Business Journal,  The Winston-Salem Journaland The Charlotte Observer.

More law degrees for women, but fewer good jobs

December 6, 2016   |  The New York Times

Jay Shively, dean for admissions and financial aid at the School of Law, was included in this story about new research that indicates that female law students are clustered in lower-ranked schools, and fewer women are enrolled in the country’s most prestigious institutions.

Shively said that the admissions process is “very numbers-driven” and that schools are aware of the repercussions “if they lose a couple of points on U.S. News,” referring to the U.S. News & World Report annual law school rankings.

This story also ran in The Seattle Times and ACQ Magazine.

Media Report for Nov. 26 - Dec. 4

December 6, 2016   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Nov. 26 – Dec. 4 is now available online.

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