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Stream Protection Rule declared (almost dead): Now what?

February 20, 2017   |  Bloomberg BNA

Environmentalists could also try to challenge the CRA resolution in court. But no such plans are in the works yet, and the odds of success are long, because courts have historically approved congressional legislation “as long as there’s some conceivable rational basis for it,” said Sidney Shapiro, an administrative law professor at Wake Forest University.

Meet the people making money on Charlotte's grocery delivery service

February 20, 2017   |  Charlotte Observer

Increased competition in the gig economy can make for better customer service – and more opportunities for workers, said Wake Forest finance professor Ajay Patel. “As long as people can rate them, you get a little comfort knowing the service provider is going to do a good job.”

Media Report for Feb. 11-19, 2017

February 20, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Feb. 11-19, 2017 is now available online.

Lauren Formica and Alessandra Von Burg: Hoping for hospitality

February 13, 2017   |  Winston-Salem Journal

As state and federal lawyers argue over President Donald Trump’s travel and refugee ban, Wake Forest University’s Lauren Formica and Alessandra Von Burg wrote a guest column about their work with refugees in Italy and Greece.

“Nobody wants to be a refugee. We heard that again and again as we traveled through refugee camps in Italy and Greece last summer. Residents posted and painted signs on their tents that declared, ‘I am not a refugee.’ As a student-professor team, we wanted to study the educational and professional background of refugees and how their knowledge and skill sets matched with the economies of their destinations. Researching migration and stereotypes around noncitizens (both migrants and refugees) as unskilled and uneducated, we traveled to Europe to ask questions.

Formica is a Global Programs coordinator in the Center for Global Programs and Studies and an alumna. Von Burg is an associate professor in communication and chair of the East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Former BB&T CEO: If I had a magic wand, wouldn't have a fed

February 13, 2017   |  CNBC

John Allison, executive in residence at Wake Forest School of Business and former BB&T CEO, discusses the possibility of being named a Fed governor. Allison was featured on the program “Closing Bell.”

Maya Angelou's inspiring life celebrated in new documentary

February 13, 2017   |  NewsOne

Melissa Harris-Perry vividly recalled the day she told her former college professor, Maya Angelou, that she planned to drop her class. But instead of signing off on the request, the legendary writer who is best known for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, hired Harris-Perry to work as a student assistant.

The job allowed Harris-Perry to earn money for college fees. But what mattered more is that Angelou became her “beloved mentor and guide.” Reflecting on the relationship, Harris-Perry added that Angelou’s “generosity was unparalleled.”

Gen Y: Questions to ask yourself when considering a job change

February 13, 2017   |  Huffington Post

With Gen Y employees making multiple job changes of the course of a lifetime, what are the critical questions that they should be asking before leaving a job or an organization for something new? The post was written by Lauren Beam, associate director of mentoring and alumni personal and career development at Wake Forest.

This story also appeared on Yahoo!News.

Media Report for Feb. 4-10, 2017

February 13, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Feb. 4-10, 2017 is now available online.

Former EPA deputy heads to Wake Forest

February 6, 2017   |  Greenwire

Stan Meiburg, U.S. EPA’s former acting deputy administrator, will join Wake Forest as its new director of graduate programs in sustainability. Meiburg graduated from Wake Forest in 1975 and spent nearly four decades at EPA after joining the agency in 1977. The agency veteran held down several jobs at EPA, including stints as deputy regional administrator in the agency’s Atlanta and Dallas offices. Meiburg served as EPA’s No. 2, beginning in 2014, until the end of the Obama administration last month.

He is known for leading efforts to protect the nation’s air and water, clean up hazardous and toxic waste sites, build collaborative relationships with state and tribal environmental programs, and promote sound management in EPA.

The story also appeared in Triad Business Journal.

Trump may be skirting transparency law on advisory boards

February 6, 2017   |  Politico

“Courts have never really said one way or another because they’ve managed to avoid the constitutional question by sort of torturing the criteria for FACA that allows them to avoid the ultimate question,” Wake Forest University law professor Sidney Shapiro said. In 1989, for instance, the Supreme Court ruled that American Bar Association panels reviewing potential judicial nominees are beyond the reach of FACA.

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