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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.

Pass the turkey – and put a sock in the politics talk

November 30, 2016   |  Greensboro News & Record

A Wake Forest professor suggests that your Thanksgiving dinner guests should try to talk about something else – anything else – but politics.

“Feelings are still pretty raw for everyone,” said Samuel Gladding, a professor of counseling at Wake Forest and a past president of the American Counseling Association. “It’s been three weeks (since the presidential election), and there’s a lot of emotion. And when there’s a lot of emotion, there’s always a potential for trouble.”

Several California media outlets, including The Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Breeze, Daily Bulletin, Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star News, The Sun, and the Whittier Daily News covered the story. In North Carolina,  The Winston-Salem Journal and the Raleigh News & Observer also ran the story.

Tidings of comfort and joy:Why shoppers seeking comfort will be retailers’ joy

November 30, 2016   |  Fox News

Roger Beahm, WestRock Executive Director of the School of Business Center for Retail Innovation, writes: “After an exceptionally divisive election season and the ongoing fall-out, people are in search of the comfort and nostalgia that comes with the holidays, perhaps turning to some retail therapy. While the National Retail Federation estimates consumers will spend, on average, $935 shopping this holiday season (down 1.7 percent from last year), there’s a good chance they will actually spend more than that.”

Ex-BB&T CEO Allison said to be in running for treasury chief

November 30, 2016   |  American Banker

Former BB&T Chief Executive John Allison is a late entrant on a short-list for the job of U.S. Treasury secretary, according to two people familiar with President-elect Donald Trump’s selection process.

Allison was named CEO of Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based BB&T in 1989, a position he held until 2008. He is currently an executive in residence at Wake Forest’s business school.

Bloomberg News, Chicago Tribune, The Morning Call, Orlando Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun,The Hartford Courant, Daily Press, National Mortgage News, Reason.com, Carroll County Times, The Winston-Salem Journal and Triad Business Journal also covered this story.

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