Category Archives: News Brief

The Price of Media Coverage

Alemayehu Weldemariam is ACC’s first International Visiting Scholar. Because of comments made about his government in a newspaper interview, he was at risk of harm in his home country of Ethiopia. Hear about his hopes and plans in this audio interview I conducted with him for Accent newspaper. Do we take our freedom of speech too lightly here in America? Continue reading


Email Etiquette and the Art of Business Communication

I wrote the following article for Accent newspaper. Although email may not be considered a form of social media in the truest sense of the word, concepts of professional conduct applied to email would be well received in the realm of social media. What do you think ? The original article may be found at Continue reading

Trump declines presidential bid

The Republican field lost some of its flair when real estate mogul and reality television star Donald J. Trump announced Monday that he would not enter the 2012 presidential race. Continue reading

DREAM Act back in Senate

Reporter recalls personal lessons taught by national legislation

The reintroduction of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act on May 11 marks the latest efforts of immigration reform supporters to provide legal status and a path to citizenship for thousands of undocumented students who were brought to the United States as children. Continue reading

Ethics collide with modesty

Official White House photographer Pete Souza captured the expressions of senior White House and military officials as they watched the May 1, U.S. led operation  that killed Osama bin Laden. Continue reading