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for March, 2009

Kirtley Advocates Government Access During Sunshine Week

March 17, 2009

Prof. Jane Kirtley's op-ed column, "More people are knocking at the door. Let them in," appeared in the March 15, 2009 issue of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to kick off Sunshine Week (March 15-21), which promotes open government. She wrote another op-ed column, "Respect. That's What Open Government is All About," which appears on the Sunshine Week web site and has been published in numerous newspapers in South Carolina, West Virginia, California, Colorado and Illinois. She was also quoted in an Associated Press story about Minnesota law on the online availability of government records.

Read Jane Kirtley's Faculty Profile

Hill Interviewed on WCCO on AIG Bonuses

March 16, 2009

Professor Claire Hill was interviewed on WCCO television for the segment, Good Question. The segment titled, "Why Do People Who Fail Get Bonuses?" discussed executive compensation and the AIG bonuses.

Read Claire Hill's Faculty Profile

Orfield and IRP support MPS decision to remain in WMEP

March 11, 2009

In February, Minneapolis Public School (MPS)Superintendent Bill Green submitted a resolution to the MPS school board for the district to pull out of membership in the West Metro Education Program (WMEP). In response, Orfield and Institute on Race & Poverty staff engaged with parents of WMEP school students, community organizing agencies, the NAACP, and MPS board members in an effort to block passage of the resolution. On March 10, 2009, the Superintendent tabled the resolution and called on all interested parties, including IRP, to participate in establishing an action plan to improve WMEP, better engage WMEP member districts, and further school integration and student achievement.

Read Myron Orfield's Faculty Profile

Wolf on MPR Discussing Obama's Stem Cell Executive Order

March 10, 2009

Professor Susan Wolf, McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine and Public Policy and chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment and the Life Sciences was on the Minnesota Public Radio program Midmorning discussing President Obama's stem cell executive order and new memorandum on scientific integrity.

Read Susan M. Wolf's Faculty Profile