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News organizations often turn to Georgetown faculty members for insightful, expert commentary on current events. From opinions on unfolding events to providing in-depth analysis, Georgetown scholars and researchers appear daily in local, national and international news reports.

The Office of Communications collects and archives news reports featuring expert faculty commentary. To read or listen to Georgetown faculty members in the news, visit the GU in the News archive.

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  • Should Immigrants Be Required to Learn English?
    June 21, 2013
    “I think one of the problems that we're facing right now is that we don't have enough classes available. We don't have enough teachers available. We're telling people that they have to learn English, but we really have to provide the mechanism by which they would learn English.” Barbara Mujica, professor of Spanish, on the English-language requirement provision on the proposed immigration legislation.
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  • SEC rethinks sweetheart settlements
    June 19, 2013
    “If they admit guilt, they open themselves wide open to a series of lawsuits from other people about whatever actions occur,” James Angel, associate professor of finance, on why the Securities and Exchange Commission chooses to settle many of the lawsuits it brings against companies, often without admission of guilt.
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    Source: Marketplace

  • Is it really the GOP’s anti-immigration stances that turn off Latinos?
    June 16, 2013
    “As the argument goes, the GOP lost a good shot at the presidency in 2012 because of a pro-Obama shift among Latino voters, which itself was a reaction to the GOP’s increasingly anti-immigration stance,” Dan Hopkins, professor of government, writes in The Washington Post Wonkblog.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Nonprofit Colleges Compete on For-Profits’ Turf
    June 16, 2013
    “Without them, the loss wouldn’t be monumental to the economy, but the nation would lose a substantial set of earnings opportunities for people,” Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, on the potential replacement of for-profit college with non-profit universities and online education.
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    Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Race vs. class in college admissions: A false dichotomy or not?
    June 15, 2013
    The Washington Post cites director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce Anthony Carnevale’s research on selective universities’ use of “race” in admission decisions rather than “economic class” to examine the advantages of diversity in higher education.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • The Ethics of Government Data Collection
    June 14, 2013
    “The first thing to keep in mind is that these policy debates are really moral debates. It’s about how to secure the well being of the body, freedom of thought, freedom of conscience,” Michael Kessler, Associate Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, on the religious and ethical considerations of the government’s electronic surveillance efforts.
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    Source: PBS

  • What Lululemon Needs From Its Next CEO
    June 11, 2013
    “Day’s skill set was expansion. Now that expansion has occurred, the new CEO will focus on cleaning up product quality issues and articulating to shareholders a strategy for improving and increasing product offerings,” Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business, on the likely role of Lululemon’s next CEO.
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    Source: Forbes

  • Apple and Ad Partner Chiat Eye New Campaign to Lift Brand
    June 11, 2013
    “Successful companies sometimes wander away from their core message over the years. For Apple, that has always been the ease and simplicity of the overall experience. They would do well to go back to their basics,” Prashant Malaviya, associate professor at the McDonough School of Business, on Apple’s newest advertising campaign.
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    Source: Bloomberg

  • Facebook, Google CEOs weigh in on NSA controversy
    June 7, 2013
    "These requests come with a gag order that doesn't allow anyone within the firm to tell anyone outside the firm or anyone else within the firm," Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business, on allegations that Facebook and Google executives have provided the NSA and FBI with direct access to their information.
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  • Governance is Key for Chinese IPO Success in U.S., Experts Say
    June 5, 2013
    “Especially for Chinese companies, they need to prove they do have strong governance and are willing to adopt higher governance requirements in the U.S. That can be quite satisfying for large institutional investors,” Reena Aggarwal, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on whether Chinese companies will have success breaking into US capital markets.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • Moms are top earners in 4 out of 10 households – and they could use more help
    May 29, 2013
    “What is concerning is that this rise in women breadwinners has not been matched with an increase in access to childcare at work or childcare benefits. Less than 10% of workplaces in the U.S. offer childcare onsite or subsidize childcare." Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, on the need for more family-friendly policies in the workplace.
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    Source: NBC Latino

  • The political fallout of natural disasters
    May 26, 2013
    “Multiple studies indicate that when incumbents act in voters’ interests in the wake of a disaster, they are rewarded with increased support. After disasters, people rise to the occasion, and so do voters,” Dan Hopkins, professor of government, writes in The Washington Post Wonkblog.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Here’s the economic advice Congress is getting on immigration
    May 10, 2013
    “We know that as a result of the legalization and eventual citizenship after 13 years, there would be a 25 percent gain in earnings and in income that would increase, of course, the tax revenues that we would be obtaining from this population. So legalization in itself is something that we would contribute to solve some of our fiscal issues," Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, in her testimony to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee on the economics of immigration, cited by the Washington Post.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Charting Pre-K's Value for All
    May 7, 2013
    "Many studies show that high-quality pre-K programs can improve outcomes for disadvantaged children in the short run and generate favorable returns for taxpayers in the long run." Bill Gormley, professor of public policy, in an op-ed for Education Week on the value of universal preschool.
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    Source: Education Week

  • Oklahoma offers pre-K model for nation
    May 4, 2013
    "Students who participated in the school-based pre-K program in Tulsa are substantially ahead of their peers in every respect: nine months ahead in reading skills, seven months ahead in writing skills, and five months ahead in math skills." Bill Gormley, professor of public policy, on a decade-long study he led that examined Oklahoma pre-K.
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    Source: CBS News

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