The Pao trial has strong parallels with the case of Ann Hopkins, the only woman among 88 partnership candidates at Price Waterhouse in the 1990s, said David Gregory. The male partners "put her candidacy on hold, saying she was too aggressive, macho, unfeminine and in need of a 'charm school,'" he said. "It's interesting that history repeats itself 14 years later." Read the whole story here.
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The fate of Sheldon Silver, one of New York's most powerful politicians until last month, turns largely on whether millions of dollars paid to him by two law firms were legitimate fees or payoffs as he used his Assembly speaker post to enrich himself.
"Were these truly legal referral fees?" asked Anthony Sabino, a business law professor at St. John's University in New York. Or "did he take the money in exchange for an explicit official act?"
To read more of Professor Sabino's comment, click here.
The Francis Effect takes a critical and in-depth look at how an ancient institution is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision of Pope Francis, and exclusive interviews with prominent Catholics and non-Catholics reveal that Francis is having a profound effect on the world as well.
The documentary can be bought or rented on Vimeo, or purchased in DVD format. For more information regarding the documentary and where it can be viewed, please read more.
Professor Neilesh Bose appeared on New Books on South Asian Studies to discuss the trajectories of Muslim Bengali politics in the first half of the twentieth century. Click here to listen to the interview.
BusinessInsider.com recently announced it’s Top 50 “Most Underrated Colleges in America” and St. John’s University ranked 14th in the website rankings.
This announcement comes on the heels of a U.S. News & World Report in January of this year that rated St. John’s University’s graduate business, graduate education, and undergraduate online programs in the top 50 nationwide in their respective categories.
“Plenty of schools aren't worth the hype, while others don't get the recognition they deserve,” noted BusinessInsider.com in their online report.
The “most underrated” criteria took into account several key factors in pairing down 50 of the nation’s best institutions of higher education.
“To uncover the most underrated colleges in America, we (BusinessInsider.com) compared US News' rankings of the best universities and national liberal arts colleges in the country with PayScale's 2013-2014 College Salary Report, which ranks colleges and universities based on their graduates' mid-career salaries.”
Graduates of St. John’s University earn an average $88,900 at the mid-career mark according to the report, which PayScale ranks as 137th among major universities across the country. Read more.
Francis’ view on the global economy, say Catholic theologians, is deeply rooted in Catholic social justice teaching that demands care for society’s most vulnerable to promote the common good. Francis’ critique of global capitalism, laid out in detail in his 2013 apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium,” decries the “economy of exclusion.” That phrase, said Meghan Clark, an assistant professor of theology and religious studies in moral theology at St. John’s University in New York, is based on his belief that “we’re in a state in which when someone isn’t ‘useful,’ they simply don’t even exist.” Read more.
Mark S. Movsesian, a law professor at St. John's University in Queens, New York, who specializes in religious liberty issues, agrees.
"The people who are claiming these exemptions, it's not religious exemption, but 'personal belief,'" he said. "My impression is, that's what most of the objection is about."
St. John's University is making some big changes to help make the cost of an education more affordable.
St. John’s University announced today that it will freeze tuition and fees, and room and board costs for all current and incoming full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students at its Queens, Manhattan, Oakdale and international locations for the 2015-16 academic year.