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Student Liam Lowery & Wife Tell Story of Dating While Transitioning

December 5, 2014

One of our current students, Liam Lowery (’17), tells WNYC’s Death, Sex, & Money the story of meeting and dating his future wife, Marisa Carroll, while also transforming himself. Lowery identifies as trans, and he started taking testosterone soon after they began dating.

Prof. Davis Testifies Before Congressional Human Rights Commission on Aid Delivery in Haiti

December 4, 2014

Yesterday, Professor Lisa Davis testified before Congress at a hearing organized by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on aid delivery and development strategies for long-term capacity building in Haiti.

Cynthia Conti-Cook (’06) to Run New Cop Accountability Program

December 1, 2014

The New York Daily News reports on the new Cop Accountability Program (CAP), a database that will collect information about police officers accused of wrongdoing.

Prof. Borgmann on the Use of TRAP Laws to Target Abortion Providers

December 1, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann wrote the lead op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times about the threat of targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP laws) to abortion facilities.

U.N. Criticizes U.S. Treatment of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons

December 1, 2014

Friday, the U.N. Committee Against Torture (“Committee”) strongly criticized the United States for state laws and policies that result in the incarceration of youth under 18 in adult jails and prisons under conditions that endanger their safety and well-being.

Prof. Cox to NPR on CIA Plan to Destroy Some of Its Email

November 25, 2014

Professor Douglas Cox spoke to NPR about the CIA’s proposed plan to revamp its email retention policy. The revision would destroy all messages within three years of an employee leaving the agency, with the exception of the agency’s top 22 officials.

Judge Serita’s (’89) Human Trafficking Intervention Court Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2014

The New York Times featured an article on Judge Toko Serita’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens. The court—which aims to “change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals,” according to the article—is marking its 10-year anniversary.

Martha S. Jones (’87) on Ferguson and 1983 Case of Michael Stewart

November 25, 2014

In a piece for the Huffington Post, alumna Martha S. Jones (’87) reflects on Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown, and she recalls the death of Michael Stewart at the hands of police in New York City in 1983.

Prof. Kassem on Why Prisoners Cleared for Release Are Still in Guantánamo

November 19, 2014

Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.

Prof. Cox on CIA Plan to Destroy Email Records

November 19, 2014

Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”

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