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Samford in the News – June 1-22, 2013

Posted on 2013-06-30 by Chandra Splond (205) 726-4560

George Discusses Gay Acceptance

With the Supreme Court recently rejecting a position to halt gay marriage, many churches are discussing their position about open worship and gay populations. Timothy George, the dean of Beeson Divinity School, told the Anniston Star in a interview that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community should be treated with dignity, respect and love. "There are a number of churches that go by the name 'welcoming and affirming'," George said.


Broom Comments on Struggling Economy

Lowell Broom, Brock School of Business faculty member, said the accounting and finance fields have been resilient despite a struggling economy. "Our finance majors have been very successful in finding professional positions," Broom said in an interview on Birmingham's ABC affiliate.


George Speaks on Pope Francis

After only a few months on the job, Pope Francis' servant leadership and focus on the church of the poor is drawing rave reviews from Catholics and others. "Seldom has a religious leader been embraced so warmly across the Christian world, including by many evangelicals," Timothy George, Beeson Divinity School dean wrote in a Christianity Today op-ed entitled "Our Francis, Too." The article also was distributed by and other news outlets.


Carden Addresses Immigration

In a recent opinion article distributed by, Brock School of Business faculty member Art Carden said immigration is good for the economy. Carden was responding to recent statements by members of Alabama's congressional delegation. "More immigrants mean more opportunities to specialize and trade," he said. "On average, immigration has not reduced American wages."


Thornton Discusses How Birmingham Can Stop Business Loss

With the recent announcement that Colonial Properties Trust will be acquired by Mid-America Apartment Communities, Jeremy Thornton, professor of economics at Brock School of Business, discussed how Birmingham can stop the loss of public companies. "There are a number of external factors that make one city more attractive to a certain company than the other," he said in an interview published in the Birmingham Business Journal.


White Talks Shopping for Fun

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Darin White of the Brock School of Business faculty said in an interview on Birmingham's ABC affiliate that retail shopping is "a popular form of summer entertainment." With holidays and back-to-school needs, consumers can "plan your purchases and save a lot of money," White said.


Samford in the News, Week of June 24, 2013 

This is a round-up of selected Samford University references in news outlets around the nation. It is compiled by the Office of Marketing and Communication from the university's media tracking service and may not be a comprehensive list.




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