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Samford in the News – Week of June 24, 2013

Posted on 2013-07-01 by Philip Poole (205) 726-2823

Carroll Responds to Supreme Court Decisions

Cumberland School of Law Dean John Carroll responded over several days to Supreme Court decisions in a series of interviews on Birmingham's Fox and NBC affiliates. Speaking specifically of the decision in the Defense of Marriage Act, Carroll said, "I think it sends the message that the court is still hesitant to on the big issue in the case whether states have to recognize same sex marriages. They clearly didn't say that in this opinion."


CampUS Draws Extensive Media Interest

A week-long camp for special needs children, hosted by Samford University, drew attention from broadcast and print media. In a story distributed by, organizer and Samford nursing faculty member Jill Cunningham said the camp does three things. "It's fun and stimulating for the children. It provides parents a break or respite. And it provides Samford University students, in such academic pursuits as divinity school, nursing and education, to collaborate inter-professionally, just as they would in the real world."



Moody's Changes Outlook on Samford to Stable

In a story distributed by Moody's Investors Services, Samford University's bond rating was upgraded to stable. According to Moody's, the A3 rating is based on the university's established student market position, diversified and growing undergraduate, graduate, law, health and pharmacy programs with increasing net tuition revenue. It also reflects positive cash flow from operations producing ample debt service coverage, healthy gift support, and solid liquidity compared to operating expenses.


Smolin Discusses Flaws in International Adoption Process

Cumberland School of Law faculty member David Smolin was featured in a USA Today story about international adoptions. Smolin, who adopted two children from India, said that too much money and not enough regulation in international adoption led to corruption, including orphanages that coerce their parents into giving them up for adoption. "Christians did not create these flaws. But they did not discern the flaws."


Samford Gets Unexpected Mention in Ross Bridge Story

Samford University was mentioned in a story distributed internationally about Birmingham's Ross Bridge resort. The story, promoting the resort's Camp Kilt, said, "Should guests want to see the town, the hotel is conveniently located near a number of attractions like Samford University, Aldridge Gardens and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute."


Carroll Discusses National Security Breaches

In a series of interviews on Birmingham's Fox affiliate, Samford law school dean John Carroll discussed potential fallout from the National Security Agency breaches. Carroll said, "Snowden put us in danger, and without question, this is a case of espionage. He is not a hero. He is not someone who deserves our praises. There ought to be a debate on national security, but it should be a debate before information that's detrimental to the United States is released."


Samford in the News, June 1-23, 2013

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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