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Samford in the News – Week of Jan. 28

Posted on 2013-02-03 by Chandra Splond (205) 726-4560

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.

Frings Addresses Baseball Stadium Sinkhole

In a story published by the Birmingham News and al.com, associate director of environmental management David Frings says any construction brings risk of sinkholes, and there are no guarantees structures won’t collapse. "Birmingham is relatively stable, but anytime you break the surface you could cause something like this to collapse," he said. "There's no guarantee."

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Cumberland Dean Shares Thoughts on Fatal Bank Heist

After six years, a man accused of robbing a Bessemer, Ala., bank still hasn’t stood trial, and  Cumberland Law School Dean John Carroll said filings by lawyers in the case may have serious ramifications. “The decision not to be tried unless you're competent is the most fundamental right that a defendant has,” Carroll said in a story aired on Birmingham’s NBC affiliate.

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Law Professor Hartzog Comments on Facebook Settlement Case

Payments for a class action lawsuit against Facebook for including users’ names and faces in sponsored stories has a problematic theme says Samford University law professor Woodrow Hartzog. “In my mind, the real problematic theme running throughout all of this is boilerplate,” Hartzog said in a story distributed by Forbes.

This compilation and all the Samford news are posted at http://www.samford.edu/news/

 

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