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Samford in the News -- Week of March 4, 2013

Posted by Philip Poole on 2013-03-10

Cumberland Professor comments on Nursing Home Death

After a California woman died because company policy did not allow a nursing home worker to assist her, Jack Nelson, Cumberland School of Law faculty, told Birmingham's CBS affiliate that even though companies have a right to develop their own policies, having a policy that limits what employees are able to do in an emergency isn't a smart legal move. "There's an expectation of reasonable care there, and he says watching someone die in front of you isn't reasonable," Nelson said.


Carroll Speaks on Use of Drones in U.S.

In a March 7 news segment on Birmingham's Fox affiliate, Dean John Carroll of Cumberland School of Law, spoke about the constitutionality of using drones in the U.S. "Before we take a life, there has to be due process," Carroll said. "Now, we've put that power in the president and the CIA."


Pharmacy Students Assist With Community Health Fair

Lindsay Elmore, director of McWhorter School of Pharmacy's residency program, was quoted in a story distributed through al.com about a community health fair cosponsored by McWhorter and FMS Pharmacy in Bessemer, Ala. "We want to help people know their risk and know what to do about it," said Elmore. The fair is part of the Script Your Future project.


George Being Widely Quoted about Papal Conclave

Beeson Divinity School Dean Timothy George is being quoted in several local and national news outlets about the importance of the upcoming conclave to select the next pope. "As one involved in various church dialogues over the past thirty years, I have come to see the crucial role played by the Bishop of Rome in helping all Christians everywhere to work together for Christian unity," George wrote in a column for First Things that also has been picked up by other news outlets. "Far more than anything in the mainline Protestant world, the Second Vatican Council made possible the springtime of ecumenism among Christians today."


Conference Tournaments Brings Recognition to Samford

According to statistics generated by Samford's media tracking service, the university has garnered about $48,000 in local and regional publicity value from the Southern Conference basketball tournament appearances by the men's and women's basketball teams. In addition, Samford received the equivalent of more than $56,000 in publicity value from local and regional stories about the Gulf South Conference basketball tournament that was played March 7-10 in Samford's Pete Hanna Center.

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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