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CUA Law’s Rank Tumbles as Admissions Standards Drop*+

By John Kruzel ’14 BROOKLAND — CUA Law slid 27 spots—from No. 80 to No. 107—on the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 law school rankings, representing the single largest drop among law schools across the country this year. One reason for the school’s slump was the relaxing of its admissions standards, according to Robert […]

CUA Law Sees Third-Biggest Enrollment Drop Nationwide

CUA Law saw the third-largest enrollment drop among law schools over the past three years, the National Jurist reported last week. CUA Law Public Affairs was not immediately available to comment on the report*. In fall 2012, The Redirect interviewed George Garvey, then-acting dean of CUA Law, who discussed how the law school was responding to […]

CUA Faces Backlash after Accepting $1 Million from Koch Brothers

By Michelle Boorstein Washington Post Fifty prominent Catholic educators — including deans and department heads of Catholic universities — have signed a letter protesting Catholic University of America’s recent acceptance of a $1 million grant from a foundation affiliated with the billionaire libertarian Koch brothers, saying the gift sends “a confusing message” that the brothers’ […]

Presumed Innocent, but Caged in Court

By David M. Herszenhorn New York Times MOSCOW — Under the Russian Constitution, Pavel V. Dmitrichenko, the star dancer charged with arranging an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director, is innocent until proven guilty. But in court, Mr. Dmitrichenko sits in a locked iron cage, guarded by security officers and, at times, a nasty-looking […]

Here’s Why Teens Don’t Want to Shop at Abercrombie & Fitch

By John Kruzel ’14 Slate In 1992, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries took a staid, century-old sporting apparel store, injected it with teenage hormones and grew the rejuvenated company into a multi-billion dollar retail chain. He has also personally discouraged unattractive, unpopular and overweight customers from shopping at Abercrombie, and during Jeffries’ tenure as chief executive, the company […]

Matthew Shepard’s Enduring Legacy

By John Kruzel ’14 Slate Some of the facts about Matthew Shepard’s murder are not in dispute. Nobody questions whether the 21-year-old University of Wyoming student was bludgeoned to near-death with a pistol on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo., in 1998; that his attackers lashed him to a fence where a passing cyclist later discovered him; or […]

Google Wi-Fi Snooping Case Shows Company’s Contradictory Views on Privacy

By John Kruzel ’14 Slate A federal court’s decision to let a class action suit move forward against Google for nabbing data transmitted over household Wi-Fi networks adds a new wrinkle to the Internet titan’s perplexing approach to privacy rights. The 9th Circuit yesterday rejected Google’s request to throw out a case that arose after Google admitted in 2010 that […]