opinion Mark Naida and Graham Piro Published 11:49 AM EDT Apr 4, 2019 The U.S. Department of Education in December released a scathing 46-page report finding that Michigan State University had violated the Clery Act in its handling of the Larry Nassar scandal. And now the university faces a hefty financial penalty. Michigan is no stranger to these fines. Under the Clery Act, which mandates universities report crime statistics, schools face a maximum of $55,907 per violation. Eastern Michigan University was fined $350,000 for failing to report a murder on campus in 2008, a record at the time. And late last year, Wayne State University was fined $127,500 for mishandling reports two years in a row, though the fines were later dropped. Now, Michigan State University may face the largest in the history the law, even more than the $2,397,000 fine Penn State University had to pay following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. But are these fines and reports actually making … [Read more...] about Opinion: Crime reporting isn’t creating safer campuses
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Mark Penn, Ex-Clinton Loyalist, Visits Trump, and Democrats Are Not Pleased Supported by White House Memo ByAnnie Karni March 1, 2019 WASHINGTON — Mark J. Penn, one of the primary architects of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, met briefly with President Trump in the Oval Office last week, according to two people in attendance. The face-to-face meeting, the first between Mr. Trump and a onetime loyal adviser to the Clintons, marked what some saw as the inevitable conclusion of Mr. Penn’s long-running political metamorphosis. As Democrats have moved to the left, Mr. Penn, with his centrist politics, has become alienated from a party in which he once reigned as a winning pollster and is a frequent guest on Fox News and the author of op-ed articles criticizing the … [Read more...] about Mark Penn, Ex-Clinton Loyalist, Visits Trump, and Democrats Are Not Pleased
The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. This week in Washington, Congress may have inched closer to a compromise to end the shutdown, but we won’t really know until lawmakers take some meaningless show votes. Federal workers and the broader public continued to feel the pain over the shutdown, to which Trump administration officials said: Get a job, already! This week in Washington Greetings from Washington, everyone, where I’ll be taking you through the week in D.C. news one last time, which means you have to find this newsletter extra fun and informative. Let’s get cracking! After weeks of a seemingly intractable stalemate over the border wall, President Donald Trump and Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to almost, just maybe, get a little closer to the contours of a deal that might end the government … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: That’s wall, folks
POLITICS 09/06/2018 08:20 pm ET Philadelphia-based startup LodeStar Firearms sees a path to mainstream success, but history suggests a tough road ahead. By Nick Wing Sometime in the next year, Philadelphia-based startup LodeStar Firearms says, it will release the first commercially viable smart gun, a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun with a user-recognition lock designed to allow only authenticated users to fire it. This sort of technology hasn’t caught on in the U.S., so it’s something of a gamble for LodeStar, which is raising $3 million in seed funding to finalize a prototype. The company is banking on being able to disrupt the firearms industry by capitalizing on an uncertain demand for gun safety features. If such advances prove popular, LodeStar says, it could lead to an industrywide evolution that would ultimately save thousands of lives each year. LodeStar is still ironing out the specifications of its pistol; regardless of how it turns out, it … [Read more...] about Can A New Smart Gun Crack The Firearms Market?
John Micklethwait, Margaret Talev and Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg 2:46 pm PDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 9, 2017, US President Donald Trump speaks alongside US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions was sworn in as Attorney General in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. - Trump tore into Sessions again on August 24, 2018, mocking him viciously a day after Sessions took the rare step of fighting back against criticism from the president. In a burst of early morning tweets, Trump quoted from a statement Sessions issued August 23, in what was seen as a veiled jab at Trump. "'Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.' Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the 'other side,' Trump wrote. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images less (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 9, 2017, US President Donald Trump … [Read more...] about Trump says he’s thinking about indexing capital gains to inflation