"Michael Pisapia" Archive

Newly reconstituted review committee formed for Code of Conduct for students

On Feb. 6, the Division of Campus Life announced a new development in its revision process for the Code of Conduct for students.  Matt Clifford, associate dean of students, emailed this announcement to undergraduate students:

As a reminder, this year, the Wake Forest community has an important opportunity to contribute to and shape the Code of Conduct. In the fall, our office engaged the community in a period of public review and comment on suggested revisions to the Code. During the period, we received 42 comments, held six public listening sessions, and attended numerous other meetings with students, faculty, and staff.

This spring, a newly reconstituted review committee will consider comments that have been submitted and make recommendations for a final document. During the comment process, I heard the desire to have more faculty and student voices on the group. Our new group is composed of five students, five faculty, and four staff. I am pleased to share that the following individuals have agreed to serve on the Code of Conduct Review Committee:

  • Virginia Hamilton, student
  • Lizzy Woods, student
  • Isabella Ryan, student
  • Phillip Yurchenko, student
  • Maria Cortez-Perez, student
  • John Dinan, faculty
  • Erica Still, faculty
  • Rian Bowie, faculty
  • Michael Pisapia, faculty
  • Pat Lord, faculty
  • José Villalba, staff
  • Tanya Jachimiak, staff
  • Matt Clifford, staff, chair, ex-officio
  • Adam Goldstein, staff, ex-officio

The committee’s work will focus on the primary areas where feedback was offered. Our goal will be to understand the principles that have been shared in comments and find a balance that supports our community’s values and ideals.

As always, our website is the primary source of information about the revision. If you have any questions about this process, please contact me at cliffomw@nullwfu.edu.

Matt Clifford,
Associate Dean of Students, Student Conduct

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Categories: Inside WFU

Wake Forest hosts public forums on key election issues

From foreign policy to education policy, Wake Forest University will host “Election 2016: Debating the Issues,” a three-day series of forums featuring national and regional experts offering different perspectives on key election issues. Free and open to the public, the sessions will be held Oct. 25, 26, and 27.

“The purpose of the conference is to leave the audience better briefed on key issues now in debate in this election, and better informed about the various candidates’ policy positions on these issues,” said David Coates, professor of politics and international affairs and one of the organizers of the event.

Conservative and liberal voices are represented on panels moderated by Wake Forest professors. Speakers include members of the Council on Foreign Relations, immigration policy analysts from the Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress, a member of President Obama’s economic team, an economics columnist from the American Enterprise Institute, an education policy researcher, leading journalists covering North Carolina politics and a high school teacher.

Two 90-minute moderated panels ending with a question-and-answer session will be held each day beginning in the late afternoon.  All sessions will be held in Pugh Auditorium in Benson University Center on the Wake Forest campus.  The schedule is below.  Additional details are posted on the conference website.

TUESDAY, OCT. 25

 Foreign Policy and National Security

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Moderator: David Coates, politics professor at Wake Forest

Speakers:

Jennifer Harris is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-author of “War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft.”  She previously served on the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State and was responsible for global markets, geoeconomic issues and energy security. She is a Wake Forest graduate.

Henry Nau, professor at George Washington University, is a Council on Foreign Relations member and author of “Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman and Reagan.” He served on President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council and currently co-directs the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program which organizes semiannual meetings with members of the U.S. Congress, Japanese Diet and Korean National Assembly.

Economic Policy

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Moderators:  Robert Whaples and Todd McFall, Wake Forest economics professors

Speakers:

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, served as chief economist and economic advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden from 2009 to 2011, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.

James Pethokoukis is a columnist and blogger at the American Enterprise Institute.  He has previously served as the Washington columnist for Reuters Breakingviews, the opinion and commentary wing of Thomson Reuters and as business editor and columnist for U.S. News & World Report.

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Categories: Events

News from the Department of Politics and International Affairs

IMG_6607Sara Dahill-Brown, assistant professor, has been named an Emerging Education Policy Scholar by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.  The program brings up-and-coming scholars to Washington, D.C., to meet with education-policy experts and to share and brainstorm exciting new directions for K-12 education research. The program focuses on three over-arching goals:

  1. To foster an opportunity for talented, promising scholars to connect with other scholars in their field, as well as to introduce them to key players in the education-policy arena;
  2. To expand the pool of talent and ideas from which the education-policy arena currently draws; and
  3. To increase understanding of how the worlds of policy and practice intersect with scholarly research in education and related fields.

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Categories: Faculty News

July 2013 faculty milestones

See a list of employment milestones reached by faculty in July 2013: Read more

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Categories: Faculty News

Publications: Dalton, Pisapia

Mary DaltonMary M. Dalton, a professor of communication, film studies and women’s and gender studies, published “‘Bad Teacher’ is Bad for Teachers” in the Journal of Popular Film and Video in a special issue titled “Teaching Popular Film and Television: Critical Media Literacy and Narratives in (Teacher) Education,” Volume 41, Issue 2, 2013, pages 78-87.

Michael PisapiaMichael Pisapia, an assistant professor in politics and international affairs, published “Gendering County Government and the End of 100,000 American School Districts, 1920-1970.” 2013. Publius: The Journal of Federalism (doi: 10.1093/publius/pjt025): 1-27.

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