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Category: Issue Backgrounder


Genghis Khan and the Modern World

In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford provides a litany of benefits that arose from the Mongol Empire created by Genghis Khan and his descendants for a long time. The topics are an intriguing mixture of (future) international law norms and concepts people usually associate with a more modern era. …Read the Rest

Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor

On Nov. 22, 2016, Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas found in favor of the plaintiff, granting a preliminary injunction, finding that the Labor Department (DOL) acted without statutory authority when creating the salary level and related automatic updating mechanism. (p. 19) Twenty-one states and over 50 business groups filed the …Read the Rest

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC, 2016

It is not everyday that the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC has a Grand Opening of a new museum, but that will happen this Saturday, September 24, 2016. Festivities start on the grounds of the National Museum of African American History and Cultures on Friday, Sept. 23 with “Freedom Sounds:  A Community Celebration.”  The Dedication …Read the Rest

Puerto Rico, the US and, the Zika Virus

On August 12, 2016 the Obama administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.  The declaration came one day after U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy visited the U.S territory and, according to a New York Times article, said he expected 25% of Puerto Rico’s nearly 3.5 million people …Read the Rest

Mindfulness at Work (and School)

The CWRU-Daily.com recently featured the mindfulness research of Christopher Lyddy, an organizational doctoral candidate at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management.  Lyddy, a co-lead author with Weatherhead alum Darren Good, PhD., and colleagues have published an article entitled “Contemplating Mindfulness at Work:  An Integrative Review” in the 42 Journal of Management 114 (2016). The Daily …Read the Rest

Women Need Not Apply

As of January 2016 women can aspire to any military occupation or position. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this policy change on Dec. 3, 2015. (“Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women,” DoD News by Cheryl Pellerin) This opens about 220,000 positions to women. Women will now be able to serve in the Army’s cavalry, as a …Read the Rest