Betsy DeVos and Title IX

By Alison Jue (SCR ’20) Introduction On September 17th, 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced at George Mason University that the Department of Education would begin to change the manner sexual misconduct is handled and investigated on college campuses. DeVos described plans to rescind policies that were introduced in both the Title IX Education…

Green Leadership on the Golden Coast

By Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR ‘18) Interview Editor Over the past year, the Trump administration has continually rolled back the climate policies passed by the Obama administration. From repealing Obama’s Clean Power Plan that reduced pollution from coal-fired power plants,1 slapping trade barriers on imported solar equipment,2 to withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, the present administration…

Understanding Masterpiece Cakeshop

By Isaac Cui (PO ’20) The Supreme Court yesterday released opinions in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,[1] a highly-anticipated case which seemed to pit the civil rights of gay people against the religious objections of others. While the holding of the case was nominally in favor of the petitioner, who sought protection for…

Accessibility of Healthcare in the US: An Interview with Abner Mason

Conducted and Transcribed by Elise S. Van Scoy (SC ‘20), Project Manager Abner Mason is a Harvard graduate and the founder and CEO of ConsejoSano, a multicultural patient engagement and healthcare solutions technology company. He previously served as International Committee Chairman for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and executive director of AIDS Responsibility Project.…

What Iowa’s “Heartbeat Legislation” Indicates About the Future of the Abortion Debate

By Allie Carter (CMC ’19) On May 4, 2018, the state of Iowa took a major leap towards enacting the nation’s strictest regulations on abortion. Colloquially referred to as the “heartbeat legislation,” abortions in Iowa are now prohibited once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically six weeks into a pregnancy. Whether the legislation…