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December 03, 2014

Making Headlines

npr“The conventional wisdom out there is that businesses are going to Washington, writing checks, and expecting big returns. But the other side of the story is that members of Congress may implicitly threaten businesses, that if they don’t change their policy or if they’re not heavily involved in the political process, that bad things might happen to them.”
—David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and of business administration, told NPR in a story about how much power corporations wield in Washington.

Rochester Business Journal logo“Because of the rather dizzying pace in health care delivery changes—there’s something new almost every week—there are going to be new things that have to be developed. You can’t be static.”
—Interim Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman discusses his plans with the Rochester Business Journal for when he officially becomes CEO in January.

City Newspaper logo“Every major research university is totally dependent on federal funding. That’s the key issue. We’ve had a decline in U.S. commitment to research funding compared to surges everywhere around the world.”
—Rob Clark, senior vice president for research, tells City Newspaper in a story about the struggle for research funding in the United States.

Christian Science Monitor logo“These streaming sites pay nano-pennies to musicians. The idea that these micro payments are going to build a meaningful model for artists’ compensation is just not realistic, at least not yet.”
—John Covach, director of the Institute for Popular Music, professor and chair of the Department of Music in the College, and professor of music theory at the Eastman School, says in a Christian Science Monitor article about Taylor Swift’s withdrawal from the music-streaming service Spotify.

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