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The Washington Post featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Eric Trump agrees to testify in New York investigation — but not until after election"

09/18/2020

The Washington Post featured Haub Law Professor Bennett Gershman in "Eric Trump agrees to testify in New York investigation — but not until after election"

Ben Gershman, a law professor at New York’s Pace University, said it is common for depositions to be delayed in investigations like this. Gershman said the judge may grant Eric Trump the delay he wants, unless James can provide a compelling reason for why he must be interviewed sooner. “I’m not surprised that they’re seeking this delay. And my guess is [the judge is] probably going to push this off,” Gershman said. “There’s no urgency in getting this deposition. They’re going to get it eventually.”

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The Washington Post featured musical theater alumn Zack Zaromatidis in "‘Bandstand’ actor finds, in a forgotten relative, a kinship with his onstage character"

02/27/2020

The Washington Post featured musical theater alumn Zack Zaromatidis in "‘Bandstand’ actor finds, in a forgotten relative, a kinship with his onstage character"

Born and raised on Long Island, in a family of music lovers, Zaromatidis says he grew up with his sights set on becoming the next Justin Timberlake or John Mayer, before his role in a middle school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” put acting on his radar. He went on to study musical theater at New York’s Pace University, graduating in 2018.

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"The Washington Post" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Morning bits- oh yes, Trump is in deep trouble"

10/11/2019

"The Washington Post" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Morning bits- oh yes, Trump is in deep trouble"

...Oh yes, Rudy is in a heap of trouble. Former prosecutor Mimi Rocah says, "I think he should be very worried right now. There is no question. We’ve all been talking about how frustrated we are about Congress not having any real leverage, even when it subpoenas – the SDNY has real leverage here with these men. And if they were involved – which it appears they were – in other criminal schemes with Giuliani, they are going to have a great incentive to talk to the SDNY about that.”

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"Washington Post" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Here’s why Democrats are winning"

10/03/2019

"Washington Post" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Here’s why Democrats are winning"

“Part of the outrageousness of this situation is that we really do not have a fully functioning, impartial [Justice Department] because AG William P. Barr appears to have a conflict and also is so partisan that he is out essentially working to help Trump’s reelection campaign,” observes former prosecutor Mimi Rocah.

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"Washington Post" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "The Ukraine conspiracy is plainly bigger than just the president"

09/27/2019

"Washington Post" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "The Ukraine conspiracy is plainly bigger than just the president"

...Former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah tells me, “It seems to me that In addition to all of the crimes we were talking about yesterday we now should add obstruction of justice to the list and a very wide net of possible participants.”

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"Washington Post" featured Caroline Liem, a casting director and professor at Pace Performing Arts in "Brad Pitt is the "Laurence Olivier of eating' on screen. Here's why we like to watch."

09/27/2019

"Washington Post" featured Caroline Liem, a casting director and professor at Pace Performing Arts in "Brad Pitt is the "Laurence Olivier of eating' on screen. Here's why we like to watch."

...Caroline Liem, a casting director and professor at Pace Performing Arts, says one reason might be that Pitt is just really, really good at on-screen eating. “He’s the Laurence Olivier of eating!” she says.

Even talented actors sometimes screw up what seems like a simple task, she says. They might take bites that are too big. Or tiny bites — a dead giveaway that they’re dealing with multiple takes. But Pitt? “He makes it look like an actual human being eating, and you don’t get that a lot,” Liem says. “He’s just one with food.”

Some of Pitt’s eating is central to a scene. Think of him in “Interview With the Vampire,” in which his brooding undead Louis is trying to kick the habit of human blood and instead chomps into rats. Or in “Meet Joe Black,” when his titular character — who is death itself inhabiting a human body — eats peanut butter for the first time.

Other times, eating has been a way to subtly express something about his character. As Rusty Ryan in the Ocean’s franchise, he’s forever snacking. Pitt has described in interviews why that was — Rusty’s a con man and always on the move, he said, so he figured he wouldn’t have time for a proper sit-down meal. And in 2011, he told NPR’s Terry Gross that his “Moneyball” character’s snacking was a way of showing his intensity and “need to accomplish something.”

Liem says actors can use food to develop their characters in ways that might not even be called for in a script. “As a casting director, I know that an actor knows the character inside and out — better than anyone else on set — and so if the actor says the character needs a sandwich, he needs a sandwich,” she says.

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