Mandel School in the Media: December 2018

Exterior of the Jack, Joseph and Morten Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences building

Faculty and researchers at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School make headlines every day for work that advances social justice and creates a more just world. Check out some of this month’s top stories.

November 28, 2018

Cleveland receives $1M to help save at-risk kids from tumbling down ruinous path
Cleveland 19 News

Mark Singer, Mayo Professor and deputy director of the Begun Center, was interviewed by Channel 19 News' Lacey Crisp on a new City of Cleveland grant of $1M to reduce juvenile-related crimes by bringing in the entire family for help.
Watch the full story about this new initiative in Cleveland.

December 4, 2018

Former judge Lance Mason pleads not guilty to charges related to ex-wife's death
News 5 Cleveland
Cuyahoga County judge Lance Mason, charged with the stabbing and death of his ex-wife Aisha Fraser, plead not guilty to charges in December. News 5 Cleveland consulted with Jeff Kretschmar, research associate professor and managing director of the Begun Center, to discuss his research on domestic violence homicide - how paying attention to risk factors can prevent these tragedies in the future.
Read more about work in Cleveland to prevent domestic violence homicide.

December 12, 2018

Thousands of rape kits remain untested across the country
WMBF News (Columbia, SC)
The Begun Center's work with Cuyahoga County to end the sexual assault kit backlog continues to garner national attention. A local news source in South Carolina referenced the Begun Center's findings that the city of Cleveland saved $38.7 million by testing the backlogged kits.
Learn more about the backlog in South Carolina and other states.

December 12, 2018

“Stand your ground” debate begs larger discussion about race, Cleveland legislator says
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Daniel J. Flannery, Begun professor and director of the Begun Center, was interviewed about "stand-your-ground" legislation and its effectiveness in light of such language being removed from a firearms bill that passed the General Assembly in December.
Read more about the legislation and its implications.

December 20, 2018

Yes, you can discuss politics at the holiday table. Here’s how.
Christian Science Monitor
Jane Timmons Mitchell, senior research associate with the Begun Center, weighed in on how to approach difficult topics at the holiday table without further polarization.
Read more about how to navigate discussing politics and other polarizing topics.


December 20, 2018

Supporting LGBTQ Youth And Their Families
NPR, Ideastream
Assistant Professor Dana M. Prince, Ph.D. , M.P.H discusses the potential traumas faced by LGBTQ teens (including marginalization and isolation) and resources to help teens and their families.
Dana Prince Weighs In.

December 21, 2018

Modernizing The Power
The Columbus Patch
The Case School of Engineering and the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Medical Center Company are partnering on a project to investigate the integration of cutting-edge, solar-energy technology with battery energy storage and building energy management.
Here’s how we’re shaping campus.