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May 3, 2018

Cool opportunity to talk about the Ohio death penalty at lunch on May 22

I received a cool call earlier this week from folks at Ohioans To Stop Executions.  They reported that they are helping to host on Tuesday, May 22 a delegation from the European Union.  Around lunchtime, this EU group wants to meet with "Professor Berman and some of his students" to talk about Ohio's administration of the death penalty.  (I believe I got this call in part because I served as a member of the Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty that issued 50+ recommendations via this April 2014 report.)

I do not yet know any more details about this gathering, but I suspect more "who and where" details will be filled in shortly.  Any student who is available during the lunch hour of May 22 and interested in being part of this discussion/event should send me a note.

May 3, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Double checking on Mini-Paper submissions and the timelines for wrapping up

I have now finally double- and triple-checked my various files to confirm my records on how many mini-papers I believe I received from each student.  All 42 of you should be able to find you names on the spreadsheet uploaded here, and therein you will find an associated number for how many papers I have in hand from you.

Download Mini paper submissions for Spring 2018

If you see what you think is an error in my accounting, please let me know before the end of next week.

Speaking of the end of next week, please remember that you need to submit a final paper or a final exam to complete the course, and that submission needs to be no later than May 10.  (I am fearful that the Registrar is unable to prevent the exam software from demanding that exam takers submit their take home answers by May 9.  I hope that does not prove to be a problem for anyone, and I should be around on May 10 in case of any potential hiccups.)

I am continuing to enjoy re-reading your mini-papers and now reading some final drafts.  I try to provide some general feedback on drafts within a few days of receipt, but that opportunity will be extinguished in the next few days.  Feel free to email me with any questions. 

May 3, 2018 in Class activities | Permalink | Comments (0)