Monthly Archives: January 2011

Whistleblower to turn over files to WikiLeaks

Rudolf Elmer, a former Swiss banker, is set to hand over files to WikiLeaks that show offshore bank accounts of high net worth individuals and corporations to evade tax payments. Law professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, offers the following comment: “Rudolf Elmer has demonstrated that the ‘shadow […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

New School Lunch Guidelines: Hold the Fries, Please According to USDA Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, the school lunch program that serves more than 30 million children daily is likely to get healthier very soon. The USDA is proposing significant changes to improve the nutritional quality of the school meals that are served to America‚Äôs youth. […]

Goldman Sachs releases report on changes in business practices

Goldman Sachs has released a report which sets force changes in the way it will do business. Law professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, sees the changes as a positive move. “Goldman’s plan to take the creation of structured financial products out of the hands of traders and […]

Haiti One Year Later

Enrique Silva, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator in City Planning and Urban Affairs at MET, has visited Haiti four times since the earthquake that took place on January 12, 2010. Here are his thoughts: