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Scenes from the College of Arts and Sciences

Fall 2012 Honors Colloquium

Jonathan Gruber (November 1)

Discusses the political and economic impact of health care reform and the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
University of Rhode Island statement regarding Professor Jonathan Gruber

On Monday, November 17, the Associated Press - Broadcast News Center requested clearance to use a video of a lecture presented by MIT Professor of Economics Jonathan Gruber at the University of Rhode Island on October 30, 2012, as part of its Honors Colloquium series. The speakers in the series, or their representatives, require the University to sign contracts that specify distribution approvals and/or language relating to their presentations including the posting of videos to the University's website. In reviewing the Gruber contract before responding to the AP request, it was clear that the University needed written permission to post the lecture to its website. The University, therefore, immediately removed the lecture from its website and contacted the agency holding the copyright of Professor Gruber's lecture to secure permission to repost. The agency will not provide its consent to the University to repost the video.

For more information: Linda Acciardo, 401-874-2116

Contact Information

University Honors Program
300 Lippitt Hall
phone: (401) 874-2303
fax:     (401) 874-5615
email:   debg@uri.edu
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