What “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” Lawsuit Means for Fan-Generated Content

What “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” Lawsuit Means for Fan-Generated Content

Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions expressed by the interviewee are the interviewee’s own thoughts and opinions. They are not legal advice and they do not represent the thoughts and opinions of Brient IP Law, LLC. Fans of the massive hit Netflix series “Bridgerton” are probably aware that there was an unofficial Bridgerton musical that started […]

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Evolving DEIBJ Education

Evolving DEIBJ Education

DEIBJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice) initiatives are not crafted for overnight appeal, but rather, for long-term success. Schools and businesses working to create a welcoming environment for all need to initiate conversations surrounding things like race and gender equality with a constant mindset of growth and learning. Roanoke native Kat Pascal advises businesses […]

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The Cost of College: How Intentional Advertising Saves Students

The Cost of College: How Intentional Advertising Saves Students

College affordability is back in the spotlight after several surveys and statistics about college loan forgiveness and rising tuition rates made their way to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s July issue. However, those who’ve advanced their education in the past 10 years have had this at the forefront of their minds, because they’re likely still […]

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The Exodus of Educators

The Exodus of Educators

Last week, Inside Higher Ed published a story about college professors falling in line with the Great Resignation. Educators, especially K-12, have been caught in the crossfire of social, cultural, and political battles about everything from testing to masks to mass shootings. Kathryn Dill’s report in The Wall Street Journal detailed the turnover statistics since […]

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Three Sides to Every Story: Objective Journalism

Three Sides to Every Story: Objective Journalism

“There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently.” – Robert Evans   A May submission to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Newsletter, The Review, asks if objectivity is a problem for journalists. The “appearance” of objectivity versus maintaining balance […]

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A Name is Not a Brand

A Name is Not a Brand

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” – William Shakespeare   There’s just something about name brands that have power over trends. Gucci, Abercrombie, Nike… But is it really the name? “Nike” comes from the name of the Greek goddess of victory, and […]

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Why Opinions on Trade Schools Need to Trade-Up

Why Opinions on Trade Schools Need to Trade-Up

The main hurdles to development and expansion faced by career and technical education (CTE) programs are funding and public perception according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). To rise above this, community colleges are trying to obtain more federal grants, like the US Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Program, […]

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Meeting Your Social Media Mark

Meeting Your Social Media Mark

In the last few years alone, companies’ stances on issues of ESG (environmental, social and governance) are increasingly important. Businesses have had to jump in and become part of the online conversation out of necessity as well as responsibility and in doing so, their entire social media strategies are being publicly scrutinized. Not every online […]

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