Logan University welcomed The National Judicial College to campus this week for a Symposium on Reconciliation & Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. The event featured the descendants of key players in the historical Dred Scott decision. Dred Scott was a slave who sought his freedom through the American legal system and was denied in a decision by the United States Supreme Court in 1857.
Participants included Bertram Hayes-Davis (seated left), the great-great-grandson of Confederate States President Jefferson Davis; Kate Taney Billingsley (seated center), the great-great-great grandniece of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney; and Lynne Madison Jackson (seated right), the great-great granddaughter of Dred Scott. The panel was moderated by the Hon. Judy P. Draper, associate judge for Missouri’s 21st Judicial Circuit.
The descendants discussed how they discovered their connection to their ancestors and speculated on how decisions and actions from 1857 had, and continue to have an impact, on the judicial system. The afternoon continued with additional participants discussing procedural fairness and ethics; virtual reality in the courtroom; and steps for improving justice.
Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD, thanked The National Judicial College for “addressing critical societal issues.”
Melissa Engelson, DC, MS, CSCS, DACBSP, ICCSP, recently completed a two-week sports medicine rotation at the flagship Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Colorado Springs. This was her third rotation overall, having also been to the Lake Placid OTC and the Chula Vista location, which is now classified as a training site.
Dr. Engelson had the opportunity to provide chiropractic care to Olympic- and Paralympic-caliber athletes and hopefuls, as well as work in an interdisciplinary setting alongside full-time OTC staff. They included chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise physiologists.
Serving at the main OTC were three other sports medicine volunteers—a chiropractor from Utah, a local athletic trainer and a medical doctor from South Carolina. In addition to clinic responsibilities, Dr. Engelson was assigned to practice coverage for track cycling, men’s gymnastics, boxing, and men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling, and men’s Greco Roman wrestling.
Dr. Engelson commented that these rotations allowed for a “wonderful chance to sharpen my clinical and emergency care skills and knowledge in one of the most elite locations for sports medicine.”
Dr. Jake Sherer, a faculty member for Logan's Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance, will be presenting on integrating nutrition into a chiropractic practice on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:30am in the Purser Center.
This event will be live streamed for those unable to attend. A link will be posted below at 11:30am CST.
Please contact Danielle.Ader@logan.edu with any questions.