Thursday, October 3, 2013

In the News:

  • A feature story on WU Brew appeared in the October Issue of CASE Currents Magazine. The story includes quotes from Stephen Madigosky, professor of environmental science, and John Sacharok, ’80, founder of Golden Valley Farms.
  • The Most Ingenious Attack on Gay Marriage Bans – Slate (10/2 – A column by John Culhane, professor of law and director of the Health Law Institute. The column was also posted on Newsday and The Morning Call and mentioned in Philadelphia Magazine
  • Michael Rosko, professor of healthcare management, was on WXDE-FM in Delaware during the morning broadcast on 10/2 discussing  first-day glitches in signing up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Daddy’s Home – The American Prospect (10/2 – Dr. Linda Houser, assistant professor of social work, provided expert commentary on paid leave) 
  • In new book, Bill Bryson revisits marvelous and mundane summer of 1927 – WHYY Newsworks (10/2 – An interview with Best-Selling Author Bill Bryson, the first speaker of the Philadelphia Speaker Series presented by Widener, aired on WHYY)
  • Fitch: Widener Univ (PA) Delayed Portion of Series 2013; Issue Split Into Series 2013 & 2013 ABloomberg Businessweek (10/2 – This Business Wire release also appeared CNBC and Reuters
  • Widener University welcomes its largest freshman class – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 32 of the 10/2 edition for a story on the largest freshman class at Widener)
  • The tea party created an existential threat to America, not Obamacare – The Christian Science Monitor (10/1 – An op-ed by Justin Holbrook, associate professor of law) 
  • Widener nursing school receives national excellence award – Nurse.com (9/30 – The School of Nursing has been named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence) 

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Pizza and Policy Discussion; 12 p.m.; The Pit

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Small Group Discussions with Author Ta-Nehisi Coates; 12:30–1:30 p.m.; Webb Room (ticketed event with priority given to freshmen)
  • Keynote Lecture by Author Ta-Nehisi Coates; 4–5 p.m.’ Alumni Auditorium with a simulcast in University Center, Room A (ticketed event with priority given to freshmen)

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