Friday, May 30, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: The Pennsylvania Cable Network will air Senator Dominic Pileggi’s commencement speech from the undergraduate ceremony at Widener University at  8:45 p.m.  as part of a consecutive series of regional commencement speeches. Eugene DePasquale’s commencement speech from the School of Law Harrisburg Campus will air at 9:20 p.m.

In the News:

  • Gay couples wed in 2013 remain in limbo in Montco – The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/30 – Law Professor John Culhane provided expert commentary)
  • Dr. Justin Sitron provided expert commentary for a recent article in Men’s Health on sex and women.
  • Beware: 7 retailer tricks that make you spend more – Yahoo! Finance (5/29 – Ross Steinman, associate professor of psychology, provided expert commentary) 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

In the News:

  • Law Professor Jules Epstein was interviewed on WDEL-AM during the News at Noon broadcast on 5/28 about the U.S. Supreme Court decision involving the death penalty for people with low IQs.
  • Group asks court to intervene on data center – The News Journal (5/28 – Mention of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Widener. A similar story also mention Kenneth Kristl, associate professor of law, appeared on Newsworks
  • Austin elected vice president of Pennsylvania Bar Association – The Evening Sun (5/28 – Sara Austin is an adjunct faculty member at School of Law in Harrisburg) 
  • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Widener’s Exton Campus was featured in the Daily Local News for a lecture it hosted with Dick Vermeil. Vermeil was pictured with  Betty Samuels, assistant director of the OLLI program. No link available see page D3 of the 5/26 edition.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: Law Professor John Culhane will be a guest on WHYY Radio Times during the 10 a.m. broadcast to discuss the gay marriage ruling in Pennsylvania.

In the News:

  • Sen. Toomey to try his hand at curbing Chester violence – Delaware County Daily Times (5/28 – Widener University was represented at the meeting and supports the initiative) 
  • Power plant foes appeal zoning verification to Superior Court – Newark Post (5/27 – Kenneth T. Kristl, associate professor of law and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Widener, filed the appeal)
  • College Notes – Republican Herald (5/25 – Mention of a student recently inducted into Alpha Upsilon Alpha)

Athletic Update:

  • College spotlight: South Western grad Williams has silver hammer at Widener – York Daily Record (5/27) 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Friday, May 23, 2014

In the News:

  • Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday decided not to appeal the decision of a federal judge who struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage – The Legal Intelligencer (5/22 – Available by subscription only; Law Professor John Culhane was quoted) 
  • Deal sends Haddonfield’s Solomon to high court – Courier Post (5/22 – Widener Law Alumnus Lee Solomon has been nominated to the New Jersey Supreme Court; the first Widener Law graduate to make it to a Supreme Court) 
  • Widener honors community partners with recognition dinner – The Chester Spirit (5/21 – Story on the Widener Community Partnership Fair; Dr. Stephen Wilhite, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, was quoted) 

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the News:

  • Michael Dimino, associate professor of law, provided expert commentary during the morning news broadcast on WGAL-TV (NBC) on 5/22 regarding the lack of appeal on the same-sex marriage ruling.
  • With no appeal, marriage equality in Pennsylvania likely here to stay – The Patriot-News (5/21 – Law Professor John Culhane provided expert commentary. Culhane was also quoted in a story on WITF-FM (NPR))
  • Analysts don’t discount Corbett, say Wolf has early momentum – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (5/21 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • With homicides up, Chester mayor wants security cameras – The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/21 – Widener University was mentioned) 
  • Pennsylvania’s Largest K-8 Charter School to Convene Alums for Discussion on Experience, Quality of Education and Progress – Reuters (5/20 – Students from Widener University will be represented. Similar mention appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal
  • AstraZeneca’s future not certain, observers say – The News Journal (5/19 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted*) 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In the News:

  • KCK native named graduate student speaker for Widener University’s Commencement – Kansas City Kansan (5/21 – Story on Erin Donnelly, who recently received her doctorate in clinical psychology and master’s of education in human sexuality)
  • Tom Wolf clearly favorite Democrat among Delaware County voters – Delaware County Daily Times (5/21 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted) 
  • Summer Scramble – Inside Higher Ed (5/21 – Ed Wright, executive director of admissions, provided commentary on enrollment) 
  • What Today’s Gay Marriage Victory in Pennsylvania Means for the Rest of America – Slate (5/20 – Column by Law Professor John Culhane
  • OLLI extends classes – Seniors! (No link available; Front page story on the extension of course offerings in the spring semester at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the May issue) 
  • Dr. Brian Larson: Widener University Associate Professor of Marketing – The Sports Intern (5/19 – Q&A with Brian Larson, associate professor of marketing) 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In the News:

  • Apparel-basics brand Uniqlo expanding its reach – The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/20 – Ross Steinman, associate professor of psychology, provided expert commentary) 
  • Ryan T. Spearing of Hill International Named to SNJ Business People’s “40 Under 40” List – Bloomberg Businessweek (5/19 – Spearing is a graduate of the School of Business Administration. This Reuters story appeared in a number of news outlets)
  • Pay Up, BP – Slate (5/19 – Column post on the settlement for the Gulf Coast oil spill by Law Professor John Culhane
  • Verizon dials up democracy – Crain’s New York Business (5/19 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary) 
  • Local United Healthcare CEO speaks at Women’s Commission dinner – Delaware County Daily Times (5/17 – Dr. Marcine Pickron-Davis, chief community engagement and diversity officer, was the recipent of the Delaware County Spirit of Excellence Leadership Award)
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Joe Biden – Yahoo! Voices (5/16 – Mention of the Widener University School of Law)
  • Widener chooses Malvern builder for dorm – Daily Local News (5/16 – Widener University has selected IMC Construction of Malvern to build the new residence hall)
  • Top 10 Northeast Law Schools Based on Employment – JD Journal (Widener Law Harrisburg Campus was mentioned) 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

In the News:

  • Widener graduates 600 Saturday – Delaware County Daily Times (5/18 – Feature story on the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, which mentioned Tiffany Johnson, a dual special education/elementary education major, who flew in from China for the event) 
  • Wading through the malarkey of judges as umpires – The News Journal (5/18 – Op-ed by Law Professor Alan Garfield*)
  • Mother And Daughter Graduate From Widener University – WTXF-TV (FOX) (5/17 – A feature story appeared on the evening news broadcast about Maribel Blythe and Kidian Martinez, a mother and daughter, who received their masters degrees during the Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • A mention of the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony appeared on WCAU-TV (NBC) during the morning broadcast on 5/17.
  • Widener Law School graduation – The News Journal (5/17 – Photos from Commencement Ceremony on the Delaware Campus*
  • Corbett banks on reversal in governor’s race – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (5/17 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary. A similar story appeared in the Delaware County Daily Times)
  • The Graduate Commencement Ceremony was featured during the evening news broadcast on KYW-TV (CBS) on 5/16.
  • Widener Law study examines legal ramifications of addressing sea level rise – WDDE-FM (NPR) (5/16 – Story on a study from Widener’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. Kenneth Kristl, associate professor of law, was quoted)
  • Rain prompts colleges to move commencement ceremonies indoors – Philly.com (5/16) 
  • Rain Forces Widener University Graduation Inside – CBS Philly (5/16)
  • Splitting the dean in two at Widener – Philadelphia Business Journal (5/16 – Mention of Law Dean Linda L. Ammons, who will retire and the restructuring of the School of Law
  • Remembering Justice Earl Warren’s surprising legacy – The News Journal (5/16 – Op-ed by Bob Hayman, professor emeritus of law*)
  • What we’re losing when we lose Giovanni’s Room – The Philadelphia City Paper (5/15 – Article by Law Professor John Culhane

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Friday, May 16, 2014

In the News:

  • 14 ROTC cadets earn second lieutenant stripes – Delaware County Daily Times (5/16 – A story on yesterday’s ROTC commissioning ceremony on Main Campus)
  • In Pennsylvania, the state can’t bring itself to justify its gay marriage ban – Slate (5/15 – Column by John Culhane, professor of law and director of the Health Law Institute at Widener)
  • Sterling saga points to ‘plantation mentality,’ say many in black community – The Christian Science Monitor (5/15 – Dr. Richard Cooper, assistant clinical professor of social work, was quoted)
  • Sports movies rarely go the distance at the box office – USA Today (5/14 – Dr. Dwight DeWerth Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies, provided expert commentary; this story was also printed in the Oshkosh Northwestern)

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