Monday, January 5, 2015

In the News:

  • Law Professor Jill Family was on C-SPAN2 live from the Association of American Law Schools conference in Washington, D.C. on 1/5 where she served on a panel discussing separation of powers and the Obama presidency.
  • 5 challenges Tom Wolf will face in 2015 – Lancaster Online (1/4 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted) 
  • Revealing long-held secrets to loved ones can be difficult — and liberating – Chicago Tribune (1/2 – Dr. Courtney Slater, an assistant professor of clinical psychology, provided expert commentary) 
  • Tom Wolf’s agenda: Change Pa.’s income tax – Lebanon Daily News (1/2 – Michael J. Hussey, an associate professor of law on the School of Law’s Harrisburg Campus provided expert commentary. A similar story appeared in the York Daily Record
  • Widener Law Student Receives Philadelphia Bar Service Award – Delaware Law Weekly (12/31 – Stephanie Stecklair, a third year Widener Law student, received a 2014 Law Student Award given by the Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • High School Report – The News Journal (12/31 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award
  • Why are 60 Progressive House Democrats Trying to Reverse 40 Years of Clean Air Act Progress? – DailyKos.com (12/31 – Law Professor John Dernbach was mentioned) 
  • Distinguished Professor of Law John G. Culhane was interviewed on WDEL-AM during the afternoon broadcast on 12/31, discussing important cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015.
  • Advocates, analysts debate merits of natural gas severance tax – Pennsylvania Independent (12/30 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted) 
  • Honors and Awards – Daily Local News (12/29 – Audrey Rucker, a nursing major, was one of six freshmen named an Apogee Scholar by the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • Widener University’s Hospitality Management Dean to Lead Hermes Expo Seminar – Hellenic News of America (12/28 – Dr. Nicholas Hadgis, dean of the School of Hospitality Management, will facilitate a seminar at the 24thAnnual Hermes Expo)
  • Pa. technology fund links universities, industry to solve innovation problems – Pittsburgh-Tribune Review (12/27 – Widener University was mentioned) 
  • 9 Useful Tips To Help You Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions – BuzzFeed (12/26 – Dr. Virginia Brabender, professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener, provided expert commentary) 
  • Natural-gas advocates, analysts aren’t shy about sharing their thoughts – Watchdog.org (12/24 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary. Similar stories were posted in the Times News and the Altoona Mirror*)
  • An Open Letter to the President: A Legacy the World Needs – The Huffington Post (12/23 – Jonathan Granoff is an adjunct professor of law) 

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