Thursday, January 15, 2015

In the News:

  • Delco events are scheduled for King’s birthday – The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/15 – Mention of the Annual Commemorative Service sponsored by the Black Student Union at Widener in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Community Briefs – Delaware County Daily Times (1/14 -Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, the Philadelphia Daily News reporters who earned the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, will speak at Widener) 
  • Eric Bodenweiser’s lawyer talks plea bargain in memo – The News Journal (1/14 –  Tom Reed, law professor emeritus, provided expert commentary) 
  • Woman Crush Wednesday: Everyday Feminism’s Melissa Fabello – Phillymag.com (1/14 – Melissa Fabello is a student in human sexuality program at Widener) 
  • Editorial: Another reason to treasure Jason McClay’s memory – Delaware County Daily Times (1/14 – Rite Aid joins Widener University, the City of Chester, and the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County in purchasing and installing a network of security cameras in the areas of Chester)
  • Shelbi Edwards named to dean’s list – MyEasternShoreMD (1/13)
  • Dr. Virginia Brabender, professor of clinical psychology, was quoted in the German edition of Reader’s Digest in January.

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Events on or near Main Campus today:

  • “Chester Made” Artist-Facilitator Ensemble Auditions; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Grace Community United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (1213 Central Avenue, Chester, Pa.)
  • Katie Koestner, founder of the Take Back the Night Foundation, will speak about alcohol, sexual assault, and responsible decision making at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the event.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In the News:

  • The January issue of The In RE: (journal of the Delaware State Bar Association) features a column by Linda Ammons, counsel to the president for legal education, on success tips for the new year.
  • The January issue of The National Jurist includes a story about the Princeton Review ranking Widener Law in Harrisburg third highest for most competitive students. Robyn Meadows, interim law dean, was quoted.  
  • Campus News – Lebanon Daily News (1/13 – Mention of a student named to the dean’s list at Widener) 
  • Paris attacks expected to influence Boston Marathon trial – Telegram (1/13 – Repost of the New York Times story featuring expert commentary from Jules Epstein, professor of law) 
  • A nuanced decision on oil, gas revenue from shale wells- Bloomberg Businessweek (1/13 – This Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story features expert commentary from John Dernbach, distinguished professor of law. A similar story was posted on Eagleford Texas)
  • The Heron’s Nest: The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Jan. 12 – DelcoTimes.com (1/13 – Widener University was mentioned) 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In the News:

  • Rite Aid offers $10,000 to support surveillance cameras in Chester – Delaware County Daily Times (1/13 – Rite Aid joins Widener University, the City of Chester, and the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County in purchasing and installing a network of security cameras in the areas of Chester. President James T. Harris III was quoted. Similar stories appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on WPVI (ABC), KYW-TV (CBS), and WPSG-TV (CW))
  • Paris Attacks Expected to Influence Boston Trial – The New York Times (1/12 – Jules Epstein, professor of law, provided expert commentary)
  • Can the government ban ‘ugly’ signs? – The News Journal (1/12 – Op-Ed by Law Professor Alan Garfield
  • Caesars creditors beat Apollo to punch with early bankruptcy – Bloomberg News (1/12 – Bruce Grohsgal, a professor of bankruptcy law, was quoted. Similar stories appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune and the Sun Herald

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Monday, January 12, 2014

In the News:

  • The Keys to Rewarding Relationships – Psychology Today Blog (1/9 – “Freedom to Change: How to manage relationships at home and work” is a blog written by Dr. Hal Shorey, assistant professor of clinical psychology and director of Organizational Development Services) 
  • Should disinterested Delaware directors be ‘dragged into’ buyout challenge? – The Knowledge Effect, Reuters Blog (1/9 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary) 
  • DuPont proxy fight could benefit shareholders – The News Journal (1/9 – Paul Regan, associate professor of law and associate director of the Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, provided expert commentary) 

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Friday, January 9, 2015

In the News:

  • Mandatory minimum sentences could be struck down in Pa. – Philadelphia City Paper (1/8 – Law Professor Leonard Sosnov was quoted) 
  • Professor Sorry for Sharing Racially Insensitive Content – Inside Higher Ed (Dan Hanson, director of public relations, was quoted) 

Events on Main Campus this Saturday:

  • Men’s & Women’s Swimming vs. Cabrini College; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Hood College; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Hood College; 3 p.m.; Home

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

In the News:

  • Veterans Law Clinic sets benefits recovery record – The News Journal (1/7 – The Veterans Law Clinic at the School of Law’s Delaware Campus recovered $1.76 million in medical disability benefits this year) 
  • In the Community: Delco Athletes Hall of Fame will induct star-studded class – Delaware County Daily Times (1/5 – Vince Touey, head Men’s Track & Field/XC coach, was inducted into the Hall of Fame) 

Tuesday, January, 6, 2015

In the News:

  • Wallingford resident named Professional of the Year – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 21 of the 12/30 edition for a story on Linda Durant, senior vice president for University Advancement, who received the Professional of the Year Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II)
  • Campus Notes – The Reading Eagle (12/28 – Mention of a student’s study abroad trip)
  • 6 Culprits of “Down There” Dryness – Yahoo! Health (12/11 –  Re-post of story from Shape magazine featuring expert commentary provided by Dr. Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, assistant professor of human sexuality)

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Athletic Update:

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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