Monday, February 29, 2016

In the News: 

  • Area studentson dean’s list at Widener Law – Standard Speaker (2/29) 
  • Times In-Depth: Salaries of highest-paid employees at Erie nonprofits – Erie Times-News (2/29 – President Julie E. Wollman was mentioned) 
  • Named to dean’s list at Widener University – Times News (2/27 – Mention of an engineering student named to the dean’s list at Widener) 
  • Widener Law Day for High Schools – Ms. Bee: The Good News Blog (2/26) 
  • Delaware Law Professor Christine Allie was interviewed on WDEL-AM on 2/26 about Donald Trump’s statement on his tax returns.
  • Conservative supports altered carbon tax – SmartTalk on WITF-FM (2/25 – John Dernbach, distinguished professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Widener Law Commonwealth, was interviewed) 
  • Wilson College starts new partnership – Public Opinion (Story on an agreement between the Widener University’s School of Nursing and Wilson College) 

Events on Main Campus Today: 

Athletic Update:

Friday, February 26, 2016

In the News: 

  • Newly Tenured – Insider Higher Ed (2/26 – A list of professors at Widener University that have been awarded tenure) 
  •  Remembering Antonin Scalia – The News Journal (2/25 – An op-ed by Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield
  • Students named to the dean’s list – York Daily Record (2/25 – Mention of students named to the dean’s list at Widener) 
  • Municipal bankruptcy expert discusses Puerto Rico’s Chapter 9 case – Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy (Commonwealth Law Professor Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary in a Q&A article*)

News Releases:

Events on the Delaware Campus Today:

  • Annual High School Diversity Law Day; 10 a.m.–1:45 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Events on Main Campus Saturday: 

  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Swarthmore College; 1 p.m.; Home
  • PMC Alumnus Louis Horner Book-Signing Event; 1:30 p.m; Wolfgram Memorial Library, Drost Room

Athletic Update:

*This article is available by online subscription only, as there is now a pay wall on the site allowing only a certain amount of views. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

In the News:

  • A story about the Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division in the March issue of Delaware Today features expert commentary from Delaware Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh.
  • Smart Talk: Conservative supports altered carbon tax – WITF-FM (2/25 – Mention of event at Widener Law Commonwealth)
  • Around Town – The Triboro Banner (2/25 – Mention of a student named to the dean’s list at Widener Law Commonwealth)
  • If You Thought the Fight for Same-Sex Marriage Was Over, Check Out These Awful New Bills – Slate (2/23 – An op-ed by John Culhane, a professor at Delaware Law)
  • Cityteam’s Angel Event to benefit mothers and children – Media Town Talk (2/23 – Mention of the Widener University Community Nursing Clinic at Cityteam)
  • Atlantic City takeover legislation could have consequences for other New Jersey municipalities – Debtwire (Commonwealth Law Professor Juliet Moringiello was quoted)

Events on Main Campus Today:

Athletic Update:

*This article is available by online subscription only, as there is now a pay wall on the site allowing only a certain amount of views. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

In the News:

  • An essay by Commonwealth Law Professor Christopher Robinette was mentioned in a blog post on Torts: Things That We Like (Lots) on 2/23.
  • BRCA Polar Plunge returns with a splash – Hockessin Community News (2/22 – Members of Kappa Sigma at Widener University raised the most money) 
  • Is Cruz a “natural-born citizen” ? – 5 Towns Jewish Times (Mention of the op-ed in The Washington Post by Mary Brigid McManamon, a professor at Delaware Law)

News Releases:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the News:

  • President Obama’s supreme decision – The News Journal (2/22 – An op-ed by Mary Brigid McManamon, a professor at Delaware Law) 
  • Delaware Law Professor John Culhane was interviewed on the The John Gambling Show on AM 970 about gun litigation during the afternoon broadcast on 2/22.
  • Dean’s List – NorthJersey.com (2/22) 
  • No Question Mr. Trump, Senator Marco Rubio is Eligible to be President  – Lawnewz.com (2/21 – Mary Brigid McManamon, professor of law, was quoted about Marco Rubio’s eligibility to serve as president)
  • Delaware police can covertly collect cellphone data – The News Journal (2/21 – Delaware Law Professor Leonard Sosnov provided expert commentary) 
  • 2016 Delaware Valley Engineers Week Awards – Philadelphia Business Journal (No link available; see page 2 of the 2/19 edition for a mention of Zachary Hill, an engineering major at Widener, who received the Pennoni/John Morrison Memorial Scholarship) 
  • COMMENTARY: Cruz’s birthplace presents a court conundrum – Delaware State News (2/20 – An op-ed by Mary Brigid McManamon, professor of law) 
  • Local students recognized for achievements – The Bulletin (2/19 – Students named to the dean’s list at Widener Law Commonwealth)
  • Carper: Fill Supreme Court vacancy this year – Delaware State News (2/18 – Law Professor Mary Brigid McManamon was quoted) 
  • Will a Gun Manufacturer Be Held Liable for Sandy Hook? – The Atlantic (2/17 – John Culhane, professor of law and co-director of the Family Health Law and Policy Institute, provided expert commentary)

News Releases:

Events at Commonwealth Law Today: 

Athletic Update: 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Coming Up:

  • Today: Law Professor John Culhane will be interviewed on The American Law Journal at 7 p.m. on WFMZ-TV, a Philadelphia CNN news affiliate. The topic of the show will be “In Utero/Prenatal Injury: The Latest in Product Liability.”

In the News:

  • Law Professor Mary Brigid McManamon appeared on Issues & Ideas Radio with host Chris DeBello during the morning broadcast on 2/21 discussing her research into natural born citizenship. It aired on six New Jersey radio stations including WHCY-FM, WOLD-FM, WSUS-FM, WNNJ-FM, and WXMC-AM.
  • Delaware lawyers raise questions about Stingray – The News Journal (2/20 – Mention of a lecture held at Delaware Law
  • Hundreds take the plunge in icy Brandywine River – Delaware County Daily Times (2/20 – Members of Kappa Sigma at Widener University raised the most money) 
  • 5 Myths About Taxes – U.S. News & World Repost (2/19 – Theresa Shea, an instructor in the School of Business Administration, was quoted. This story also appeared on Yahoo! Finance
  • Law Professor Mary Brigid McManamon was interviewed on Bloomberg Law Radio on 2/19, which is broadcast on a number of radio sations in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. as well as Sirius/XM.
  • First Person: The Scalia legacy – Philadelphia Sun Times (2/19 – Repost of the WHYY Newsworks interview with Alan Garfield, professor of law) 
  • Sandy Hook Gun Manufacturer Lawsuit: Hearing Scheduled To See If Judge Will Let Case Move Forward – International Business Times (2/19 – Law Professor John Culhane was quoted) 
  • Widener University/NBC 10 High School Leadership Award – LevittownNow.com (2/18)

Events Today:

Athletic Update:

Friday, February 19. 2016

Coming Up:

  • Today: Law Professor Mary Brigid McManamon will be on The Green Show on WDDE 91.1 FM, the Delaware NPR affiliate, at 3 p.m. discussing Justice Scalia’s legacy.
  • Today: Law Professor Alan Garfield on will be on WHYY’s First Show, airing online in the afternoon and on television at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. It will re-air on 2/20 at 5 p.m., 2/21 at 2:30 p.m., and on 2/22 at 5:30 p.m.

In the News:

  • Judge’s ruling could impact future DuPont C-8 cancer cases – The News Journal (2/18 – Jean Eggen, distinguished professor of law, was quoted)  

Events Today:

Events on Saturday:

Events on Sunday:

  • Chamber Music Program Studio Recital; 3 p.m.; Kapelski Recital Hall

Athletic Update:

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

In the News:  

  • Widener students get a lesson in hospitality – Delaware County Daily Times (2/18 – Story on the School of Hospitality Management’s Career Day featuring Jack Ferguson, former president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Vistors Bureau. Kelsey Kane, a senior hospitality management major, was quoted) 
  • On Campus for Feb. 17 – York Daily Record (2/17 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards)
  • Education notes – Leigh Valley Live (2/17 – Mention of students named to the dean’s list at Delaware Law)
  • Newtown Families’ Suit Against Gun Maker Faces Test Of Novel Claim – The Crime Report (2/17 – Law Professor John Culhane provided expert commentary) 

Events Today:

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In the News:

  • Should Assault Rifle Marketing Be Held Responsible for Assault Rifle Massacres? – The Trace (2/17 – John Culhane, professor at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary) 
  • School Days for Feb. 17 – Cape May County Herald (Mention of recipients of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards)
  • Pa. Attorney General Kane says she won’t seek re-election – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/16 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted) 
  • Scalia’s Death Unlikely To Derail Birth Control Challenge At SCOTUS – Inside Health Policy (2/16 – John Culhane, professor of law and co-director of the Family Health Law and Policy Institute, provided expert commentary*)
  • Legal scholars say Scalia’s passing affects all of us – WHTM-TV (ABC) (2/15 – Law Professor Michael Dimino provided expert commentary) 

News Releases:

  • Widener Law Commonwealth Dean’s List Fall 2015 Semester – Read Media 

Events on Main Campus Today:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, February 17, 2016

In the News:

  • Law Professor Alan E. Garfield was interviewed on WDEL-AM during the evening broadcast about the legacy of Justice Scalia.
  • The Storm of Creativity: Meditating, Not (Necessarily) Producing – The Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker (2/12 – Blog post by Janine Utell, professor of English)
  • Local Chatter – Sunday Dispatch (2/12 – Mention of a student named to the dean’s list at Delaware Law

Athletic Update: