Monday, May 23, 2016

Coming Up:

  • Today: Michael Smerconish will feature his commencement address during his radio show, “The Michael Smerconish Program” on SiriusXM from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The show will re-air at 9 p.m.

In the News:

  • The Pulse: From Philly radio to CNN, rejection and opportunities lost – The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/22 – A column by Michael Smerconish, Inquirer columnist and CNN host, on his commencement address to Widener University. Smerconish also mentioned his address during the morning broadcast of his CNN show on 5/21) 
  • Widener grads learn of TV host’s rise to the top – Delaware County Daily Times (5/22 – A feature story on the undergraduate commencement at Widener. The story also mentioned the graduate ceremony held on 5/20)
  • Constitutional amendment proposed on equal protection – The News Journal (5/22 – Delaware Law Professor Erin Daly provided expert commentary) 
  • Widener Delaware Law School graduation – Delaware Online (5/21 – Photos from the Delaware Law Commencement Ceremony) 
  • Widener Valedictorian Talks Balancing Academics With Athletics – CBS Philly (5/21 – Feature story on Alison Alkins, valedictorian of the class of 2016 at Widener) 
  • Visit Widener Monday for best look at Mars in over a decade – Delaware County Daily Times (5/21 – Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, was quoted. The viewing was also mentioned in the Daily Top Ten on 5/23) 
  • Widener University’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony was featured during the evening news broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 5/21.
  • Widener University’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony was featured during the evening news broadcasts on WPVI-TV (ABC) and WCAU-TV (NBC) on 5/20.
  • Widener University Observatory To Hold Mars Viewing Party – CBS Philly (5/20 –  Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, was interviewed on KYW-AM about Mars making its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade)

News Releases:

Events Today:

  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program E. John Wherry Jr. Memorial Lecture with Zane Memeger, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 4 p.m.; Delaware Law, Main Law Building, Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom
  • Mars Night at the Widener Observatory; 9-10:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update: