November 30, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener’s paralegal program ranked among best – The News Journal (11/29 online and 11/30 in print- News that accreditedschoolsonline.org has ranked Delaware Law’s paralegal program among the best in the nation)
  • Delaware man asks to sue FBI for false imprisonment – The News Journal (11/29 online and 11/30 in print- Tom Reed, emeritus professor at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Delaware County Briefly: November 29 – Pivot.Today (11/29 – News that Widener University has once again been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media)
  • Delaware Law School, Manor College Forge Agreement – Delaware Law Weekly (11/29- News of an agreement that will make legal-related bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered through Delaware Law available to Manor College students)
  • Community Spirit in Action – Chester Spirit (11/30 – News that the Widener SBDC will host a free seminar for small businesses on securing government contracts on 12/8; This news also appeared on the Chester City Blog)
  • Widener’s Center for Education earns National Accreditation – Publicnow.com (11/29 -News of the Center for Education’s NCATE accreditation)

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

Events on Harrisburg Campus:

  • Guest lecture: Social Justice and the American Legal System; 1:30-2:30 p.m., Administration Building

November 29, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener law alumnus, Donald McGahn, II named as White House Counsel – Fox43 Morning News (online and broadcast on 11/29 at 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 7 a.m.; Widener Law Commonwealth Dean Christian Johnson released a statement about the recent appointment of 1994 alumnus Donald McGahn, II as White House Counsel; Similar news was reported on Pennlive.com)
  • What’s happening in and around town – Delco News Network (11/28; News of upcoming stargazing sessions at the Widener Observatory)
  • Fidel Castro Put Gay Men in Labor Camps. His Niece Mariela is Leading Cuba’s LGBTQ Revolution. – Slate (11/26; Column by John Culhane, the H. Albert Young fellow in constitutional law and co-director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Widener Delaware Law)

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Discussion led by Dr. Jim Vike – Elections & Policy Mandates: To What Extent Do Presidential Election Outcomes Lead to Substantive Policy Changes? 7 p.m., University Center Webb Room

November 28, 2016

In the News:

  • Autism, SSRIs and Expert Testimony on Monday’s ‘The American Law Journal’ – The Legal Intelligencer (11/28, subscription required – John Culhane, professor and H. Albert Young fellow in constitutional law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • PLW People in the News – The Legal Intelligencer (11/28, subscription required – News of Commonwealth Law Dean Christian Johnson‘s appointment to the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor’s veterans task force)
  • The News Journal (11/27, No link available – News brief on the front page of the business section about the articulation agreement between Delaware Law School and Delaware State University in Dover, Del.)
  • Regulation is dead; long live litigation? – Central Penn Business Journal (11/25 – Christopher Robinette, a professor at Commonwealth Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Obamacare has many more provisions worth saving – The News Journal (11/23 online and 11/24 in print – Op-ed by Dr. Darrell Spurlock, associate professor of nursing)
  • Widener students team with Salvation Army for the holiday – Delaware County Daily Times (11/24 online and 11/25 in print – News of the Thanksgiving meal prepared by students in the Center for Hospitality Management for families at the Chester Salvation Army)
  • News that Center for Hospitality Management students and faculty prepared and served a Thanksgiving feast for families at the Chester Salvation Army was also previewed on 11/23 during the NBC 10 morning news broadcasts at 4:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and featured on the NBC 10 news broadcast at 6 p.m. and on  Fox 29 news at 6 p.m.
  • WDEL (11/23, No link available – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla was a guest on WDEL news radio Wednesday afternoon where he discussed president-elect Donald Trump’s about-face in announcing his intention not to pursue a criminal investigation against Hillary Clinton.)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Stargazing; 6 p.m., Widener Observatory
  • Center for Hospitality Management Chef Series; 6 p.m., Marriott Dining Room
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Penn State Brandywine; 7 p.m., Home

November 23, 2016

In the News:

  • Findings on breast cancer reported by investigators at Widener University – Women’s Health Weekly (December 2016 edition – News of research completed by Dr. Bin Wang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering)
  • WDEL (11/22; No link available – Romie Griesmer, lecturer at law at Delaware Law School, was a guest on Delaware News at Noon with Allan Loudell on Tuesday, where she discussed the legalization of marijuana.)
  • Delaware State University and Widener Delaware Law School Announce Admission Path – Delaware Business Now (11/22 – News of a new articulation agreement between the two schools; This news also appeared on 11/22 in The News Journal)
  • Delaware Law School and Manor College partner on path to legal education – Delaware Business Times (11/22 – News of an agreement that will make legal-related bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered through Delaware Law available to Manor College students)
  • Best schools for bar exam prep announced– National Jurist (11/21 – Widener Law Commonwealth was recognized on the “Best Law Schools for Bar Prep” list. The magazine recognizes the Top 40 law schools for bar exam preparation. Only four law schools in Pennsylvania were named to the list.)

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

November 22, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener’s Small Business Development Center Celebrates Grand Opening of Autocare Mobile Services – Chester City Blog (11/22 – News of a  grand opening ceremony for a local small business made possible through the collaboration of the Widener SBDC and School of Business Administration students in a capstone course)
  • ‘Revolution’ allows in-house lawyers to be partners and guardians, ex-GE general counsel says – Legal Solutions Blog (11/21 – News of the 32nd Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law presented by Delaware Law)
  • In the community: Widener inductees examples of national impact small school’s athletes can make – Delaware County Daily Times (11/20 – News of the recent Widener University Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

  • We’re All Widener Event: Listening to Student Concerns; 6 p.m., University Center Webb Room
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Marywood University; 7 p.m., Home

November 21, 2016

In the News:

  • Delaware Achievers, Nov. 20 – The News Journal (11/20 – News that Widener University has once again been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media)
  • Widener students surprise campus community with inaugural Courage Day – Chester City Blog (11/19 – News about last week’s Courage Day, an initiative out of the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • The next US attorney general has already written a handbook on how the US should deal with immigration – Quartz (11/19 – Jill Family, director of the Law and Government Institute at Commonwealth Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Can America’s companies survive America’s most aggressive investors? – MSN.com (11/19 – A reposting of The Atlantic article featuring expert commentary from Lawrence Hamermesh, corporate and business law professor at Delaware Law)
  • Wills for Heroes helps first responders with legal documents – Delaware Public Media (11/18 – News of a Wills for Heroes event administered by Delaware Law appeared  online and on WDDE with a news brief featuring an interview with Leslie Johnson, associate professor at Delaware Law, during the broadcast of All Things Considered)

Athletic Update:

Main Campus Events:

November 18, 2016

In the News:

  • Students at Widener show how Courageous they are – Delaware County Daily Times (11/18 – News of yesterday’s Courage Day, an initiative of the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • Can America’s companies survive America’s most aggressive investors? – The Atlantic (11/18 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of corporate law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Around South Philly – South Philly Review (11/17 – Photo of international students from Widener visiting Citizens Bank Park)
  • Don’t just talk to your kids about Trump. Turn them into activists. – Slate (11/16 – Column by John Culhane, the H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law at Delaware Law and the co-director of the Family Health and Policy Institute)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • We’re All Widener Multicultural Fair; 11 a.m., University Center
  • Beideman Visiting Scholar Address on Sustainability and Leadership; 12 p.m., Founders 109
  • IEW Event: Zumba; 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • IEW Event: International Restaurant Visit – Pesto; 5 p.m., Philadelphia
  • Men’s Basketball tournament start at 6 p.m.; Schwartz

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

  • Widener Day; 11/19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Men’s Basketball tournament start at 2 p.m.

Events on the Harrisburg Campus this Weekend:

  • Mock LSAT; 11/19, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Administration Building

Events on the Delaware Campus this Weekend:

  • Mock LSAT; 11/19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

November 17, 2016

In the News:

  • The Widener University High School Leadership Award plaque presentation at Archbishop Wood High School was featured by NBC 10 news around 5:30 p.m. on 11/16.
  • Fight over coffee execs’ qualifications may head to Delaware – The News Journal (11/16 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of corporate law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Supreme Court to hear TransPerfect case on Jan. 18 – The News Journal (11/16 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of corporate law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Courage Day – Stop by one of the nine large towers on campus to write your “courage story.”
  • IEW Event: Global Coffee & Tea and International Jeopardy; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., University Center Atrium
  • IEW Event: Yoga; 4 p.m., Pride Recreation Center
  • We’re All Widener Event: Faculty Supporting Students (Open to entire campus community); 5 p.m., Wolfgram Library steps
  • IEW Event: Social Justice Film “Living on $1 a Day;” 5:30 p.m., University Center Room G
  • State Street Reading Series; 7 p.m., Media Arts Center Gallery
  • IEW Event: International Sports Film “Invictus;” 7 p.m., Pride Recreation Center Media Room
  • IEW Event: We’re All Widener Interfaith Panel Discussion; 7 p.m., Lathem Hall
  • IEW Event: Conversation on Racial and Ethnic Reconciliation; 7:30 p.m., University Center Room A

Events at Commonwealth Law:

  • Puppies in the Pit; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Library Building

November 16, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener ensures nursing majors learn ethics, other leadership qualities – Pivot.Today (11/16; A story with excerpts from the Philadelphia Inquirer feature on the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • Trump and the Middle East: What he could do with Iran, Israel, Syria – Middle East Eye (11/16; Dr. Hamid Zangeneh, retired professor of economics, is quoted)
  • GPO General Counsel visits library – Publicnow.com (11/15 – News that the U.S. Government Publishing Office visited the Legal Information Center at Delaware Law)
  • President-elect Donald Trump, per your request some advice – USA Today Online (11/11 – Repost of the op-ed written by Alan Garfield, professor of law at Delaware Law, for the News Journal)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

November 15, 2016

Coming Up:

  • Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla will be a guest on the Bob Burns Show today at 2:30 p.m. on WOND 1400 AM in New Jersey. He will discuss a court-issued gag order on the Trentonian newspaper, which is trying to cover child protection services in the matter of a 5-year-old child whose teacher found drugs in his backpack.

In the News:

  • 100 Professional Sales Students From Across the Country to Visit William Paterson University for Russ Berrie Institute’s 10th Annual National Sales Challenge – Publicnow.com (11/14 – Widener University’s School of Business Administration will send a team to compete)
  • Under Trump, the Iran Nuclear Deal Becomes a Sword of Damocles- Atlantic Council’s IranInsight (11/14 – Column by Dr. Hamid Zangeneh, retired professor of economics)

Events on Main Campus:

  • IEW Events: Global Coffee and Tea and International Jeopardy; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., University Center Atrium
  • IEW Restaurant Trip: So Crepe!; 5 p.m., Philadelphia
  • IEW Event: Badminton Tournament; 6 p.m., Schwartz Field House
  • IEW Event: International Quizzo; 6 p.m., University Center Atrium

Events on the Harrisburg Campus: