Thursday, August 31, 2017

In the News:

  • Most Improved Employment Rate – preLaw magazine (Widener Law Commonwealth is ranked 25 out of 50 on law schools of most improved employment rates on Page 14 of the Back to School Issue) 
  • Bensalem to be first Philly-area town to sue drugmakers over fueling opioid epidemic – The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/30 – Roseann Termini, an adjunct professor at Delaware Law, was quoted) 
  • Labor Day Facts – History, Travel, Money & More – WalletHub.com (8/29 – Stuart Elmer, chair and associate professor of sociology, provided expert commentary) 

News Releases:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In the News:

  • Dr. Richard Goeke Recognized With 2017 Lindback Award – Public Now (8/29)
  • 2017’s Best Real-Estate Markets – WalletHub.com (8/28 – Dr. Stephen Kauffman, professor of social work, provided expert commentary) 

News Releases:

Alumni News:

  • Delaware Supreme Court gets its newest Justice – WDEL-AM (8/29 – Delaware Supreme Court Justice  Hon. Gary F. Traynor is an alumnus of Delaware Law

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In the News:

  • Charlottesville changed my mind on monuments: Delaware Voices – The News Journal (8/29 – An op-ed by Thomas Reed, professor emeritus at Delaware Law)
  • Making the Case – Central Pennsylvania Business Journal (Available by subscription only; Commonwealth Professor of Business Law Juliet Moringiello was featured in a story about her new role as the Chair of the PA Bar Association Business Law Section on 8/25)
  • Wilmington may allow chickens, oxen as emotional support animals – The News Journal (8/25 – Delaware Law was mentioned for having an adopted service and assistance animal policy) 
  • Impact Of Trump’s Proposed EPA Budget Cuts On Pennsylvania Communities, Health – PA Environmental Daily (8/25 – Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability John Dernbach provided expert commentary) 

Monday, August 28, 2017

In the News:

  • Why do we protect hate speech with the First Amendment? – Bangor Daily News, The Virginian Pilot, and The Morning Call (8/28 – Repost of the op-ed by Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield)
  • Free-speech challenge: Can First and Second Amendments be exercised simultaneously? – The Christian Science Monitor (8/25 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla provided expert commentary. A similar story was posted on Education News and Yahoo! News)
  • Chesco township plan would give municipalities more control over pipelines – NPR StateImpact (8/25 – Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability John Dernbach provided expert commentary) 

Events Today on Main Campus: Classes begin

Athletic Update:

  • College Football Preview: Widener University Pride – PHL Today (Repost of the CBS Philly story on the Widener Football Team

Friday, August 25, 2017

In the News:

  • Freshman Day of Service was featured during the evening news broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 8/24.
  • Mayweather vs. McGregor: Big fight, yeah, but there’s still tix – CNet (8/24 – Ross Steinman, professor of psychology and department chair, provided expert commentary) 
  • Why do we protect hate speech with the First Amendment? – Newsday (8/24 – Repost of the op-ed by Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield)
  • Night Words: Great Square of Pegasus appears in the evening sky; Jupiter departs – Town Talk (8/23 – Column by Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy)
  • Pennsylvania At Risk: New Report “State Of Risk” Reveals Broad, Adverse Impact On PA Communities And Public Health From Threatened EPA Cuts – PublicNow (8/23 – Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability John Dernbach provided expert commentary) 

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Academic Convocation; 9:30 a.m.; Memorial Field

Athletic Update:

  • College Football Preview: Widener University Pride – CBS Philly (8/24 – Interview with Widener Football Coach Mike Kelly)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

In the News:

  • This is why we protect hate speech – The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/24 – An op-ed by Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield. The article will appear in the print edition on 8/25) 
  • Wilmington man sues after e-cigarette battery explodes in his pants – The News Journal (8/23 – John Culhane, an H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • It’s move-in day at Widener – Delaware County News Network (8/23 – Story on student move-in day at Widener. President Dr. Julie E. Wollman was quoted)
  • Professor: State Senate rule on Pledge of Allegiance might violate Constitution – Salisbury News (8/23 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla provided expert commentary for a story on WGMD-FM) 
  • Swarthmore vs. PMC had plenty of fireworks – News of Delaware County (No link available; story on the PMC football team appeared on page D1 of the 8/16 issue) 

Homepage Feature Story:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Opening Meeting for all faculty and staff; 4 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In the News:
  • Class of 2021: Widener freshmen move in, will graduate on 200th anniversary – Delaware County Daily Times (8/23 – Story on student move-in day at Widener. President Dr. Julie E. Wollman was quoted)
  • Student Move-In Day for the Class of 2021, the 200th graduating class at Widener, was featured during the 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m., news broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC).
  • It’s Move-In Day At Widener University – CBS Philly and MSN (8/22 – Catherine Feminella, assistant dean for student development and engagement, and Kelsey Robinson, a freshman computer science major, were interviewed live during the morning news broadcast on CBS-TV (KYW) about student move-in day, This story was also shared on One News Page)
  • Why Uber’s Latest Fight Could Get All Sides Hurt – Bloomberg (8/22 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of corporate law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary) 

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

In the News:

  • Catherine Feminella, assistant dean for student development and engagement, and Kelsey Robinson, a freshman computer science major, were interviewed live during the morning news broadcast on CBS-TV (KYW) about student move-in day on 8/22.
  • Student Move-In Day at Widener University was featured during the morning news broadcasts on WPVI-TV (ABC) and WCAU-TV (NBC) on 8/22.
  • Eclipse’s rules of the road: Be careful – The Mercury (8/21 – Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy, and Kevin Marshall, associate professor of physics and astronomy, provided expert commentary on viewing the upcoming solar eclipse) 
  • Professor: State Senate rule on Pledge of Allegiance might violate Constitution – Delaware State News (8/21 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla provided expert commentary) 
  • Lancaster County college news – Lancaster Online (8/19 – Mention of recent graduates*) 

Alumni News:

  • Bristol Twp. School District Announces New Principals – Levitown Now (8/21 – George Ciarrocchi received his bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in Education and Educational Leadership from Widener) 

Events on Main Campus Today: Move-In Day

Monday, August 21, 2017

In the News:

  • The Great American Eclipse: Widener professor provides the facts – Delaware County Daily Times (8/21 – Article on the solar eclipse by Dr. Harry Augensen, professor of astronomy and physics) 
  • Are you excited about the Great American eclipse? – Delaware County Daily Times (8/21 – Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy, and Kevin Marshall, associate professor of physics and astronomy, provided expert commentary on viewing the upcoming solar eclipse) 
  • Eclipse’s rules of the road: Be careful – Daily Local News (8/20 – Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted) 
  • Widener offers new education certificate; nursing school gets honor – Delaware County Daily Times (8/20 – Mention of the new certificates offered by the Center for Education and the School of Nursing being named a Center of Excellence) 
  • Graduates – Republican Herald (8/18 – Listing of recent graduates) 
  • Should Protesters Be Allowed to Have Guns? – Politico (8/18 – Column post by John Culhane, H. Albert Young Fellow in constitutional law and co-director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Delaware Law)
  • Dr. Beatriz Urraca, associate professor of Spanish, was interviewed by NBC and Telemundo about the attacks in Spain on 8/18.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

In the News:

  • Some of the strangest solar eclipse myths and superstitions of past centuries – DelmarvaNow (8/16 – Repost of The News Journal story featuring expert commentary by Dr. Harry Augensen, professor of astronomy and physics)
  • Opinion: Instant info making us less informed, less thoughtful – The Delaware Gazette (8/16 – Repost of an op-ed written Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies, which first appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer) 

Alumni News:

  • Dr. Dennis Vespe Hired as Gloucester City School Superintendent; Starting Salary $157,500 – Gloucester City News (8/17 – Dennis Vespe received his doctorate in education from Widener)