Friday, December 22, 2017

In the News:

  • Sustainable Development In Law Practice: A Lens For Addressing All Legal Problems – PA Environmental Digest Blog (12/21 – Commonwealth Law professor John C. Dernbach authors this article summarizing his latest research, published in the Denver University Law Review, that assesses the legal work required for sustainable development)
  • $7.5 million prison settlement could keep key details from public – The News Journal (12/21 – Lawrence A. Hamermesh, a professor emeritus at Delaware Law, provides expert commentary on this settlement)
  • New Presidents or Provosts – Inside Higher Ed (12/22 – Steven C. Wilhite, former provost of Widener University, is mentioned for his new appointment as provost and vice president for academic affairs and student success at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates)

Alumni News:

  • Archdiocese names new head of Catholic elementary education – Catholic Philly (12/20 – Widener graduate Andrew McLaughlin has been named the secretary for elementary education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
  • Missanelli radio show to be simulcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (12/21 – Sports radio show hosted by Mike Missanelli, a Delaware Law graduate, will join the NBC Sports Philadelphia radio lineup)
  • Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments – The AFRO-American Newspaper (12/22 – This news clip announces Amy Bills, a Commonwealth Law graduate, as one of four new judicial appointees to the District Court for Montgomery County)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

In the News:

  • People to Watch in 2018: Julie Wollman, Widener University – Philadelphia Business Journal (12/20 – Widener president Julie Wollman is named one of the “People to Watch” in 2018 for her innovative leadership pointing to the Common Ground initiative as an example)
  • Delicate Balancing Act – Delaware Lawyer (12/20 – Delaware Law professor Alan Garfield authors a feature article beginning on page 12 that discusses the delicate balance of copyright laws)
  • Myers Receives Leadership Certificate – Town Lively (12/20 – This article features Savannah Myers, Widener undergraduate and nursing major, as one of 49 students who recently received a leadership certificate from the Oskin Leadership Institute. Recipients of the leadership awards are also mentioned in NewsEdge.)

Alumni News:

  • Editorial: He put the ‘just’ in Delco justice – Delaware County Daily Times (12/21 – An editorial piece featured in today’s print edition recaps the career of Delaware Law School graduate Peter P. Tozer, a Magisterial District Judge who is retiring this month)
  • Judge Walsh calls stint on Montgomery County bench ‘amazing’ – The Reporter (12/20 – Story features Widener School of Law graduate Joseph P. Walsh, a Montgomery County Judge who will step down from the bench next month and return to private practice)
  • Testa joins Gunnip & Company – Hockessin Community News (12/20 – Widener School of Law graduate Anthony J. Testa Jr. joins the Wilmington based law firm)

Athletic Update: 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In the News:

  • Students Earn Leadership Certificates – Public Now (12/19 – Article features the Widener University leadership awards presented to 49 undergraduate students for their coursework in the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • State Court Breathes Fresh Air into Pennsylvanians’ Environmental Rights – The Regulatory Review (12/20 –  John Dernbach, an environmental law and sustainability professor at Commonwealth Law School, contributed to this article that discusses a state Supreme Court decision that reaffirms and expands a constitutional duty to preserve natural resources)

News Releases:

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletic Update:

  • Men’s Basketball: Widener 84, Mount Saint Mary 59
    • Drews, Sambo help Widener start fast in Florida – Delaware County Daily Times (12/19 – Story includes coverage of the Widener men’s basketball victory over Mount St. Mary’s (N.Y.) in the HoopMia D3 Holiday Shootout in Miami, as well as the Widener women’s basketball win over Marywood)
  • Women’s Basketball: Widener 76, Marywood University 64
    • LOCAL COLLEGE: Cross’ career high powers Scranton – The Times-Tribune (12/20 – Article features a recap of Widener women’s basketball victory over Marywood. Hero Sports also provided post-game coverage.)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

In the News:

  • Widener names football field after trustee’s late mother – The Delaware County Daily Times (12/17 –  Article features Widener University’s recently named football field in memory of Elizabeth J. Hirschmann, the matriarch of a football family with deep Widener connections. Story was also featured online in Public Now.)
  • Downingtown STEM Academy student awarded a leadership award – Daily Local News (12/17 –  This article recognizes a recent Widener University/NBC 10 Leadership Award recipient Meghana Chigurupati, a Downingtown STEM Academy senior)

Alumni News:

  • Nine Morris, Nichols attorneys admitted to Delaware bar – Delaware Business Now (12/16 – Sabrina Hendershot, a Delaware Law graduate, is mentioned in this article along with eight other attorneys associated with Morris, Nichols law firm who were recently admitted to the Delaware Bar this month)
  • How NERDiT NOW is taking on the Geek Squad – Technical.ly Delaware (12/18 – This article features NERDiT NOW, an up and coming technology repair service company founded and operated by Widener graduate, Markevis Gideon)

Athletic Update:

Monday, December 18, 2017

In the News:

  • Exxon Mobil, BP, Others Face New Climate Change Suits – Bloomberg BNA (12/14 – This article quotes Delaware Law professor James May)
  • Court reverses Dell buyout ruling that alarmed dealmakers – Yahoo News Singapore (12/14 – This article was originally published in Reuters last week and quotes Delaware Law School professor emeritus Larry Hamermesh)
  • Radnor High Students Heading To State Business Conference – Patch (12/15 – After competing in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) regional leadership conference at Widener University, Radnor high school students will go on to compete at the state competition in Hershey)
  • It’s In Her Bones – Observer-Reporter (12/17 – This articles features Chelsea Good Abbas, an anthropology instructor at Widener, and her work in Costa Rica through her recent selection for the Core Fulbright Scholar Program)

Alumni News:

  • End of Era: Longtime District Judge Peter Tozer hangs up his robe – Delaware County Daily Times (12/18 – This front page article features Delaware Law graduate Magisterial District Judge Peter P. Tozer, who will retire from the bench at the end of December)

Athletic Update:

Friday, December 15, 2017

In the News:

  • Latest tax plan may be a relief to Greater Philadelphia’s many grad students – Philadelphia Business Journal (12/14 – Widener President Julie Wollman is quoted about a proposed tax increase for graduate students that was recently cut from the federal tax reform bill)
  • These young academics are accomplished beyond their years – Philadelphia Business Journal (12/14 – Chelsea Abbas, an anthropology instructor at Widener University, is one of 10 individuals listed as a millennial to watch in higher education)
  • Court reverses Dell buyout ruling that alarmed dealmakers – Reuters (12/14 – Larry Hamermesh, a professor emeritus at the Delaware Law School, is quoted in this article)
  • Hate shoveling? This pavement melts snow by itself – Philly.com (12/14 – Article references Widener University research and links to a recent story highlighting the work)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Immaculata; 2:00 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

In the News:

  • Enrollment for Obamacare ends Friday. Here’s where to sign up in Delaware – The News Journal (12/12 – Navigators will be available at Delaware Law School today and Friday)

Alumni News:

  • Richard St. Paul Has Been Recognized Among the Top in His Industry by the Expert Network – WAFB 9 (12/12 – Richard St. Paul is a graduate of Commonwealth Law School. Marybeth Blessing, a graduate of Widener University School of Law, was also recognized in an article featured on The Digital Journal.) 
  • Montgomery County’s newest district court judges sworn-in – The Mercury News (12/13 – Maureen Coggins, a graduate of Widener University School of Law, was sworn-in as a district court judge)
  • Furia Rubel CEO Presents on Crisis Communications for Financial Institutions – The Daily Telescope (12/13 – Furia Rubel is a graduate of Delaware Law School)
  • Katharine Morgan Announced as Keynote Speaker for the 2018 SES Annual Conference – Quality Magazine (12/13 – Katharine Morgan received her masters in business administration from Widener)
  • William Doyle new executive director, CEO of Dredging Contractors of America – Professional Mariner (12/13  – William Doyle is a graduate of Widener University School of Law) 

Events on Delaware Law School campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Delaware Law

Athletic Update: 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In the News:

  • Tune in today from 11-11:30 a.m to SiriusXM channel 111 to hear James May, Delaware Law Professor, on Knowledge@Wharton, a daily show from Wharton’s School at University of Pennsylvania that goes behind the headlines.
  • A Closer Look: Why Does Public Television Have More Longest-Running Shows Than Other Channels – 24/7 Wall St. (12/12 – This article quotes Amy Franzini, associate professor and chair of communication studies at Widener University)
  • Student Achievers – The Intelligencer (12/12 – Laura Geitz, a Widener student, is named in this article for her leadership role at the recent Common Ground event held at the National Constitution Center. The same article also appeared in the Bucks County Courier Times.)
  • Winner of the Rotary Club of Chester’s “Joe Cirilli Scholarship at Widener University” – Delaware County Daily Times (12/13 – On page 10 of a special section on the Chester Rotary Club, Widener students, Jenny Metelus, a junior anthropology major, and Anish Sharan, a sophomore hospitality major, were named as honorees)

Alumni News:

  • PLW People in the News – The Legal Intelligencer (12/12 – Michelle Henry, a graduate of the Commonwealth Law School and first deputy attorney general for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, was honored with the 2017 Excellence in Public Service Alumni Award from Commonwealth Law School)

Athletics Update:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In the News:

  • OPINION: Is this tax plan a dream-crusher for higher ed’s food service workers, maintenance staff and housekeepers? – The Hechinger Report (12/12 – Column written by President Dr. Julie E. Wollman)
  • The Head Game – WBCB 1490 AM (12/8 – Kristen Focht, a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Widener, was a guest on the sports radio show)
  • A Case in Mississippi Raises Questions About the Legal Security of Nontraditional Families – Slate (12/11 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane writes the monthly column Hey, Daddy!)
  • Here’s what’s at stake for the 21 kids suing the Trump administration over climate change – Think Progress (12/11 – Article quotes Delaware Law Professor James May)
  • Delaware Law Professor John Culhane will be a guest on Radio Times on WHYY on 12/ 12 between 10 – 11 a.m. for a segment called “SCOTUS debates same-sex wedding cake case.”

Alumni News:

  • Briefs: Seabrook retirement community gets new executive director – Asbury Park Press (12/10 – Victoria Paone is a Delaware Law graduate)
  • Movers & Shakers: Springpoint Senior Living, Plymouth Place – Senior Housing News (12/11 – David Woodward holds a bachelor of science degree in hospitality administration from Widener and a masters of jurisprudence from Delaware Law)

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • US Green Building Council Meeting; 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L202

Athletics Update:

Monday, December 11, 2017

In the News:

  • DNREC offers seats at the table for writing new Coastal Zone regulations – Delaware Public Media WDDE (12/8 – Article quotes Kenneth Kristl, environmental law professor at Delaware Law)
  • Kids’ Lawsuit Over Climate Change Faces Big Test In Federal Court – Bloomberg (12/8 – James May, a Delaware Law professor, was quoted as an expert)
  • People You Know, Dec. 8, 2017 – York Dispatch (12/8 – List mentions Widener student Aidan Hostetter leading a table discussion at the Common Ground event at the National Constitution Center)
  • Ford’s $1 Billion Impact Investment Fund Gets New Manager; Gill Foundation Hires CEO From Within – The Chronicle of Philanthropy (12/8 – Linda Durant, senior vice president for university advancement at Widener, will become vice president of development at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education)

Homepage Feature Story:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Public Stargazing; 6 – 7 p.m.; Kirkbride Observatory

Athletics Update: