Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In the News:

  • Economic Impact of Immigration by State – WalletHub (1/30 Commonwealth Law Professor Jill Family is quoted in an expert Q&A on the topic)
  • Student starts campaign to bring veteran banners to Tower City – Republican Herald (1/31 – This article focuses on high school student Faizan Ali, a Widener Leadership Award recipient) 
  • Student News – Kent County News (1/30 – Article lists students on the Widener fall 2017 dean’s list. Additional dean’s list coverage in CentralJersey.com.)
  • Friendly barbs fly at Widener over Eagles and Pats loyalties – Delaware County Daily Times (1/31 – A story on friendly Super Bowl rivalries features six Widener students: Matt Blankenstein, Boyd McCoy, Lisa Gale, Alissa Dadarwala, Leo Harmon and Justin Gilffillan. This article appears online and in today’s print edition.)
  • College Access Center closing in June – NewsEdge  (1/31 – The College Access Center (CAC) was created by the Chester Higher Education Council (CHEC) of which Widener is a member)

Alumni News:

  • Gaming law education comes to central Pennsylvania – Casino Connection AC (1/30 – Susan Hensel is a Commonwealth Law graduate who later returned to the school to teach a gaming law course)

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • LEXIS training; 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; Room L-206
  • LEXIS training; 4 – 5 p.m.; Room L-206
  • Student Social; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; 4310 Valley View Road, Harrisburg, PA

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Dean’s Honor Reception for Year-1 Law Students; 5:15 – 7:30 p.m.; Barristers’ Club
  • SBA Town Hall Meeting; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Main Law Building Room 237

 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In the News:

  • Higher ed compliance management education programs – University Business (1/30 – Article lists the Delaware Law School‘s master of jurisprudence in higher education compliance program)
  • Wolf cabinet members sit down with public at Widener event – Delaware County News Network (1/30 – Additional coverage of the Cabinet in Your Community event held at Widener and featured in yesterday’s news briefing)

Alumni News:

  • Allison Giles promoted to Vice President, Federal and International Government Affairs for Cook Group – The Daily Telescope (1/29 – Allison Giles is a graduate of the Widener School of Law. This news is also featured in Inside Indiana Business.)

Athletics Update:

Homepage Feature Story:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • CDO Lunch & Learn; 12 – 1 p.m.; CDO Office
  • Student Socials; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; 4310 Valley View Road, Harrisburg, PA

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Employment Law Society General Meeting; 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.; Room L-237

Monday, January 29, 2018

In the News:

  • What happens in Latin American when the U.S. tightens its borders – The Academic Minute (1/26 – Chelsea Good Abbas, an instructor of anthropology at Widener and Fulbright Scholar, discusses her research on migration between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. This segment is also featured in Inside Higher Ed and Classical 89.5 FM.)
  • NIGHT WORDS: Venus, Mercury appear at dusk; winter constellations dominate the evening – Delaware County News Network (1/26 – Article is written by Professor Harry J. Augensen, director of the Widener Observatory) 
  • Topsham’s Borie makes dean’s list – Central Maine (1/27 – Widener student Sophia Borie is mentioned for her fall 2017 semester dean’s list achievement)
  • Jonathan Peri appointed Chairman of Higher Education Council – WFMZ-TV 69 News (1/26 – Jonathan Peri is a member of the Widener University School of Law Alumni Board)
  • What’s at play in first J&J talc asbestos trial – Law360 (1/26 – Jean Eggen, distinguished emeritus professor at Delaware Law School, is quoted)
  • Lawmakers consider whether they can police college free speech controls – The Daily Item (1/27 – Delaware Law School dean Rod Smolla is featured in this news story. The article is also featured in The Meadville Tribune.) 
  • Wolf cabinet members sit down with public at Widener event – Delaware County Daily Times (1/28 – This article provides an overview of last week’s Cabinet in Your Community panel discussion with five cabinet members from the Wolf administration hosted at Widener. The event is also covered in NewsEdge.)

Alumni News:

  • What to know about Don McGahn, the lawyer who bucked Trump’s order to fire Robert Mueller – TIME (1/26 – Don McGahn is a Commonwealth Law School graduate. A similar article also appeared in Newsweek.)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Widener University President’s Lecture; 12 – 12:45 p.m.; Lathem
  • Importance of Foreign Languages in American Public Diplomacy; 5 – 6 p.m.; Freedom Hall 122
  • Public Stargazing; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Friday, January 26, 2018

In the News:

  • ABC 6 – Action News at 5 p.m. (1/25 – News coverage of Gov. Wolf’s Cabinet in Your Community event held yesterday at Widener)
  • The Daily Journal – Who’s News (1/25 – This article features Morgan Hagerty, a recipient of the Widener High School Leadership Award, and lists local Widener students who made dean’s list in the fall 2017 semester)
  • Widener University kicks off the spring semester – ASCE News (1/25 – Coverage of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) dinner attended by members of the Widener University Student Chapter)
  • Local students named to Widener University dean’s list – Middletown Transcript (1/25 – Article names local Widener students on the 2017 fall semester dean’s list)

Alumni News:

  • Who is Donald McGahn? – CNN (1/26 – White House counsel Donald McGahn is a Commonwealth Law graduate)

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field vs. Widener Field Meet; 4 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field vs. Widener Field Meet; 4 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Lycoming; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Lycoming; 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Saturday:

  • Dauphin County Republican Committee; 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Room A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus Saturday:

  • Mock LSAT; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; The Vale Courtroom

Thursday, January 25, 2018

In the News:

  • Teach your kids to be in charge of their own bodies, just be prepared for it to backfire – New York City Blog (1/24 – This article is the first of the”Ask Janah” series, led by Janah Boccio, who is earning her PhD in the Widener Human Sexuality Studies program)
  • Local students make dean’s list at Widener University – Herald Mail Media (1/24 – Article lists Widener undergraduate students who achieved dean’s list status during the fall 2017 semester. Additional students are featured in the Tri-Town News.)

Alumni News:

  • Paul Adezio tagged as new Mercer County Counsel – Princeton Patch (1/24 – Widener School of Law graduate, Paul Adezio, is named Counsel for Mercer County)

Athletics Update:

Events on Campus Today:

  • Cabinet in your Community; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; Founders Hall Room 109
  • Financial Literacy Workshop; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Quick Center Room 108
  • Men’s Indoor Track and Field vs. Widener Field Meet; 4 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Indoor Track and Field vs. Widener Field Meet; 4 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Property II Review; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; Room L202

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

In the News:

  • SCOTUS Wades Into Area of Bankruptcy ‘Confusion’-  Bloomberg BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Reporter (1/22 – Commonwealth Law Professor Juliet Moringiello is quoted in this article)
  • Symposium: Nothing undignified about political messaging — in America, we call that democracy – SCOTUS Blog (1/23 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla contributes an opinion piece for this online symposium focused on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that considers whether a Minnesota law banning political apparel at polling places is overboard under the First Amendment)
  • Student achievers in Bucks, Montgomery counties recognized – The Intelligencer (1/23 – Widener undergraduate students are recognized by their local news for achieving dean’s list in the 2017 fall semester. Additional dean’s list coverage can be found in CentralJersey.com, Bethlehem Press, and The Dundalk Eagle.)
  • Does free speech need protecting on Pa. college campuses? – Reading Eagle (1/24 – This article quotes Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla)

Alumni News:

  • Greeley and Hansen Appoints Two New Principals – KFM BFM 100.7 San Diego (1/23 – Widener graduate Michael J. Hope is named one of two new principals at Greeley and Hansen) 
  • People in the news, Jan. 23 – McKnight’s Senior Living (1/23 – Andy Fritz, a Widener graduate, is named general manager of Homestead at Hamilton)

Athletics Update:

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Food & Drug Law Assoc. Organizational Meeting; 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Polishook Hall Room 303
  • BLSA Meeting; 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.; Location TBD
  • Anti-Money Laundering Educational Event; 5:15 – 9 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Jurist in Residence Lecture: Judging Judges-Judicial Discipline in PA; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Room A180 & Gallery
  • Trivia Night; 6:30 – 10 p.m.; Side Bar Cafe

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

In the News:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Acey-Davis – The Times Tribune (1/21 – Article announces the recent nuptials of Widener alumnus Anthony Acey-Davis)
  • Campus notes, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 – Pocono Record (1/22 – This article lists Widener students who achieved the dean’s list in the fall 2017 semester. Additional dean’s list coverage is highlighted in the New Jersey Herald.)
  • Law schools considering familiar alternative to LSAT for admissions – Philadelphia Business Journal (1/22 – Delaware Law dean Rod Smolla is featured and quoted in this article)
  • Expert predictions: Generic drug costs, biosimilar impact, policy changes – Managed Healthcare Executive (1/23 – This Q&A style interview features Joe Fuhr, Professor Emeritus of Economics)

Alumni News:

  • Morris County Young Republicans welcomes Doug Steinhardt – Parsippany Focus (1/20 – Douglas Steinhardt is the New Jersey Republican State Chairman and a graduate of Widener Law School)

Athletics Update:

Press Releases:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Gallaudet; 7:00 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Room L-205
  • BLSA Fireside Chat; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; The Pit

Monday, January 22, 2018

In the News:

  • Teaching Across a Cultural Chasm – The Chronicle of Higher Education (1/21 – Center for Education Professor Nadine McHenry writes about the importance of understanding the cultural background of students and references the Widener Community Engaged Teacher Education)
  • WDEL News Radio – No link available (1/19 – Delaware Law dean Rod Smolla spoke on the program about the legal ramifications of a federal court case brought by women who maintain they have a constitutional right to sunbathe topless in Ocean City, Maryland)
  • College Honors – Burlington County Times (1/19 – This article lists local undergraduate students named to the Widener dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. Additional coverage is featured in TAPinto Morristown, The Sentinel and The Island Now)
  • Wildwood girls basketball facing new challenges this season – Shore News Toda(1/19 – Article mentions Widener undergraduate and women’s basketball team member Mackenzie McCracken)
  • Want to bet against U.S. Treasurys? These ETFs make the trade easy for investors – The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/22 – This article mentions the upcoming Financial Literacy Workshop hosted by Professor Joseph Hargadon, the department head for accounting and information management in the School of Business Administration. The event is also featured in Town Talk.)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Career Development Interviewing Workshop; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Room 126

Event Reminder:

Friday, January 19, 2018

In the News:

  • Women of the Future – Newsweek (1/18 – Widener doctoral student Lorena Olvera-Moreno is nominated in the “Women of the Future” list, a special nomination series comprised of up-and-coming women seen as trailblazers for the next generation)
  • Dan Connor leaves Archbishop Carroll football for Widener job – The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/19 – This story, featured online and in today’s print edition, announces Dan Connor as the new defensive coordinator for the Widener football team. This story also appeared in today’s print edition of the Delaware County Daily Times.)

Alumni News:

  • Business people: Jan. 18, 2018 – Delaware Business Now (1/18 – The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) has named Widener graduate M. Earl Ransome, Jr. as a new Commissioner member)
  • Harnessing the sun – Defense Video Imagery Distribution System (1/18 – Widener alumnus, Brian Frymiare, co-authors this article about advancements in solar energy in an effort to power batteries in infrequently used Army vehicles)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Widener Day Open House; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. Arcadia; 1:00 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Saturday:

  • Delaware Law Review Write-on Competition; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Law Review Office

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In the News:

  • Back Mountain residents in the news – The Dallas Post (1/17 – Widener undergraduate students John Luksic and Elizabeth Kravitz are mentioned for their dean’s list achievement this past fall semester) 
  • Editorial: ‘A Chester Story’ tells the city’s story – Delaware County Daily Times (1/17 – This editorial featured online and in today’s print edition mentions Widener University as an anchor in the community)

Alumni News:

  • Advantage engineers welcomes Chad Brenneman as Director of Human Resources – Seattle PI (1/17 – Chad Brenneman is a Widener University graduate)
  • Governor Carney nominates Samantha Lukoff as Family Court Commissioner – NewsEdge (1/17 – Widener School of Law graduate, Samantha Lukoff, was nominated to serve as a Family Court Commissioner in New Castle County) 
  • Kevin Reid has been reappointed to KingSpry’s Executive committee and other hires and promotions – The Morning Call (1/18 – Commonwealth Law graduate Keely Jac Collins has been named partner at the law firm KingSpry)

Athletics Update:

  • Dizbon, Maloney take on larger roles at Susquehanna, King’s – The Dallas Post (1/17 – Article features a write-up for the recent Widener men’s and women’s swimming meet against Cabrini)
  • Softball Adds Winter Clinic on Feb. 11
  • Men’s Basketball: Arcadia 79, Widener 57
    • Widener loses by large margin to Arcadia, 79-57 – Recap, Box score – HERO Sports (1/18 – Post-game recap of the Widener men’s basketball game against Arcadia)
  • Women’s Basketball: Arcadia 71, Widener 68
    • Arcadia wins close call vs Widener, 71-68 – Recap, Box score – HERO Sports (1/18 – Game summary for the Widener women’s basketball game against Arcadia)
  • Local College Basketball: Ross’ last-second jumper pushes Penn past ’Nova – Delaware County Daily Times (1/18 – Article includes coverage of both the Widener men’s and women’s basketball games)

Press Releases:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • State Street Reading Series Undergraduate Night; 7 – 9 p.m.; Media Arts Center Gallery

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • LawMeets Volunteer Meeting; 12 – 1 p.m.; L205
  • Student Town Hall; 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit