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