Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener Partnership Charter School Wins City of Chester’s 2018 Heritage Bowl – PublicNow.com (2/26 – Fifth-grade students at Widener Partnership Charter School won Jeopardy-style competition on African-American and city of Chester historical facts, beating teams from Chester-Upland School of the Arts, Stetser Elementary and Main Street Elementary. Coverage was also broadcast on WPVI Action News Philadelphia at 5 p.m. on 2/26.)
  • U.S. prime courtroom to mull guidelines on what voters can put on to polls — MSN.com (2/27 – Story quotes Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Michael R. Dimino Sr. who shared expertise on free speech issues linked to what voters wear to the polls)
  • TV personality Rick Steves visits Widener University — NBC10 Philadelphia (2/26 Travel expert Rick Steves paid a visit to Widener University before his Monday night appearance in the Philadelphia Speakers Series) No link available
  • Students accuse Caesar Rodney School District of censoring on social media  — WDEL.com (2/27 – Delaware Law Dean Rodney Smolla shared expertise on free speech in this web story. Smolla was also interviewed for a broadcast story that aired 2/27 on WDEL news radio, no link available.)
  • People in the news — Law.com (2/26 – News item on upcoming Dean’s Diversity Forum at Widener University Commonwealth Law School)
  • Tipping the scales for climate justice — UNEnvironment.org (2/26 – Widener University Delaware Law School is a co-sponsor of a colloquium on environmental constitutional rights this week in Lahore, Pakistan. The school was also mentioned in event coverage in PakistanPoint.com.)

Alumni News:

  • Panel submits 27 names to mayor for new school board — thenotebook.org (2/26 – Alumna Sharon Parker is nominated for the Philadelphia board)
  • Mayfair: New executive director plans to enhance the business community — PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com (2/26 – Profile of Widener University School of Law alumnus Marc Collazzo)

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law campus today:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 -8 p.m., A-180