Monday, September 17, 2018

In the News:

Widener switches commencement venues
Delaware County Daily Times
September 14, 2018
Article announces that the Widener commencement ceremony will be at the Mann Center for the Performing Art in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park starting in May 2019.

Voting on campus: At Haverford College, they want to, but can’t
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 15, 2018
A look at voting capabilities at local colleges showed that students at Widener are able to vote at an adjacent elementary school.

Univali receives, in October, researchers from four countries for debates on law and sustainability
Frazer Aqui
September 16, 2018
Erin Daly, professor of constitutional and administrative law at Delaware Law, will speak about participatory dignity in environmental decision-making at the International Seminar on Governance and Sustainability on Oct. 5 at the University of Vale do Itajaí.

The Big 10: Triumph in Calgary, tragedy in Lockerbie
The News Gazette
September 17, 2018
In this 1988 throwback article, Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla shares a memory about winning a landmark case that ruled public officials cannot sue over harsh parodies they disapproved of.

What Should the Senate Do With Brett Kavanaugh?
September 17, 2018
Following new accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh of sexual assault, Delaware Law Professor John Culhane writes that the Senate should appoint a neutral fact-finder to investigate the claim.

Alumni News:

Nine Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
September 14, 2018
Roberta Waite, who earned her nursing degree and educational doctorate from Widener, has been named executive director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center at Drexel University.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Constitution Day Lecture; 12 – 1 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Sharing the Light Ceremony; 12 – 1 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Constitution Day; all day; The Pit
  • SBA Informational Meeting; 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; L206
  • SBA Informational Meeting; 7:30 – 8 p.m.; L206