Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In the News:

Widener University hosts free public screening of Marian Anderson documentary
Chester Matters Blog
April 1, 2019
Widener will present a free public screening of the documentary, “Once in a Hundred Years, The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson” on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:15 p.m. in Lathem Hall.

Robbins Named Award Winner
Town Lively
April 1, 2019
Katrina Robbins was one of the 163 students honored at the 2019 Widener High School Leadership Awards event last week.

Environmental lawyers fight fire with fire, adopt ALEC’s methods to tackle climate change
Think Progress
April 1, 2019
John Dernbach, director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Widener Commonwealth Law, co-published a 1,100-page compendium of policy ideas to inspire the development of new laws from lawyers across the United States that can then be distributed to local, state, and federal lawmakers.

Marking a national moment in Media’s history
Delaware News Network Town Talk
April 1, 2019
This article references the Black Student Union at the Pennsylvania Military College.

Danielle Sell of Temple
Monadnock Ledger Transcript
April 2, 2019
Danielle Sell, a senior studying biomedical engineering at Widener, traveled to Costa Rica for a spring break cultural immersion experience. The trip focused on sustainability and community development through service work and multiple excursions.

Growing up through the Cracks: Pa.’s fix for distressed communities hasn’t worked for Duquesne’s families
The Pittsburgh Gazette
April 2, 2019
This article examines the ineffectiveness of Act 47, a state determination to provide support to “financially distressed” municipalities, through the lens of Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Commonwealth Law Professor Juliet Moringiello, an expert on municipal bankruptcy, is quoted.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Baseball vs. Gwynedd Mercy; 3:45 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Eastern (DH); 5 p.m.; Home
  • Virtual Information Session: Accelerated Nursing Harrisburg Program; 5 – 6 p.m.; RSVP here
  • Sexual Health Lecture with Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD; 6 – 8 p.m.; University Center, Room C
  • Softball vs. Eastern (DH); 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street
  • First Generation Law Students Association – panel discussion; 6 – 8 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Viewbook Photo Shoot; all day; Harrisburg Campus
  • Auditor General Meeting; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; A170
  • Westlaw Edge Presentation/Faculty; 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.; L205
  • Cycle Class; 4 – 5 p.m.; Progress Gym

Monday, April 1, 2019

In the News:

Getting rid of the ‘gotcha’: College students try to tame political dialogue
The Hechinger Report
March 31, 2019
President Julie Wollman is quoted in this article and references the Common Ground initiative on campus and its impact on creating a space for students to have reasoned conversation, listen to their peers and find middle ground. This article also appeared in the Washington Post.

EQB To Consider Accepting Petition To Create Cap-And-Trade Program To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions On April 16
PA Environment Digest Blog
March 29, 2019
The Environmental Quality Board is scheduled to consider whether or not to accept for study a rule making petition, supported by Widener Commonwealth Law’s Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, to create a Cap-And-Trade Program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania at its April 16 meeting.

NJ Residents Initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Gloucester City News
March 29, 2019
Angela DiGaetano, Robert Erianne, and Gabrielle Hance were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Widener.

J&J’s 3-Deal Day Signals A Shift In Legal War Over Talc
Law360
March 29, 2019
Jean Eggen, distinguished professor emerita of law at Delaware Law, comments on the latest development and compares Johnson & Johnson’s legal strategy to the approach used by big tobacco.

Your View: Why social workers matter in our society
The Morning Call
March 30, 2019
To celebrate March as Social Work Month, Michelle Brandt, associate director of field education in the Center for Social Work Education, authored this op-ed to raise public awareness of the invaluable contributions that social workers provide daily to diverse populations and industries.

School Notes for March 31
The Philadelphia Tribune
March 30, 2019
Universal Audenried Charter High School junior Schneider Bouillon was one of the recipients of the High School Leadership Award from Widener.

Pennsylvania DMVA Honors Vietnam Veterans and Their Families
Penn Watch
March 31, 2019
Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, attended an event at Widener Commonwealth Law in honor of National Vietnam Veterans Day.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • President’s Lecture: Twenty Years of Experimentation – Fish Physiology with Widener Biology Students; 12 – 1 p.m.; Kapelski LC 1
  • Softball vs. Immaculata (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Immaculata (DH); 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Provost Search; 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.; Flex Room
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Room 5