Thursday, August 8, 2019

In the News:

The College Experience: Finding the right destination
The Philly Soccer Page
August 7, 2019
Article author and computer science student DJ Reider writes about his experience at Widener as a varsity soccer athlete and the academic and athletic support offered throughout his college career.

Lancaster County college news
Lancaster Online
August 7, 2019
Jenifer Cole was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, at Widener.

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law today:

  • PBI CLE; 4 – 6 p.m.; A180

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In the News:

Congressional Misstep Could Undermine Patient Access, Trust in New Drugs
Inside Sources
July 31, 2019
In this opinion piece, Joseph Fuhr, professor emeritus of economics, explains how certain language in a Congressional bill could put patient safety at risk and undermine manufacturers’ ability to bring competing products to market, which could keep prices high for consumers

Parking (Meter) Wars Businesses, Residents Rail Against Chester Parking Meters
The Chester Spirit
August 6, 2019
This article examines how parking meters in the City of Chester are impacting business owners, residents and local organizations including Widener.

Alumni News:

The Reading Quilt: remembering Marva Collins
The Notebook
August 6, 2019
Rachel Slaughter, who earned her doctoral degree in Cognitive Studies in Reading, reviews the 1990 book “The Marva Collins’ Way” published by the late Marva Collins, an education advocate for African American children.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Preview Day; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • DCBA CLE; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Beau Biden Foundation/SOAR/Child Abuse Prevention; all day; Vale/Barristers’ Club

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In the News:

Decency and courage — they should still count for something
Penn Live
August 5, 2019
Commonwealth Law’s Emeritus Professor Michael J. Cozzillio co-authored this opinion piece that voices his perspective on the current state of political affairs in the U.S.

How an illegal dump in rural Arkansas burned for a year
Southerly Magazine
August 5, 2019
Professor Ronald Mersky, chair of the civil engineering department, is quoted on the importance of state regulations on landfills.

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A172

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Beau Biden Foundation/SOAR/Child Abuse Prevention; all day; Vale/Barristers’ Club

Monday, August 5, 2019

In the News:

What Will The Future Of College Look Like? A Sneak Peek Into Our Crystal Ball In Week 6 of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
August 2, 2019
Widener closed out last week still leading the mid-sized school category. Now in the final week of the competition, people are asked to share side-by-side photos of your time at Widener as part of the #10YearChallenge. Tell us how you have grown since graduating? How has Widener shaped your life and who you are today?

In the Colleges Aug. 4
New Jersey Herald
August 4, 2019
Emily Garofalo, Tyler Robertson, and Michael Savarese are mentioned for their dean’s list achievements last semester.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • SBA/Presidents & Treasurers Meeting; 12:45 – 2 p.m.; L203

Thursday, August 1, 2019

In the News:

Lessons in Leadership: Student and President Swap Roles for a Day
Real Leaders Magazine
Fall 2019 Edition
The latest edition of Real Leaders Magazine featured President Julie E. Wollman and recent Widener graduate Gabrielle Gehron on their experience participating in the annual President For a Day. Dr. Wollman and Gebhon, who was a senior biomedical engineering student at the time, shared the insight they gained from this unique Widener tradition that focuses on preparing students to be the next generation of leaders.

Academic Achievement
Chadds Ford Live
August 1, 2019
Widener students and Chadds Ford residents Eric Hahn, Aisha Lunkins, Kirsten Ryan, Miranda Lynam, Jordan Lynch,and Sarah Wydila were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Alumni News:

Arrington sworn in as Family Court judge
The Beacon
July 29, 2019
The Honorable Michael W. Arrington, a Widener Law graduate, was sworn in for his first term as a judge of the Delaware Family Court.

Newtown native Thomas Speakman joins Delaware Valley University as executive director of admission
Bucks Local News
July 31, 2019
Thomas W. Speakman, a graduate of Widener’s doctoral education program and a veteran higher-education enrollment-management professional, has joined Delaware Valley University as executive director of admission.

Charles Burrows has been reelected as director of Orthopedic Service Line for Doylestown Hospital and other new hires, promotions and awards
The Morning Call
August 1, 2019
Justin Schell, who earned his juris doctor with a certificate in business advising from Widener Law, has joined the law firm of Steckel and Stopp.

Athletics Update:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

In the News

Judge Who Reduced $2B Roundup Verdict Said Monsanto Manipulated the Science
Law.com
July 26, 2019
Jean Eggen, professor emerita at Delaware Law School, is quoted in an article that discusses a recent ruling in a lawsuit brought against the herbicide product Roundup by customers who claim the product caused them to get non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Lancaster County college news: July 31, 2019
Lancaster Online
July 30, 2019
Emma Hudson was named to dean’s and president’s list in both the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters of her freshman year at Widener. Additional dean’s list coverage is featured in My Central Jersey.

Guest Post: Cut The New Kid Some Slack (Even If That New Kid Is You)
Apellate Advocacy Blog
July 30, 2019
Second-year law student at Widener Commonwealth Law School Mary Anodide authored this guest post.

The cost of sex abuse: Victims, schools take on settlements
WITF
July 30, 2019
Continued coverage of an Associated Press article quoting Delaware Law Professor John Culhane on the ongoing lawsuits against the former Ohio State team doctor. This article appeared in over 150 outlets including Yahoo! News, The Houston Chronicle, and The Detroit News.

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Delaware Bar Exam; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In the News:

Widener University Uses Labor Market Data to Evaluate Program Proposals and Shape Curriculum
Emsi
July 23, 2019
Kim O’Halloran, associate provost and dean of graduate studies and extended learning, is quoted about Emsi’s Analyst tool, which Widener uses to inform curriculum development for new programs and make decisions about the future of the university.

Delaware May Go With Slow And Steady After Wild Strine Ride
Law360
July 26, 2019
An article discussing Chief Justice Leo Strine’s retirement announcement quotes Lawrence Hamermesh, professor emeritus at Delaware Law School.

The cost of sex abuse: Victims, schools take on settlements
The Washington Post
July 30, 2019
This Associated Press article quotes John Culhane, co-director of the Family Health Law and Policy Institute at Delaware Law, on why a settlement may be possible for the lawsuits brought against Ohio State by men who were abused by a university team doctor. The article also appeared in The New York Times.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A170

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Delaware Bar Exam; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Monday, July 29, 2019

In the News:

Invention of Rum
C-SPAN
April 5, 2019
History Professor Jordan Smith talks about the invention of rum and its impact on the Atlantic world during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Students Reflect On Love, Friends And Connections: Week 5 Of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
July 26, 2019
After week five, Widener is ranked at the second spot overall and first in the medium-sized school division. The competition continues with a theme focused on the future and how your school will look like in five years, 10 years, 50 years down the road.

New Presidents or Provosts
Inside Higher Ed
July 26, 2019
Andrew A. Workman has joined the Widener leadership team as provost.

Widener University
The Star Democrat
July 28, 2019
Local Widener students Casey Barnes, Shelby Barnes, and Tykeya Jones made dean’s list in the spring 2019 semester. Additional dean’s list announcements are made in My Central Jersey.

Athletics Update:

Events on Delaware Law Campus:

  • Delaware Bar Exam; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In the News:

The psychology behind why people will eat anything at work
Fast Company
July 23, 2019
Luke Ayers, assistant psychology professor, weighs in on the reason why people are more likely to eat free food in an office setting.

Bayer’s Other Legal Mess: An Old Liability Many Have Forgotten
Bloomberg
July 23, 2019
The German-based company Bayer, is now facing lawsuits from American states and cities who are working to clean up toxic PCBs, a widely used fire-resistant chemical compound that is now banned, which Jean Eggen, emerita professor of law at Delaware Law, says can be a long and expensive litigation process. This article also appears in Insurance Journal.

Morristown Students Named to Dean’s List at Area Colleges, Universities
Tap Into Morristown
July 23, 2019
Local Widener students made the spring semester dean’s list. Similar announcements are made in The News-Item, Central New Jersey, and The Sun Gazette.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Engineering Camp; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In the News:

Notable Achievements By Glastonbury College Students
Glastonbury Patch
July 22, 2019
Widener students who earned dean’s list in the spring semester are mentioned in this local news outlet as well as in the Gettysburg Times.

Alumni News:

DeMatteis sworn in to head Department of Correction
Dover Post
July 16, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Claire DeMatteis has been appointed Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction, the first woman to hold the position in the state’s history. This announcement is also shared in Hockessin Community News.

People in the News—July 16, 2019—Klehr Harrison
The Legal Intelligencer
July 16, 2019
Claudia L. Huot, a partner at Wisler Pearlstine and a Delaware Law alumna, presented at Lehigh University’s 47th annual Special Education Law Conference on “Collaboration Between Families and Schools: Are We on the Same Page?”

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Engineering Camp; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall