Thursday, March 1, 2018

In the News:

  • Janette Lillian Packer, 84, nurse who made her life’s work educating other nurses – The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/25 – Janette Lillian Packer was the former dean of the Widener School of Nursing)
  • Colleges in these states are pledging support for students’ #NeverAgain movement for gun control – Newsweek (2/28 – Widener joins the growing list of universities to reassure college applicants that they will not be penalized for participating in peaceful activism. Similar story also appears in a WDEL blog and was featured on WDEL FM radio.)
  • People in the News—Feb. 28, 2018—Dilworth Paxson – Yahoo Finance (2/28 – Widener Law Commonwealth will hold a symposium examining child and family protection in the courts on March 23)
  • Jon S. Akins, 36, scientist with a career dedicated to helping the disabled – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/1 – An obituary online and in today’s print edition pays tribute to the life and work of Dr. Jon Akins)
  • Political discourse in the modern age – The Austin Chronicle (3/1 – Article offers a preview of the talk that President Julie Wollman and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, will give at the SXSWedu panel on March 8)

Alumni News:

  • Philadelphia selects 27 nominees for School Board – PhillyBite Magazine (2/28 – Sharon Parker, a graduate of Widener, is a School Board nominee)
  • Dr. Johnston is final candidate for LHU president – The Express (2/28 – Kimberly Johnson received her doctoral degree from Widener)

Athletics Update:

  • Men’s Basketball: Widener 92, Wilson 65
    • Brown-Johnson’s 46 point power Neumann – Delaware County Daily Times (3/1 – Game coverage featured online and in print of the Widener men’s basketball victory advancing them to the ECAC quarterfinals on Friday)

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • WiP Session: Faculty/Moringiello; 12 – 2 p.m.; L201
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180