Friday, September 21, 2018

In the News:

Two accusers, both college professors, challenge U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Is there meaning in that?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2018
President Julie Wollman is one of the top female academics interviewed in this story that asks why professors are more likely to speak out on situations that may cause tremendous criticism, like what we’re seeing with Christine Blasey Ford, a professor of clinical psychology, and her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Campus notes, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Pocono Record
September 20, 2018
Five Widener students in the Center for Hospitality Management received $27,500 in external industry scholarships including Chris Nagora who received the American Hotel and Lodging Association annual Scholarship Grant of $2,500.

Turkey Trims Unjust Sentence for NASA Scientist, Won’t Release U.S. Citizen
PJ Media
September 20, 2018
Article mentions Widener’s Ismail Kul, a chemistry professor, who has been held from leaving Turkey since August 2016.

Bi Visibility Day seeks to dispel myths
Philadelphia Gay News
September 20, 2018
Center for Human Sexual Studies doctoral student Megan Crofford is quoted saying that Bi Visibility Day on Sept. 23 is an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of being bisexual.

Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky Strikes Down a Vague Ban on Speech in Polling Places, but Future Bans May Be Upheld
The Federalist Society
September 20, 2018
Commonwealth Professor Michael Dimino authored commentary about the recent US Supreme Court decision to strike down a Minnesota law that banned people from wearing political apparel at polling places.

People in the News
Legal Intelligencer
September 20, 2018
Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania: Ensuring Success for the Veteran, a program to be held at Widener Law Commonwealth on Sept. 28, is mentioned.

Alumni News:

Business people: Sept. 20, 2018
Delaware Business News
September 20, 2018
Widener Law graduate Stephen R. Permut is the 2018 Tilton Award recipient.

Homepage Feature Story:

Mind Power: Shedding Light on Gray Matter

Press Release:

Widener University welcomes home first Widener Partnership Charter School alumni, as freshmen in class of 2022

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Science Seminar Presentation; 12 – 1 p.m.; UC Webb Room
  • Summer Research Symposium; 3 – 8 p.m.; UC Atrium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Alumni Awards Ceremony & Reception; 6 – 9 p.m.; The Country Club of Harrisburg
  • Trial Advocacy Honor Society; 6 – 9 p.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Field Hockey vs. Messiah; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Football vs. Albright; 1:07 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Mary Washington; 5:30 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus on Saturday:

  • Breakfast with the Dean/Alumni; 8 – 9 a.m.; Harrisburg Campus
  • Speedy Trial 5K and One Mile Fun Run; 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Harrisburg Campus
  • Alumni CLE Programs; 9 – 10 a.m.; A180
  • Dean’s Picnic; 12 – 3 p.m.; Outside Student Org Building