Thursday, January 17, 2019

In the News:

The Family’s Hero
Chester Spirit
January 16, 2019
Nine-year old Cayla Davis-Clark, a fourth grader at Widener Partnership Charter School, is credited with quick thinking that saved her grandmother’s life after she suffered a brain aneurysm. This story is also featured in the Delaware County Daily Times.

MacKenzie Bezos Is Legally Entitled to Half of the $140 Billion Amazon Fortune
January 16, 2018
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane, co-director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute, explains why the divorce settlement between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos may be down the middle due to the community property approach outlined in Washington’s divorce law.

Letter to the Editor: Chester mayor responds to Widener parking dispute
Delaware County Daily Times
January 17, 2019
Thaddeus Kirkland, Mayor of the City of Chester, authored this op-ed to describe the disagreement over parking policy with Widener from the city’s perspective. Names Top Master’s in Social Work Programs for 2019
Markets Insider
January 17, 2019
Featured in more than 50 news outlets is the Best Online Master’s in Social Work Programs for 2019 which ranks Widener’s online master’s of social work program at 34 out of 45 programs in the nation.

Editorial: Chester turns to artificial intelligence in new safety push
Delaware County Daily Times
January 17, 2019
An article about a new tech startup called Kognition, which uses artificial intelligence to boost security, references a partnership between Widener and the City of Chester that installed security cameras around campus.

Translating Economics for Immigration Policy
JOTWELL – Journal of Things We Like (Lots)
January 17, 2019
Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government Jill Family contributed an article examining Howard F. Chang’s The Economics of Immigration Reform and the importance of connecting disciplines.

Delco’s December Top Ten
Destination Delco
The Destination Delco Tourism Bureau featured the stargazing event hosted by the Widener Observatory in the December edition of Top Ten Things to See & Do in Delaware County.

Alumni News:

Bradford County: Salsman campaigning to become next DA
Morning Times
January 17,2019
Widener Law School graduate Chad Salsman is running for the district attorney’s seat of Bradford County.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Student Involvement Fair; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; University Center Atrium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Admin Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • Property Review with Prof. Dernbach; 12 – 3 p.m.; L204
  • Moot Court Practice; 5 – 6 p.m.; L201
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/National Competition Practice; 6 – 11:30 p.m.; A180
  • VITA Training; 6 – 9 p.m.; L206

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club