Monday, April 15, 2019

In the News:

April 12, 2019
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was covered in the evening news and featured an interview by event coordinator and senior Dave McCann. The annual walk was also featured in NBC10 and the Delaware County Daily Times*.
*If you unable to view the article due to a paywall, please contact Emily Barrett at for the full text.

April 12, 2019
Widener’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies is pleased to present two free public screenings of the documentary “parTy boi: Black Diamonds in Ice Castles,” which sheds light on substance use among LGBTQ+ communities of color. The screenings are scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. in the University Center Webb Room and Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 PM at the Roxy Theater in Philadelphia.

Smyrna High junior lauded for leadership
Delaware State News
April 13, 2019
Featured story on Smyrna High School junior Mia Davis who was one of the 163 students awarded the High School Leadership Award. The Northeast Times Weekly also highlighted High School Leadership Award winners.

Widener students learn lessons in courage
Delaware County Daily Times
April 14, 2019
Apogee Scholars and the Oskin Leadership Institute celebrated the fourth annual Courage Day last week. This article quotes Michaela Mertz, sophomore and student organizer, Beideman Scholar Maj. Heather “Lucky” Penney, freshman volunteer Eliza Meals and senior volunteer Theresa Kash.

We Need New Ways to Finance Life-Saving Gene Therapies
Morning Consult
April 15, 2019
Emeritus Professor of Economics Joseph Fuhr authored this op-ed that examines inadequate mechanisms that finance medical treatments and manage affordability and identified needed changes to properly handle the growing number of gene therapies being introduced.

Press Release:

Widener strengthens partnership with school in Greece, plans for new degrees in international school leadership

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

        • Financial Aid/Exit Counseling; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 6 p.m. ; L203
        • Puppies in the Pit; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; The Pit
        • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Rm 5

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

          • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street
          • Military Law Society – community service stuffed animal drive; all day; Main Street