Friday, May 31, 2019

In the news:

Two 2020 contenders argue school meals should be free for all students
Politico
May 30, 2019
Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden discusses his adjunct teaching work at Delaware Law School.

PA Bar Association presents annual awards
Montco Today
May 30, 2019
Attorney Jennifer Ellis was recognized for her work with Widener University Commonwealth Law School to develop a course for lawyers starting their own firms.

Athletics update:

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In the  News:

WDEL (no link available)
May 30, 2019
Delaware Law Professor John G. Culhane was a guest on DEL-Aware on WDEL news radio, talking about abortion-related laws and the Mueller investigation.

Alumni News:

Musella Sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor
Pascack Press
May 24, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Mark Musella has been sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor.

Main Line Reform Temple’s Melissa S. ‘Missy’ Johnson Looks Forward to Jewish Federation Role
Jewish Exponent
May 28, 2019
Clinical Psychology alumna Melissa Johnson will start her new job as the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s chief planning and strategy officer.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In the News:

Teva to settle Oklahoma opioid case for $85M
Associated Press
May 27, 2019
Jean Eggen, professor emerita of law at Delaware Law School, is quoted. A similar article also appeared in the Insurance Journal.

The Reading Quilt: Christopher Paul Curtis and the African American family
The Notebook
May 28, 2019
Article was written by Rachel Slaughter, a doctoral candidate at Widener who is working on a dissertation about multicultural literacy.

Athletics Update:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In the News:

Longport Scholarship Fund announces 2019 awards
The Current
May 23, 2019
The Herb Stern Longport Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to deserving local students including Widener student Ethan Kramer.

Community Briefs
Delaware Count Daily Times
May 23, 2019
John P. Downey has been named the next dean of students at Widener. Downey will begin the role on May 28.

IWLCA Announces 2019 Senior All-Star Teams
U.S. Lacrosse Magazine
May 24, 2019
The IWLCA announced the rosters for the 2019 Senior All-Star games which will include Widener student Megan Racioppi who will play for the North Division III team.

Saturday’s Southeastern Pa. roundup: La Salle baseball repeats as Catholic League champs
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 25, 2019
Widener hosted the Catholic League championship game between La Salle and Cardinal O’Hara baseball. The Inquirer mentions Widener in additional coverage.

Teva’s Oklahoma Opioid Accord Leaves J&J as Last Man Standing
Bloomberg News
May 26, 2019
Jean Eggen, professor emerita of law at Delaware Law School, is quoted. This article also appeared in SF Gate.

Viral: Soldiers Perform ‘Taps’ At Arlington National Cemetery
Epoch Times
May 26, 2019
According to the Pennsylvania Military College, the iconic military song “Taps” has lyrics that accompany the melody.

Memorial Day parades, services planned in Delco this weekend
Delaware County Daily Times
May 26, 2019
Widener hosted a Memorial Day event for all Pennsylvania Military College and Widener alumni to place a wreath and salute the fallen.

Alumni News:

20 Under 40
South Jersey Magazine
May 2019
Included on this list is Widener alumnus Christopher Cicalese who earned his master’s in taxation and financial planning in 2012.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A172
  • Grandview Asset Management/Outside Event; 4 – 9 p.m.; A180
  • TAP/Contracts & Torts; 6 – 9 p.m.; L203

Friday, May 24, 2019

In the News:

‘Unprecedented’ Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls
MedScape
May 17, 2019
Mary Rourke, associate professor of clinical psychology and co-director of the Child Therapy Clinic, shares expert commentary on a new study that reports an increased suicide rate among young girls.

6ABC
May 23, 2019
Widener welcomed senior valedictorians from nearly 200 local schools to campus for the 6ABC tradition “Best of Class” celebrating student academic accomplishments.

8 Things You Should Always Be Doing Before Intimacy
Romper
May 23, 2019
Article quotes Brooke E. Wells, an associate professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies.

Athletics Updates:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

In the News:

How Lawyers Can Help Save The Planet
Law 360
May 21, 2019
John Dernbach, professor of environmental law and sustainability at Widener Law Commonwealth, co-authors this article sharing a legal toolkit with more than 1,000 specific recommendations for actions at the federal, state, and local levels and in the private sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Wednesday’s Southeastern Pa. roundup: La Salle baseball tops Father Judge in 13 innings in Catholic League semis
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 23, 2019
Widener will host the Catholic League title game on Saturday.

Alumni News:

Heddings Earns Region Coaching Honor
Eastern University Eagles
May 22, 2019
The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association selected Fallon Heddings, a Widener physical therapy alumna, as the Mideast Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year for her work with Eastern’s jumpers and sprinters.

Delco School Administrator Appearing On ‘Jeopardy!’ Friday
Springfield Patch
May 22, 2019
Widener alumna Susan Waller, a Chester resident, will compete on Jeopardy tomorrow, Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

The White House official who stood up to Trump
CNN
May 22, 2019
This article discusses former White House counsel Don McGahn, a Widener Law Commonwealth graduate.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • TAP/Contracts & Torts; 6 – 9 p.m.; L203

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In the News:

Spellbound: Chester Upland crowns top spellers in bee
Delaware County Daily Times
May 21, 2019
Coverage of yesterday’s spelling bee hosted by the Chester Upland School District in partnership with Widener University. CBS3 and 6ABC also covered the event.

Alumni News:

LETTER: What’s going on in Kennett Township?
Southern Chester County Weeklies
May 18, 2019
Kennett Township Supervisor candidate Hunter Tower, a Widener alumnus, authored this letter to editor ahead of yesterday’s election.

Anthony Leal: engaging with the best of both worlds
Lancaster Online
May 21, 2019
Feature story about Widener alumnus Anthony Leal, who graduated with a dual degree in political science and international relations.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • TAP/Legal Methods; 6 – 9 p.m.; L203

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

In the News:

Auditor General DePasquale Calls For PA To Act On Climate Change To Save Lives, Prepare For Higher Costs, Particularly For Water Infrastructure
PA Environment Digest Blog
May 17, 2019
Widener Law Commonwealth hosted a hearing led by Pennsylvania Auditor General DePasquale as he develops a special report on state government’s response to climate change and steps that can better prepare the state for the future.

Sohonage for Cumberland County judge
PennLive
May 17, 2019
A Letter to the Editor written by Matthew Bugli, a second-year law student at Widener Law Commonwealth, supports Kirk Sohonage for Cumberland County judge.

Widener offers salute to Class of 2019
Delaware County Daily Times
May 18, 2019
A recap of Widener’s 2019 commencement ceremony on Friday at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Article quotes commencement speaker Patrick Murphy, a Widener alumnus and current trustee, and student speaker Iman Elkhashab, the 2019 recipient of the university President’s Award.
*Please contact Emily Barrett at eabarrett@widener.edu if you are unable to access this story.

Alumni News:

Delco woman appears on Jeopardy May 24; will she get chance to tangle with champion Holzhauer?
Delaware County Daily Times
May 20, 2019
Widener alumna and Chester resident Dr. Susan Waller will appear on’Jeopardy!’ on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

Mark Musella Sworn In As Bergen County Prosecutor
Daily Voice
May 20, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Mark Musella was sworn in Monday as Bergen County’s new prosecutor.

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Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • TAP/Contracts & Torts; 6 – 9 p.m.; L203

Monday, May 20, 2019

In the News:

Know Your Rights with Ellen Firestone
May 13, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Erin Daly and Distinguished Professor of Law Jim May, both co-founders of the Dignity Rights Project, are featured guests on this podcast.

Local Triplets Graduate On The Same Day
CBS 3
May 17, 2019
One of the Widener graduates at Friday’s commencement was Molly Foglia, a triplet whose sisters graduated the same day from Arcadia University.

Biden pitches himself as a uniter even as he tears into Trump
Market Watch
May 18, 2019
After former Vice President Joe Biden spoke in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art this weekend, J. Wesley Leckrone, an associate professor of political science, provided commentary on Biden’s chance to win Pennsylvania in the general election if he is the Democrats’ nominee.

‘We believe in serving others’
Lowell Sun
May 19, 2019
Kari Rosado, one of the newest UMass Lowell graduates, plans to go on to graduate school at Widener.

Alumni News:

Six on primary ballot for Chester County trial judge
The Mercury
May 17, 2019
Delaware Law alumnus Daniel J. Maisano is running for a seat as a Chester County Common Pleas Court judgeship.

Athletics Update:

Three Members of @WidenerXCTF Selected to Compete at NCAA Championships

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • US Attorney’s Health Care Fraud Conference; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • E. John Wherry, Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Trial Advocacy and Professionalism; 4 – 6:30 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Friday, May 17, 2019

In the News:

Bayer Bets on Appeals, More Trials Following $2B Roundup Verdict
Law.com
May 15, 2019
Article quotes Jean Eggen, professor emerita at Delaware Law School.

Community Briefs
Delaware County Daily Times
May 16, 2019
Promotion of the upcoming summer camp hosted by the School of Arts and Sciences.

Alumni News:

Cumberland County District Attorney candidates
The Shippensburg News Chronicle
May 16, 2019
Widener Law graduate Sean Patrick Quinlan is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Cumberland County District Attorney.

Events for Main Campus today:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement; 4 p.m.; The Mann Center for the Performing Arts