Friday, August 23, 2019

In the News:

Tedesco v. Wilkie
August 17, 2019
Hadit.com
Susan Saidel, an attorney for the Veterans Law Clinic at Delaware Law, argued a case in front of the Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims in Washington D.C. which issued a precedent setting decision regarding how evidence of a knee injury should be considered.

How to Teach Kids to Spot Fake News
Parents Magazine
August 22, 2019
Angie Corbo, associate professor and chair of the communications studies program, contributes to this article advising parents to be mindful of recognizing differing points of view in relation to the the news media they watch. This article also appeared in Yahoo! Lifestyle.

When Does School and College Start in Pennsylvania, New Jersey And Delaware?
NBC10
August 22, 2019
Like many colleges and universities in the area, classes at Widener begin Monday, August 26.

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of UDF; Affirms Trial Court’s Decision Denying Kyle Bass and Hayman Capital’s Motion to Dismiss UDF Lawsuit
Real Estate News
August 22, 2019
Rod Smolla, dean of Delaware Law School, represented the plaintiff in this case.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

In the News:

Bravo: Cal State Fullerton a Forbes favorite for 6th year in a row
The Ocean County Register
August 21, 2019
California State University Fullerton joined Widener among the winners of this year’s #MyTopCollege competition hosted by Forbes. Cal State won first place for the large school division while Widener took the medium school division.

Alumni News:

The Marbut Report: Kate and John Hatfield, partners in law and in life
Jacksonville Daily Record
August 22, 2019
This story features Delaware Law graduates Kate and John Hatfield who after passing the Florida Bar exam decided to partner together in life and in business.

Jason Galante Promoted to Vice President of Sales for Mary’s Gone Crackers
Online PR Media
August 22, 2019
Widener alumnus Jason Galante was promoted to Vice President of Sales of Mary’s Gone Crackers, a line of organic, non-gmo and gluten-free gourmet snacks.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

In the News:

Philly DA Larry Krasner said he offered suspect in police shooting a ‘phony baloney’ deal to surrender
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 16, 2019
Robert H. Davis Jr., adjunct professor of legal ethics at Widener Commonwealth Law, provides commentary on the ethics of the actions taken by Maurice Hill’s lawyer, the gunman who shot six officers and created a daylong stand off last week in North Philadelphia.

Local college students get packed up for move-in day
Fox 29
August 20, 2019
The Class of 2023 moved in yesterday, including nursing freshman Olivia Swearingen who was interviewed with her family before arriving on campus. Fox29 also spoke with Carson Slook, a fourth generation Widener student who moved into Hanna Hall named after his great grandfather John R. Hanna. Additional move-in day broadcast coverage is featured in NBC10, 6 ABC (coverage comes in at 2:23:14) and CBS3.

The Class of 2023 arrives at Widener University
The Delaware County Daily Times
August 20, 2019
This article captures yesterday’s move-in day, quoting incoming and current students as well as John Downey, dean of students, on the experience and what it symbolizes for the year ahead.
*For access to this article please contact Emily Barrett at eabarrett@widener.edu.

Alumni News:

Exponential boards: Evaluation 4.0
Ethical Boardroom
Summer 2019
Delaware Law School alumnus Andres Bernal, a partner at Governance Consultants SA, authored this post about the two main global corporate governance challenges.

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • DE Division of Services for Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities – Changes in Memory or Cognition CLE; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In the News:

What’s new on campus? Here’s a sampling from colleges around the region
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 17, 2019
In this upcoming school year Widener welcomes the first class of students in the occupational therapy doctoral program, a new pro bono community clinic which will serve occupational and physical therapy and mental health care and an e-sports varsity program.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Freshman Move-In Day; all day; Main Campus
  • Commuter Student Check-in; 3 p.m.; Main Campus
  • Pride Experience 2: Fall Orientation; 4 – 5 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • DE Division of Services for Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities – Changes in Memory or Cognition CLE; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO/K&L Gates; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room
  • Faculty Workshop; 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.; L201
  • Free Rita’s Day! Courtesy of SBA; 12 – 5:30 p.m.; Flagpole outside Library Building

Monday, August 19, 2019

In the News:

Why do car insurance rates (and even providers) vary so much from state to state?
WalletHub
April 8, 2019
The results of WalletHub’s 2019 Car Insurance Survey featured car insurance expert Christopher J. Robinette, Widener Commonwealth Law Professor, on why rates vary across the states.

Newton Area Alumni Earn Degrees and Accolades on their College Campus
Tap Into Newton
August 15, 2019
Michael Savarese, a robotics engineering major, earned dean’s list for the spring semester.

Why is Halloween starting in the summer?
Vox
August 16, 2019
A look at why some stores are already preparing for Halloween season, Ross Steinman, psychology professor, explains that the fall holiday is a welcomed symbol of a return to normalcy and routine for many. This article also appeared in Arab Media.

Public Stargazing Sessions to Resume at Widener
Chester Matters Blog
August 17, 2019
The Widener Observatory will resume its public stargazing sessions on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. Full stargazing schedule is available in the article.

Delaware County Daily Time
August 18, 2019
PennDOT plans to reopen the ramp from southbound Interstate 95 to Chestnut Street (Exit 6) in Chester from 2 p.m. August 19, to 9 a.m. August 26 to accommodate Widener University student move-in activities.

Events on All Widener Campuses this Week:

  • School Supply Drive to benefit the Widener Partnership Charter School; all day; All Widener campuses
    • All Widener faculty and staff are invited to participate in the School Supply Drive to support students at the Widener Partnership Charter School. Supply collection bins will be available on all three campuses — in The Pit at Commonwealth Law, Main Street at Delaware Law, and in the Wolgram Library, University Center, Old Main and all academic buildings on Main Campus — until Thursday, August 29. Our colleagues at WPCS have requested school supplies for the upcoming year from backpacks and lunch bags, pencils and markers, to winter accessories and coats.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

In the News:

The College Experience: Finding the right destination
The Philly Soccer Page
August 7, 2019
Article author and computer science student DJ Reider writes about his experience at Widener as a varsity soccer athlete and the academic and athletic support offered throughout his college career.

Lancaster County college news
Lancaster Online
August 7, 2019
Jenifer Cole was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, at Widener.

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law today:

  • PBI CLE; 4 – 6 p.m.; A180

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In the News:

Congressional Misstep Could Undermine Patient Access, Trust in New Drugs
Inside Sources
July 31, 2019
In this opinion piece, Joseph Fuhr, professor emeritus of economics, explains how certain language in a Congressional bill could put patient safety at risk and undermine manufacturers’ ability to bring competing products to market, which could keep prices high for consumers

Parking (Meter) Wars Businesses, Residents Rail Against Chester Parking Meters
The Chester Spirit
August 6, 2019
This article examines how parking meters in the City of Chester are impacting business owners, residents and local organizations including Widener.

Alumni News:

The Reading Quilt: remembering Marva Collins
The Notebook
August 6, 2019
Rachel Slaughter, who earned her doctoral degree in Cognitive Studies in Reading, reviews the 1990 book “The Marva Collins’ Way” published by the late Marva Collins, an education advocate for African American children.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Preview Day; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • DCBA CLE; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Beau Biden Foundation/SOAR/Child Abuse Prevention; all day; Vale/Barristers’ Club

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In the News:

Decency and courage — they should still count for something
Penn Live
August 5, 2019
Commonwealth Law’s Emeritus Professor Michael J. Cozzillio co-authored this opinion piece that voices his perspective on the current state of political affairs in the U.S.

How an illegal dump in rural Arkansas burned for a year
Southerly Magazine
August 5, 2019
Professor Ronald Mersky, chair of the civil engineering department, is quoted on the importance of state regulations on landfills.

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A172

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Beau Biden Foundation/SOAR/Child Abuse Prevention; all day; Vale/Barristers’ Club

Monday, August 5, 2019

In the News:

What Will The Future Of College Look Like? A Sneak Peek Into Our Crystal Ball In Week 6 of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
August 2, 2019
Widener closed out last week still leading the mid-sized school category. Now in the final week of the competition, people are asked to share side-by-side photos of your time at Widener as part of the #10YearChallenge. Tell us how you have grown since graduating? How has Widener shaped your life and who you are today?

In the Colleges Aug. 4
New Jersey Herald
August 4, 2019
Emily Garofalo, Tyler Robertson, and Michael Savarese are mentioned for their dean’s list achievements last semester.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • SBA/Presidents & Treasurers Meeting; 12:45 – 2 p.m.; L203

Thursday, August 1, 2019

In the News:

Lessons in Leadership: Student and President Swap Roles for a Day
Real Leaders Magazine
Fall 2019 Edition
The latest edition of Real Leaders Magazine featured President Julie E. Wollman and recent Widener graduate Gabrielle Gehron on their experience participating in the annual President For a Day. Dr. Wollman and Gebhon, who was a senior biomedical engineering student at the time, shared the insight they gained from this unique Widener tradition that focuses on preparing students to be the next generation of leaders.

Academic Achievement
Chadds Ford Live
August 1, 2019
Widener students and Chadds Ford residents Eric Hahn, Aisha Lunkins, Kirsten Ryan, Miranda Lynam, Jordan Lynch,and Sarah Wydila were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Alumni News:

Arrington sworn in as Family Court judge
The Beacon
July 29, 2019
The Honorable Michael W. Arrington, a Widener Law graduate, was sworn in for his first term as a judge of the Delaware Family Court.

Newtown native Thomas Speakman joins Delaware Valley University as executive director of admission
Bucks Local News
July 31, 2019
Thomas W. Speakman, a graduate of Widener’s doctoral education program and a veteran higher-education enrollment-management professional, has joined Delaware Valley University as executive director of admission.

Charles Burrows has been reelected as director of Orthopedic Service Line for Doylestown Hospital and other new hires, promotions and awards
The Morning Call
August 1, 2019
Justin Schell, who earned his juris doctor with a certificate in business advising from Widener Law, has joined the law firm of Steckel and Stopp.

Athletics Update: