January 17, 2017

Coming Up:

  • Today at 4:54 p.m., Delaware Law Professor Alan E. Garfield will appear on WDEL news radio to discuss the First Amendment/trademark case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court, brought by the Oregon rock band “The Slants.”

In the News:

  • The challenge for college presidents under Trump: When to speak out – The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com (1/15 – Widener President Julie E. Wollman talks about fostering inclusiveness on campus.)
  • Being dumbed down by smartphones – Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com (1/15 – An op-ed by Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies; This op-ed was also shared in The Daily World, on Pennlive.com and in The Register-Guard)
  • MLK Day of Service: ‘Plant him in the hearts of our young people’ – Delaware County Daily Times (1/17 –News that Widener men’s and women’s basketball teams  participated in Hoops from the Heart on MLK Day; This event and Widener’s involvement was previewed on 1/13 on KYW Newsradio and CBS 3 online and in the Delaware County Daily Times on 1/15.)
  • Bench Press: The Supreme Court’s brain teaser –The News Journal (1/15 – Commentary by Alan E. Garfield, professor at Delaware Law)
  • Facts, not law to be in dispute at TransPerfect hearing – The News Journal (1/17 – Lawrence Hamermesh, corporate law professor at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary.)
  • Environmentalists appeal PBF ethanol permit – The News Journal (1/16 – Kenneth Kristl, director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law provides expert commentary and is named as a lawyer in the appeal case; A similar story appeared in Delaware Business Now.)
  • Community Briefs – Delaware County Daily Times (1/16 – News of the first College Night of the Widener University co-sponsored State Street Reading Series)
  • So ‘Redskins’ isn’t the only racially disparaging name seeking U.S. protection – McClatchy DC (1/13 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla provided expert commentary; This story appeared in more than 20 newspapers, including The Miami Herald and The Sacramento Bee.
  • On 1/13, Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla appeared on WDEL news radio to discuss the newly announced investigation of FBI Director James Comey, which will look at Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail case.

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