Friday, December 22, 2017

In the News:

  • Sustainable Development In Law Practice: A Lens For Addressing All Legal Problems – PA Environmental Digest Blog (12/21 – Commonwealth Law professor John C. Dernbach authors this article summarizing his latest research, published in the Denver University Law Review, that assesses the legal work required for sustainable development)
  • $7.5 million prison settlement could keep key details from public – The News Journal (12/21 – Lawrence A. Hamermesh, a professor emeritus at Delaware Law, provides expert commentary on this settlement)
  • New Presidents or Provosts – Inside Higher Ed (12/22 – Steven C. Wilhite, former provost of Widener University, is mentioned for his new appointment as provost and vice president for academic affairs and student success at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates)

Alumni News:

  • Archdiocese names new head of Catholic elementary education – Catholic Philly (12/20 – Widener graduate Andrew McLaughlin has been named the secretary for elementary education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
  • Missanelli radio show to be simulcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (12/21 – Sports radio show hosted by Mike Missanelli, a Delaware Law graduate, will join the NBC Sports Philadelphia radio lineup)
  • Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments – The AFRO-American Newspaper (12/22 – This news clip announces Amy Bills, a Commonwealth Law graduate, as one of four new judicial appointees to the District Court for Montgomery County)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

In the News:

  • People to Watch in 2018: Julie Wollman, Widener University – Philadelphia Business Journal (12/20 – Widener president Julie Wollman is named one of the “People to Watch” in 2018 for her innovative leadership pointing to the Common Ground initiative as an example)
  • Delicate Balancing Act – Delaware Lawyer (12/20 – Delaware Law professor Alan Garfield authors a feature article beginning on page 12 that discusses the delicate balance of copyright laws)
  • Myers Receives Leadership Certificate – Town Lively (12/20 – This article features Savannah Myers, Widener undergraduate and nursing major, as one of 49 students who recently received a leadership certificate from the Oskin Leadership Institute. Recipients of the leadership awards are also mentioned in NewsEdge.)

Alumni News:

  • Editorial: He put the ‘just’ in Delco justice – Delaware County Daily Times (12/21 – An editorial piece featured in today’s print edition recaps the career of Delaware Law School graduate Peter P. Tozer, a Magisterial District Judge who is retiring this month)
  • Judge Walsh calls stint on Montgomery County bench ‘amazing’ – The Reporter (12/20 – Story features Widener School of Law graduate Joseph P. Walsh, a Montgomery County Judge who will step down from the bench next month and return to private practice)
  • Testa joins Gunnip & Company – Hockessin Community News (12/20 – Widener School of Law graduate Anthony J. Testa Jr. joins the Wilmington based law firm)

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In the News:

  • Students Earn Leadership Certificates – Public Now (12/19 – Article features the Widener University leadership awards presented to 49 undergraduate students for their coursework in the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • State Court Breathes Fresh Air into Pennsylvanians’ Environmental Rights – The Regulatory Review (12/20 –  John Dernbach, an environmental law and sustainability professor at Commonwealth Law School, contributed to this article that discusses a state Supreme Court decision that reaffirms and expands a constitutional duty to preserve natural resources)

News Releases:

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletic Update:

  • Men’s Basketball: Widener 84, Mount Saint Mary 59
    • Drews, Sambo help Widener start fast in Florida – Delaware County Daily Times (12/19 – Story includes coverage of the Widener men’s basketball victory over Mount St. Mary’s (N.Y.) in the HoopMia D3 Holiday Shootout in Miami, as well as the Widener women’s basketball win over Marywood)
  • Women’s Basketball: Widener 76, Marywood University 64
    • LOCAL COLLEGE: Cross’ career high powers Scranton – The Times-Tribune (12/20 – Article features a recap of Widener women’s basketball victory over Marywood. Hero Sports also provided post-game coverage.)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

In the News:

  • Widener names football field after trustee’s late mother – The Delaware County Daily Times (12/17 –  Article features Widener University’s recently named football field in memory of Elizabeth J. Hirschmann, the matriarch of a football family with deep Widener connections. Story was also featured online in Public Now.)
  • Downingtown STEM Academy student awarded a leadership award – Daily Local News (12/17 –  This article recognizes a recent Widener University/NBC 10 Leadership Award recipient Meghana Chigurupati, a Downingtown STEM Academy senior)

Alumni News:

  • Nine Morris, Nichols attorneys admitted to Delaware bar – Delaware Business Now (12/16 – Sabrina Hendershot, a Delaware Law graduate, is mentioned in this article along with eight other attorneys associated with Morris, Nichols law firm who were recently admitted to the Delaware Bar this month)
  • How NERDiT NOW is taking on the Geek Squad – Technical.ly Delaware (12/18 – This article features NERDiT NOW, an up and coming technology repair service company founded and operated by Widener graduate, Markevis Gideon)

Athletic Update:

Monday, December 18, 2017

In the News:

  • Exxon Mobil, BP, Others Face New Climate Change Suits – Bloomberg BNA (12/14 – This article quotes Delaware Law professor James May)
  • Court reverses Dell buyout ruling that alarmed dealmakers – Yahoo News Singapore (12/14 – This article was originally published in Reuters last week and quotes Delaware Law School professor emeritus Larry Hamermesh)
  • Radnor High Students Heading To State Business Conference – Patch (12/15 – After competing in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) regional leadership conference at Widener University, Radnor high school students will go on to compete at the state competition in Hershey)
  • It’s In Her Bones – Observer-Reporter (12/17 – This articles features Chelsea Good Abbas, an anthropology instructor at Widener, and her work in Costa Rica through her recent selection for the Core Fulbright Scholar Program)

Alumni News:

  • End of Era: Longtime District Judge Peter Tozer hangs up his robe – Delaware County Daily Times (12/18 – This front page article features Delaware Law graduate Magisterial District Judge Peter P. Tozer, who will retire from the bench at the end of December)

Athletic Update: