Monday, June 11, 2018

In the News:

  • Mass incarceration has failed in Delaware. Time to end it. – The News Journal (6/7 – Alison Wakelin, a senior lecturer in physics and astronomy at Widener, writes this op-ed about legislation that may address mass incarceration) 
  • 277 graduate from Daniel Boone High School – The Mercury News (6/9 – High school graduates share their plans to attend Widener)
  • Law school dean quells private school woes on Equal Rights Amendment – WDEL (6/9 – Delaware Law dean Rod Smolla was interviewed about the equal rights amendment brought before the Delaware general assembly. Interview also ran on air on WDEL 101.7 FM.)
  • Ninth annual Italian American Heritage Festival offers food, fun & entertainment – Delaware County Daily Times (6/10 – Widener is an associate member of the Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County) 
  • Family, friends seek justice in Chester slaying – Delaware County Daily Times (6/11 – A track meeting held at Widener this past weekend is mentioned in this article online and in print)
  • Chester Upland launches inaugural City Wide Spelling Bee – Delaware County Daily Times (6/11 – Widener hosted the inaugural spelling bee competition)

Press Release:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; Walk meets at 14th and Melrose, in front of Old Main

Thursday, June 7, 2018

In the News:

  • Names to Know: Local people achieving big things in South Jersey and beyond – South Jersey Magazine (June 2018 – Junior Kayla Webster was one of 175 local high school students who received the 2018 High School Leadership Award from Widener University and the Oskin Leadership Institute, in partnership with NBC10)
  • ‘Dishonest Debtor’ Prevails Over Law Firm at Supreme Court – Dishonest Debtor Prevails Over (6/4 – Commonwealth Professor of Business Law Juliet Moringiello was quoted about a recent bankruptcy decision released by the U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Chester Artists Revitalizing Corridor On Their Own Terms – Next City (6/5 – Article mentions Widener, which is a partner in the Chester Made initiative)
  • In an Often Hostile World, Children of Queer Parents Need Strong Family Narratives – Slate (6/6 – Column written by Delaware Law Professor and Co-Director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute John Culhane)
  • J&J Facing High-Stakes Talc Trial Over 22 Women’s Cancer Claims – Press From (6/6 – An article that originally appeared in Bloomberg quotes Delaware Law Distinguished Emerita Professor Jean Eggen. The article also ran in Spanish in sitioPé Internacional.)

Alumni News:

  • Loews Coronado Bay Resort Announces Brandon Walton as Director of Sales and Marketing – Hotel Online (6/6 – Brandon Walton received a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Widener)

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus on Thursday:

  • Accepted Applicant Picnic; 5 – 7 p.m.; Side Bar Cafe

Events on Delaware Law Campus on Thursday:

  • Jurist Academy; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Room 237
  • Summer Advantage Program; 6 – 9 p.m.; Main Law Building
  • Trial Admissions Program; 6:30 – 10 p.m.; Main Law Building

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

In the News:

  • Delaware Law School Dean Rodney Smolla was interviewed on WDEL-AM radio Monday afternoon about the Supreme Court’s ruling in the same-sex wedding cake case and President Donald Trump’s assertion that he can pardon himself.
  • Academic signing day: Where Bethlehem’s top students are going to college – Lehigh Valley Live (6/5 – Story mentions that Caroline Hawk will attend Widener as a biology major focusing on physical therapy)
  • J&J Facing High-Stakes Talc Trial Over 22 Women’s Cancer Claims – Bloomberg (6/6 – Delaware Law Distinguished Emerita Professor Jean Eggen is quoted in a story about a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson)

Alumni News:

  • Green Writers Press welcomes Summer 2018 interns – GreenWritersPress (6/3 – Blog post mentions that Emma Irving, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, is interning for the Vermont-based publisher)
  • Keystone College to honor Scranton-born vintner – The Times-Tribune (6/6 – Paul Maroon, an engineering graduate, will be honored for his accomplishments in wine-making)

Press Release:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Stars & S’mores; 8 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall

Events on Delaware Law Campus:

  • Jurist Academy; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Room 237
  • Trial Admissions Program; 6:30 – 10 p.m.; Main Law Building

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

In the News:

  • McSwain Finalizes Phila. US Attorney’s Office Leadership Team – The Legal Intelligencer (5/31 – Alison Kehner, a former assistant professor at Delaware Law, has joined the office of U.S. Attorney William McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
  • People in the News—June 4, 2018—Green and Spiegel – The Legal Intelligencer (6/4 – Widener Law Commonwealth clinical faculty member Mary Catherine Scott was appointed to the Elder Justice Advisory Council)
  • The Supreme Court Punts on Cakes for Same-Sex Couples – Politico (6/4 – Delaware Law professor John Culhane writes how the justices dodged the real question of religious discrimination in their recent ruling)

Alumni News:

  • Engagements – The Times Tribune (6/3 – A wedding announcement features Commonwealth Law graduate J. Alexander Marcinko)
  • A Focus on Issues: 6th Congressional District – Reading Eagle (6/4 – Congressional candidate and Delaware Law graduate Greg McCauley responds to questions on three key issues)
  • C-Bond Systems (Currently Trading as WestMountain Alternative Energy OTC: WETM) Announces New Board of Directors – Nasdaq (6/4 – Delaware Law alum Barry Edelstein will chair the audit committee of the Board)

Athletic Updates:

Upcoming Events:

  • Stars & S’mores Event; Wednesday @ 8 – 10 p.m.; Kirkbride Lawn

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Rescheduled: Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; Outside Old Main

Monday, June 4, 2018

In the News:

  • Chester mayor touts progress in State of the City address – Delaware County Daily Times (6/1 – Representatives from Widener attended the address on Friday)
  • Imerys Unit Settles Talc Claims for at Least $5 Million – Bloomberg (6/1 – Article quotes Jean Eggen, Distinguished Emerita Professor of Law at Delaware Law)
  • Study: Foundation program provides nursing students with ‘transformative experience’ – Independence Blue Cross Foundation (5/24 – Darrell Spurlock of the Widener Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research recently led an evaluation of the IBX internship program to determine its effectiveness and potential for replication by other organizations)
  • Michael Rosko, Widener University – Making U.S. Hospitals More Affordable – Academic Minute (6/4 – Michael Rosko, a professor in the School of Business Administration, discusses more efficient hospitals as an avenue to lower costs. This interview is also featured in Inside Higher Ed.)
  • Community Briefs: Register this week for Marple police horseshoe, cornhole tourney – Delaware County Daily News (6/4 – Article in today’s paper mentions the upcoming summer camps at Widener offered by business, sciences and engineering)

Alumni News:

  • Support for Peisinger for Harford state’s attorney [Letter] – Baltimore Sun (6/1 – Albert Peisinger, candidate for Harford County state’s attorney, is a Widener graduate)

Homepage Feature Story:

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday Mile walking series; This event will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5 @ 12 p.m.; Outside of Old Main
  • Stars & S’mores; Wednesday, June 6 @ 8 pm; Kirkbride Lawn