Stetson University In the News

Nov. 13-19, 2015

Top stories in the news

  • On Nov. 11, BuzzFeed News quoted Law Professor Peter Lake in an article titled “Here’s How Geoff Marcy’s Sexual Harassment Went On For Decades.” On Nov. 16, Inside Counsel quoted Professor Lake in the article, “College general counsel need to advise administration appropriately before student protests occur.” On Nov. 15, The Harvard Crimson quoted Professor Lake the article, “A.D. Club 'Strongly' Opposes Membership Changes.”
  • On Nov. 14, The Tampa Tribune quoted Law Professor Charles Rose in the article, “Lawyers in hit-and-run deaths use an array of defense tactics.” On Nov. 12, Morningstar Online quoted Professor Charles Rose in the article, “These parents are fighting to give pot to their kids."
  • Professor Charles Rose spoke with the Associated Press yesterday for a story that ran nationally Nov. 19: “Kentucky refugee case highlights worries over Syrians in the U.S.” The story ran in ABC, Yahoo!, and other outlets around the country.
  • The Houston Chronicle and multiple media outlets reported Nov. 17, that Stetson’s Trial Team won the FJA mock trial competition.
  • C. Ma, Ph.D., George Investments Institute Professor of Finance, shared his thoughts on the business rivalry between Facebook and Twitter with GoBankingRates on Nov. 15.
  • WOFL-TV's Good Day Orlando featured Stetson University on Nov. 13.

Alumni in the news

  • Mac R. McCoy BAMCL '98, JD '01, a shareholder with Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, was appointed a U.S. magistrate judge for the Fort Myers Division of the Middle District of Florida this summer. His investiture was Nov. 13.
  • Stetson alumnus George Winston was featured in an article from the Tampa Bay Times, published Nov. 18.
  • On Nov.15, The Daily Herald reported that Law alumna Julia McGrath has been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 lawyers in the state of Florida by the National Trial Lawyers, and organization comprised of the top trial lawyers from around the country.
  • On Nov. 16, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that Law alumnus Tom Leek has been appointed to the University of Central Florida's Value Commission, which is helping to plan the university's future.
  • According to the Nov. 17 Business Wire, Excellere Partners announced that it has hired Law alumnus Michael Geldart as partner.
  • According to the Nov. 18 Flagler Live, Law alumnus William M. Chanfrau Jr. is managing partner at Chanfrau and Chanfrau.
  • According to the Nov. 17 Noodls, Law alumna Abby Freedman was elected vice chair for the 2015/16 school year by the School Board of Broward County, Florida. 

Nov. 6-12, 2015

Top stories in the news

  • On Nov. 9, news of Stetson again being named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media was featured on KLTV-TV, KPLC-TV, WECT-TV, KUAM and over 30 other news outlets.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Psychology, shared his thoughts about the rising trend of “mass shootings” in the United States, as reported by Yahoo! Health on Nov. 10.
  • Additionally, Yahoo! Health also featured Professor Ferguson's explanation the explosion of popularity behind Adele's new song Hello on Nov. 12.
  • On Nov. 5, The Harvard Crimson quoted Law Professor Peter Lake in an article titled “Harvard Lands Fourth in Economist’s First College Rankings.” On Nov. 3, The Harvard Crimson quoted Professor Lake in an article titled “In Fisher Amicus Brief, Harvard Defends Race-Based Affirmative Action.”
  • Law Professor James Fox’s review of Kurt Lash’s “The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship” is highlighted in the Nov. 4 Legal Theory Blog.
  • On Nov. 5, Monica Mendoza Jeancola, Ph.D., assistant professor of Accounting, was quoted in an article from GoodCall talking about employment for accounting and finance degree holders.
  • Scott Jones, Ph.D., assistant professor and Marketing Department Chair, was mentioned in a Metro news article regarding state attorney generals cracking down on the daily fantasy industry.

Other news

  • The Nov. 5 Tampa Bay Times reported that Stetson Law hosted a Lawyers Without Rights discussion about Jewish lawyers during the Third Reich. The Nov. 6 Jewish Press also ran an article on the Lawyers Without Rights discussion.
  • The Nov. 9 Gulfport Gabber reported that Stetson Law’s Law Review students hosted a book drive to collect books for area teens.
  • The Targeted News Service reported: Stetson’s Elder Law Inn was honored at the Supreme Court in Washington Nov. 7; FEC chair Ann Ravel spoke at Stetson Law, Nov. 4; Florida Bar President Ramon A. Abadin visited with students, faculty and staff at Stetson Law, Nov. 4.
  • On Nov. 3, UCF Today reported that UCF’s alumni association honored Law Associate Dean Susan Rozelle with a Professional Achievement Award at the Black & Gold Gala on Oct. 22.

Alumni in the news

  • Stetson alumna Lia Hewitt was named Florida's Music Educator of the Year, as reported by West Orange Times & Observer on Nov. 6.
  • Creative Loafing profiles Law alumnus and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman in the article, “Ask the Locals: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.”
  • Law alumnus J. Brent Walker is quoted in the Nov. 3 Abilene Reporter-News article, “Speaker: Responsibility part of religious liberty.”
  • On Nov. 5, City Biz List reported that Stetson Law alumnus William S. Kramer, a partner at the full-service South Florida law firm Brinkley Morgan, was recently elected as chair-elect of the Board of Directors for SOS Children’s Villages.
  • On Nov. 5, The Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Stetson Law alumna Natalie L. McEwan joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.
  • According to a Nov. 5 press release from Pinstripe Marketing, Law alumna Caroline Black Sikorske has been elected to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.

Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2015

Top stories in the news

  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Psychology, shared his thoughts, based on his research, on women and gaming in relation to the recent uproar over South by Southwest festival canceling a panel discussion about the harassment of women in video games, as reported by Yahoo! News and The Christian Science Monitor on Oct. 29.
  • Associate Dean and Professor of Law Susan Rozelle’s opinion editorial on the death penalty ran Nov. 2 in Washington Monthly.
  • On Oct. 30, The State Capital News Feed reported that Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel would be speaking at Stetson University College of Law on Nov. 3.
  • On Oct. 27, KAIT 8 reported that Stetson University College of Law is hosting the international historical exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” on the third floor of Stetson’s Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library on the Gulfport campus. The traveling exhibit has been shown in close to 100 cities in Germany, the U.S. and around the world.
  • The Florida Courier published an article featuring Stetson's Poverty and Homelessness Conference on Oct. 29.

Other news

  • On Oct. 29, Targeted News Service reported that Stetson Law hosted members of the CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) organization, Legislative and Government Affairs Director Laila Abdelaziz, Civil Rights Director Thania Clevenger and attorney Jamie Klapholz discussed how laws are applied to people of differing races in the U.S.
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal mentioned Stetson’s chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha in the Oct. 31 article about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer's annual charity event.
  • On Nov. 2, Stetson University was included in the article on the new federal “College Scorecard,” as reported by the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Additionally, an article on the Daytona Beach News-Journal posted on Nov. 3, regarding Chick-Fil-A coming to DeLand, reports Stetson as a large component to the town's significant growth.
  • BanklessTimes features an infographic created by Stetson University Master’s in Accounting program on Nov. 3.

Alumni in the news

  • Stetson graduate John Fanelli was named Flagler County's Principal of the Year on October 29, as reported by The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • On October 29, California Newswire reported that Stetson Alumnus Michael Babboni, Attorney, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, urges owners of affected by VW's admission of its emissions cheating device scandal vehicles to consult with an attorney.

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