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Boston bombers, TMI on social sites lead news

The Boston Marathon bombers and the pitfalls of putting too much information on social media sites led Stetson’s news coverage this week. Notable national and local placements include ForeignPolicy.com, CNN.com, Harvard Crimson, Orlando Sentinel, Atlanta Daily World, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Florida Times Union, Central Florida News 13, Bay News 9 and Atlantic Sun Insider. Coverage for April 19-25, 2013, includes:

Top Stories

Eugene Huskey, professor of political science, wrote an article for Foreign Policy magazine on April 19, “From Bishkek to Boston.” In it he discusses a possible link between the Chechen separatist movement and the bombers of the Boston Marathon. Additional coverage: Bradenton Herald.

Law Professor Susan Rozelle’s interview with CNN.com about the foibles of videotaping oneself committing a crime continues to be picked up by dozens of media outlets across the wire. Rozelle also spoke with the The Ledger  for an April 24 story about a computer glitch that excluded approximately 23,000 eligible jurors from Polk County jury pools.

Stetson’s Roland George Investments Program was featured in an April 22 Daytona Beach News-Journal article which states that the RGIP beat more than 100 other universities to take first place in both the RISE and GAME competitions.

Law Professor Peter Lake spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the April 23 article, “Experts Address University Emergency Response.”

Other Stories in the News

Atlantic Sun Insider blog did an in-depth article April 21 on the career of Coach Bob Weickel who is beginning his 53rd year in the Stetson athletic department. Weickel is head coach of the Stetson men’s golf team and a member of the Stetson Athletics Hall of Fame. Weickel also was mentioned in a Daytona Beach News-Journal feature on Rick Walrond, a former Stetson assistant coach who now offers private basketball lessons.

The April 24 Tampa Bay Times ran an editorial on the new 3 + 3 agreement between USF and Stetson, “Getting a jump on a legal career.” The story also ran in the April 19 Ledger.

In a West Volusia Beacon article on April 23, Stetson was mentioned regarding a new scoreboard at Spec Martin Stadium. City Commissioners voted to spend $455,740 on the scoreboard and sound system.

The Central Florida News 13, Bay News 9, NewsTampaFL, Tampa Bay Times and others mentioned Stetson Law’s Elder Consumer Protection Expo, April 24, in Gulfport. More than 100 members of the community attended the event to raise awareness about criminal fraud.

Twelve high school students from New Smyrna Beach were recognized by their school for earning scholarships to college. Four of the 12 are attending Stetson in the fall, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal April 24 article.

The April 23 Florida Times-Union mentions Stetson in the article, “Florida Coastal may refund students’ money under new program.”

Stetson’s bar passage rate is mentioned in the April 22 South Florida Business Journal article, “FSU Law leads February exam success rates.”

Jay DeDon, a Stetson junior majoring in music education, has been named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow, according to the Spring 2013 Florida Campus Compact Chronicle.

Stetson was mentioned in an April 20 article in the Orlando Sentinel regarding Earth Day. A group of student members of the American Chemical Society attended an event at Lake Eola in Orlando to give lessons on alternative energy.

Freshman Alexander Greene was quoted in an April 19 Atlanta Daily World article on a meeting that will benefit the Project Success Scholarship Fund. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is the keynote speaker at that meeting. Additional coverage: On Common Ground, East Atlanta Patch, Cascade Patch.

The April 18 Tampa Bay Newspapers ran news of Law students winning awards at the international Vis Moot competition in Vienna, Austria.

Law Professor Cynthia Hawkins spoke with the Florida Times-Union Jacksonville on April 18 about a bill going to the governor that would end permanent alimony in Florida.

The April 24 Tampa Tribune and Suncoast News ran an interview with Law Professor Paul Boudreaux about a controversial Pasco land rule.

On April 21, the Daytona Beach News-Journal publicized Stetson’s Showcase featuring senior art exhibits at the Hand Art Center.

News of Law students organizing a bike rally ran in the April 18 Gulfport Patch.

In an April 20 article in the Tampa Bay Times, Stetson was mentioned as the school of choice for one co-salutatorian from Calvary Christian High School.

Stetson was mentioned in an April 24 article on TCPalm.com as one of the universities chosen by students receiving a Nina Haven Scholarship.

Stetson was mentioned in the Spring 2013 Florida Campus Compact Chronicle for its 9/11 National Day of Service ceremony held in honor of military members and families.

The April Reference & Research Book News mentions Law professor Peter Fitzgerald’s book, International Issues in Animal Law.

The April 17 Construction Law Musings mentions third-year Stetson Law student Rich Cartlidge, author of the Green Building Envirotrends Blog.

The April 20 Tampa Bay Times mentions the Tampa Law Center in an article about a new upscale restaurant called Ulele opening in the area.

Alumni In the News

Stewart W. Foster has been named organist/music director at the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, Fla., according to the April 19 Palm Beach Daily News.

Bonnie and David Shaw of DeLand, Fla., received the 2013 Distinguished Friends of Children Award on Wednesday from Community Partnership for Children, according to an April 24 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. In addition to the 10 children they’ve adopted, the Shaws have also been foster parents to more than 55 children over 25 years.

The April Business Insider names Law alumna and Florida AG Pam Bondi #10 among the “Sexiest Lawyers in America.”

The April 21 Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumnus and Hillsborough Aviation Authority Chairman Steve Burton has died.

The April 13 Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumnus and Hillsborough County Judge Donald Castor has died.


Keep up with what’s happening at Stetson University campuses through Stetson Today. Additional news coverage can be found at: DeLand campus In the News and Law Faculty in the News.

Links to recent news releases from the Law and DeLand campuses can be found here: DeLand campus news releases and College of Law news releases.