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In the News: March 29-April 4

Welcome to the first edition of In the News on Stetson Today! Previously, this list of important news coverage about Stetson appeared on Stetson.edu.

Articles about sports and stories coming from the College of Law lead Stetson’s coverage this week. Top national placements include The New York Times, Bloomberg, MLB.com and USA Today. Notable local placements include Orlando Sentinel, Florida Times-Union, Daytona Beach News-Journal and Florida Higher Education Spectator.

Top Stories

  • In an article on teams that beat FGCU in basketball, the New York Times lists Stetson as one of those victors and quotes Stetson Coach Casey Alexander.
  • Law professor Ellen Podgor is profiled in the April 2 New York Times White Collar Watch article, “Women Lead the Way in White-Collar Law.”
  • Law professor Peter Lake is quoted in the March 28 Bloomberg article, “Frats Worse than Animal House Fail to Pay for Casualties.” The article ran nationally in dozens of outlets.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a major league baseball story that said Chipper Jones had not picked up a baseball since throwing out the first pitch to start Stetson’s season. The article ran on the websites of many MLB teams.
  • Law professor Luz Nagle is also quoted in the March 28 ABA Journal article, “Slavery continues to haunt the modern world, but efforts to eradicate it are growing.”
  • Stetson’s victory over FGCU was mentioned in a March 28 article on SBNation.com in relation to FGCU’s chances to advance past the sweet 16 at the NCAA championship. Additional coverage: KFOX TV, WOKV FM, WSOC TV, WTOV TV, WFTV. The Dalton Daily Citizen also ran an article on FGCU which included a mention of Stetson’s victory over that team. Additional coverage: El Informador.
  • Law professor Kate Bohl is quoted in the April 3 Herald Tribune article, “State abuse law passed after Penn State applies in Frazier case.”
  • In a follow-up article on coaches’ salaries, USA Today referenced an article and research published in the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics co-written by Matt Wilson, director of the Sport Management Program at Stetson. The original article in USA Today did mention Stetson and the research authors by name.
  • Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 4 Center for Public Integrity article, “Governors’ group rely increasingly on ‘dark money’ affiliates.”
  • Law professor Roberta Flowers appeared on Bay News 9 on April 3 discussing drug sentencing disparities.

Other Stories in the News

  • Former Stetson basketball coach Glenn Wilkes discussed Stetson men’s and women’s basketball, coaching staff, and other topics in an interview with the Daytona Beach News-Journal on March 28, and a companion piece in the same paper.
  • The Gulfport Patch ran an article on April 2 about Stetson University College of Law students Paul Crochet, Meagan Foley and Alexander Zesch all receiving Honorable Mention Best Oral Advocate Awards at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. The Stetson team was one of only two U.S. law schools to advance to finish in the quarterfinals of the competition.
  • Stetson was mentioned in an April 3 article in the Leaf-Chronicle regarding Dave Loos stepping down as athletic director at Austin Peay after 16 years. Loos will maintain his duties as head basketball coach. Additional coverage: Daily News Journal, The Tennessean, Asheville Citizen-Times.
  • In an article on art and museums in Central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel mentioned Stetson as a venue for museum-caliber art.
  • For an in-depth look at Pope Francis’ impact on Christians and the values of charity, social justice and living modestly, the Daytona Beach News-Journal interviewed Greg Sapp, associate professor of religious studies. Sapp also was quoted in a March 31 Daytona Beach News-Journal article on Pope Francis. Additional coverage: Florida Higher Education Spectator.
  • The Florida Bar News ran an article on April 1 about Stetson’s Black Law Students Association being named Chapter of the Year for the southern region for community activism.
  • Law professor Kirsten Davis is featured in the Monroe County Beacon article, “Monroe County Native Spearheads Stetson’s First Law and Rhetoric Colloquium.”
  • A Florida Times Union article on March 31lists Wendy B. Libby as a speaker at the Women’s Leadership Conference on April 5.
  • Mark Powell was mentioned in an April 3 article in the Mountaineer News for his participation in Western Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival.
  • Itso Belichovski, was mentioned in a Daytona Beach News-Journal article on April 3 highlighting the dangers and misconceptions of smoking hookah.

Alumni in the News

  • Bill Newsome is mentioned in a New York Times article as one of two lead researchers on a new project intended to record and map brain circuits in action to show how millions of brain cells interact. The project received wide attention due to support from President Obama. Additional coverage: NBC News, WhiteHouse.gov, USNews.com, The Guardian (UK), and hundreds of other media outlets, and health and education websites.
  • Law alumna and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, is featured in the News 4 Jax article, “5 questions for Pam Bondi.”
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal March 31 article on Chris Johnson, Atlanta Braves third baseman, featured Stetson prominently.
  • Alumnus and Judge of Compensation Claims Ray Holley is featured in the April 1 Jacksonville Daily Record.
  • In a retrospective of the 2003 MLB draft, BleacherReport.com mentions Brian Snyder who played his last game in 2008 as member of the San Diego Padres system.
  • According to the April 2 Crestview News Bulletin, Law alumna Lori Baggett was recently elected as a Shareholder of Carlton Fields and was also chosen to be a member of the 2013 class of fellows.
  • Melissa Pilgrim was highlighted in an UpstateBizSC article on April 1 for being named the director of research at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Additional coverage: GSA Business.

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

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