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Affirmative action, Zimmerman trial top news

The United States Supreme Court’s decision this week on affirmative action and various aspects of the George Zimmerman trial top the news coverage of Stetson this week. Notable national and local placements include WFTV, Cardhub.com, Orlando Sentinel, Tampa Tribune, Sun-Sentinel, Daytona Beach News-Journal and Nashville City Paper. Coverage for June 21-27, 2013, includes:

Top Stories

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the June 25 Crimson regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action and race-conscious college admissions.
  • Law Professor Susan Rozelle spoke with the June 24 Fox News Radio about the Zimmerman trial. Professor Rozelle is also quoted in a June 20 Daytona Beach News-Journal article about picking an impartial jury in the age of social media.
  • University Inn has closed and is scheduled to re-open in August as a residence hall for Stetson, according to a June 25 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. In a separate article in the same paper, the former owners of University Inn contemplate what to do with the vacant Artisan Inn, which they purchased recently. Additional coverage: Volusia County Beacon.
  • Tara Jones, Stetson’s director of financial aid, is quoted in a June 23 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Congress’ proposed changes to the interest rate on federal student loans.
  • Paul Croce, professor of American Studies, is quoted in an article on financial literacy in pop culture that appeared in CardHub.com on June 20.
  • In a story on changes to Spec Martin Stadium, WFTV-TV mentioned Stetson’s upcoming football season will be its first in 57 years. Additional coverage: WRDQ-TV.

Other Stories in the News

  • Law Professor Charles Rose appeared on Channel 10 News on June 25 discussing the high-profile Zimmerman murder trial.
  • Alan Green, who will be joining Stetson’s economics faculty in the fall, was quoted on Florida Public Radio as predicting an economic slump with no expansion of Medicaid and suggesting that people will relocate to states where people will have more money to spend.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is mentioned in the June 18 Gavel Grab regarding her blog about dark money in politics.
  • The Volusia County Beacon ran an article on June 21 regarding Stetson’s and DeLand’s approval of tailgating during football season at Spec Martin Stadium. Additional coverage: WFTV-TV.
  • Mario Rodriguez, Stetson assistant professor of Communication and Media Studies, had an op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel on June 19. The editorial discussed the “chilling effect” that perceived punishment has on free speech and that the NSA’s PRISM program allows monitoring of a variety of U.S. citizens’ data.
  • The June 25 WWSB ABC includes a TV interview with Stetson University College of Law elder consumer protection fellow Michael Pierce during a visit to Keiser University in Sarasota.
  • According to the June 26 Tampa Tribune, the Ulele restaurant, owned by the Gonzmart’s of Columbia Restaurant fame, will open near the Tampa Law Center.
  • On June 20, the Daytona Beach News-Journal ran an article about Kenny Anderson, a former assistant at Lynn University, and David Saur, who was at Indiana University of Pennsylvania last season, being named assistant coaches for Stetson’s women’s basketball team. In addition, the News-Journal ran an article on coaching staff additions to the men’s basketball team. Additional coverage: Jacksonville Progress.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a June 20 article on Nashville City Paper regarding the number of schools that have recently left the Atlantic-Sun Conference.
  • In an article on Stetson’s return to football, the Tampa Tribune featured several local players who discussed the importance of the year leading up to August 2013 for building camaraderie and family within the team.
  • Stetson was mentioned in an article on rankings for universities with teacher education programs. The June 20 article in the Sun-Sentinel said that Stetson did not participate in the rating system from NCTQ and that the rating system had received strong objections from many universities.
  • In a June 23 article on News-Press.com Stetson was included as the provider of the Edward McBride and Jim and Ellie Newton Scholarships in Family Business.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a June 22 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal regarding students volunteering at Boys & Girls Club of Vlusia/Flagler Counties.

Alumni in the News

  • According to the June 25 Bradenton Times, Law alumna Anne Weintraub has been appointed to serve on USF’s board.
  • A historic look at the Roebuck family in TCPalm.com mentions that three family members, Arthur, Robert and William Roebuck, graduated from Stetson University in the early 1900s. All three were lawyers.
  • Law alumnus Rick Kriseman is profiled in an article about St. Petersburg mayoral candidates in the June 25 Tampa Bay Times.
  • According to the June 22 Grand Forks Herald, Brink, Sobolik, Severson, Malm & Albrecht, PA attorney Jeffrey W. Hane recently earned an L.L.M. in Elder Law (with honors) from Stetson University College of Law.
  • According to the June 21 PRLog, Law alumnus Greg W. Coleman will become president-elect of the Florida Bar on June 28.
  • According to a June 19 Ledger and News Chief feature, Law alumna Andrea Teves Smith has been appointed to serve on the 10thJudicial Circuit.

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.