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Zimmerman, “Big Brother” spur news for Stetson

A controversial verdict in the Zimmerman trial has kept COL professors busy commenting on national and international media stories about the trial. Another controversy – this time surrounding the reality television show “Big Brother” — also has garnered quotes from Stetson faculty. Notable national, international and regional mentions include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, RT TV (Russia), CCTV News (China), Los Angeles Times, NPR, Yahoo! TV, BuzzFeed, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Baltimore Sun, SportsNetwork.com, Orlando Sentinel, and Tampa Tribune. Stetson’s news coverage for July 12-18 includes:

Top Stories

  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted for the second time at the top of The Wall Street Journal Law Blog  in the July 14 article, “Choice to Charge Murder Doomed Zimmerman Case, Says Expert.” Professor Rose spoke with international media Russian RT TV via Skype live on July 15 about the Zimmerman ruling and with Chinese media CCTV News America live via satellite July 14 from Tampa, Fla., about the outcome of the Zimmerman trial. Rose is quoted in media outlets around the U.S. about the outcome of the Zimmerman trial, including the L.A. Times, KTUU, KWCH, KSCW, KTSA AM and others. Rose also discussed the verdict in the Zimmerman trial live in studio locally with the July 13 Bay News 9 and WTSP Tampa Bay’s 10 News.
  • Andy Dehnart, visiting assistant professor of journalism at Stetson, has been quoted in several articles regarding CBS reality show Big Brother, which has been criticized in the media recently for censoring bigotry from the show’s edited on-air version. Live feeds of the show can be seen online including racist statements by the cast. Coverage includes The New York Times, NPR, Salt Lake Tribune, Yahoo! TV, BuzzFeed.
  • Law Professor Carol Henderson is quoted in the July 15 Think Progress article, “George Zimmerman’s Acquittal in the Death of Trayvon Martin: Three Essays on Culture and Moral Imagination.”
  • Law Professor Susan Rozelle is quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, “Despite the backlash, ‘stand your ground’ laws did not apply to Zimmerman case.” The story also ran in the Ledger.

Other Stories in the News

  • Stetson is one of four new football programs in the FCS this year, according to SportsNetwork.com. The new programs in the FCS add up to one-third of all new NCAA football programs. Additional coverage: The Baltimore Sun, CBS 47, Aberdeen News, WHP-TV, KGPE-TV, WJTC-TV, WAWS-TV, WETM-TV and dozens of other media outlets.
  • Law Professor Roberta Flowers spoke with ABC Action News for a July 17 special on elder law and caring for your aging parents.
  • Stetson was mentioned in the July 17 Orlando Sentinel letters to the editor column. A student who will be a freshman at Stetson in the fall wrote about rising student loan interest rates.
  • Law Professor Jason Bent spoke with the July 15 WMNF News for the story, “What is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act?”
  • Jenna Hoecker, a Stetson senior, won the New York Women’s Amateur golf championship, according to the Democrat and Chronicle. Additional coverage: PressConnects.com, Sun Bulletin, Louisville Courier-Journal.
  • Katie Moore, a Stetson senior, presented her research at Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C., according to Hometown News. Moore’s research was, “A Ubiquitous Non-binding Fitness Application for Mobile Devices Using Body Sensors.”
  • Bleacher Report lists the 10 worst mascots in college basketball on July 14, and Stetson’s John B. made the list.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a July 14 Daytona Beach News-Journal article about a local juice plant’s request to pump more groundwater. Stetson owns property near the plant.
  • Robin Kazmarek, associate director of Career Development at Stetson, and Mark Marcus, a student, received awards from the Florida Career Professionals Association, according to an article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 14. The same article also reported on awards and honors received by Stetson faculty and staff during the Quality of Service Council annual employee recognition event.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a July 15 Daytona Beach News Journal article on changes in downtown DeLand including upgrades to Spec Martin Stadium.

Alumni in the News

  • Sam Ryder is now ranked 60th on the NGA Pro Golf Tour playing in his first year, according to the July 11 Concordia Sentinel. The NGA is a developmental tour for the PGA.
  • Sarasota County Judge Kimberly C. Bonner has been appointed to the to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
  • Cindy Lovell is now executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Conn., according to Connecticut Magazine.
  • Bryan Amick, pharmacy director at the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, was named a 2013 Distinguished Young Pharmacist by Pharmacists Mutual Companies, according to TheState.com. Additional coverage: Securityworldhotel.com.
  • Politic365 ran the opinion article, “Immigration and Its Deep Roots in Social Justice,” by Law alumna Wendy Rivera.
  • Loop21 ran news of Law alumna Monica Barnes being named among the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.”
  • According to the July 17 Tampa Tribune, Law alumna Karen Stanley, chief assistant to Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober, has left her post to run for a circuit judgeship.
  • According to the July 11 News-Press, Gulf Coast Business Review, BizWire Express and July 12 PR.com, Law alumna and real estate attorney Tyra Read has been appointed to the Cape Coral Community Foundation board of directors.
  • According to the July 10 Californian, Law alumna Ashley S. Hodson has joined Hahn Loeser & Parks in its Naples office.
  • Law alumnus Patrick McArdle has been named an associate attorney at Grossman Roth and Partridge according to the July 18 Bradenton Times.

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.

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