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Law profs, housing crunch lead Stetson news

Podgor’s White Collar Crime Prof Blog called “required skimming” by Columbia Journalism Review

Stetson law professors have been sought after by big-name law publications recently and record enrollment has caused a housing crunch for Stetson students. Notable national and regional placements include National Law Journal, Columbia Journalism Review, Congressional Quarterly, ClickOrlando.com, WFTV, Tampa Bay Times, Sacramento Bee and Daytona Beach News-Journal. Coverage for August 9-15, 2013, includes:

Top Stories

  • Stetson’s 3+3 program with the University of South Florida is mentioned in the Aug. 12 National Law Journal article, “These students are on the six-year plan.”
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor’s White Collar Crime Prof Blog is required skimming, according to the Aug. 13 Columbia Journalism Review.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with Congressional Quarterly for the Aug. 8 story, “Constitutional Questions Hang Over Supreme Court Ethics Legislation.”
  • Stetson housing students at the Clarion is the topic of an Aug. 12 article in the West Volusia Beacon. The article mentions that Stetson also purchased University Inn (now University Hall) and has been very successful at recruiting students. Additional coverage: WFTV.

Other Stories in the News

  • Football continues to be a hot topic for Stetson with several articles showing up this week. ClickOrlando.com ran a brief article on Aug. 8 about Stetson’s first football game since 1956. Additional coverage: WKMG-TV, Florida Higher Education Spectator. WFTV aired a story on Aug. 13 about Stetson and Florida Tech adding football programs this year. The story included video of a Stetson football practice and a short interview with head coach Roger Hughes. A weekend Stetson football scrimmage at the Athletic Training Center was the topic of an Aug. 10 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. In an Aug. 11 article, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Stetson football is auctioning off the right to call the first play at its first game in 57 years. Minimum bid is $500 and proceeds go to the football program.
  • Stetson was mentioned in an Aug. 14 Sacramento Bee story about father-son baseball duos. Chris Johnson (Atlanta Braves) a graduate of Stetson and his father, a baseball coach, were included in the article. Johnson is leading the National League in hitting with a .339 batting average. Additional coverage: News-Tribune, Centre Daily Times, The State, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Fresno Bee, Merced Sun-Star, The Telegraph, Modesto Bee, The Olympian, and dozens of other news outlets throughout the country.
  • Adjunct Law Professor and Law alumnus Jeff Brown spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Aug. 12 story, “Holder’s mandate makes Tampa Bay prosecutors rethink drug cases.”
  • Stetson Lifelong Learning was the focus of an Aug. 9 article in the Clermont News-Leader. The article details upcoming seminars in the fall program.
  • Adjunct Law Professor and Law alumnus Joseph Bodiford is quoted in the Aug. 11 Tampa Bay Times article, “St. Petersburg woman fights again to keep father’s killers in prison.”
  • John Jett, professor of biology, was interviewed on the radio show Intersection about his appearance in the film Blackfish. The show aired on WMFE Aug. 14 and WUCF-TV  Online.
  • Stetson was included in an article on DustTracks.com regarding a non-native gecko spotted in Volusia County. The gecko was identified by Peter May, Stetson biology professor.
  • In an Aug. 12 article in the West Volusia Beacon regarding an upcoming speaking engagement by Volusia County’s Teacher of the Year, two local elementary schools were named as development schools that are associated with Stetson’s teacher education program.
  • The Florida State League and the Miami Marlins have awarded Stetson student Katie DiGirolamo a scholarship for her senior year, according to the Aug. 14 OurSportsCentral.com. DiGirolamo majors in business administration and minors in sports business, and is a member of the sand volleyball team.
  • Law students Sara Calabrese and Dena Daniels, interns at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh, were honored with a scholarship by the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee, according to the Aug. 14 Equities.com.
  • Adjunct Law Professor Robert E. Bugg died on Aug. 9, according to the ABC Action News memorial page. Memorial services are Aug. 17 in Seminole.

Alumni in the News

  • Drew Christopher, a psychological science professor at Albion College, has been grated the 2013 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, part of the American Psychological Association, according to MLive.com, Aug. 14.
  • Law alumnus, Stetson Law Review benefactor, overseer and Hall of Fame inductee J. Ben Watkins died Aug. 10, according to the Apalach Times.
  • Law alumnus Clay Shaw is quoted in an Aug. 11 Sun-Sentinel article about the state of Congress.
  • According to the Aug. 16 Biz Wire Express, the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. announced that Law alumnus John Miller has been appointed to serve on the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools board of directors.
  • According to the Aug. 14 Fresh News, USForex announced the addition of Law alumnus Tim Richey as risk and compliance manager.

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