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Stetson record enrollment makes national news

Record-setting enrollment pushed Stetson into national news pages this week ahead of a student move-in day that ended with students setting up residence in a hotel. Notable national and local placements for news coverage include USA Today, Associated Press, New York Times, MLB.com, SCOTUSblog, Orlando Sentinel, Sports Network, TheScore.com, WESH, WFTV and WKMG. Coverage for the week of Aug. 16-22 includes:

Top Stories

  • Stetson’s record-setting enrollment, which prompted the use of the Clarion Hotel to house students, made news Aug. 16 on WESH-TV and Aug. 19 in USA Today. Additional coverage: Associated Press, Miami Herald, WFTV-TV, Central Florida News 13, Bay News 9, WRDQ-TV, WBBH-TV, WINK-TV, WKMG-TV, Bradenton Herald, Florida Higher Education Spectator, Miami Newsday, Erie Times-News, The Ledger and other outlets throughout the country.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s latest co-authored report is referenced in the Aug. 19 SCOTUSblog, “Symposium: Voters and contributors.”
  • Ben Goss, associate professor of Sport Management at Stetson, published an article in the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 17, on the benefits of a soccer-centric stadium in Kansas City, and how those benefits could be realized in Orlando.
  • A round up of the Pioneer Football League teams, including Stetson, previewed team standouts, rankings, and an outlook for the season that was covered by KOKI-TV, KUSA-TV, WLTX-TV, WGRZ-TV, and dozens of other stations throughout the country. The upcoming launch of Stetson football received significant coverage on Aug. 20 from WRDQ-TV, WESH-TV, WBBH-TV, WZVN-TV.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was interviewed about the Fort Hood gunman for a story on Fox News Radio that aired on WLFA on Aug. 21.
  • A profile feature of Chris Johnson appeared on Major League Baseball’s website on Aug. 20, and was picked up by other MLB team websites. The profile mentions that Johnson, who is leading the National League in batting, graduated from Stetson. In addition, a New York Times sports writer did an article on Johnson’s success on Aug. 17, which also mentioned Stetson.

Other Stories in the News

  • Law Adjunct Professor and alumnus Joe Bodiford spoke with AM820 radio live on Aug. 20 regarding the mistrial in the Richard McTear murder trial.
  • Law Professor Kate Bohl spoke with the Herald-Tribune for the Aug. 16 story, “Frazier case sets statewide precedent under new law.”
  • Stetson’s Corey Williams was mentioned in a round-up of new head coaches in NCAA Division I athletics, Aug. 21 on Sports Network. Additional coverage: TheScore.com, KHSL-TV, KJTV-TV, WXXA-TV, Fox30 Jax, and dozens of other outlets throughout the country.
  • According to the Aug. 21 Faculty Lounge, Stetson Law is hiring a full-time director of its Veterans Advocacy Clinic, a litigator/teacher/coach to lead its award-winning trial advocacy program, and a Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) for Fall 2014 through Spring 2016.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a Daytona Beach News-Journal article on Aug. 18 as a university that will be implementing a tobacco-free policy on campus.
  • An Aug 20 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal mentions Stetson in relation to the grand opening of Spec Martin Stadium. Additional coverage: WFTV-TV, Florida Higher Education Spectator.
  • An announcement about Stetson’s annual, free “Friends of Music” concert – held to ring in the new school year – ran in the Aug. 20 Daytona Beach News-Journal. Additional coverage: Florida Higher Education Spectator.
  • Stetson was included in a WBBH-TV news report about a car crash that killed a Stetson student Aug. 20.
  • In an Aug. 17 Daytona Beach News-Journal article Stetson was mentioned when the DeLand City Commission gave approval for the university to raze four houses on the edge of campus to make space for additional parking.

Alumni in the News

  • According to the Aug. 21 Exec Digital, Farr Law firm attorney and Law alumnus David A. Holmes recently received accreditation from the Department of Veterans Affairs to prepare, present and prosecute veterans’ benefit claims.
  • According to the Aug. 15 Florida Bar News “News & Notes,” Law alumna Brittany Maxey of Maxey Law Offices has become president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.