Congressman Shaw, college rankings top news
September 13, 2013
The passing of former Florida Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (a Stetson alumnus), and U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings created significant media coverage about Stetson over the past week. Notable national and local placements include NBCNews.com, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Bay News 9, WESH, WFTV, WOFL, Chronicle of Higher Education and Washington Post. Top stories for Sept. 6-Sept. 12 include:
- Former Florida Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr., passed away at 74 years old after undergoing cancer treatment, according to the Washington Post on Sept. 11. Shaw received a bachelor’s degree from Stetson in 1961, and his law degree from Stetson in 1966. Additional coverage: Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, KSL – TV, KSAT – TV, Denver Post, Markets.financialcontent.com, Bradenton Herald, WTVJ-TV, WNYT-TV, Bay News 9, Kansas City Star, KOB-TV, St. Paul Pioneer Press, ABC News, Naples Daily News, CBS Miami, Boston.com, WHEC-TV, News 12 New Jersey, WINK-TV, Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Beaumont Enterprise, MyNorthwest.com, KGW-TV, News 12 The Bronx, KTVB-TV, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, KREM-TV, WTSP-TV, San Francisco Chronicle and dozens of other outlets throughout the country.
- U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings were released on Tuesday, Sept. 10, placing Stetson at number five (out of 92) on the list of Best Regional Universities in the South. Additional coverage: WBZT-AM, Orlando Sentinel, WJNO-AM, Tampa Bay Times, Sunshine State News, Charlotte Observer.
- Chris Ferguson, professor of psychology at Stetson, co-authored research on violence and video games that was credited in an NBCNews.com article: “Call of Duty’ maker gears up against ‘violent video games’ bill.”
- Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Sept. 11 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “3 Accused of Sexual Misconduct Say Colleges Acted Hastily and Assumed Guilt.” Lake is quoted in the Sept. 6 Inside Higher Ed article, “Campus Safety Clearinghouse.” Lake is also quoted in the Yale Daily News article, “Shaping a Drinking Culture on Yale’s Campus.”
Other Stories in the News
- Law Professor Peter Fitzgerald is quoted in the Sept. 6 News Talk Florida radio report, “How Non GMA Activists Have Mischaracterized The EU Trade Partnership.”
- The Daytona Beach News-Journal mentioned Stetson and the newly renovated Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in a Sept. 10 article about Deltona officials considering construction of a new sports stadium.
- News of Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus participating in a combined performance with the Stetson University Concert Choir was published in the Sept. 10 Tampa Tribune.
- The American published an article Sept. 11 on the single-sex education debate, acknowledging researchers at Stetson who studied and compared single-sex and co-ed classes in Florida elementary schools.
- Law Professor Susan Rozelle is quoted in the Sept. 7 Ledger article, “7 Years Later, Victim Still Awaiting Closure.” The article also ran in the News-Chief.
- Stetson was mentioned in a Sept. 11 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal regarding activities in remembrance of 9/11.
- Law Professor Luz Nagle joined a panel at Bay News 9 on Sept. 11 discussing the conflict in Syria and President Obama’s speech to the nation.
Alumni in the News
- Amy Creech-Gionis, D.D.S., is featured in Healthcare Global as well as Digital Journal addressing the improved dental services through sedation dentistry.
- According to the Sept. 10 Tampa Bay Times, Law alumnus John Grandoff III has been appointed to the Tampa Port Authority board.
- Law alumna Bonnie Polk was elected vice chairwoman of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 12th Circuit, according to the Sept. 9 Herald Tribune.
- According to the Sept. 7 Exec Digital, Law alumnus, Farr Law Firm president and managing partner David A. Holmes was recently accepted to Leadership Florida’s Class XXXII.
- According to the Sept. 6 Daily Commercial, Law alumnus and assistant state attorney Bill Gross has announced his retirement in December.
- The Sept. 7 Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Michael D. Chiumento is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Chiumento Selis Dwyer.