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FBI tactics, human rights lead the news

News articles about the FBI using a death-row inmate to search for remains, the government shutdown, consequences of human rights violations in video games and an environmentally friendly battery all included a Stetson connection. Notable national and local news coverage included: U.S. News & World Report, NBC, FOX, Time, Orlando Sentinel, Washington Post, The Nation, Sun Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times and History News Network. Top stories for Oct. 4-Oct. 10 include:

  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Oct. 10 Associated Press article, “FBI took federal death row inmate out of prison in search for remains of slain W.Va. woman.” The story ran nationally in more than 155 media outlets including NBC, FOX, WBAY, WTVM, Washington Post, and Independent Mail.
  • In U.S. News & World Report, associate professor of psychology Chris Ferguson offers his opinion about a Red Cross campaign to make video games better reflect the consequences of human rights violations. Ferguson’s (et al) open letter to the APA regarding its position on violence in media was discussed in Time. Ferguson’s most recent research was featured in the St. Albert Gazette.
  • Professor of history and American studies Paul J. Croce offers his opinion on the government shutdown in an op-ed featured in the History News Network and The Cutting Edge.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote “Interest Groups Will Spend to Influence Politicians” for the Oct. 6 New York Times. Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Nation Oct. 8 article, “The Hidden Danger in the Supreme Court’s ‘McCutcheon’ Case.”

Other Stories in the News

  • Stetson’s School of Business Administration was one of 10 universities in Florida to make Princeton Review’s list of best business schools in the country, according to the Oct. 9 Florida Times-Union.
  • Stetson student Anja Erwin displayed her invention, an environmentally friendly battery, at the Mini-Maker Faire in Orlando, according to Orlando Sentinel and Sun Sentinel.
  • Darryl C. Wilson, professor of law, comments in Tampa Bay Times on a couple seeking to sue their realtor for sky-rocketed flood insurance costs.
  • Professor of law Charles Rose gives insight into a DUI scandal charge in the Tampa Tribune.
  • Law Professor Catherine Cameron is quoted in the Oct. 8 Law360 article, “1st Amendment Poses Hurdle for NY ‘Revenge Porn’ Bills.”
  • Stetson University’s new anti-smoking and tobacco-related products policy is featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal on Oct. 7 and on Big News Network.
  • Former “best student advocate” at the Surana and Surana Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition in 2010 was featured by Mangalorean.com on Oct. 5 for her involvement with the “International Youth Leadership in the Right to Development” panel at the 24th Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in NY.
  • Megan Harvey, a Stetson student, organized a series of fund-raising carwashes to bring her boyfriend’s best friend home for the holidays, according to Hometown News.
  • The Oct. 9 Independent Mail reported that SparkFun will be stopping at Stetson on Oct. 18 during its national tour.
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported on Oct. 9 that Stetson is looking into allegations of hazing by a fraternity.
  • Stetson is mentioned in an Oct. 4 article from the American Enterprise Institute regarding single-sex classrooms.

Alumni in the News

  • Jean Pierre Espinoza offers his services and knowledge of immigration law for those facing deportation, according to News Chief.
  • According to Watch List News, attorney Traci McKee has been elected as part of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation Board of Directors, a foundation that assists Lee County Parks & Recreation in preserving wildlife and the environment of in Florida.
  • According to Claiborne Progress, J.B. Pectol became vice president for Communications and Marketing at Walters State Community College.
  • On Oct. 8, Law alumna Sydney Smith was selected as the second Resident at Law in the Naples law firm Laird A. Lile, P.A., according to Naples News.
  • The Peach Pundit announced that Law alumnus Bert Reeve is campaigning for State House District 34 on Oct. 7.
  • The Oct. 4 PNJ announced that Law alumnus Brandon A. Blake is joining the Tampa law firm Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara, and Bolin, P.A.