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Elections, minimum wage top news this week

Upcoming local and state elections, and a recent ruling on minimum wage law led the news for Stetson this week. Notable national and regional placements include CNBC, NBC, Toronto Telegraph, New York Magazine, Daytona Beach News-Journal, The Psychologist, Inside Higher Ed, The Dartmouth, and the Palm Beach Post. Top stories for Aug. 1-7, 2014, include:

  • T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., professor of political science, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News Journal article, Absentee voting in Volusia, Flagler counties reaches record levels, on August 3. Bailey also was quoted in a July 31 The Daytona Beach News Journal article, Standing up for elections without party labels.
  • Jason Bent, professor of law, was interviewed on CNBC on the McDonald’s liability ruling has run in NBC, the Toronto Telegraph and others.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in New York Magazine Aug. 6 regarding the lack of evidence linking violent video games with criminal violence. Ferguson also published an article in The Psychologist (UK) regarding the public’s perception of a link between video game violence and criminal violence even though research disputes any link. A similar article was published in International Human Press on Aug. 3.
  • News of Stetson University launching a new dual degree J.D. and LL.M. in Advocacy has run Aug. 5 in the national news wire in placements across the country and regionally in the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Other Stories in the News

  • Legal Theory Blog referenced Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, in the article, Torres-Spelliscy on the Parallels Between Establishment Clause & Campaign Finance Jurisprudence, on August 4.
  • Joshua Rust, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, Academic Urban Legends, on Inside Higher Ed on August 6.
  • Lucille Williams-Fernandez, junior student, was announced to be one of the newest interns in Cayman Island Health Ministry, according to iNews on August 3. Additional Information: RadioCayman.
  • The Daytona Beach News Journal publicized Stetson’s new tobacco-free campus on August 3. Additional Coverage: BayNews9.
  • According to the Sunshine State News, Stetson University placed fifth for being one of the best colleges in the south and overall academic excellence on August 6.
  • The Dartmouth quotes Peter Lake, professor of law, in the article, One Year After, Clery Complaint Investigation Lost, on August 5.
  • Elder Law Prof Blog includes a post, Who is your neighbor?, from Rebecca Morgan, professor of law on August 5.
  • Stetson hosted the at-large Volusia County Council candidates’ debate sponsored by the Daytona Beach News Journal on Aug. 6.

Alumni in the News

  • Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will be facing a tea party challenger in an upcoming election for his Senate District 32 seat, according to the Palm Beach Post, Aug. 5.
  • According to The Western Recorder, Tom James, pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church, will be nominated as Kentucky Baptist Convention president when KBC annual meeting convenes in November.
  • Fitnezz.net announced Nicole Nagrani as the number five spot in the Top 10 Most Impressive Physiques Ever on August 6.
  • According to the Tampa Tribune on August 5, Chris Sprowls is vying for the State House of Representatives.
  • The Bradenton Herald reported on August 4 that Douglas A. Peebles received the Community Service Leader Award.
  • The Citrus County Chronicle reported on August 1 that Mary Hatcher is running for the 5th Circuit Court.
  • The News4 Jacksonville reported on July 31 that Steven DeLaroche is running for 7th Circuit Judge.
  • According to the South Florida Business Journal, Lewis Cohen of GrayRobinson has been named a Top Power Leader in banking.
  • The News12 reported on July 31 that Nathan E. Eden has maintained the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating.