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Surynt, law experts top Stetson news

Several College of Law professors were the quoted experts in news stories this week, including sports stories about sexual violence in college football, which featured Peter Lake regarding FSU’s star quarterback, Jameis Winston, Law Professor Darryl Wilson, discussing sinkhole property, and Law Dean Emeritus Bruce Jacob regarding ‘Cellphone Trackers.’ The other top stories about Stetson, making the news this week, Nov. 14-20, 2014, include:

  • Longtime Stetson business professor Ted Surynt passed away, reported in the Orlando Sentinel and the Daytona Beach News Journal on Nov. 16.
  • Peter Lake, professor of law, is quoted in the Aljazeera America article, Jameis Winston and Sexual Violence in College Football, One Year Later, on Nov. 13, and on Nov. 17 in the Saveservices.org article, Harvard’s view on Consent at Issue in Sexual Assault Policy. Lake also spoke with the Boston Globe for the article, Harvard’s sexual assaults policy fuels debate about consent.
  • On Nov. 15, Bruce Jacob, Dean Emeritus and professor of law, is quoted in The News Tribune article, Tacoma Police Change How They Seek Permission to Use Cellphone Tracker. On Nov. 16, Jacob is also quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, Area Police Agencies Struggle to Achieve Diversity in the Ranks.
  • On Nov. 17, Darryl Wilson, professor of law, is quoted in the 10News article, Buyer Beware: How to Spot a Sinkhole property, and Wilson also spoke with Fox 13 for the Nov. 18 report, Coincidence or stolen image?
  • Professor and Chair of Psychology Christopher Ferguson was quoted in the article entitled, New Study Finds That There is No Connection Between Virtual and Real-Life Violence, on Newswire Nov. 13.

Other Stories in the news

The Sunshine State News, Nov. 18, reported that Orlando Republican Andy Gardiner has steadily moved up through the Florida House and Senate, serving as majority leader in both chambers.

Five Stetson students were fined for underage drinking at a local bar in DeLand, according to Click Orlando on Nov. 17.

School of Music Dean Thomas Masse, opened Florida Federation of Garden Clubs’ District Six, as reported by the Daytona Beach News Journal Nov. 16.

Tibetan monks’ tour comes to West Volusia including Stetson University, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal on Nov. 15.

Junior, Abigail Smith, was quoted in a Her Campus article entitled, Check It Out! A List of Things To Do & See When Visiting Colleges, on Jan. 20.

T. Wayne Bailey, PhD., was quoted on PolitiFact in the article, “Thrasher says he has ‘never received any contributions from the Koch brothers,’” on Nov. 19.

The Cayman Islands Government issued a news release Nov. 18 in noodles.com about the Truman Bodden Law School students’ participation in the ACLI Caribbean Law Clinic at Stetson Law.

The Gabber reported that College of Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz joined the Stetson Law staff softball team for a game with the world renowned Kids n’ Kubs team of seniors 75 years and older, on Nov. 14.

SPI reported that former Charles M. Elson, professor of law, has been nominated as one of the highly qualified, independent directors to replace the Board of Directors of Associated Estates, on Nov. 17.

Alumni in the news

Elaine Uzan Leary will present a program at the Greenwich Historical Society based on the travelling exhibition, American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924, according to Greenwich.DailyVoice.com Nov. 17.

The final concert in a fall classical guitar concert series at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Ozark features classical guitarist Kevin Manderville, according to Dothan Eagle Nov. 14.

More than 150 Stetson Law alumni have been named in the annual Super Lawyers Business Edition released in November.

PR.com reported that the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, and P.A. announced that Kelly Jablonski received an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, on Nov. 14.

On Nov. 14, Clean up City of St. Augustine BlogSpot featured Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince in the article, Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince: Official Biography.

The Christian Century featured Brent Walker in the article, The court after Hobby Lobby, on Nov. 14.

The Herald Tribune reported that Cynthia Clark has joined Dunlap & Moran PA, on Nov. 17.

On Nov. 17, Newsaboutpets reported that Peggy Hoyt authored the book, What’s the Deal with estate planning?

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