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Stetson University in the News, June 10-16

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  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of psychology, wrote an article for The Huffington Post called “Violent Video Games and The US Supreme Court: The Legacy of Brown v EMA (2011)” on June 13.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli is quoted in the June 13 National Law Journal article, “A Law Prof’s Take on Judicial Recusals, the Williams Decision and Trump.”
  • Brandi Anderson, a political science and religious studies major at Stetson recently received one of this year’s Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association Awards, which provided students with over $275,000 in scholarships this year. The news was posted by Biospace, Spoke and 57 other outlets on June 13.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with the Business Insider for the weekend story, “The Orlando nightclub massacre renews arguments over who should own high-powered weapons.” The article ran in multiple media outlets around the nation and internationally. The June 13 ABA Journal also carried the news article quoting Professor Rose.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake spoke with the Christian Science Monitor for the story, “Outcry over Stanford case reveals evolving US culture on rape.” The story also ran in Yahoo! News. Professor Lake is quoted in the June 8 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Outrage Over a Stanford Rape Case Might Change How Some Colleges Respond to Sexual Violence.”
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article, “Conference Tackles Federal Criminal Code Inadequacies, Overcriminalization.”

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  • Stetson was listed as one of Princeton Review’s top colleges still accepting applications for the next fall semester, and was highlighted as a school where test scores are optional in the article “Nearly 80 Princeton Review ‘Best Colleges’ are still accepting applications for,” posted by Examiner, June 10.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of psychology, was quoted for his knowledge in violence in video games in the article “How Do You Market A Violent Video Game After Orlando? Carefully” posted by Vocativ, June 14.
  • “Leadership West Volusia graduates 20 in the Class of 2016” commemorates the many Stetson students who compose the program which is designed to help the community meet the challenges of the future by preparing well trained and knowledgeable citizen leaders. The story was posted by The West Volusia Beacon on June 15.
  • Stetson’s “American Painting & Florida School of Art” exhibit in the Hand Art Center was listed by Orlando Sentinel as a place to visit in their article “Freebie Friday,” June 10.
  • In the article “DO THIS: Meet thy neighbor at a Gulfport yard cleanup,” Stetson students were described as people who “come with willing hearts and hands to get dirty for the sake of giving,” by Creative Loafing, June 10.
  • The June 9 Tampa Bay Times ran a feature in an article about the Eckerd College partnership for Direct Admission to Stetson.
  • Law Professor Jason Bent spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the June 12 story, “Romano: A heartless decision by St. Pete could change workers’ comp in Florida.”
  • Law Associate Dean Michael Allen was the guest on the Bay News 9 In Depth program June 15 on the Second Amendment.
  • The State Capital News Feed carried the June 13 news that “Kathy Castor says she’s weary of having moments of silence in gun tragedies without any action.” The news also ran in Creative Loafing, Florida Politics Blog and Saint Peters Blog.
  • The June 12 Daytona Beach News-Journal ran the news that “Stetson law, graduate students to study sea turtles” in a special summer course.

Alumni News

  • The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts’ Patel Conservatory named alumna Lauren Baker Murray as the chair of the music department in the article “Lauren Baker Murray named music chair of Straz Patel Conservatory” posted by Tampa Bay Times, June 8.
  • Both Law alumni Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Representative Ed Narain were featured on Bay News 9 June 12. Narain was the guest for the InDepth news segment. Law alumna AG Bondi was featured on national news including the June 14 CNN Anderson Cooper 360 program for her statements made during the Orlando mass murder and regarding gay marriage.
  • The June 13 Tampa Bay Newswire reports that Law alumnus and Carlton Fields Tampa shareholder Robert S. Freedman was elected to serve as director of the Real Property Division of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section during the Section’s annual convention and meeting in Orlando on June 4.
  • The June 9 Cooperstown Crier ran the news that Cooperstown native P. J. Nowlan graduated May 14 from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.