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Stetson University in the News, Sept. 23-29

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  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, spoke with New Mexico In Depth for the Sept. 28 story, “Super Pacs fuel election negativity.” Torres-Spelliscy also is quoted in the Sept. 23 NHJournal story, “Small War Chests in Gubernatorial Races Leads to Major Outside Spending;” the Florida Record Sept. 23 story, “Miami Gardens mayoral candidate awarded second chance at bid after bank error disqualifies him;” and the Sept. 25 Star Tribune commentary, “PolitiFact: Clinton charge against Trump not clear-cut.”
  • Melinda C. Hall, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, was the featured expert in a Sept. 27 WalletHub.com article on the best and worst cities for people with disabilities. Hall discussed significant financial challenges the disabled face as well as other concerns.
  • Peter Lake, professor of law, spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the Sept. 27 article, “Harvard Files Motion to Dismiss Admissions Lawsuit.”
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance was quoted in the article “Crude Oil Prices Rise With Rumors of OPEC Production Curtailment.” Ma said that after the new OPEC resolution to limit oil supply, oil prices rose by five percent, posted by The Street, Sept. 28.
  • Charles Rose, professor of law, is quoted in the Sept. 22 Tampa Bay Times article, “Tampa man charged with faking credentials, testifying for the accused in child sex cases.” Rose also is quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, “Tampa man shoots father of three, then calls ‘stand your ground’ hotline.” The article was picked up by the Miami Harald and 9 other media outlets and the story continues to be published.
  • In a blog post on USA Today’s High School Sports, blogger Elochukwu Eze — who is recovering from surgery that removed a brain tumor — says he is “blessed to have an offer from Stetson University,” and is looking forward to visiting the campus.
  • Deutsche Welle interviewed Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, for a Sept. 24 article discussing whether violent video games hurt or help those who play them.

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  • Roland George Investments Program students are writing for Huffington Post. On Sept. 17 Salvatore Raitano wrote, “Is AIG still ‘Too Big’ to Exit?” David Caulfield wrote, “Who Cares Who the Next President Is;” Thomas Kaufman wrote, “Got High-Yield Bonds?” and Chris Landers wrote, “Icahn, Ackman, Falcone, Musk“.
  • The College of Law’s Campus Climate survey results were released in the Tampa Bay Times article, “College notebook: SPC advances plans for new ‘success center,’ Stetson releases a survey, and more.” 
  • Andy Dehnart, M.F.A., visiting assistant professor of journalism, posted a new article, “19 renewed and new reality shows,” on his website Reality Blurred, Sept. 28.
  • Stetson senior and football runningback Cole Mazza says he likes the small-school atmosphere of Stetson in a Sept. 28 article in the St. Augustine Record.
  • The College of Law’s July bar passage rate was mentioned in the Miami Herald story, “FIU law grads most likely to pass the bar.”
  • Paul Croce, PhD., professor of history and chair of American Studies, posted a new article, “An Economy that Grows Anger,” on The Huffington Post, Sept. 24.
  • The Daytona Times ran an article on Sept. 29 about the upcoming Poverty and Homelessness Conference hosted by Stetson each year.
  • A Sept. 29 West Volusia Beacon article mentioned that Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience is a sponsor of the upcoming Water Festival in DeLand. Festival planners hope to educate the public on Florida’s precious freshwater resources. The festival is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Earl Brown Park and in the Wayne G. Sanborn Center.
  • In a West Volusia Beacon article about DeLand history, resident Harry Smith notes that Stetson purchased and painted Kollinger’s BP saying, “It’s such a benign detail to the city, an old gas station, but it’s probably more important to some of the local residents than a Super Wal-Mart coming to Crescent City.”

Alumni News

  • Beth-Ann Schulman joined the Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. law firm in Orlando. The position was announced via PRWeb and five other media outlets.
  • Jonathan DeSantis was named one of the five new attorneys for Berger & Montague, P.C. Philadelphia office via PR Newswire. The position was announced in 35 other media outlets including local news stations.
  • Robert Fountain was promoted to deputy general counsel for the Minor League Baseball’s legal department via MyInforms.

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