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Stetson University In the News, Nov. 30-Dec. 7

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Christopher J. Ferguson, Ph.D., Stetson University

Christopher Ferguson

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, wrote the Dec. 4 Houston Chronicle article, “Do Colleges Need Bias Response Teams?” According to Ferguson, “BRTs attempt to deal with prejudice and ensure that students of all backgrounds feel protected.”
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the article, “Port Orange Bird Island Gets ‘Critical Wildlife Area’ Designation,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online Dec. 6. Henderson was also mentioned in the Dec. 6 WMFE article, “New Protection for Important Port Orange Island Where Birds Nest.”

Maxwell Droznin

  • Maxwell Droznin, Stetson University community engagement coordinator, was featured in the article, “DeLand Farmers Market Pivots to Serve the Poor.” Droznin said, “The prices that they sell their vegetables at is actually lower than what you would usually spend at Publix for vegetables, except these vegetables are local and most of the times grown organically,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Nov. 30.
  • Stetson University professors Clay Henderson and Lance Long were featured in the article, “Stetson University Professors Co-Author The Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment Amendment to the Florida Constitution,” posted by KCTV-TV Online Dec. 5.
  • Erin Moore, Ph.D., professor of human sexuality at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Kids Aren’t Protecting Themselves Against STDs During Oral Sex.” Moore said, “Many young adults do not perceive they are at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection,” posted by 100.7 MIX-FM Online and several other outlets Dec. 6.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Dec. 4 ABA Journal article, “Campus sex assault investigations have become polarized and political.” Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Dec. 2 Signs of the Times article, “The birth of the Title IX epidemic: Why colleges are now on the hook for sexual assault.” Professor Peter Lake spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Dec. 5 story, “Why do universities handle sexual assault cases anyway?”
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, “Congress could hardwire dark money in our democracy,” for the Hill. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Dec. 2 Delmarva Now article, “Rehoboth Beach proposal to let LLC owners vote causes stir.”
  • Law Professor Paul Boudreaux is quoted in the Dec. 5 Gainesville Sun article, “Jim Tatum: It’s time to boot fracking from Florida for good.”
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Dec. 3 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Judge dismisses lawsuit in deputy-involved shooting at Daytona tow yard.”

Other News:

  • Law Professor Louis Virelli was featured on the Dec. 4 Bay News 9 Your Midday News at 1 p.m. discussing the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review a Maryland law banning the sale of semiautomatic guns. Professor Virelli was also featured on the WMNF News MidPoint program on Dec. 4, “Will Rick Scott pack the Florida Supreme Court?”
  • According to the Florida Weekly – Naples article, “On the Move,” Theodore Etzel III and Kim Etzel received Stetson University’s Doyle E. Carlton Award, posted Nov. 30.
  • News of Stetson launching a project working with disaster relief hotline attorneys to assist victims of weather disasters ran across the country via the newswire in Digital Journal and other outlets on Dec. 6.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Dec. 6 Elder Law Prof Blog, “When a Tattoo is an Advance Directive?” and the Elder Law Prof Blog “More on Nursing Home Issues.” She also wrote the Dec. 5 Elder Law Prof Blog “Your Digital Property.” She wrote the Dec. 4 Elder Law Prof Blog “Second Phase of Changes to Nursing Home Regs.”

Alumni News:

  • Joel Bagnal, Stetson University alumnus, was featured in the article, “Joel Bagnal Brings Lifetime of Metalsmithing Experience to Aviles Gallery,” posted by St. Augustine Record Online Nov. 30.
Simone Magee holding her dress-down product, which weights down dresses

Simone Magee

  • Simone Magee, graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the article, “Windermere Prep Graduate Creates Dress Downs Garment Weights,” posted by Orange Observer News Dec. 1.
  • Stetson University alumna Rebecca Renner was hired as editorial assistant at Airport Revenue News, according to the article, “Renner Addition Bolsters Airport Revenue News Editorial Team,” posted by Airport Revenue News – Online Dec. 1.
  • According to the Dec. 5 Ledger, Law alumna Jennifer Spath became the second Republican to file for Neil Combee’s District 39 House seat.
  • The Dec. 6 Tampa Bay Newswire reports that Law alumna Rachael Wood has joined Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel and Burns, LLP.
  • According to Dec. 2 Florida Politics and Orlando Political Observer, Governor Rick Scott appointed Cynthia Sullivan Oster to the Hillsborough County Court.
  • The Dec. 5 Historic City News reports that Law alumnus Spencer S. Hathaway rejoins the Seventh Circuit State Attorney’s Office as the Managing Attorney for the Daytona Misdemeanor Division.