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Stetson University in the News, April 5-11, 2019

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Stan Van Gundy

• Professor Stan Van Gundy, former NBA head coach, was featured in an April 10 article in the Orlando Sentinel. The piece, titled “Professor Van Gundy: Catching up with Stan about the Magic, Trump, running for office,” details Van Gundy’s career path from the present on. “He’s ‘Professor Stan’ these days, teaching a sports-business course at Stetson University,” writes the Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell about the former Magic coach.

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Max Cleland, ’64

• Former U.S. Senator and Army veteran Max Cleland ’64 was featured in the Department of Veterans Affairs “#VeteranOfTheDay” blog post. Cleland, a double amputee who was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with “V” Device, the Soldier’s Medal and the Purple Heart, dedicated much of his life to public service. The blog post begins, “At 18, Max began as a student at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.”

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 6 Boston Globe article, “Harvard will train faculty on conflicts of interest after coach’s home sale.” Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 9 Vox article, “Can Congress force Trump to hand over his tax returns? I asked 11 legal experts.” Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 6 MSN article, “Harvard will train faculty on conflicts of interest after coach’s home sale.” Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 5 FiveThirtyEight article, “The Mueller Investigation Is Over, But Trump’s Legal Problems Are Not.”

• Clay Henderson, executive director at Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was mentioned in the April 6 Gainesville Sun article “Algae plaguing Florida’s iconic springs triggers legal fight.”

Other News:

• Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox is quoted in the April 9 The Hill article, “VA’s commitment to timely processing of claims and appeals is merely lip service.”

• Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the April 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Winter Snowstorms & Impact on Elders.” Professor Morgan wrote the April 8 Elder Law Prof Blog, “VA Nursing Homes-Call For Action.” Professor Morgan wrote the April 9 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Data on Non-Fatal Cases of Violence vs. Older Adults.”

Alumni News:   

• Alumnus Larry Hancock, Opera San José’s general director for the past five years, announced that he will retire after the 2019-2020 season, as reported by the East Bay Times in the April 7 article “Opera San Jose director Larry Hancock stepping.

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• Alumna Joyce Hanson, native Floridian, was featured in a piece by Resident Community News Group, Inc. titled, “The Way We Were: Joyce & Malcolm Hanson.

• Alumna Elizabeth “Beth” Brantley was featured in an article at Herald-Mail Media titled, “Arboretum tour part of Wednesday talk.” Brantley, an associate teaching professor in forest technology at Penn State, lead a tour of the Penn State Mont Alto Arboretum during a farewell reception.

• Law alumnus Neil T. Lyons is mentioned in the April 8 The Herald-Tribune article, “Business People: Promotions, awards, new positions for Sarasota-Manatee professionals.”