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Stetson University in the News, June 20-27, 2019

Top News:

Stuart Michelson, Ph.D.

• Stetson University Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance, Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., was quoted on June 25 in the U.S. News & World Report article, “How to Use Target-Date Funds.” He stated that one of these funds “may be all that an investor requires for their retirement portfolio,” based on the diversity of these funds. He also stated that “one major disadvantage are the higher expenses.”

• Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the June 26 Wall Street Journal article, “Oberlin’s $44 Million Mistake.” 

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Timothy Peter, D.M.A.

• Stetson University Dean of the School of Music, Timothy Peter, D.M.A., was featured on June 20 in Capital Soup, “Stetson University Selects New Dean for School of Music.”

• Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the June 22 Seattle Times article, “Lawmakers considering ways to curb secrecy in sexual-misconduct cases at Washington universities.”

• Stetson University was mentioned June 24 in the News Chief article,“Miss Florida, Miss Florida Outstanding Teen Pageants Begin Wednesday,” as one of the two schools which are offering a four-year scholarship to the winner of the pageant.

Other News:

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the June 27 Talking Points Memo article, “When You Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Your Pet Rabbit’s Trip, You’re Doing It Wrong.”

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the June 20 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “In-Depth Story on Reverse Mortgages.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 21 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Doctors Giving–Or Not Giving–Bad News.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 24 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “10 Tips for Guardians.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 25 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “At What Age Are You Old?” Professor Morgan wrote the June 26 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “The Role of Older People in Climate Change.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 27 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “HHS Releases Final Conscience Rule.”

Alumni News:

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• Stetson alumnus and rising fashion star Peter Nyong’o was mentioned on June 20 in the Medium article “Ellen’s viral Oscars Selfie 5 Years Later,” which goes over where those in the selfie are now. Nyong’o received a shout-out from the author for graduating from Stetson and for the booming fashion business he has been working in.

• Stetson alumna Nefertiti Walker was featured on June 24 in the UMass Amherst article, “Nefertiti Walker Named Interim Associate Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UMass Amherst.” This article traces her rise from faculty member in the Isenberg School of Management to interim associate chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

• Stetson alumnus Thomas Rebman was quoted June 24 in The New Yorker article, “What Pete Buttigieg Has and Hasn’t Done About Homelessness in South Bend” about politics in South Bend, Indiana. Rebman stated: “I thought South Bend was going to put a huge dent in homelessness in a short time when I got here. But everything I recommend against, they’re doing. And everything I said they should do, they’re not.”

• Stetson alumna Stacey Morris wrote an article on June 19 on Seeking Alpha, titled “Energy Investing Showdown Midstream/MLPs Vs. Majors Vs. Broader Energy.”

• Stetson alumna Blair Parke authored the article, “Is Cursing Really That Big of a Sin?” for Crosswalk on June 20, which discusses using curse words and how to stop.