Stetson University in the News, Dec. 4-10, 2020

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

Top Stories:

• Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, published the article, “Resisting the Mourner’s Veto,” on Dec. 3 at Quilette. “We must work to restore clearer norms for civil debate, and diminish the power of emotional arguments,” he wrote. “Emotions almost invariably lead to bad decisions.”

• “Stetson University holds graduation ceremonies this weekend” appeared Dec. 7 on WESH-TV Channel 2 and WKCF-TV. The Hometown News Volusia ran a similar story.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Dec. 9 article, “Florida urges U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas’ suit to overturn Biden’s election win,” in the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times.

Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD

• Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, was interviewed by Motherhood Moment for the Dec. 7 article, “The COVID-19 Eviction Crisis,” about a report that estimated 30-40 million people in America are at risk. “All families deserve to have safe shelter and food, especially in a country that has more than enough,” she said.

• Professor of Computer Science Hala ElAarag, PhD, was featured in East Coast Current magazine for the article, “Stetson University Professor Receives Outstanding Engineering Educator Award.” The Hometown News Volusia ran a similar story.

• School of Music Dean Timothy Peter, D.M.A., sophomore Alexis Reese and senior Adam Benton were quoted in the West Volusia Beacon on Dec. 7 in the article, “Christmas Candlelight Virtual Concert will debut Dec. 11.”

• Stetson students Daliany Gerena and Alex Moker were mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon Class Notes for receiving highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships.

• “Nearly 300 New Graduates Recognized During December 2020 Commencement Ceremonies” appeared on on Dec. 10 about the College of Law Commencement ceremonies.

Alumni News:

• Alumna Blair Parke published the article “20 Contemporary Christmas Songs to Play This Season” on Dec. 8 at