Gun violence in movies, military law lead news

Gun violence in movies and military sexual-assault laws led the news for Stetson this week. Notable national and local news coverage included: Yahoo! News, Hawaii News Now, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, McClatchy, and Voice of Russia. Top stories for Nov. 8-14 include:

  • Professor and chair of psychology department Christopher J. Ferguson comments on the increase of gun violence in PG-13 rated movies in Yahoo! News, the Chicago Tribune, Global Post, Voice of Russia, and more.
  • Law Visiting Professor Rachel VanLandingham spoke with McClatchy for the article, “Impatient Congress presses ahead on military sexual-assault law.” The interview ran in more than two dozen outlets nationally.
  • Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor wrote the article, “Laws Have Overcriminalized Business Behavior,” for the New York Times Room for Debate, Nov. 10.
  • The private college 529 plan celebrated its 10th anniversary and mentions Stetson University as a recent addition to its members, according to ABC News 4, Hawaii News Now.

Other Stories in the News

  • Law Professor Darryl Wilson discussed adverse possession with Newschannel 8 for a Sunday Morning News program airing on Nov. 10. 
  • The Nov. 9 Trinidad and Tobago Newsday reports that Stetson Law students joined law schools from the U.S. and Caribbean to argue Section 44 at the Office of the Attorney General in Port-of-Spain as part of the American Caribbean Law Initiative Caribbean Law Clinic.
  • The Nov. 8 French edition of Slate picked up Law Professor Peter Lake’s quote in an article about drinking among college women.
  • The Nov. 10 Daytona Beach News-Journal included information on two lectures at Stetson: “The Politics of Gay Rights in Russia and Eastern Europe: From National Taboo to International Cause Célèbre,” and “Putin’s Back, but the Status Quo is Gone.”
  • Students at Stetson majoring in mass communications and public relations assisted the Volusia County Health Department with its exhibition at the county fair, according to a Nov. 10 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Alumni in the News

  • According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 10, Beth Moothart has joined Holland Financial Inc.
  • In the Nov. 13 Mountaineer, Jennifer Kelly gives insight about teaching middle school students.
  • Julia Nesheiwat is featured in veteran’s month in the U.S. Department of State website.
  • According to the Nov. 13 Bradenton Times Movers and Shakers, Law alumna Michelle Lajoie Hermey of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., has received a board certification from The Florida Bar.
  • According to the Nov. 5 Tampa Bay Business Journal, law firms are spreading west in Tampa, including the firm of Law alumnus Michael Marder, who is expanding his national health care practice to the Westshore business district of Tampa.
  • According to the Nov. 13 News-Press, Law alumna Tyra Read of the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has received an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell.
  • The Nov. 13 News-Press article, “Southwest Florida retailers brush off report, expect a jolly holiday,” quotes Law alumnus Brian Calciano, who is working as a paralegal for Jason L. Gunter, P.A.