Organized crime, campus sexual violence top news

Organized crime and campus sexual violence led the news for Stetson this week. Notable national and local news coverage included: Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Financial Times, Huffington Post, British Journal of Psychology, and the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Top stories for Nov. 1-Nov. 7, 2013, include:

  • Law Professor Peter Lake spoke with USA Today on Nov.1 for the article “Feds Tighten Rules on Campus Sexual Violence Cases.” The article was picked up nationally by more than a dozen additional media outlets.
  • Christopher J. Ferguson, associate professor and chair of the psychology department, in the British Journal of Psychology, featured an editorial on gun violence, its effect on the media, and what science and public policy can do about it.
  • In the Chinese edition of Financial Times, Greg McCann, professor of family enterprise and director of Stetson’s Family Enterprise Center, is quoted about the trend of entrepreneurship in the United States and its drawbacks.
  • Law Professor Luz Nagle spoke at an ABA conference as part of C-SPAN’s Nov. 1 coverage of international organized crime and national security. 

Other Stories in the News

  • John Jett, visiting research professor and laboratory director of Stetson’s biology department, was interviewed by Hometown News Nov. 1 about his involvement in the movie Blackfish.
  • A study by Christopher J. Ferguson was featured in an article in GOP USA on Nov. 4 about violent video games and their effect on the minds of children and people in general.
  • Law Professor Rose spoke with the Tampa Tribune for the story, “Defense Faces Uphill Climb at Morris Trial” on Nov. 3. Professor Rose also spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Nov. 6 story, “Outburst nearly derails jury selection in Dontae Morris case.”
  • Law student Sarah Calabrese is mentioned in the Nov. 1 regarding the article she co-authored with Attorney Bernard Walsh that was published in “The Trial Lawyer,” as well as several other legal publications.
  • Law Professor Catherine Cameron spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Nov. 5 story, “Hernando teacher suspended after requiring fourth-grader to participate in Pledge of Allegiance.”
  • Adjunct Professor and Law alumnus Joe Bodiford spoke with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for the story “Public Defender: Husband’s Arrest Illegal in Deltona Death Case” on Nov. 2. Bodiford also did an interview with 970WFLA Radio about the jury selection in the Dontae Morris murder trial for a story that aired on Nov. 4.
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal published a round-up of planned homecoming activities for Stetson on Nov. 3.
  • Professor and department chair of religious studies Philip Lucas, in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Nov. 4, commented on the protest against a chapter of Islamic civilization in a history textbook.

Alumni in the News

  • Steve Burley is appointed economic development manager of Volusia County, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Jason Tromblay, according to TC Palm, is employed at Treasure Coast Hospice as marketing/web administrator.
  • News of Law alumnus Rick Kriseman being elected as the new mayor of St. Petersburg has run in multiple media outlets including the Nov. 5 Tampa Bay Times.
  • Law alumnus Chris Sprowls was featured in the SaintPetersBlog regarding his bid for Florida House District 65 on Oct. 31.
  • Law alumnus Michael Marder was featured in the Nov. 5 story, “Study: Law Firms Going West in Tampa for Space” in the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  • Law alumnus Brian Bolves’ law firm, MansonBolves, has been named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers for the third consecutive year, as seen in the Nov.4 article on International Business Times.