Coaches’ salaries, Dunn trial lead news

Research on coaches’ salaries and the re-trial of Michael Dunn led the news for Stetson this week. Notable placements include Washington Post, Forward Florida, Florida Times-Union, Harvard Crimson, Science News, Tampa Bay Times and Daytona Beach News Journal. Top stories for Sept. 19-25, 2014, include:

  • Matt Wilson, Ed.D, associate professor of sports business, wrote Academics vs. Athletics on trends revealed by his research on coaches’ salaries for the September issue of Forward Florida magazine.
  • Bruce Jacob, dean emeritus and professor of law, is quoted in The Florida Times-Union article, Second Michael Dunn murder trial beings Monday in Jacksonville.
  • Peter F. Lake, professor of law, was quoted in the Sept. 19 Harvard Crimson article, Weeks In, Sexual Harassment Investigation Office Remains Understaffed.

Other Stories In the News

  • F. Robert Huth, vice president for business and chief financial officer, was named 2014 Distinguished Business Officer by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, according to Forward Florida on Sept. 17.
  • Bruce Jacob, dean emeritus and professor of law, spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the story, Clearwater man serving life in child sex case gets new trial, on Sept. 20.
  • Christopher Ferguson, PhD., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in Science News Sept. 24, for the article, The debate over spanking is short on science, high on emotion.
  • Mar Bauer, professor of law, was quoted in the Sept. 21 Tampa Bay Times article, “43 times a minute, ‘sound of progress’ just makes people furious.”
  • Stetson welcomed Johnny Rockets to the DeLand campus, according to several news outlets including Myrtle Beach Online.
  • Stetson will host a debate on medical marijuana on Oct. 23, according to the Stamford Advocate and WFLA.
  • Stetson sophomore safety Donald Payne was selected as the Pioneer Football League’s defensive player of the week, according to USA News on Sept. 24.
  • Rebecca Morgan, professor of law, posted several blogs in the Elder law Prof Blog: Home, Housing & Boomers, Sept. 18; Death Bed Radio and An Optimum Age to Die?, Sept. 21; The Honor Commandment & Women as Caregivers, Sept. 23; The Cost of Caregiving? Expensive or Priceless?, Sept. 24.
  • Timothy Peter, Ph.D., director of choral activities, was mentioned as a guest conductor in the Daytona Beach News Journal Sept. 25 article, University High students participating in building Homes for Heroes fundraiser.

Alumni In the News

  • Elin Baklid-Kunz is the Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) whistleblower of the year, according to Corporate Crime Reporter on Sept. 18.
  • Jacob deGrom, New York Mets pitcher, is leading the National League candidates for Rookie of the Year according to the Sept. 19 Washington Post. Additional Coverage: USA News.
  • Emoney Daily reported that Kristina Snyderman joined the Sarasota law firm of Tannenbaum Hanewich, on Sept. 18.
  • Financial News & Daily Record reported on Judge William Ray Holley in the article, Taking the Bar: Local attorneys share words of wisdom and stories of fear, on Sept. 22.
  • Saintpetersblog reported that Holly Grissinger has been appointed to the Pinellas County Court by Gov. Rick Scott, on Sept. 23.