Stetson University In the News, Aug. 21-27 2015

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University was ranked number seven in the 2015 Washington Monthly College Rankings – Best Master’s Universities, and covered widely in the San Francisco Chronicle Online, Houston Chronicle Online, Seattle Pi and 40 other media outlets on Aug. 25.
  • Alumni, who were members of Delta Delta Delta, from Stetson University and other schools were asked what slang words were used in 1916, and the results were reported in “16 ‘Spiffy’ Words College Students Used in 1916,” by NPR, WNYC-AM, KPBS-TV and over 50 other media outlets on Aug. 20.
  • John Jett, P.h.D., lab coordinator and visiting research professor in the biology department and former SeaWorld trainer, provided commentary on aquatic life at SeaWorld in an article in Umbrella News on Aug. 25.
  • Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., professor of Finance, provided commentary on whether or not Uber could help competing transportation systems gain more business, in Orlando Business Journal and My Informs on Aug. 25.
  • In the wake of the tragic shooting of two broadcast journalists in Virginia, Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Psychology, provided commentary about gun control in Whistleblower Online, and wrote an editorial featured in Daily News Online on Aug. 26.
  • Law Professor Darryl Wilson is quoted in the Aug. 25 Florida Times-Union article, “St. Augustine golf course owner fumes over state’s refusal to pay for bulldozer damage.”
  • Law Professor Theresa Pulley-Radwan is quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, “Lawsuit alleges Bill Edwards drained mortgage company.”
  • The Aug. 22 Tampa Tribune quotes Law Professor Charles Rose in the story, “65-year sentences rejected for teen Bloomingdale library rapist.”
  • The Aug. 21 CR80 News quotes Law Professor Peter Lake in the article, “Campus safety assessment tools for higher ed.” Professor Lake is also quoted in the WalletHub article, “2015’s Most and Least Educated Cities.”
  • Associate Professor of Math Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., and his wife Jenneffer, were featured in, Aug. 12, in the article, “Restaurateurs Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka Serve Up Their Leftovers to Community Farms.”

Other News:

  • A study by Stetson revealed that students in a single-gender school learned better than those in a co-educational school, which contributes to the debate if more schools should be single-gender, as reported by Florida Watchdog on Aug. 21.
  • Stetson’s Gillespie Museum will be reopening on Aug. 25, and in September, a new exhibit called “Sandhill Symphony: A Natural History of The High Pine” was featured in Orlando Sentinel and Sun Sentinel on Aug. 23.
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal’s article, Aug. 22, reported about how Stetson students positively impact local businesses after their return from summer.

Alumni in the News:

  • According to a news release from GrayRobinson, Law alumnus Jason Searl was elected chair of the City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board.
  • According to the Aug. 21 Tampa Bay Times and Aug. 24 SaintPetersBlog, Law alumna Rena Jade Upshaw-Frazier is running for House District 59.
  • Stetson alumna Renee Lammers has recently started her own blog that follows her adventures as a painter traveling around Maine to paint landscapes in a post on Bangor Daily News on Aug. 21.