Stetson University in the News, Aug. 10-16, 2018

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Jacob deGrom gets ready to throw a pitch on the field in uniform.
Jacob deGrom

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was profiled in “Stetson’s Jacob deGrom contends for Cy Young despite losing record” in the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel and Yahoo Sports. “Before beating the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 8, deGrom — a Volusia County native who pitched at Stetson — had gone 50 days between victories,” wrote sportswriter Stephen Ruiz. “How does that happen with arguably baseball’s best pitcher this year, one with a miniscule 1.77 ERA?” The article said deGrom could become the first starting pitcher with a non-winning record to ever win Major League Baseball’s prestigious Cy Young Award, if he were selected for the National League’s award in November. Former Hatter Corey Kluber, a two-time Cy Young winner, is in the running again with the Cleveland Indians in the American League.

  • Corey Kluber

    Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was quoted in “Fredericton shooting suspect remembered as loner with interest in cycling, video games” on vancouversun.com, nationalpost.com, calgaryherald,com and more than 30 other media outlets, many a part of The Canadian Press network. “Long-term outcome studies of youth do not typically find that violent media consumption is a predictor of delinquency, conduct disorder or other antisocial outcomes,” Ferguson said. Ferguson also was cited in the article “Violent video games – harmless fun after all?” on the websites of the World Economic Forum, Eye Witness News and CommonWealth.

  • Law alumna Ashley Moody, a candidate for Florida attorney general, was featured in the article “GOP race for Florida Attorney General gets personal” on orlandoweekly.com and northescambia.com. “I think voters are looking for a leader, someone that shares their same political and philosophical views,” Moody said. “I’m a conservative, but I’m also someone who has experience prosecuting cases. … There is no question who those in law enforcement support.” Moody also was featured in “Florida election 2018: Attorney general candidates square off” on mypalmbeachpost.com.
  • Simone Magee holding her dress-down product, which weights down dresses
    Simone Magee

    Alumna Simone Magee, who invented garment weights called Dress Downs, was profiled in “Stetson grad’s product helps prevent Marilyn Monroe moments” in The Daytona Beach News-Journal. “This is something that has been a problem for decades,” Magee said. “If you’ve ever worn a dress, you know there’s a market.”

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Aug. 6 Inside Higher Ed article, “The Chance to Answer Your Accuser.”

Other News

Alumni News

  • Alumnus Rev. James Golden was appointed vice-chair on the Florida board of directors of Centerstone, a national behavioral healthcare provider, according to heraldtribune.com.
  • The Aug. 13 Daily Business Review reports that law alumnus, County Court Judge Joseph Davis, will be retiring effective Dec. 21 in Miami-Dade.
  • The Aug. 13 Space Coast Daily reports that law alumnus Bryan Lober received an endorsement by the Trump Club of Brevard for Brevard County Commission District 2.
  • The Aug. 13 Orlando Sentinel reports that law alumna Debra Krause is challenging a sitting judge in Seminole County for the county court seat.
  • The Aug. 14 Daily Business Review reports that law alumna Elisabeth Espinosa is challenging Judge David Miller for Miami-Dade Bench.