Stetson University in the News, Nov. 20-25, 2020

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Top Stories:

• American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) is partnering with Stetson University to offer undergraduate students an expedited pathway to medical school, along with grants and scholarships, according to the article, “AUA College of Medicine Establishes Admissions Agreement with Stetson University,” on Fat Pitch Financials. The news also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Arizona Republic and many other media outlets.

• Stetson was mentioned in the article, “2000 Sales Students Make Friends with a Robot During COVID,” in Fat Pitch Financials on Nov. 24. The article also appeared on Yahoo Finance, the Arizona Republic Online, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Buffalo News and in numerous other media outlets.

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Glenn Wilkes

• “Stetson Basketball mourns the loss of long-time coach Glenn Wilkes,” appeared on WESH-TV Channel 2 news on Nov. 22. Similar stories appeared on WKCF-TV and WFTV-TV, and in the Daytona Beach News-Journal and Orlando Sentinel.

• Associate Professor of Public Health Asal Johnson, PhD, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 22 in the article, “Is a traditional Thanksgiving gathering safe? Volusia-Flagler health officials say no.” Johnson said, “I know it would be very hard for people not to gather with family especially after several rough months of isolation. But these gatherings will have consequences.”

• Stetson was mentioned in an editorial in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 17 and in The Ledger Online, entitled “Let Florida colleges, universities decide how to keep students safe from coronavirus.” The editorial noted Stetson’s commitment to student safety.

• Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was featured in the podcast, “Violent Media and Its Effects, and How Madness Shaped History,” on Player FM.

Morris Sullivan

• Psychology Professor Christopher Ferguson was quoted in, “Is video game addiction a thing?” on Nov. 22 on The Post Millennial.

• Stetson chaplain, Sensei Morris Sekiyo Sullivan, was quoted in the West Volusia Beacon on Nov. 19 in the article, “Stetson’s Yule Log Lighting goes virtual.”

• WNDB Radio featured the story, “Two Stetson University Professors Receive Fulbright Awards,” on Nov. 17, about Eric Kurlander, PhD, the William R. Kenan, Jr. professor of history, and Nathan Wolek, PhD, Lydia Pfund endowed professor of digital arts and music technology.

• Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, and alumna Autumn Johnson were featured on WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Nov. 18 article, “Never give up: From homeless high schooler to college grad.”

Other News:

• Stetson was mentioned in the article, “Volusia’s 2021 MLK Jr. celebrations canceled due to pandemic,” in the West Volusia Beacon on Nov. 22. Stetson has canceled its MLK breakfast.

• “Trump’s Hairstyling Tax Deductions May Not Make The Cut” quoted Associate Professor of Accounting Valrie Chambers, PhD, in Law 360 Tax Authority.

• “Stetson gets $296,000 from U.S. Department of Justice” appeared in the Hometown News on Nov. 19.

• Stetson junior Samantha Rivera wrote the article, “Protect kids from dangerous exploitation of the digital world,” as a guest columnist for the Orlando Sentinel on Nov. 20.

• Law Professor Andrew Appleby’s article, “State Estate Taxes and the Due Process Clause,” with Walter Hellerstein was published in Tax Notes on Nov. 23.

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Rebecca Morgan

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Nov. 23, “Changes to Social Security for Those Still Working?;” Nov. 24, “Recent AP Report on Nursing Homes-It’s Not Just About COVID;” and Nov. 25, “Medicare’s Care Compare.”

• Law Professor Andrew Appleby presented State Insurance Taxation at the NESTOA (Northeastern States Tax Officials Association) Annual Conference on Nov. 9-13. 

• Juan C. Antúnez, writing for the Florida Probate & Trust Litigation Blog, cited a Stetson Law Review article in his Nov. 24 post called, “How to ethically represent disabled adults in contested guardianship proceedings.”