Stetson University in the News, Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2020

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Wendy Anderson, PhD

• Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Wendy Anderson, PhD, was elected to the Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District, as reported by the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The article, “Voters elect John Nelson, Wendy Anderson to Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District,” on Nov. 4 reported that Anderson won 59.4% of the 247,504 votes counted.

• Stetson students Daliany Gerena and Alex Moker were featured in South Florida CityBizList on Nov. 4 for being awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships.

• Stetson archivist Kelly Larson was featured in the West Volusia Beacon article, “Haunted History tour walks Stetson students through campus frights” on Oct. 31. Larson coordinated the second annual Haunted History walking tour to explore urban legends on campus with students and others.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report on Nov. 4 for a segment called, “Campaign spending could continue long after Election Day.” 

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Peter Lake

• Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in U.S. News & World Report for a Nov. 5 article called, “Where Supreme Court Justices Earned Law Degrees.” 

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted WTSP Channel 10 on Nov. 4 for a segment called, “Constitutional expert lays out President Trump’s legal options.” 

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in multiple segments on ABC Action News WFTS in Tampa on Nov. 4 about President Trump’s claims of voter fraud immediately following the election and various lawsuits his campaign filed.  

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was interviewed for a Nov. 5 episode of Intersection on WMFE with Matthew Peddie called, “Unpacking The Election.”  

Other News:

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Louis J. Virelli III

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured on Bay News 9 for In Depth features about the election, particularly on voting in Pennsylvania and whether the Supreme Court may get involved. The news segments aired on Nov. 4, Nov. 5 and Nov. 6.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was featured on Bloomberg TV and Radio First Word on Nov. 6.  

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan was featured in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 26 in an article called, “St. Petersburg couple built their own ‘nursing home’ next door.” 

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Rebecca Morgan

• Both Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy and alumna Pam Bondi were featured in a Nov. 5 Tampa Bay Times article called, “Pam Bondi throws herself into Trump effort to stop counting votes.” 

• Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in a Nov. 6 Harvard Crimson article called, “Amid Ongoing SFFA-Harvard Appeal, Justice Department Continues Investigation into Harvard Admissions.” 

• Adjunct Law Professor Scott Stephens was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times in a Nov. 3 article called, “Tampa judge who lost primary asks Florida high court to nix results.” 

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ellen C. Podgor was featured on the CrimProf Blog for her forthcoming Brigham Young University Law Review article, “Obstruction of Justice: Redesigning the Shortcut.” 

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted on t3n, which was picked up by MSN Germany, for a Nov. 2 article called, “2020 US election – what role do social media ads play.” 

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Nov. 2 Tampa Bay Times article called, “Florida’s election night — and beyond: Here’s what you need to know.” 

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted in a WFTS ABC Action News article/segment called, “Issues weighing on voters on Election Day.” 

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was interviewed on Bay News 9 on Nov. 3 for a segment called, “Lawyers Prepped And Ready Ahead of Any Election Issues.” 

Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Nov. 2, “Register Now: Webinar on Representing Persons Under Guardianship,” Nov. 3, “Think Before You Visit: Resuming Visitation in LTC Facilities,” Nov. 4, “Two Updates from SSA,” and Nov. 5, “SNF Infection Control Oversight-Does It Work?

Alumni News: 

• Alumna Julie Kaidor was featured in the Falmouth Enterprise article, “Falmouth Native Writes Book For Schoolchildren Dealing With The Pandemi,” on Nov. 4.

• Alumnus David Johnson was featured in a Nov. 3 Click Orlando article for his re-election as the Seminole County property appraiser. 

• Alumna Rachel Cosker was featured in the Speed on the Water article, “Legacy Daughters Of The Go-Fast Marine Revolution,” on Nov. 3.

• The Corix Group of Companies announced that Law alumna Lila Jaber has joined their Board of Directors effective immediately, according to an announcement

• Law alumna Kelly Jackson published an article called, “Judicial protection for food assistance programmes,” in New Food Magazine.