Stetson University in the News, May 13-19, 2022

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Top Stories:

• The West Volusia Beacon profiled Stetson junior Kendall Buck, an entrepreneurship and management major, in the May 13 story, “Stetson student featured on new TV show.” “It never occurred to me that I could be doing this while I was in college,” Buck said about being an entrepreneur. “The fact that Stetson encourages student entrepreneurship is amazing and opened up a lot of doors for me.” The story also quoted Lou Paris, MBA, assistant professor of Practice, Management, and director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program. “Kendall had a spark in her eye. She was very articulate and animated, and most importantly she had a deep desire to do it,” he said.

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Christy Leach

• USA Today and The Daytona Beach News-Journal quoted Stetson lacrosse head coach Christy Leach in the article, “ ‘I was shocked’: Stetson coach reacts to Delaware State lacrosse bus stop incident.”  “I was like, ‘I can’t believe this happened,’ ” Leach said. “I was shocked. … We support Delaware State’s team, and it’s unfortunate this happened to student-athletes when they were driving home on a school-sponsored trip.”

• WFTV Channel 9 Eyewitness News and WRDQ quoted incoming freshman Skye Tiedermann in the May 13 broadcast segment, “Lyman High School students receive yearbooks after photo controversy delay.” “We were so happy that all of our hard work that we put into fighting for this cause paid off,” Tiederman said.

• and Free Republic quoted Chris Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology, in the May 17 post, “Mainstream Media Blames Violent Video Games for the Buffalo Shooting, Science Says Otherwise.” “It bears repeating that there is no evidence to link video games or gamer culture to mass homicides either directly or indirectly,” Ferguson said.

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• Riverland News cited Patrick Coggins, PhD, JD, professor of Education, in the May 6 story, “Marion School District earns ‘Exemplary Status’ for African American History.”

• Business Insider, MSN, Yahoo Finance and other media outlets quoted Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the May 13 story, “Wall Street spent hundreds of thousands backing anti-abortion lawmakers.”

• The Los Angeles Times and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette quoted Law professor Louis Virelli in the May 15 story, “Talking out of turn?”

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Fox News, MSN News and other media outlets quoted Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the May 15 story, “Will the Supreme Court release a Roe v. Wade decision this week?”

More Stetson in the News:

• The Tampa Bay Times cited incoming freshman Mary Patterson in the May 17 post, “Introducing the valedictorians and salutatorians for Pinellas public schools.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson’s Center for Community Engagement in the May 12 post, “Out & About.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson University physics student Xavier Inosencio in the May 12 post, “Volusia Art Notes.”

• NPR/WUSF Public Media featured Law alumnus and adjunct Law professor Jay Wolfson in the May 9 story, “StoryCorps Tampa Bay: Perspectives from the pandemic front lines.”

• WFTS quoted Law alumnus and adjunct Law professor Jay Wolfson in the May 9 story, “ ‘She didn’t want to be resuscitated’: Family says paramedics ignoring DNR order led to suffering.

• The Islander quoted Law professor Paul Boudreaux in the May 9 story, “Cortez stilt-house case remains dormant at courthouse.”

• The Boston University Law Review published “ ‘The Fox Guarding the Henhouse’: Government Review of Attorney-Client Privilege in White Collar Cases” by Law professor Ellen Podgor and Law alumna Wilma Metcalf. The paper was highlighted in a May 5 post in CrimProf Blog.

Kirsten Davis

• Appellate Advocacy Blog posted “Putting the Audience First: A Perspective on Legal Writing” by Law professor Kirsten Davis on May 5.

• Elder Law Prof Blog posted two articles by Law professor Rebecca Morgan: “HHS Inspector General Report on MA Plans” on May 8; and “Pandemic Retirees Unretiring?” on May 9.

• WFTV cited the Restorative Practices pilot program co-created by Stetson in the May 17 broadcast segment, “Central Florida School Fights.”

• Law360 quoted Law professor Andrew Appleby in the May 13 article, “Justices’ Pass on Billboard Cases May Help Md. Digital Tax.”

• Seoul, South Korea-based radio program TBS eFM This Morning interviewed Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy for a May 18 broadcast.

Louis Virelli

• The Michigan State Law Review published the article, “Partial Recusal and the Supreme Court,” by Law professor Louis Virelli on May 11.

Alumni News:

• National Parks Traveler and WQCS profiled Law alumna Anna Upton in the May 14 story, “Everglades Trust Names New CEO.”

• The Cape Coral Breeze, and Viv Media cited alumna Amanda Sharkey Ross in the May 13 article, “Maritime lawyer Ross to discuss ‘Laws Southwest Florida Boat Owners Need to Know’ May 17.”

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Stetson University in the News is a weekly roundup of media coverage that mentions Stetson, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.

• The Palm Coast Observer profiled Teresa Rizzo in the May 13 story, “Teresa Rizzo succeeds her late husband at helm of Ed Foundation.” The Daytona Beach News-Journal covered the story in the May 18 post, “Education Foundation announces new executive director.”

• Yahoo Finance, My Silly Little Gang,, Run the Money and more than 20 other media outlets profiled alumna Brenda Hedeen in the May 16 post, “Open Mortgage Appoints Brenda Hedeen to Chief Financial Officer.”

• cited Law alumna Christine Yared in the May 16 post, “Law school to host Community Conversations virtual event for Pride Month.”

• The Courier-Times cited alumna Michele Murray in the May 17 story, “First Presbyterian Church’s summer concert June 12.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson’s Homecoming in the May 17 story, “Class Notes.”

• Tallahassee station WCTV is featuring alumnus and adjunct Law professor Joe Bodiford as a trial analyst for coverage of the retrial of Katherine Magbanua in the Dan Markel murder case. Bodiford will offer daily insights over the course of the trial.