Stetson University In The News Oct. 21-27, 2022

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Asal Johnson, PhD

• The Ormond Beach Observer published the Oct. 24 column “MY VIEW: ‘Women, Life, Freedom’ in Iran” by Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, associate professor of Public Health. “On Sept. 16, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, died while in custody of the ‘morality police’ in Tehran, Iran,” Johnson wrote. “She was detained because of an improper headscarf. Her death has resulted in large-scale protests in many Iranian cities. These protests have now turned into an uprising to overthrow the theocratic and authoritarian government of Iran.”

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal published the Oct. 25 column “Opinion: Women, life, liberty: It is not just about Iran” by Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD.

• The Tampa Bay Times published the Oct. 21 column “Originalism or anti-abortion: Florida’s Supreme Court must choose” by Law professor James W. Fox Jr. “Originalism and the anti-abortion movement are on a collision course in Florida,” Fox wrote. “The people of Florida adopted a right of privacy in 1980 knowing it covered abortion rights. Any reasonable view of originalism — the philosophy frequently trumpeted by Gov. Ron DeSantis and his judicial nominees that says courts should defer to how the public understood constitutional text at the time it as adopted — would require the court to protect those rights.”

• MSN, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, WABX-FM Online and more than 40 other media outlets quoted Law professor Louis Virelli in the Oct. 20 post “Meta refuses to give up on campaign to disqualify FTC chair.”

• News 6 WKMG cited a Stetson University poll in the Oct. 26 broadcast segment “Most Important Issue for Florida Voters.”

• WESH 2 News cited a Stetson University poll in the Oct. 27 broadcast segment “Race for Governor.”

• Just the News, Clarion News, Middle East and Terrorism, and California Political News & Views quoted Christopher Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology, in the Oct. 21 story “Blue cities bleeding: Homicide rates surging in major cities run by Soros-backed DAs.”

• The Gabber profiled Law student Savannah Green in the Oct. 24 story “Stetson Law Student Wins $10,000 National Award.”

• The Orlando Business Journal cited Stetson in the Oct. 24 post “See Central Florida’s most expensive colleges and universities — and how they compare to others in the U.S.”

Other Stories

• Hometown News cited Stetson’s School of Music in the Oct. 21 post “Out & About.” The calendar listing mentioned the Symphony Orchestra; University Symphonic Band; Concert Band; Douglas Phillips, director of Bands, associate professor of Music, Conducting; Jamie Clark, D.MA, assistant professor of Cello and coordinator of Chamber Music; and Hannah Sun, MM, adjunct professor of Music, Collaborative Pianist.

• HappeningNext cited Rebecca Morgan, professor of Law, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law and Director, M.J. in Healthcare Compliance, in the Oct. 21 post “Challenges Facing Older Adults.”

Stetson University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Cici & Hyatt Brown Hall
for Health & Innovation at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

• Hometown News cited Stetson’s Cici & Hyatt Brown Hall for Health & Innovation in the Oct. 21 post “Volusia School News.”

• FlaglerLive cited Stetson’s University Symphonic Band and Concert Band in the Oct. 21 post “The Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Friday, October 21, 2022.”

The website, the Floridant and other media outlets cited Stetson in the Oct. 21 post “Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Six to the Florida Commission on Human Relations.”

• Florida Bulldog cited Stetson College of Law in the Oct. 23 story “Ex-chief justice: Florida’s broad constitutional right to privacy should block abortion ban.”

• GrowthSpotter cited Stetson in the Oct. 24 post “Quadrangle PD lures more student housing development near UCF as Tramell Webb eyes new project.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Timothy Peter, D.MA , professor of Music and director of choral activities, in the Oct. 25 story “Spiritual Side: Trunk or Treats and more church happenings.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson in the Oct. 25 story “Stetson University Homecoming activities this weekend.”

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Wendy Anderson, PhD

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson and Wendy Anderson, PhD, professor of Environmental Science and Studies, in the Oct. 25 story “Guest Commentary: Retiring mayor shares perspectives on growth.”

• Before It’s News and Fire cited Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the Oct. 26 post “Election law symposium hosted by First Amendment Law Review.”

• VacationIdea cited Stetson, the Gillespie Museum and Spec Martin Municipal Stadium in the Oct. 26 post “25 Best Things to Do in DeLand, Florida.”

Alumni News

• Radio station KGMI News/Talk 790 cited the late actor and alumnus Ted Cassidy in an Oct. 20 broadcast segment.

• The Dunwoody Crier profiled alumnus Adam Forrand in the Oct. 20 post “Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber names new president.”

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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.

• Hometown News cited Law alumnus Tom Leek in the Oct. 20 post “Florida federal and state posts will be decided Nov. 8.”

• The Franklin County Citizen Leader profiled Law alumnus Doug Kidd in the Oct. 20 story “County chair candidates provide platforms: Doug Kidd.”

• Funancial News Today and CityBiz cited alumnus David Sawyer in the Oct. 24 post “Omega Healthcare Investors Join $9 Million Series A for TSOLife.”

• The website profiled Law alumni Marissa and Nicole Zaworska in the Oct. 24 post “Spencer Fane Continues Strong, Measured Growth in Tampa with Addition of Three Associates.”

• The Riverbank News and the Oakdale Leader profiled alumna Alice Williams in the Oct. 24 story “Sonora Bach Festival Trio Plays Season Finale Concert.”

• Tech Inside Out, AP News and more than 30 other media outlets profiled Law alumnus Will Roe Roberts in the Oct. 25 post “ASI Government Expands Leadership Team.”  

• The website profiled Law alumna Melany Hernandez in the Oct. 25 post “Stetson Law Graduate Melany Hernandez Joins Henderson Franklin’s Business Litigation Team.”

• LexBlog posted the Oct. 27 story “Can Your Local Government Ban Short Term Vacation Rentals?” by Law alumnus Taylor Bolt.

• Tampa Bay Newswire profiled Law alumna Meghan E. O’Connell in the Oct. 26 post “Icard Merrill Welcomes Two New Associates.”