Stetson in the News: Feb. 23-29, 2024

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President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD

• Capital Analytics Associates quoted President Christopher Roellke, PhD, in the Feb. 23 story “Greater Orlando: The emerging tech hub of tomorrow.” “Artificial intelligence is going to have a tremendous impact on our labor force and on the jobs that are available to our graduates,” Roellke said.

• The Defender quoted Jaclyn Lopez, assistant professor of Law and director of the Jacobs Public Interest Law Clinic for Democracy and the Environment, in the Feb. 26 story “‘Not Just Carcinogenic, It’s Radioactive’: Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over ‘Toxic Mountains’ of Radioactive Fertilizer Waste.”

• Public radio station WUSF quoted Law professor Louis Virelli in the Feb. 29 broadcast segment and online story “A law professor breaks down the impact on Florida’s legislative process after Alabama IVF ruling.”

Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD

• Public radio stations WMFE and WUSF, plus the Daytona Times quoted Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, professor and Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, in the Feb. 28 broadcast segment and online story “Advocates push back on ‘dehumanizing’ regulations targeting homelessness.” “Criminalizing homelessness is dehumanizing, traumatizing,” Shankar-Brown said. “It is expensive and completely counterproductive. It undermines supportive housing solutions, it adversely impacts lives and communities, especially for people most vulnerable, who have been socially and historically marginalized.”

• The South China Morning Post quoted Khushbu Mishra, PhD, assistant professor of Economics, in the Feb. 29 story “Nepal loan shark victims make 23-day march for justice: ‘they cheat, exploit people like us’”

Royal Gardner, JD

• The Florida Phoenix, Yahoo! News, the Apopka Voice and the Bradenton Times quoted Royal Gardner, professor of Law and co-director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, in the Feb. 22 commentary “Court ruling stops Florida’s sloppy wetlands permitting, saves panthers.”

• NUS News and World Education News cited Stetson Law’s Institute of Biodiversity Law and Policy, and the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition in the Feb. 23 story “NUS Law students win regional championship of international environmental law moot.”

• WFOX – Action News Jax featured the late Stetson football player Trenton Stewart in the Feb. 25 broadcast segment “Gala for Wrong-Way Driver Crash Victim” and in the online story “Family of Creekside High School graduate killed in wrong-way crash raises money to honor his life.” Yahoo! News and 104.5WKOV also posted the latter story. The stories reported on his parents’ work establishing a scholarship foundation in memory of their son. WJXT News4Jax reported on the gala in a Feb. 25 broadcast segment, in its Feb. 26 airing of its “The Morning Show,” and in the Feb. 26 post “Trenton Stewart Foundation raises more than $40K in scholarships for student-athletes.”

Other Stories

• Florida Politics cited Stetson Law’s  Law Veterans Institute and Veterans Advocacy Clinic in the Feb. 23 story “Nick DiCeglie seeks $100M+ in state budget for local projects, including nearly $42M for USF.”

• Oklahoma State University’s news website cited Stetson in the Feb. 23 story “OSU sells its way to the top spot.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson’s Gillespie Museum in the Feb. 24 post “Science Saturday – STEAM Festival.”

• HappeningNext featured the Stetson Chorale and Hatter Choir in the Feb. 24 post “Stetson Chorale and Hatter Choir.” The post cited conductors Sandra Peter, DMA, associate director of Choral Activities and visiting associate professor; and Timothy Peter, DMA, professor of Music.

• HappeningNext featured Stetson’s Chamber Orchestra in the Feb. 25 post “Chamber Orchestra.” The post cited orchestra director Anthony Hose, and Jamie Clark, DMA, assistant professor of Cello and coordinator of Chamber Music.

• Campbell University’s news website cited Stetson in the Feb. 27 post “Business students win national ethics competition.”

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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 Knight Crier cited Stetson in the Feb. 27 post “Knights next quest: Lily Vogel.”

• Veteranclaims’s Blog cited Morgan MacIsaac-Bykowski, adjunct professor, Veterans Advocacy Clinic, and associate director, Veterans Law Institute and Veterans Advocacy Clinic, in the Feb. 27 post “Beaudette v. McDonough, No. 2022-1264.”

• The University of Tampa news website cited Stetson in the Feb. 28 story “UT Hosts the Governor’s Cup Entrepreneurship Contest, Places Third.”


• The television program Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend interviewed Law alumnus Sean Scott for a Feb. 23 segment about elder care issues.

• The Roanoke Times featured Law alumna Patice L. Holland in the Feb. 25 story “Names and changes: Business recognitions and promotions for the week of Feb. 25, 2024.”

• Winthrop University’s news website profiled Law alumna Casey Ferri in the Feb. 27 post “Winthrop Women’s Coalition Sponsors ‘Women and the Law’ Event on March 4.”

• The Gabber featured Law student Cameron Kubly in the Feb. 27 story “Satirical Misadventures with ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.’”

• The Cherokee Scout profiled Law alumna Virginia Hornsby in the Feb. 28 story “District Court 43, Seat 07.”

• The Sarasota Herald-Tribune profiled Law alumna Liz Alpert in the Feb. 29 story “Sarasota Mayor Liz Alpert will run for a third term as city commissioner.”