Stetson in the News: March 15-21, 2024

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School of Music Dean Washington García, DMA

• The Orlando Sentinel profiled Washington Garcia, DMA, dean of the School of Music, in the March 19 story “‘My life has been a miracle’: Stetson’s Washington Garcia is on a mission — and Central Florida reaps the benefits.” “Music has the power to change lives,” Garcia said. “I always knew I would have the big responsibility to give to others as was done for me.”

• WPTV and Fox 29 WFLX interviewed Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of Law, in the March 19 broadcast segment and online story “Tracking the latest status of former President Donald Trump’s upcoming trials.”

Also, public radio station WHYY featured Torres-Spelliscy in a March 16 broadcast segment about how the Citizens United Supreme Court decision affects democracy. And Newsweek and other media outlets quoted her in the March 16 story “Donald Trump’s Properties Are ‘All Leveraged,’ Michael Cohen Says.”

USF President Rhea Law, a Stetson Law Alumna

• Florida Record profiled Stetson Law alumna and University of South Florida President Rhea F. Law in the May 19 story “Alumna, USF President Rhea Law to Speak at Spring Commencement.”

• New York Law Journal featured Stetson Law in the March 19 story “Florida Team Takes Top Honors at Queens DA’s Mock Trial Competition.”

• Irish Legal News featured Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition in the March 19 story “Belfast trainees to represent UK in environmental moot court competition.”

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• The Daytona Beach News-Journal featured Stetson in the March 17 story “Why is Stetson basketball called the Hatters? The story behind the peculiar mascot.”

Other Stories

• WFTV 9 and Yahoo!News featured Stetson in the March 16 online story “Central Florida universities become choosier as applications soar.”

• Fox 35 and Yahoo!News cited Stetson in the March 16 online story “Volusia County $2 rideshare app to expand to more cities.”

• PRLog and the Floridant cited Stetson in the March 18 story “Teens In Flight to Host Open House March 23, 2024.”

Katy Webb, newly appointed Betty Drees Johnson Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies

• Legal Theory Blog featured Mason Clark, the Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, in the March 19 post “Clark on Dobbs & Reproductive Privacy.”

• The Daytona State College news outlet InMotion cited Stetson in the March 19 story “The Hosanna Effect.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Katy Webb, newly appointed Betty Drees Johnson Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies, in the March 19 story “Class Notes.”

• Minnesota Lawyer featured Ellen S. Podgor, the Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor of Law, in the March 20 story “Choi co-chairs ABA task force promoting prosecutorial independence.”

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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 Orlando Sentinel cited Stetson in the March 20 story “Rep. Carolina Amesty notarized document that teacher says he never signed.”


• The Daytona Beach News-Journal profiled Savannah-Jane Griffin, former executive director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence, and current First Year Seminar adjunct professor, in the March 15 story “‘40 Under Forty’ honors Volusia-Flagler’s young professionals. Here’s who won this year.” Griffin was named Young Professional of the Year.

• WMBB News featured the late Mary Lou Baker, a Law alumna and member of the Florida House of Representatives, in a March 21 broadcast segment

• Florida Bar News featured Law alumnus Mike Trentalange in the March 15 story “Today is the deadline to vote in the 13th Circuit Board of Governors race.”

• Diverse: Issues in Higher Education featured alumna Shawnrece Campbell in the March 15 post “On the Move.”

• The Desert Sanctuary featured alumnus and adjunct professor Basyle “Boz” Tchividjian in the March 18 profile and podcast “319 – Empowering Survivors of Religious Trauma & Holding Churches Accountable – Boz Tchividjian.”

• CityBiz profiled alumna Stephanie Friese in the March 18 story “Bradley Welcomes Team of Real Estate Attorneys to Its Atlanta Office.”