Stetson in the News: May 31-June 6, 2024

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Top Stories

• The West Volusia Beacon interviewed Wendy Anderson, PhD, professor and chair of Environmental Science and Studies, in the June 5 story, “From ‘Alberto’ to ‘William’ — NOAA predicts an above-normal hurricane season.”

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal interviewed alumnus and retired Major League Baseball star Corey Kluber in the June 2 story, “Former Cy Young winner, Stetson star Corey Kluber dishes on life after baseball, ballparks and podcasts.” The story also cited Stetson alumni and MLB pitchers Jacob deGrom and Logan Gilbert.

Louis Virelli, JD

• National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday interviewed Louis Virelli, JD, professor of Law, for the June 2 broadcast segment and online story, “Supreme Court judge accused of bias towards Trump declines to recuse himself from case.” Public radio stations WUSF, WESA, WVXU and more than 160 others across the nation featured the story about controversial flags flying at the homes of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. “. . . It strains credulity to say Mrs. Alito is somehow acting independently and the justice either didn’t know about the flag that’s flying outside both of his homes or had no accountability for that,” Virelli said.

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Randall Croom, PhD

• Central Florida Public Media interviewed Randall Croom, PhD, associate professor of Management, for the June 4 story, “What is TDT and how are Central Florida counties using it?” “This money (tourism development taxes) can only be used for certain things, which has become a little bit of a point of contention for some people, particularly as the revenues generated from TDT have grown,” Croom said.

• Mental Floss, ReportWire and Opera News quoted Christopher Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology, in the May 30 story, “ ‘Finish Him!’: When ‘Mortal Kombat’ Caused a Moral Panic.”

Judith A.M. Scully, JD

• NewsOne and USA News Hub quoted Judith A.M. Scully, JD, professor of Law, in the June 2 story, “Why Donald Trump’s Felony Conviction Has No Impact on Black Voters.”

• TV station Fox 35 cited Stetson in the June 5 news broadcast segment, “Swat Training for Volusia County Deputies.” TV station Fox 51 reported the story in the June 5 news broadcast segment, “Volusia County Swat Trains at Stetson University.” TV stations WFTV and Central Florida’s TV 27 reported the story in the June 5 broadcast segment, “Swat Team Training.”

Other Stories

• Spot On Florida featured 2024 graduate Trynyty Conway in the June 1 post, “Hatter Headliner: Trynyty Conway, Business Administration Major (Video).”

• The Miami Times profiled incoming freshman student Joi Turner in the June 4 story, “Miami-Dade Seniors Shine: Black graduates lead with inspiring stories of service, excellence, and creativity.”

• The West Volusia Beacon featured the May 30 story, “A chat with Waylan Niece on homelessness in DeLand” by Stetson student Leon Rolle. The story also cited Stetson alumnus and Beacon co-editor Eli Witek.

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Stetson’s College of Law in Gulfport

• Watermark cited Stetson College of Law in the June 4 story, “PHOTOS: OUT Arts & Culture holds inaugural awards gala.”

• The Travel cited Stetson in the June 1 story, “7 Friendliest Towns for Seniors in Florida.”

• The Suncoast Post cited violin performance student Danae Tran, the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra and the Stetson University Chamber Orchestra in the June 2 story, “Arts Advocates Awards $55,000 in Scholarships to 10 Local Students for the 2024-2025 School Year.”

• Jobloving profiled Stetson in the June 2 story, “Is Stetson University considered a part of the Ivy League?”

• The website, Head Topics and Law Daily Report featured the June 3 online commentary, “Female athletes like us will suffer if Biden admin is allowed to rewrite Title IX,” which was co-written by Stetson Law student Lainey Armistead.

• Orlando Weekly cited Stetson in the June 4 story, “Historic Mount Dora home designed by renowned Winter Park architect James Gamble Rogers II is now for sale.”

• News Chief and the Lakeland Ledger cited Stetson in the June 5 story, “ ‘Jazz, classical, experimental’: Swan City Piano Festival brings a variety of talent.”

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• Florida Politics featured Law alumnus Bob Gualtieri in the June 3 story, “No. 7 on the list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians: Bob Gualtieri.”

• The LaGrange Daily News featured alumna Rachel Hazel in the May 30 story, “It’s official. Hazel hired as new superintendent.” WRBL Columbus and Yahoo! News featured Hazel in the June 3 story, “Troup County School System names Dr. Rachel B. Hazel as new Superintendent.”

• The Tallahassee Democrat and the EMEA Tribune profiled Double Hatter Cassandra Jackson in the May 31 story, “ ‘A high note’: Trailblazing City Attorney Jackson talks legacy, why it ‘was time to go.’ ”

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• Florida Politics featured Double Hatter Simone Marstiller in the May 31 story, “Gov. DeSantis appoints Simone Marstiller, Brent Johnson to Children’s Services Council.”  The Tallahassee Democrat, WTXL-TV Online, and other media outlets also reported the story.

• Radio station KMBZ-FM cited alumnus, current Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Postal Service Louis DeJoy in a June 3 broadcast.

• Tampa Bay Business & Wealth profiled law alumnus Larry Ingram in the June 3 story, “How a law firm partner’s rock star past is allowing him to find balance in his life—and his faith.”

• Solar Alliance profiled alumnus Tom Talmage in the June 3 story, “New Sales Director at Solar Alliance Southeast.”

• The website of Gibbons Law profiled alumnus Ian M. Eastwick in the June 4 post, “Ian M. Eastwick Joins the Gibbons Real Property Group.”

Read Stetson In The News: May 24-30, 2024.