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The Philadelphia Inquirer

Employers are on their own after court guts Biden vaccine-or-testing mandate

Michael Dimino, professor at Widener Law Commonwealth, comments on two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings tied to the pandemic. The first blocked OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate on private businesses with more than 100 employees, while the second allowed vaccine mandates for workers at federally funded health-care facilities.

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Press of Atlantic City

Oakcrest BioMed Alumni Visit

Nursing major Hunter Boney was among a group of alumni who returned to Oakcrest High School to discuss how its Biomedical Magnet Program impacted their college experiences and future careers.

Delaware County Daily Times

Delco students shine on campus

Undergraduate student Kaitlyn Lathrop has been selected by the Philadelphia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America to receive the Anne Sceia Klien Award for Professional Promise recognizing her dedication to advancing herself in the field of public relations. 

The Herald

GOP lawmakers propose ending cross-filing for school board, certain judicial elections

Two bills recently filed in the Pennsylvania Legislature aim to end cross-filing for school board elections and certain judicial positions, which allows voters from either party to choose from the same candidates. Political Science Professor Wes Leckrone comments on the history of cross-filing and its impact on current elections.

The New York Times Magazine

The Joys (and Challenges) of Sex After 70

This article examining the joys and challenges of sex while aging quotes Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, associate professor at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies.

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Psychology Today

Getting Stuck in Negative Emotions and Relationship Patterns

Hal Shorey, director of the PsyD/MBA dual program and the Organizational Development Services program, writes about why the mind can get stuck in a negative state. This article also notes research findings from clinical psychology doctoral students David Albert, Amanda Blazkiewicz, Ariful Karim, and Ariana Swenson.

On Q Performance Therapy Podcast

Academia and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Dawn Gulick

Physical Therapy Professor Dawn Gulick is a guest on this podcast hosted by Michael Quintans, a physical therapy alumnus. Gulick discusses the mission of Widener's physical therapy doctoral program, the application process, her experiences in the field of sports medicine, and the development of her mobile app called iOrtho+.

Johnson City Press

Today In Johnson City History: Dec. 23

This news item recalls an article published on December 23, 1996 in which Harry Augensen, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, explained what most likely caused the night sky event known as the "Star of Bethlehem" in the Bible. 

Delaware County Daily Times

Widener honors faculty for excellence at 2021 awards event

This article promotes the winners of the annual Faculty Awards which recognizes faculty in the areas of teaching innovation, research, civic engagement, and institutional leadership. This year's winners include Professor Yvonne Antonucci, Professor Shirlee Drayton-Brooks, Professor J. Wesley Leckrone, Associate Professor Jayne Thompson,  Associate Professor Dipendu Saha, Associate Professor Katherine Goodrich, Professor Mark Nicosia, and Professor Nadine McHenry.

Delaware Public Media

Seaford abortion ordinance could have a hard time standing up in court

This print and radio segment (starting at 00:18) features John Culhane, professor and the H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law at Delaware Law School, who weighs in on legal challenges filed against the city of Seaford for its new ordinance that requires the cremation or internment of fetal remains from any surgical abortion or miscarriage.