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The Center Square

North Dakota is the hardest working state in the country, study says

Dean of the School of Business Administration Tony Wheeler is quoted in this article looking at the hardest-working states according to a recent report from WalletHub. Wheeler shares some factors that could contribute to this ranking, including work-life balance, technological advances, and more.

Philadelphia International Airport

Summer Interns Share What They Learned at PHL

Student Nashiya Richardson is mentioned for her summer internship with the community engagement unit at Philadelphia International Airport.

The Chester Spirit

Widener first-years are all moved in

Widener's Chester Campus move-in day is covered. Resident Assistant Taylor Easter '25 is quoted about the day welcoming new students.

Bloomberg Law

Montana Climate Ruling Boosts Case for States’ Green Amendments

Sarah Everhart, assistant professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law School, shared her thoughts on potential impacts after a recent climate ruling in Montana. A judge ruled in favor of youth climate activists who claimed their rights to a clean environment had been infringed upon. Everhart says this could open doors for more conversations around green amendments.

Chester Upland Youth Soccer

Widener Men's Soccer Clinic Serves Community and Raises Nearly $400

Widener Men's Soccer participated in a youth soccer clinic in collaboration with Chester Upland Youth Soccer and Youth Development United. The clinic raised funds to help provide access to soccer for Chester community youth. Men's Soccer team captains Kevin Witkoski '24 and Sean Fatiga '24 are both quoted sharing their experience from the day.

The Philadelphia Tribune

The organizers behind the March on Washington

Richard Cooper, director of the BSW program and co-coordinator of African American Studies, shares his expertise in this article examining the organizers behind the March on Washington in honor of the march's 60th anniversary. Cooper shares that Black women played a pivotal role in organizing the march, but are often left unrecognized.

Higher Education Digest

The Road to Hell is Paved with Cookies: Exploring OCB in Higher Education

Assistant Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences Nicole Rayfield authored this article examining organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB), defined as activities that add to the overall positive social and psychological environment of the organization. Rayfield looks at how OCB are often rooted in gender roles, particularly looking at the roles of Black women.

Delaware Public Media

Widener Delaware Law School dean Todd Clark talks new role, challenges ahead

Dean of Delaware Law School Todd Clark is featured in this interview about why he chose to join Widener and his plans for the future of DLS. Clark emphasizes that a good leader needs a strong team behind them, and he discusses accessibility of college costs and his goals for student success.


2023’s Best Cities for Soccer Fans

Professor of Marketing Brian Larson is quoted in this Q&A about the popularity of soccer in the Unites States. Larson offers insight into what challenges the sport faces in gaining American popularity, soccer fans, and more.

Far & Widener

Far & Widener Podcast, Episode 8: Dr. Amy Franzini on Using Television as a Tool for Caregivers to Build Relationships with Children and to Foster Healthy Social Development

In this episode, Marcus Bagby, associate director of alumni engagement, interviews Amy Franzini, associate professor of communication studies and research expert who focuses on popular media. They discuss how caregivers can intentionally watch television and movies with their children, tweens, and teens to help build healthy relationships, find teachable moments, and create a safe space to communicate about difficult issues. They also talk about the need for moderation, curation, and independence with children's screen time. Franzini's work has been published in several journals, and she recently finished writing her book Secret Identities and Double Lives on Tween TV.