Thursday, April 23, 2015  
Stinson appears on national media | Bioethics Bowl team lands in Elite Eight

Stinson appears on national TV, major newspapers

It’s been a whirlwind last few weeks for Dr. Phil Stinson, criminal justice. Stinson’s research into police who commit crimes has made him a sought-after commentator by media outlets worldwide, particularly after the recent rash of police-involved shooting deaths caught on tape.

Stinson made two appearances on CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s show AC360 to talk about the shooting death of Eric Harris by reserve Deputy Robert Bates in Tulsa, Okla.


BGSU's Bioethics Bowl team (from left to right) Ashley Van Order, Mikayla Keating, William Kennedy, Jacob Moore and Dr. Ian Young, co-coach.
Bioethics Bowl Team makes it to Elite Eight

The University’s four-member Bioethics Bowl team made it to the Elite Eight in the National Undergraduate Bioethics Bowl at Tallahassee, Fla., earlier this month.

Members Ashley Van Order, Mikayla Keating, William Kennedy and Jacob Moore won five of the nine debates in which they competed and placed eighth overall in the competition hosted by Florida State University. Dr. Ian Young, philosophy, who coaches the team along with Dr. Christian Coons, accompanied the team to the competition.

In the first round, BGSU’s team defeated teams from the University of Miami and Loyola University Chicago and narrowly lost to Dartmouth College. In the quarterfinal round, the team lost to the University of Denver, the team that placed third overall.


Alumnus Doerr wins Pulitzer for literature
BGSU can now claim a Pulitzer Prize winner for literature among its alumni. Anthony Doerr, who received his M.F.A. in creative writing in 1999, has won the coveted award for “All the Light We Cannot See,” his meticulously researched story of the lives of a blind French girl and German boy during the Second World War.

The Pulitzer caps a year of the book’s being included on nearly every “Top Books of 2014” list and named a finalist for the National Book Award.


Wallach on Indonesian buskers - The Age

Stinson on video evidence used to charge police - USA Today

Stinson weighs in on Tulsa deputy shooting incident - NBC News

Grad student explores circadian responses to chemo - The Scientist

The grand total is revealed at the end of the 2015 Dance Marathon, "for the kids."
Dance Marathon reaches new high

The months of organizing, fundraising and finally, exhaustion and exhilaration, came to a close April 18-19 for Dance Marathon participants. They raised almost $342,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. This was the 20th anniversary of BGSU’s participation in the annual student-run event.

Contributing to the total was the more than $102,000 raised by the bicycle riders, who rode 180 miles from Cincinnati back to BGSU, triumphantly entering to perform their dance. Advisers for the ride were Craig Bell, University photography director, marketing and communications; and Andy Carpenter, graphic designer at WBGU-TV.


Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands has two new events coming up: “President Mom,” winner of the Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival, premieres on April 29, and a one-week, intensive theatre camp for students will debut this summer.