In the News: Akande on American Air Layoffs; A&S Alumni Honored

| February 3, 2012


American Airlines, St. Louis’ second largest passenger airline, dropped a bomb Wednesday when it announced plans to lay off between 13,000 to 15,000 employees around the world as part of a plant to bring back the bankrupt airline.

How will this affect St. Louis travelers? Local affiliate Fox2 News turned to Benjamin Akande, dean of Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, to explain the possibilities.

Watch Akande’s appearance on Fox2.

Arts & Sciences Alumni in the News

Separately, in alumni news:

Angie Fletcher ’03 (History, Political Science), currently a lawyer with Armstrong Teasdale’s Corporate Services practice group, has been named to the board of Nonprofit Missouri. An alliance of the state’s nonprofit corporations, Nonprofit Missouri unites and promotes nonprofit organizations and provides resources to help build and sustain their quality.

Joan Lipkin ’75 (English), the founder and producing artistic director of That Uppity Theatre Company, has been named the Arts and Education Council’s 2012 Arts Innovator. Lipkin will receive her award at the 21st Annual St. Louis Arts Awards, to be held Jan. 23 at the Chase Park Plaza. Lipkin started That Uppity Theatre Company in 1989 to put the principles of cultural diversity into theatrical practice and to promote art-based civic dialogue. She received the College of Arts & Sciences’ Outstanding Alumna Award in 2002.

Category: Advancement, Webster in the News

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