In the News: Regent’s in Times; Wilson in Beacon; Fox Tribute; Chess Living St. Louis Video; Rishe on Lance Armstrong
Recent news media involving Webster University includes:
Webster’s Partner in London in the News
Webster University’s partner in London, Regent’s College London, was profiled in The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune on its being granted degree-awarding powers by the British government and its pending attainment of university status.
Read the story at the Times website here, which quotes principal Aldwyn Cooper saying Regent’s is “the most internationally focused educational institution in this country.”
Dean Wilson on SLU and Governance
David Carl Wilson, dean of the Webster University College of Arts & Sciences, discusses shared governance in higher education in his St. Louis Beacon article, “What is the problem at Saint Louis University?”
Former Student Recalls His Professor
Jason Fink, a freelance writer and former student of the late former School of Communications professor Jim Fox, penned a moving tribute to Fox and the friendship they kept up over the years, in stltoday.com.
Rishe on Financial Hit of Armstrong Confession
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong created a media frenzy when he confessed to years of doping in an exclusive with Oprah Winfrey. In an interview on the topic, Webster University associate professor of business Patrick Rishe, an expert on sports economics, told CNBC the financial fallout from Armstrong’s deception could cost him 50 percent or more of his wealth.
Chess on Living St. Louis
Webster University’s chess team and the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) were recently featured on “Living St. Louis,” which runs on St. Louis PBS affiliate KETC Channel 9. The episode highlighted the Girls’ Invitational tournament held on campus last summer. Watch video of the episode here, or in the embedded clip below: