In the News: Mitchell’s Tony Award; So’s Chess Triple Crown

| June 12, 2013

Recent news media coverage of Webster University community members includes:

Mitchell in the Spotlight

Webster Conservatory alumnus Jerry Mitchell had a big night when the “Kinky Boots” musical he directed and choreographed won six Tony Awards, including one for Mitchell for Best Choreography. The win drew coverage for Mitchell in The New York Times as well as in awards and theater coverage across the country. Local Associated Press coverage noted Mitchell’s connection to Webster University.

So Wows Them

Webster sophomore and chess grandmaster Wesley So is something of a star in his home country of the Philippines thanks to his chess achievements. One example of the media coverage he’s received this past month is at, where he was saluted for the championship titles he’s accumulated this summer:

During the month of May 2013, GM Wesley So delighted his fans and supporters with his back-to-back conquest of Calgary’s International Chess Classic in Canada, winning two chess championships (Standard & Blitz) on the same day on 19 May 2013.

This month of June, was a big surprise, more delightful and incredible, since, instead of two as earlier reported, GM Wesley So delivered three titles, a TRIPLE CROWN, in a span of 4-days from June 6 to 9 at the 2013 Las Vegas International Chess Festival at the Riviera Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.


Category: Advancement, Webster in the News

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