In the News: McElwee Films; Gottlieb on Senate Bill; Rishe on Braun, Murray; Hellinger Jams

| July 24, 2013

Recent media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Gottlieb on International Student Access

In he capacity as AACRAO Vice President for International Education, Melanie Gottlieb, director of Admission Operations & International Campus Liaison for Webster University, is quoted in the AACRAO bulletin about a Senate bill’s potential for expanding higher education access for undocumented students.

“Up to now, the undocumented student issue has been tackled inconsistently and unsuccessfully by the states,” said Gottlieb. “Without a federal mandate, only 20 states have laws on the books that give guidance to institutions on issues around undocumented student access to education; eight of those states have regulations that are restrictive in nature.”

Read the rest of the article here.

McElwee’s Films Praised

School of Communications electronic/photographic media professor Van McElwee‘s Travel Dream/Dream Travel won  Best Experimental Film in the Cinema St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.

Also, David Finkelstein reviewed six of McElwee’s works in Film Threat. Those reviews:

Hellinger’s 10 Years of Jams

History, Politics, and International Relations professor Dan Hellinger isn’t in the news only for his expertise on Latin America. Sometimes it’s for his chops with the mandolin. Hellinger and his band Maple Jam Band were featured in a two-page spread by the Webster-Kirkwood Times for the band’s 10th anniversary. Read the profile online or on pages 16-17 of the July 19-25 print edition.

Rishe on ‘The Murray Bounce?’ and the Braun Penalty

Has Andy Murray, the first British winner of Wimbledon in 77 years, become a global sports superstar? Scotland’s The Herald asked Webster University professor of Business Patrick Rishe that question, calling on his expertise in the economics of sports:

“His cache in the U.K. is obviously set for life,” Rishe told the paper. “In countries with historic ties to the U.K. or countries where tennis is popular I think Murray’s brand appeal has obviously changed significantly with his recent success.”

However, Rishe continued, the triumph probably doesn’t greatly affect Murray’s star appeal stateside.

“In the U.S. it is different though — tennis fans like his game, respect his game and appreciate the climb he has made … But the problem is the golden age of American tennis is a memory — we are not living in the times of McEnroe, Connors, Sampras, Agassi. … You heard very little talk of Murray two days after [Wimbledon] was over.”

Separately, for his column at Forbes online, Rishe examined the lost earning potential that baseball player Ryan Braun faces in the wake of his performance-enhancing drugs suspension. He also recently posted about the most and least efficient spenders in baseball this season.

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