In the News: MacNeill on Minimum Wage; Rishe on Olympic Oshie; Blindauer on Crosswords

| February 18, 2014

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University includes:

Benjamin Jealous in Advance of Webster Visit

In case you missed it: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an interview with Benjamin Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP, in advance of his lecture at Webster University Monday night.

Rishe on Olympic Oshie Endorsement Opportunities

Was St. Louis Blues forward TJ Oshie’s star turn for Team USA at the Olympics also a financial boon? That’s what local news producers wanted to know, so they turned to Webster University sports economics expert Patrick Rishe, professor in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

Rishe appeared on KMOX-AM radio as well as KTVI (Fox2) TV in a lengthy segment (also embedded above) examining Oshie’s endorsement prospects, with Rishe saying a gold medal and particularly a Stanley Cup would make Oshie’s moment have a more lasting impact.

MacNeill on Minimum Wage
Blindauer talks crosswords at HEC.

Blindauer talks crosswords at HEC.

Economics Professor Allen MacNeill was also in the news after his testimony to Missouri lawmakers about the economic impact of raising the minimum wage. An Associated Press article quoting his testimony was carried in the Huffington Post and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, in addition to other stories at Missouri capital news outlets.

Blindauer on Creating Crosswords

Patrick Blindauer, a Webster alumnus and adjunct instructor of musical theatre, was featured on HEC’s January State of the Arts program about what’s involved in creating crossword puzzles.

Blindauer creates puzzles for a publishing company and has had 44 crossword puzzles published in The New York Times.

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