In the News: MacNeill on Minimum Wage; Cuille on St. Louis French Pronunications

| February 28, 2014

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

MacNeill on Economics of Raising Minimum Wage

After recently appearing in Jefferson City to testify for a hearing about the minimum wage in Missouri, economics professor Allan MacNeill, of Webster’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, penned an op/ed which ran in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to elaborate on the economic effects of and arguments for raising the minimum wage.

Cuillé on St. Louis French Pronunciations

St. Louis, celebrating its 250th anniversary, has a proud French heritage as well as a tradition of pronouncing its local French streets and neighborhoods in a way that sounds…well, different to the native French speaker.

NPR affiliate KWMU St. Louis Public Radio turned to Lionell Cuille, the Jane and Bruce Robert Professor of French and Francophone Studies, to talk about the difference between the local dialect and the way a native speaker might say the same names.

Listen to the full segment as well as individual pronunciations of words like “Soulard,” “Chouteau,” and more here.

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