In the News: Polgar Girls’ Invitational alum; Harrison on 35mm film; Rishe on NCAA union ruling, Final Four

| March 28, 2014

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Girls’ Invitational Alum on Polgar, Webster

South Carolina’s Edgefield Daily featured a promising young chess champion who is a veteran of the Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational tournament, discussing Polgar’s influence and her own sights set on attending Webster: “Susan is always telling us to be ambassadors for the game of chess. She is all about fair play, generosity, and respect,” said Tori Whatley, “I just want to do my part, and be a part of that.”

Harrison on Film Technology at KMOX-AM

The relentless march of digital technology means some feature films aren’t even being released on the old 35 millimeter format, prompting KMOX 1120-AM radio to talk to James Harrison, Webster University Film Series director, about the trend. He said it will frowned upon by film romanticists: “The higher the resolution, the clearer it’s going to be. But there are sometimes where you don’t want to be clear, you know there are some films where you want the grit.”

The Webster University Film Series is one of two theaters in the area that still shows the “gritty” 35mm format.

Rishe on Economics of NCAA March Madness

After the National Labor Relations Board ruled that student athletes at Northwestern University could unionize, St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK-TV and CBS affiliate KMOV-TV each turned to Webster University sports economics expert Patrick Rishe to interpret the potential impact of the decision. Rishe is a professor in Webster’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

Separately, in his latest column on the business of sports for Forbes online, Rishe goes into how hosting an NCAA regional or Final Four weekend affects hotel rates and spending in different cities.

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