In the News: Webster Thailand in Bangkok Post; Cross in AP; Akande in Ladue News; Walker dancers on Fox2 TV

| December 4, 2014

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

In an interview with the Bangkok Post, Ratish Thakur discussed how faculty and students at Webster University Thailand come from a variety of backgrounds.

In an interview with the Bangkok Post, Ratish Thakur discussed how faculty and students at Webster University Thailand come from a variety of backgrounds.

Webster Thailand in Bangkok Post

Ratish Thakur, director at Webster University Thailand, was interviewed in the Thai national Bangkok Post about higher education and Webster’s progress in the region.

Thakur said since opening in 1999:

“We have recruited students from Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and our home base, Thailand. This interaction has enabled our students  to become better-acquainted with each other’s culture, traditions and languages.

“As a university, we were also able to build a strong network between schools and universities in this region.”

Read the rest of the interview at the Bangkok Post.

Cross on Brown’s Stepfather

The stepfather of Michael Brown apologized for provocative comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson. Criminologist Remy Cross, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by the Associated Press for a story that ran in several outlets nationwide, discussing the fallout and whether the stepfather could face charges.

Read that story here.

Akande on Small Businesses in Ladue News

“Small Business Saturday” has increasingly become an event to support local businesses on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, wrote about the economic impact this trend has on local communities:

Millions of small businesses around the country are discovering that Small Business Saturday is a great way to kick-off the holiday shopping season. It also is a wonderful way for customers to support local small business and help boost their city’s economy.

Read the full column at the Ladue News.

Walker School Dancers on Fox2

Dean Akande and several colleagues in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology were on the Fox2 9 a.m. newscast Wednesday to strut their stuff.

Akande is participating in Dances with the St. Louis Stars, through which he and other St. Louis figures will perform for charity on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Ritz Carlton. The event benefits the Independence Center, which provides “a comprehensive system of high quality programs and services that assists adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area with serious and persistent mental illnesses to live and work in the community, independently and with dignity.”

Watch the clip of the Walker School dancers above or at this Fox2 link.

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