In the News: Cross on looting behavior; Carter on Webster music; Alum leads STL elections

| February 12, 2015

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Cross on Fox2 about Looters’ Behavior in Ferguson

Fox’s St. Louis affiliate Fox2 News has been reviewing footage of looting amid last year’s Ferguson protests, as a way “for law enforcement and criminologists to take a closer look at their behavior.” For the criminology angle, they consulted Remy Cross, professor of criminology and sociology in Webster’s College of Arts & Sciences.

The segment quotes Cross, who specializes in illegal group behaviors:

He says for the most part, these looters weren’t protesters, but opportunists: “These weren’t people who seem to have a political agenda. They’re not shouting slogans as they do these things, they’re not carrying signs. They’re coming in, they’re taking what they want, and they’re getting out.”

Watch the clip and read the rest of Cross’ insight on this kind of behavior at Fox2now.

Carter Discusses Webster Music, Brewer Residency

Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, was featured in an audio interview with the Radio Arts Foundation. The conversation focused on Christine Brewer’s residency at Webster next week, as well as growth and opportunities in music at Webster. Listen to the interview here.

 Alumnus Takes on St. Louis County Elections

Alumnus Eric Fey was profiled in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as well as the Concord Call after taking on the position of lead director of the St. Louis County Board of Elections. “The position comes with the challenge of righting a system that ran short of paper ballots in the November election while restoring what Fey and others say is an agency where party loyalty has needlessly interfered with job performance.”

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