In the News: Students, Faculty in Ferguson

| March 16, 2015

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Webster Students, Faculty in USA Today Ferguson Alternative Spring Break

USA Today‘s “Voices from Campus” section highlighted Webster University and students as part of a story on Ferguson Alternative Spring Break, a five-week alternative break experience designed by a collaboration of civic leaders and educators as one of the next steps in their community’s rebuilding and healing process.

In addition to community service projects each week during the program, workshops that deal with social justice issues are being hosted at Webster’s Gateway Campus location in downtown St. Louis. Webster University College of Arts & Sciences faculty member Remy Cross is photographed in the story:

Brenna Whitehurst, junior at Webster University and a citizen of Ferguson, says other than being active in the protest, Ferguson ASB was an outlet for her to give back to her own community.

The people of Ferguson expressed their appreciation and shock when they discovered students traveled far distances to assist their community, Whitehurst says.

Parr on KMOV, New Zealand 3 after Ferguson Demonstrations

Chris Parr, professor of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences and a native of New Zealand, was interviewed by St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV-TV and also by New Zealand’s 3 News after his participation in recent demonstrations in Ferguson when the city’s police chief resigned under continued scrutiny of the city’s policies. “We’ve seen how important non-violent protest is for the advancement of civil rights,” Parr said on camera in the KMOV clip.

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