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Message from the President and Provost

Message from the President and Provost

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

At Webster University, we are committed to building connections within our global network of campus locations to ensure high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. The connections forged through this mission mean the hope and tragedies experienced locally in our communities are felt globally throughout our diverse network. Thus, […]

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In the News: Stroble op-ed in Business Journal on looking beyond college lists

In the News: Stroble op-ed in Business Journal on looking beyond college lists

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The media and industry obsession with lists can mislead parents and prospective students to think only the most selective or list-making universities provide a high-quality education that ensures future success. That’s the topic of Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble‘s column on the op-ed page of the April 17-23 St. Louis Business Journal. “As […]

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Interdisciplinary Science Building Plans Move Forward

Interdisciplinary Science Building Plans Move Forward

| April 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

To the Webster University community: Monday evening, Webster University submitted plans for the Interdisciplinary Science Building to the Plan Commission of the City of Webster Groves. Mara Perry, director of Planning & Development, presented the plans, and the presentation was positive. Commission members had some questions relating to the parking, the progress of the left […]

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From the President and Provost: Renewed commitment to Webster’s mission, vision, global responsibilities

From the President and Provost: Renewed commitment to Webster’s mission, vision, global responsibilities

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

A message from the President and Provost distributed to the Webster University community Jan. 12, 2015: The year of 2015 brings renewed opportunity for our communities in St. Louis and beyond. Webster University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has never been stronger or more relevant than it is today. As the world continues to grapple […]

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Grand Jury Protests at Webster University

Grand Jury Protests at Webster University

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, saw some 50-75 students and others peacefully demonstrating in the streets surrounding Webster University’s Webster Groves home campus. The organized protest was in response to the Michael Brown grand jury announcement. The same type of organized protest has occurred at other universities in the St. Louis area and across the United […]

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From the President and Provost

From the President and Provost

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following message was distributed to Webster faculty, staff and students on Nov. 5. To the Webster University Community, Recently, we have all been inundated with media conversations and images of racial tensions in the St. Louis area. In these challenging times for St. Louis and the nation, we want you to know that Webster […]

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Fall Convocation Focus: Resilience and Education for Next Century as Webster Kicks Off 2014-15

Fall Convocation Focus: Resilience and Education for Next Century as Webster Kicks Off 2014-15

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Webster University 2014-15 academic year formally kicked off with fall convocation, held Thursday in the Loretto-Hilton Center on the home campus in Webster Groves and streamed live for extended campuses throughout the world. President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster welcomed faculty and staff with remarks oriented around the centennial anniversary, the role of […]

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Webster University Statement on Restoring Respect

Webster University Statement on Restoring Respect

| August 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

As leaders of a global institution dedicated to diversity and inclusion, the news coming out of St. Louis this week is heart wrenching. As parents with our own families, we are saddened at the tragic events of this week being reported in St. Louis. As community members, we are further saddened at the violence in […]

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Reflections by Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and and Provost Julian Z. Schuster

Reflections by Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and and Provost Julian Z. Schuster

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

To the Webster University community: At Webster University, members of our university community have, of course, been following and discussing the events in which three academic associations (most recently the American Studies Association) voted to support the boycott of Israeli universities. There are questions and issues at two levels – on one level, some reaction […]

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Typhoon Relief: Ways to Help the Philippines

Typhoon Relief: Ways to Help the Philippines

| November 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

A message from the President and Provost to the Webster University community: The worldwide Webster University community is saddened by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation affecting the nation of the Philippines. On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, we extend our thoughts, hope and encouragement to those impacted. Many relief organizations are mobilizing to assist in this […]

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