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Webster World Report on Upcoming Election, Women of the Diaspora Summit

October 09, 2020

The 14th edition of the Webster World Report features a discussion with Professors Bill Hall and Gwyneth Williams, two of the University’s experts on political science, analyzing the state of the presidential election in the U.S. The news segment of the program includes excerpts from the Women of the Diaspora Global Virtual Summit that featured both Chancellor Stroble and Clementina Acedo, director of the Geneva campus, and highlights from the Webster Speaks video series.

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Book Circle

Read, Reflect, Discuss: Join the Chancellor's Book Circle in 2020-21

September 24, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble invites Webster University faculty and staff throughout the global campus network to join her for the Chancellor’s Book Circle, a new venue for engagement via Zoom to provide another avenue for members of our community to connect across campuses and departments in an informal, collegial environment. The first selection is “Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men,” by Caroline Criado Perez. The book is available at no cost. Click through for the dates and registration link.

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Webster Announces 10 Donald M. Suggs Scholarship Recipients

September 17, 2020

Webster University is pleased to announce 10 incoming freshmen have been awarded the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship, a four-year full scholarship. This year, Webster has increased the number of Suggs Scholarships fivefold, from two to 10. "We are thrilled to be able to increase our Suggs Scholars," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. "We know these students are engaged and talented and will become leaders on campus. We look forward to their contributions in the classroom and in the community during their time at Webster."

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Elizabeth Thurmond Robb

Remembering Elizabeth Thurmond Robb, Alumna, Former Trustee and Webster Advocate

August 31, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of alumna, donor, former trustee and long-time advocate Elizabeth Thurmond Robb, who passed away Friday. Robb was a pioneer in the St. Louis region for women-owned and operated businesses, a former alderman for the City of Clayton and a local leader for many charitable organizations. “Because of Elizabeth’s confidence in the university’s vision and mission, we are equipped to educate future generations of Webster students to lead with knowledge and courage," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, in comments reflecting on Robb's life.

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Webster University donors rallied to support its students working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webster Surpasses Front-Line Responders Fundraising Goal

August 21, 2020

Thanks to the generosity and quick response by our donors, Webster University has surpassed its $100,000 goal for the Front-Line Responders Fund. The news was announced at the annual Fall Convocation. Part of this summer's crowdfunding efforts, Front-Line Responders was launched to support more than 300 Webster University students who have made personal sacrifices serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is a wonderful show of support for our front-line students at a time when we all need good news," Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble said.

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Webster University Values its International Students [Video]

July 20, 2020

For more than 100 years, international students have been woven into the fabric of Webster University. Listen as the Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen discuss how international students are vital to strengthening our diversity, inclusivity and enrich the quality of our lives and the our education.

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Message to the Community on International Students in the U.S.

July 10, 2020

With a new federal policy about educational visa holders in the United States, we want our students from outside the United States to know that we will continue to welcome you as Webster students because your presence strengthens our educational community, enriches the quality of our lives, and your leadership now and in the future is essential in advancing Webster’s core values, mission, and vision. Please see this message from Webster's chancellor, president, and chief diversity officer.

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The Gorlok

Webster Surpasses Gorloks Now! Crowdfunding Goal

July 01, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of over 160 community members and friends across 24 U.S. states and five countries, Webster University surpassed its goal of raising $30,000 for the Gorloks Now! Fund. Launched in May to support members of the Webster community affected by the pandemic, Gorloks Now! is part of Webster’s inaugural crowdfunding efforts, a way to quickly rally community support for a specific need.

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Webster University will commemorate Juneteenth and celebrate Black history and culture on June 19, 2020.

Commemorating Black Culture and History on Juneteenth

June 16, 2020

Webster University will recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday for our U.S. employees on Friday, June 19, 2020. In light of the national conversation regarding racism in our country, we ask that members of our community take this day as an important opportunity to commemorate and celebrate Black history and culture, and take the time to educate ourselves on the issues faced by Black communities and the role that we each play in ending racism.

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Message from the Chancellor, the President, and the Chief Diversity Officer

June 06, 2020

We are writing again this weekend at a pivotal moment for our community and the nation, with a message of hope and change, along with a report of progress, as promised. As our letter to the community last week outlined, the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans, such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Manuel Ellis, along with those of the recent past, such as Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, are unacceptable and tragic losses.

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Founded in 1915, Webster has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society.

Message from the Chancellor, the President and the Chief Diversity Officer

May 30, 2020

Webster University has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society. Our mission of meeting unmet needs holds our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at its foundation. We are living through a moment that reflects society at a crossroads; we must approach this as a time of learning and reflection. But we must also embrace the challenge of this time and construct a map that shows the pathways for communities to set aside divisiveness.

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Webster World Report Podcast 8: Voices from Thailand, Tashkent, South Carolina

May 29, 2020

The eighth edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations, features in-depth interviews with Robin Ramcharan from Webster’s Bangkok, Thailand location; part two of a conversation with Maggie Dankert, deputy director in Tashkent; and an interview with Sherriel Byrd, the director of Webster’s Columbia, South Carolina location. The news segment of the program features excerpts of speeches by Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster, and adjunct faculty member Betsy Brandt.

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