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Webster leaders visited the campus in Accra, Ghana in November.

In the News: Ghana visit, chess team, Cross on violence

November 16, 2018

President Beth Stroble was quoted in CitiNewsroom about the growing need for more higher education capacity in Ghana, in a story featuring a recent seminar on the topic hosted by the Webster Ghana campus. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by The Globe Post about an increase in violence associated with right-wing extremist "nationalist" groups. ... The #1-ranked Webster chess team was covered by KMOX radio and in stltoday.

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Webster qualified for the President's Cup by winning its sixth consecutive Pan-Am championship in January.

Chess Team's Bid for 6th National Title Falls Half-Point Short

April 04, 2018

The Webster University chess team's bid for a record-extending sixth consecutive national title fell half a point short as they finished in second place in last weekend's President Cup, known as "the Final Four of collegiate chess." Coach Susan Polgar's team had aimed to extend Webster's streak, having won an unprecedented five national championships in a row. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley won its first championship, having previously finished second to Webster in 2016.

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The Gorlok at the 2017 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

12-Year-Old Wins Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

July 31, 2017

Nastassja Matus, a 12-year-old from Minnesota, became the youngest champion ever in the Susan Polar Foundation Girls’ Invitational held last week at Webster University. The annual tournament brought 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America to Webster competing for scholarships and prizes. See photos and news coverage from NBC affiliate KSDK, highlighting the tournament's impact on girls.

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A puzzle game opens the Girls' Invitational with 75 young women competitors from 13 countries.

Chess Girls' Invitational Opens as Children's Camp Ends

July 24, 2017

It's a busy July for chess at Webster University, where the Susan Polgar Foundation completed a chess camp with 100 children before opening the annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational, which welcomes 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America competing for scholarships and prizes. Seven alumnae from the tournament dating back to its beginning in 2005 were on hand to help welcome this year's competitors.

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Russian grandmaster Alexander Riazantsev visited Webster Geneva.

Snapshot: Russian Chess Champion Visits Webster Geneva

July 10, 2017

Alexander Riazantsev, the winner of 2016 Russian Championship Superfinal and European Rapid Chess Championship and one of the coaches of the Russian women's national chess team, visited Webster University's Geneva campus, connecting with students and alumni and discussing ways to promote chess on campus. Riazantsev was in town competing in the Geneva Chess Grand Prix.

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Senate chess

U.S. Senate Honors Champion Webster Chess Team

May 26, 2017

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt to honor the Webster University Chess Team on its record fifth consecutive national championship at the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament. The resolution commemorates the team's historic achievement, and notes their work promoting chess as a vehicle for enriching the education of children and young adults.

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Senate chess

Senators McCaskill, Blunt Honor Chess Team

May 18, 2017

Missouri U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt honored the Webster University Chess Team on their record fifth consecutive national championship at the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament. The Senators introduced a resolution commemorating the team's historic achievement, noting their work promoting chess as a vehicle for enriching the education of children and young adults.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Polgar Israel feature; Solomon on media mergers; Hall on Comey; van Marissing on leadership

May 12, 2017

Susan Polgar was profiled in the Times of Israel feature, "The female chess grandmaster who checked male privilege," Eileen Solomon was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune Media, William Hall was quoted on Jeff Sessions' role in James Comey's firing, and Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed for thoughts on leadership in the Dutch magazine, Hello Zuidas.

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Webster in the news

In the News: School of Ed ranking; Alakoc on terror threats; Chess in Biz Journal

March 17, 2017

International Relations assistant professor Burcu Pinar Alakoc was interviewed on KMOX about security threats, the Final Four-bound chess team and coaches were highlighted by the St. Louis Business Journal, and Webster's state rankings among schools of education was mentioned on St. Louis Public Radio and in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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