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Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

February 16, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the U.S. Embassy to celebrate Black History Month with a series of panels and educational events for high schools and children on topics such as Pan Africanism, the diaspora, and African arts and culture.

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Webster University, a worldwide institution

Statement on U.S. Dept. of State Visa Revocation Memo

February 02, 2017

The University is working closely with attorneys and national educational organizations to clarify this latest action so we can offer better guidance to our community. We are stressing that any students, faculty or staff with a passport from those seven countries should refrain from any international travel at this time and until there is greater clarity about these policies, as they may not be able to re-enter the country.

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In the News: Schuster, Hellerud on Trump travel ban; Hall on protests

January 31, 2017

Webster Provost Julian Schuster and Vice Provost Nancy Hellerud were each interviewed on by local news on the impact on universities and students of the Trump administration executive order on immigration. Political Science adjunct faculty member William Hall was quoted in an article about protest marches.

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Join us Friday, Feb. 3.

Save the Date: Town Hall on Immigration Executive Order

January 30, 2017

The Webster University community is invited to a town hall to discuss the impact on students, faculty and staff of the Trump administration's Jan. 27 executive order on immigration. The event at noon on Friday, Feb. 3, in Winifred Moore Auditorium will also be streamed online. It will include on-campus resources, thoughts from an immigration attorney, and University leaders fielding the community's questions and concerns.

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Webster University

Statement on U.S. President Executive Order on Immigration

January 28, 2017

Webster has students, faculty and staff representing nationalities of more than 140 nations and six continents. Our international community has strengthened the University’s core values of diversity and inclusion. We are closely monitoring this developing situation and acknowledge the problems this raises for the international scholarly community.

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Activist Bree Newsome will present the keynote address at the event. Newsome made headline in 2015 after being arrested for tearing down a Confederate flag from a South Carolina statehouse.

MLK Celebration Jan. 30: 'Tearing Hatred from the Sky'

January 19, 2017

Webster University's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the Luhr Building at 5:30 p.m. The event will include dinner, a band, and music from Webster University’s Gospel Choir. The keynote speech, entitled “Tearing Hatred from the Sky,” will be delivered by activist Bree Newsome. Free tickets can be picked up from MCISA tables in the University Center or by registering online.

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student panel

Student Town Hall Today

January 18, 2017

All students are invited to attend a Student Town Hall session on Thursday, Jan. 19, at noon in Sunnen Lounge for a discussion of Webster's Stance on Hate and Harassment. The panel will include Ted Hoef, dean of Students, and Nicole Roach, associate vice president of Diversity and Inclusion. Cases will be explored in small groups, with a pizza lunch provided.

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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Renewing and Increasing Our Resolve

January 13, 2017

As the nation reflects on the legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster call on the community to renew and increase our resolve to create a truly inclusive community through our interactions with each other, through programs and events, through new policies and practices.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

January 12, 2017

The Webster University community is invited to the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Steger Sixth Grade Center in Webster Groves. Members of the Webster University Gospel Choir will be among the performers, with Webster University students Robert Richardson and Tyrone Griffin singing two selections.

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'We Are All Webster' Community Solidarity Art Project

December 08, 2016

A public art project for students, faculty and staff to express messages of solidarity in the face of a hate incident on campus titled “We Are All Webster” began on Dec. 5. The pieces will be displayed around the home campus as a celebration and statement that all are welcome at Webster. Submissions will still be accepted at the Office of Student Engagement, West Hall Housing Office, Office of First Year Experience Programs and the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs department.

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Investigation of Flyers in Residence Halls

December 05, 2016

The University continues to investigate the incident of Nov. 30 when more than 100 flyers -- some with racist and homophobic messages on them -- were strewn around the door of a student in a residence hall. The University understands the needs of members of the community to speak out against the incident and supports the right to protest, as long as it is done in a safe and legal manner.

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