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Webster Excels with Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Students, New Study Concludes

April 13, 2017

A new study affirms that Webster University excels in offering accessible and affordable bachelor’s degrees for students from households that earn less than the average national income. Importantly, the study concludes that Webster graduates typically increase their earning potential by securing employment that increases their income level from precollegiate levels. In fact, the University is one of the best in the country for increasing social mobility for these students.

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Webster University’s chess team won its fifth consecutive national championship

Chess Team Wins Fifth Consecutive National Championship

March 27, 2017

Webster University’s chess team won its fifth consecutive national championship this weekend during the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament in New York City. Webster University is only university in the history of the President’s Cup (also known as the Final Four Tournament) to win five consecutive championships. This win was also the seventh consecutive for Grand Master and Coach Susan Polgar and her SPICE program.

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Professor Lionelle Cuillé

Cuillé to Receive Order of the Academic Palms from the French Government

November 22, 2016

Lionel Cuillé will be honored as Chevalier in the “Ordre des Palmes académiques” (Knight in the French Order of Academic Palms) by Vincent Floreani, General Consul of France in Chicago. The award recognizes his work promoting French culture, language and literature. The ceremony will be held Jan. 12, 2017 on the Webster University home campus.

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Professor Stephanie Schroeder works with students in a biology class.

Webster University Ranked First for Faculty Resources

October 20, 2016

Webster University was ranked first for “Faculty Resources” among all Midwest Regional Universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The ranking uses several metrics to quantify the institution’s commitment to instruction as measured through student/teacher ratio, compensation, percentage of faculty who are full-time, percentages of faculty with terminal degree, and class size.

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An example of sustainability practices on the home campus

Webster University Conference to Explore the Meaning of Sustainability

June 16, 2016

Webster University will explore “Demystifying Sustainability: the Impact of the Individual” at its annual Sustainability Conference at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8th on its home campus. The conference’s keynote speaker is Catherine Werner, the director of sustainability for the City of St. Louis. Renowned poet Kevin Coval also will be featured.

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