News Articles

Single mothers in need of supplies and children’s gifts for the holidays

The WILLOW Project End of the Semester Supplies, Gift Drive

November 21, 2017

This year, WILLOW is sponsoring three single mothers who are in need of supplies and children’s gifts for the holidays. One of the moms is a current Webster student, one graduated from Webster in May and is looking for a job, and one is a friend of a current Webster student. All three of them are struggling temporarily to make ends meet and to get back on their feet.

tags: webster life, webster today, community engagement, willow project, legal studies

Legal Studies will host an open house and student orientation Sept. 27

Join the Legal Studies Student Orientation and Open House on Sept. 27

September 26, 2017

The Legal Studies department is hosting a Student Orientation and Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. There will be a representative from St. Louis University School of Law Admissions as part of the panel discussion to answer any questions about applying to law school or law in general. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in attending law school.

tags: academics, college of arts and science, students, webster life, webster today, legal studies

willow logo and willow board

Faculty, Alumni Fight for Missouri's Forgotten Women with WILLOW Project

March 28, 2017

Student-teacher relationships sometimes go beyond the classroom, and that’s what happened for Webster associate professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert and her student Amy Lorenz-Moser. After graduating from Webster and later completing law school, Moser began representing women who were incarcerated for murdering their abusers. Her commitment to fight for her clients has successfully played a role in the release of several domestic survivors from prison. Through the WILLOW Project, these attorneys aim to help prevent more victims.

tags: webster life, webster today, college of arts and sciences, home page, alumni, willow project, students, human rights, legal studies

Commencement at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana

In the News: Judge Bryant appointment; Hellinger on Cuba, Venezuela; Ghana commencement

June 15, 2016

Legal Studies faculty member Judge Paula Bryant was appointed circuit judge by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, International Relations professor Daniel Hellinger's insights on politics in Cuba and Venezuela were featured in multiple outlets, and Webster Ghana's second commencement was featured on Ghana's Joy Online news portal.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, legal studies, international relations, ghana, faculty, global, in the news, webster today

During her weeklong visit as Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Mercedes Tunstall delivered a public talk,

Wilson Fellow Talks Cybersecurity, Social Media, Finance with Students, Partners

April 11, 2016

Mercedes Tunstall concluded her visit to Webster University last week as the second Woodrow Wilson Fellow from the Council of Independent Colleges. She spent April 4-8 in St. Louis visiting faculty members, students, alumni and community members in several engaging occasions to discuss social media, privacy, legal issues and cybersecurity. Her background as a Washington attorney and FTC staff attorney lent great insight to students in legal studies, cybersecurity, human rights and communications and journalism courses.

tags: academics, alumni, president, partnerships, cybersecurity, human rights, home page, legal studies, journalism, webster life, webster today

While in the Netherlands, President Stroble joined in the Webster celebration of International Women's Day and a meeting on The Bijlmer Project.

Snapshot: Stroble in Leiden on Women's Day, Bijlmer Project

March 10, 2016

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble met with members of the Leiden campus while in the Netherlands earlier this week. The visit coincided with International Women's Day, and she joined the campus celebration of that event as well as the latest meeting on The Bijlmer Project, a nonprofit, grassroots collaborative project at Webster Leiden that assists victims of human trafficking. The St. Louis campus will host an event on trafficking on March 19.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, human rights, legal studies, leiden, netherlands, global, president, webster today