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Message on Title IX Enforcement and Sexual Misconduct

September 25, 2017

On Sept. 22, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded two directives on how to handle sexual violence and sexual misconduct that had been issued during the Obama administration. The federal government also issued new guidelines to be used while it develops new regulations to support Title IX. Webster University is committed to preventing sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and other forms of sexual misconduct. We want to assure our community that Webster's policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct will not be weakened by on-going reviews and reviews of this new guidance.

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Video Message from President and Provost

September 19, 2017

As members of our community struggle to reconcile the Stockley verdict and responses to it with their values, hopes and dreams, this is a time of uncertainty for many. It is important to maintain our sense of community as we work through differences of opinion about this case and others like it. We ask everyone at Webster to approach this as a time of learning and reflection. How can we gain a greater understanding?

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A message from the president and provost

Message from the President and Provost

September 18, 2017

As a University, we have the obligation and the opportunity to facilitate the listening that leads to understanding and the commitment to lead and enact change. We are living through a moment that reflects society at a crossroads; we must approach this as a time of learning and reflection. How can we gain a greater understanding? How can we support each other as we travel what may well be a difficult journey?

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The spirit tunnel during New Student Orientation

Message to the Community about Community

September 12, 2017

With the beginning of the academic year, we are feeling tremendously encouraged by news and exciting events on a number of fronts for Webster. Yet on a personal level and in our roles as members of communities, locally and globally, we each have concerns about any number of topics that threaten to divide us. Let us help our colleagues and our students address their most pressing needs, whenever they and their families are in harm’s way, as we strengthen the community that is Webster.

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Webster University earned its highest ranking in four years on the US News and World Report annual ranking

Webster University Rises in U.S. News and World Report Ranking

September 12, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, Webster is ranked first among St. Louis institutions in the “Regional Universities – Midwest” classification, which includes 165 colleges and universities from Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Webster also ranked third out of all institutions in Missouri, and second out of all private non-profit institutions in the state.

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Webster University in the news

In the News: English Language Learner grant; MacCartney on gender gap; Karlovsky on dance

September 11, 2017

In further coverage of the $2.7 million federal grant Webster University received, President Stroble was quoted in the Post-Dispatch and DJ Kaiser in St. Louis Public Radio stories. ... Danielle MacCartney was interviewed for a WalletHub feature on causes of the gender gap in health and survival. ... Dawn Karlovsky was the interview subject for Nancy Kranzberg’s arts show on KDHX-FM radio.

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Apply for a 2018-19 Faculty Research Grant

September 08, 2017

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2018-19 academic year. The purpose of the Faculty Research Grant program is to encourage and promote faculty research and professional development. Grant applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline. Proposals that might lead to external funding are encouraged. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 3.

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President and Provost Message to the St. Louis community

September 08, 2017

The possible outcomes in the case of a St. Louis police officer charged with murder have many in our region on edge. No matter the case's outcome, we recognize the issues at stake impact the lives of many. We ask that members of our community consider these issues while continuing to treat each other with respect, empathy and understanding. Operationally, we are monitoring the situation and are prepared to make any decisions in the event response to the verdict disrupts access to our campuses.

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The deadline for applications is Nov. 4.

Call for Messing Faculty Award Applications

September 08, 2017

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2018 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. Every year since 1977, the Messing Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for international summer activity that strengthens the curriculum of the faculty member’s department or improves the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund travel and activities in Summer 2018.

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Standing on Principles of Inclusion and Diversity

September 05, 2017

Webster University serves and strengthens a diverse community in St. Louis as well as worldwide by improving lives through education. We stand on principles of inclusion and diversity and oppose any restriction to accessing education, often the principal pathway to a better future for many individuals we welcomed to our community. Although some of the political rhetoric surrounding DACA may slip into the polarized politics of our times, in truth, resolution to this issue can be non-partisan.

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Webster University was named the second best master's degree school in Missouri and among the best schools in the nation by Washington Monthly Magazine

Webster University Ranked Among Top National Schools by Washington Monthly Magazine

August 31, 2017

“Washington Monthly” magazine named Webster University as among the best universities in the country, and the second best non-profit college for Missouri graduate students in its 2017 College Guide and Rankings, issued earlier this week. Webster was listed among the best national universities that help “non-wealthy” students attain marketable degrees.

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