Global News


Webster World Report Podcast 8: Voices from Thailand, Tashkent, South Carolina

May 29, 2020

The eighth edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations, features in-depth interviews with Robin Ramcharan from Webster’s Bangkok, Thailand location; part two of a conversation with Maggie Dankert, deputy academic director in Tashkent; and an interview with Sherriel Byrd, the director of Webster’s Columbia, South Carolina location. The news segment of the program features excerpts of speeches by Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster, and adjunct faculty member Betsy Brandt.

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Dean Tony Wallner during the virtual 2020 Commencement ceremony

Webster World Report Podcast 7: Dankert, Johnson, Wallner

May 15, 2020

The seventh edition of this podcast linking voices from across Webster's network features in-depth interviews from Tashkent and St. Louis: nursing student Charlie Johnson, who works on the front lines in the pandemic, Dean Tony Wallner of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Maggie Dankert in Tashkent. The news segment features Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussing her new bee census project called ShutterBee, and a short excerpt from the commencement address by Vladimir Ivkovic '99.

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Photojournalism Student Documents Quarantine Life in Vietnam

May 14, 2020

Last week, the Webster World Report podcast shared the story of Phuong Bui, an undergraduate photojournalism student in the School of Communications in Webster Groves who had endured 23 days of quarantine, when she returned to her home country of Vietnam, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was a government imposed quarantine that began immediately after she stepped off a plane to Ho Chi Minh City, the last plane allowed into that city’s airport before the Vietnamese government closed the country to incoming flights. Read her poignant story in this edited transcript of her conversation.

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Continued Remote Operations and Safe, Phased Transition Planning

May 07, 2020

While social distancing policies and other measures have reduced the spread of the coronavirus, experts still urge everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands thoroughly, wear masks, and call a doctor if you are feeling ill. Please see the following message on how Webster University will make a transition to in-person operations over time, in a safe and orderly way, with careful planning and phases that prioritize the health and well-being of all our students, faculty and staff.

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Webster forms Task Force on Transition and Adaptability from pandemic

May 05, 2020

Webster University has formed a Task Force on Transition and Adaptability to manage its return from remote operations and to address on-going community and operational needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Consisting of three working groups, the task force will maintain continuity for Webster’s annual planning process while ensuring that process is informed by and adaptable to the evolving and unique circumstances of the pandemic.

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