Statements & Press Releases

Webster University

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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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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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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Posters for a white supremacist site were found on several St. Louis campuses this Tuesday, including Webster University.

Statement Regarding Incident on Campus Tuesday

September 06, 2017

A statement about posters found on campus Tuesday morning. The Office of Public Safety has determined Webster was one of several universities in the region where this group posted fliers illegally.

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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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We Are All Webster

#WeAreAllWebster: On inclusion, respect and welcoming all students at Webster

August 18, 2017

As students return to campus in the wake of events of violence, hatred and intolerance around the world, Webster University President Elizabeth J. Stroble and Provost Julian Z. Schuster share a message about embracing our differences, rejecting hatred and exclusion, and nurturing a welcoming campus community.

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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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