In the News: Stevens, Flewellen, Griffin, DEI Conference, Basketball, Hall, Belo, Smith, Uzbekistan, Schoellhammer, and Alumni

In the NewsThis regular column features links to the most significant stories about Webster University or stories that quote Webster faculty and staff members. 

Flewellen and Stevens on KMOX

Annie Stevens and Vincent Flewellen in the KMOX studioReligion Professor Annie Stevens and Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Vincent C. Flewellen were interviewed live on KMOX about the recent discovery that the first Black student to be enrolled at Webster University attended more than 10 years before Webster “officially” desegregated. KMOX also wrote its own story about Vada Lee Easter.

Griffin Interviewed about the REEG Center

LaToya GriffinThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote a story about what services area colleges offer students with autism. Webster’s REEG Academic Center was featured prominently and Academic Coordinator LaToya Griffin was quoted. The online news subscription service Breaking News Network ran its own synopsis about the story. 

Webster's Undefeated Basketball Team

The Gorloks play against Anderson (in white uniforms)The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a feature story on Webster’s Women’s Basketball team as it is one of the few college teams in the country to finish the season undefeated. 

DEI Conference

The St. Louis American ran a story about Webster’s DEI Conference. 

Starsky WilsonDEI Keynote Speaker The Rev. Starsky Wilson was interviewed live on KMOX about the DEI conference and the topic of affirmative action.

Hall Discusses Texas and Nikki Haley

Bill HallPolitical Science Adjunct Professor Bill Hall was quoted in a Newsweek article about what would happen to Texas residents if that state decided to secede from the United States.

He also was interviewed by Middle East news outlet Al Sharq about the future prospects of form United Nations Ambassador and current presidential candidate Nikki Haley.Belo Interviewed about Missouri Politics and Navalny

Dani BeloInternational Relations Professor Dani Belo was interviewed by KMOV about why Missouri politicians are weighing in on how the U.S.-Mexico border is controlled, despite not being a border state. Professor Belo also was interviewed by Canadian Television News about the report that Russian opposition leader Alexay Navalny died while in prison. His interview starts at about the 8-minute mark.   

Smith Discusses Online Misinformation After the KC Parade Shooting

Julie SmithSchool of Communications Instructor Julie Smith was interviewed by KMIZ (ABC, Columbia MO) about false social media posts shared by members of the “Freedom Caucus” who claimed the shooter in the Kansas City parade case was an “illegal” immigrant.  The story was replayed on numerous stations across the country.

Webster and Uzbekistan

The Uzbekistan National News Agency ran a story celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the start of official diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and the United States. Webster University’s Tashkent campus was mentioned in the article as one of the benefits the country has received because of the diplomacy. 

Schoellhammer on Trump and German Bank Policies

Ralph SchoellhammerInternational Relations Professor Ralph Schoellhammer was quoted in SkyNews Australia saying that a second Donald Trump presidency would be good for Democracy. The story was redistributed by the MSN News Network. Schoellhammer also was quoted in The Advertiser criticizing a policy of a German Bank that refused to process donations to an ultra-right wing political party. 

Webster's First Black Graduates Honored by the City

The Webster-Kirkwood Times said the Webster Groves City Council recognized Webster Alumna Irene Thomas for being the first Black graduate of Webster University. 

Alumni in the News

Webster alumnus Kameron Saunders was featured in (New Orleans) about being a dancer on Taylor Swift’s current tour. 

The UK Times had a feature story on Webster alumnus Kevin Miles. 

Claire K. Farren, an alumna of the Nurse Anesthesia Program Class of 2010, was featured Chicago NBC 5’s news cast for helping save the life of a man who went into sudden cardiac arrest in her neighborhood.

Numerous media outlets, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ran a story on Webster alumnus and professional baseball player Josh Fleming and how he was traded to the Pirates. 

The Albuquerque Journal ran a feature story on Webster alumnus Alex Trujillo. The story was picked up and distributed by Yahoo! News. 

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