November 23, 2014
Sides still unclear
Throughout the Nov. 18 public hearing, Webster, Eden and the city council could not see eye-to-eye on the abilities of the institutions under the proposed educational zoning ordinance.
“Slowly everything started to work”
Webster University alumna Ava Roesslein has battled cerebral palsy for all of her life. After traveling to Panama to receive a stem cell treatment that is not regulated in the U.S., she has seen improvement in her balance, movement and strength.
Kelley and Kelly get married
After being among the first four same-sex couples to be legally married in Missouri, Kelley Harris and her partner Kelly Barnard received a threatening anonymous letter in the mail.
Webster expects $12.2 million shortfall
The university is anticipating a hiring freeze as well as plans to close down three campuses due to the shortfall
Public hearing extended as clarity between city, institutions was not reached
The city council gave the floor to Eden and Webster to clear up any misunderstandings between the institutions and the city, but the two sides could not see eye-to-eye.
Abortion: Hurry up and wait!
“If it is legally within a woman’s rights to get an abortion, then it is our legislators’ responsibility to make the opportunity open to her, not passive-aggressively restrict her access.”
Increasing student fee causes controversy
Student activities fee increased over 200 percent since the 2013-14 school year. Webster University senior, Parker Chase, explains why commuter students should not be happy about the cost increase.
Update: Webster expects $12.2 million shortfall, plans to close three campuses
For the third year in a row Webster announces a shortfall. This shortfall will see a hiring freeze across the university as well as closing of three undisclosed campuses.
Webster women’s soccer player shows off unique skill
See the science and the story behind Webster senior Lauren Pratt’s eye-catching flip-throw.
Former Webster student, current professor publishes first book
Murray Farish published his first book, “Inappropriate Behavior,” in May 2014, and recently read it to a packed room of friends, colleagues and students. He said his book highlights the struggles and achievements of being American.
Webster University Women’s soccer season ends in NCAA Tournament loss
Gorloks lose in the NCAA Tournament first round for the third year in a row, this time with seven seniors on the roster.
Possibility of adjunct union at Webster sparks administration attention
Union organizers from the Service Employees International Union have been trying to recruit Webster adjuncts since the summer for their project called “Adjunct Action” to improve adjunct benefits and salary.
Council hears from institutions for clarity on their needs, yet misunderstandings prevent mutual agreement on proposed ordinance.
The city votes to extend the public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance after a disagreement on what the ordinance can and cannot allow for Eden and Webster.
Meeting the goal
Websites like Indiegogo, GoFundMe and Kickstarter can be used to raise money for making potato salad or new technology, but how are Webster University students utilizing these crowdfunding engines?
The Extra Point: Webster pitcher racks up the strike outs after switch to NCAA Division-III
Webster Pitcher Chris Jansen leads the Gorloks in strikeouts.
Kavahn Mansouri vs. The World: Harry Potter: the chosen one
The Harry Potter series influenced the lives of a generation on a global scale. The characters grew with readers and warmed their way into readers’ hearts in a powerful way.
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