January 22, 2019

Webster Weekly Briefing: Week of April 4

Here is what you need to know to start your Webster week:


SPICE wins Final Four: Webster University’s chess team won the Final Four Championship April 3 for the fourth consecutive time. The team finished with an 8.5 standing to win the tournament over four other universities.

Forensics and Debate Team wins national honors: Webster University’s Forensics and Debate Team won two national championships and several individual and team awards at the National Comprehensive Forensic Tournament held at the University of Kentucky this past week.

REBECCA CASTILLO | Contributed Photo

REBECCA CASTILLO | Contributed Photo

Ampersand wins Silver Crown: Webster University’s biannual magazine The Ampersand received the Silver Crown Award at this year’s Spring National College Media Convention in New York City.

Smoking ban awaits admin approval: Webster’s Student Government Association (SGA) approved a measure for students to vote on whether or not they want to ban smoking on campus. The ban would include electronic cigarettes, vape pens and oral tobacco products. The policy states exceptions will be made to students who live on campus, but those students will have to get approval from the Office of Housing and Residential Life. SGA is in the final steps of getting the policy on next month’s ballot and is awaiting final word from administration.


Gorlok Grind opens near Arcade Building: The Gorlok Grind Cafe held its grand opening celebration at the Gateway Campus yesterday, Mar. 29. The coffee and Webster apparel shop is the newest addition to the Arcade Building at the corner of 8th and Pine St. in downtown St. Louis.

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