Friday, December 3, 2021

Professors, students struggle with snow days

Webster University closed for two days due to the heavy snow and ice that fell on the area. The snow days caused the flow of some classes to be disrupted. The snow has forced teachers to cram everything they had planned into one class or cut it out all together.

Student participates in local Egypt protest

Hanan Rahman, a sophomore double majoring in legal studies and human rights, and five other Arab-Americans spoke with Senator Claire McCaskill’s regional director Michelle Sherod to express their discontent with U.S. military aid to Egypt.

Community College students increasingly enroll at Webster

Meramec, a St. Louis Community College campus located in Kirkwood, is a primary source of transfers for Webster because of its proximity. More students transfer to Webster from Meramec than any other community college.

Three car break-ins occur on same day

Three crimes are now under investigation by the Webster Groves Police Department after multiple cars were broken into on the Webster Groves campus.

Students vote on top five issues at officers’ summit

About 70 student leaders attended the spring 2011 Officers’ Summit, held in the Sunnen Lounge. The main issue students were concerned with was the condition of academic facilities and how they could be improved, which received 46 votes.

Marletto’s construction near completion

Construction on Marletto’s Marketplace, the largest restaurant on Webster University’s main campus, is being completed after several months of delays. Among the improvements made to the eatery were new hallways, a pathway from Loretto Hall and Webster Hall, new windows and doors and a newly landscaped courtyard.

General education requirements to change

Webster University’s faculty assembled in the library conference room Tuesday, Feb. 8 to discuss the proposed plan to replace Webster’s current general education program.

RAs terminated after 10-day investigation

Fletcher Bohne, Chris Robinson and Tony Burgesen were Residential Assistants in West Hall. John Buck, associate dean of students and director of Housing and Residential Life, informed them they would no longer be employed at Webster University. Buck presented each student with a letter documenting the schools official decision as the result of a 10-day investigation conducted by Housing and Residential Life.

Webster faces students’ concerns at Delegates Agenda

For the past 12 years, the Officer’s Summit and Delegate’s Agenda have been a way for students to voice their opinion about common issues and seek solutions.

Webster Groves residents fight university expansion

Webster Groves resident Maggie Sowash said she is proud to live in a beautiful old brick house in the historic Webster Park area. Sowash, who has lived there since 1987, also said her home and town are in danger of being disturbed by heavy commuter traffic and loud Webster University students.

Former administrator sues Webster University

David Garafola, former Vice President of Finance and Administration for Webster University, has sued the university for employment discrimination. The lawsuit was served to Webster President Elizabeth Stroble on Jan. 27.

From Webster to Egypt:

Despite protests, Egyptian student says he must return By Alexandra Brandt (Webster Groves. Feb. 3, 2011) Everything Webster student Moustafa Khamis has worked for is...

Webster University out of bus passes

Andrea Jackson, a senior math major at Webster University, has been taking the bus to Webster since 2007. Jackson said she gets to the bus stop at 6:26 a.m. to be on time for her class at 9 a.m.

Smoking ban affects Webster Groves business

Local businesses are feeling the side effects of the smoking ban implemented on Jan. 2. The ban prohibits smoking indoors in St. Louis city and county, changing the regular flow of customers to bars and restaurants.

School of Communications plans future expansion

Major renovations are in store for the Sverdrup building after the completion of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, when the building will be left solely to the School of Communications.

Tunisian professor tells of country’s revolt

Nabila Harig, an adjunct Arabic instructor at Webster University, sits in her living room on Skype with her nephew, Ahmed Kharrat. She holds a tissue in her hand, speaking in French and Arabic. Every once in a while she shouts the words “Tunisian revolution.”