Saturday, November 27, 2021

The last batch of Kodachrome: Students shoot with the last existing rare film

Kodachrome, the iconic color film, will be part of film photography history, as it will roll through a processor for the very last time this week at Dwayne’s Photo.

Webster Groves School District faces budget cuts

Webster Groves school district is now preparing for an estimated five percent budget cut for next year. Though it is not yet known what areas of school funding will be cut, school board officials say the cuts could affect the community as well.

Webster purchases prestigious pianos

Steinway pianos — the preferred choice of John Lennon, the White House and 98 percent of all concert artists. Now, Webster University owns 32 of them.

French program searches for professor

On Dec. 14, Jane Robert and her husband Bruce announced their donation of $1 million to establish a French professorship. The professorship will add another full-time French professor to Webster University’s French Program. Currently, Emily Thompson is the only full-time professor.

High-speed chase

A high-speed pursuit ended in a two-car collision in front of the Webster University music building along Big Bend Road on the afternoon of Jan. 10.

Foreign language classes canceled due to low enrollment

Webster promotes “Global Citizenship,” but class rosters are showing that not all students share that same idea. On average, three foreign language classes are canceled per semester at Webster University said Paula Hanssen, chair and assistant professor of the department of international languages and cultures. Due to lack of enrollment, these cancellations mostly regard non-conventional languages like Arabic, Mandarin, or Thai.

School analyzes first semester of dance, theater split

It has been one semester since the university’s Department of Theatre and Dance split into the Department of Dance and the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Although confusing for some, the move was long overdue said School of Fine Arts Dean Peter Sargent.
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Search for associate provost close to an end

Webster University entered the Spring 2011 semester with three administrative positions to fill. Last week Webster invited students, faculty and staff to attend open forums for both the associate provost for planning, policies and operations and the chief communications officer/associate vice president for communications and strategic marketing.

Woman indicted for student financial fraud

According to a December FBI press release, a federal grand jury has indicted Michelle N. Owens, an inmate at Leath Correctional Institution in South Carolina, with one count of student financial aid fraud, one felony count of mail fraud and one felony count of aggravated identity theft for submitting fraudulent financial aid applications through Webster University’s online learning program.

Webster Groves City Council to restrict university expansion

Webster Groves City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday, Jan. 18 in favor of an ordinance addressing zoning codes that will affect the planned expansion of Webster University at Eden Theological Seminary.

Rams give away 300 tickets to students

The St. Louis Rams beat the Washington Redskins 30-16 on Sunday, Sept. 26, and several Webster University students attended the game at the Edward Jones Dome free of charge.

Agenda driven by students

The Delegates’ Agenda, once a round table discussion between students and the administration has become a complain session.

College loan debt now exceeds students’ credit card debt

Student loan debt now exceeds credit card debt in the United States. Americans owe $825 billion in credit according to the Federal Reserve, while Finaid.org estimates student loan debt at $830 billion, including federal and private loans.

Students question quality of rides at carnival

At least two other Webster University students were injured while riding the Rock O Plane ride provided by the American Banner Amusements Company at the festival on Saturday, Sept. 25.

From New York mosques to Webster: Creators of the “30 Mosques, 30 States” project...

Muslim-Americans, Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq chose Webster University as the first stop on their “30 Mosques, 30 States” tour where they visited a different mosque in a different state on each of the 30 days of Ramadan, getting a first-hand view of the many diverse Islamic communities in the United States.

Director of media center suddenly fired

Michael Williams, the Director of Media was suddenly fired on Wednesday, September 15th. Nothing has been disclosed regarding the reason for his dismissal.