University Position on Title IX Enforcement and Sexual Misconduct
Many in the Webster University community have expressed concern about recent federal directives on handling reports/complaints of sexual assaults. In a statement issued to the Webster Community, President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster and Chief Human Resources Officer and Title IX Coordinator Betsy Schmutz reaffirmed the University’s commitment to maintaining a safe learning and working environment free of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and other misconduct. Moreover, they also said the university will continue to provide education aimed at prevention of sexual misconduct and strive to have a fair and equitable process for addressing complaints of sexual violence or misconduct.
Read their statement in full
Environmental Justice & Human Rights Conference October 11-12
The University’s 10th annual Human Rights Conference will be held next Wednesday and Thursday, October 11 and 12 in the Browning Hall Auditorium.
Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces; Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans and the Great Outdoors, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. Session speakers include Sylvester Brown, a former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Jaskiran Dhiilon, an academic and advocate who grew up on Treaty Six Cree Territory in Saskatchewan, Canada; and the Reverend Elston K. McCowan, first vice president of the St. Louis City NAACP and chair of its Criminal Justice and Prison Committees.
For more information on additional session speakers and a schedule of events, please visit here.
Broeder Named Global Leadership Academy (GLA) Director
Jennifer (Jenny) Broeder, professor of Nursing in the College of Arts & Sciences, assumed the reins of the GLA this month, given the upcoming retirement of Laura Rein, previous director of the GLA and the dean of University Libraries.
In the weeks ahead, Broeder will work on preparations for the program’s 2018 cohort with co-directors Holly Hubenschmidt and Erik Palmore.
The GLA is a leadership development program open to the faculty and staff of the university’s global community. For more information, visit here.