Daily Archives: May 4, 2014

Chess at Webster

Well, well.  Webster University made the national NPR weekend show on Saturday.

The piece is lite, and doesn’t have much to say.  For more details, see the Webster Journal’s recent series of articles.

I appreciated balanced and fair reporting.  And I appreciate that the university where I teach and lead is in national news (including this week a major Washington DC newspaper, also for a chess-related story).  But I wish we could get this kind of coverage for our Elite Eight theatre program, our national-ranked speech and debate team, or one of our other shining stars.

And I do wish the Administration were more transparent about the initial and on-going costs for the Chess team, especially in these days of extreme fiscal austerity.