Vautravers on Mali; Rishe on Lance Armstrong; SPICE Cup
Recent news media coverage featuring Webster University.
Alexander Vautravers, head of International Relations at Webster’s Geneva campus, appeared both on France 24’s English edition and on Al Jazeera English this week to discuss the situation in Northern Mali and the UN/ECOWAS options to bring an end to the human rights abuses, free Western hostages, prevent a spillover in the region and restore the sovereignty of the Malian legitimate authorities. Read some of Vautravers’ comments on Mali at the Webster Geneva site.
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Webster economics professor and sports business expert Patrick Rishe says cyclist Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace will cost him roughly $150 million in lost sponsorship and endorsement money. “I hope Mr. Armstrong prudently invested and saved the millions of dollars he earned over the last 15 years…because his future earnings potential is shot,” Rishe writes. Read Rishe’s column at Forbes online.
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The recently concluded SPICE Cup at Webster University received coverage in David Sands’ chess column in the Washington Times. In particular, Sands examined the key moves in SPICE Cup champ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s match with Webster student Georg Meier. Also mentioned in the column is Vietnam #1 and SPICE Cup participant Le Quang Liem, who is set to attend Webster in 2013, which would make him the highest ranked player in history to attend an American university.