UMSL Media Coverage

The University of Missouri–St. Louis makes a significant impact on the St. Louis area. Stories about the university, its scholars and their expertise are often covered by local and national news media.

Media Coverage highlights some of the top stories, but does not serve as a comprehensive listing. Notice a clip we missed? Email us at umsldaily@umsl.edu.

Kimberly Baldus, teaching professor in Pierre Laclede Honors College
Belleville News-Democrat: Baldus earned the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for a Non-Tenure Track Faculty Member from UMSL

D’Andre Braddix, assistant dean of students
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: transit’s role in increasing social and racial equity

Niyi Coker, E. Desmond Lee Professor of African/African American Studies
The Gleaner: Africa World Documentary Film Festival and his documentary on Ota Benga

Emily Colmo, junior history major and Pierre Laclede Honors College student
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU: “Beyond the Buildings” student-produced documentaries

Julie Dunn-Morton, curator of fine art collections at the St. Louis Mercantile Library
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: the “Audubon and Beyond” exhibit

Chancellor Tom George
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Express Scripts and UMSL’s efforts to support north St. Louis County students
St. Louis Public Radio: Express Scripts and UMSL’s efforts to support north St. Louis County students

Dan Gerth, interim dean of the Pierre Laclede Honors College
Belleville News-Democrat: comments on honors college faculty member Kimberly Baldus

Aurelia Hartenberger, associate adjunct professor of music
Democrat News: her donation of music instruments to the Sheldon Gallery of Music

John Neal Hoover, director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library
Ladue News: “Audbon and Beyond” exhibit

Dan Isom, Endowed Professor of Policing and the Community
Chicago Sun-Times: possibility of him applying for Chicago Police Department chief

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
The Guardian: police confrontations
Chicago Tribune: police use of de-escalation tactics
Vox: circumstances under which police officers
Mother Jones: police killing of Tamir Rice
The Washington Post: FBI to sharply expand system for tracking fatal police shootings
International Business Times: FBI to sharply expand system for tracking fatal police shootings
KPCC: police use of force
Indianapolis Star: data on police-involved shootings

Janet Lauritsen, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
VICE: holiday crime trends

Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, director of the Connecting Human Origin and Cultural Diversity
Town&Style: recipient of an Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis’ St. Louis Arts Award

Tim Maher, teaching professor of criminology and criminal justice
The Washington Post: Florida police publishing photos of unconscious woman

Tracy Mulderig, doctoral psychology student
Columbia Daily Tribune: her two-year term as student representative on the University of Missouri System Board of Curators

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
St. Louis Public Radio: limitations on Jay Nixon in his final term as Missouri governor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sen. Roy Blunt
The Rolla Daily News: his visiting professorship at Missouri University of Science and Technology

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
St. Louis Jewish Light: resignations of UM System President Tim Wolfe and UMC Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
St. Louis Public Radio: the “Ferguson effect”
The New Orleans Advocate: crime rates in cities
The New York Times: fewer gun restrictions and more killings in Missouri
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: FBI tracking of violent police incidents
The Columbus Dispatch: FBI tracking of violent police incidents

Wally Siewert, director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life
Religion News Service: faith-based groups and refugee loan commissions

Mark Tranel, director of the Public Policy Research Center
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: comparisons of St. Louis to Indianapolis

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Members of the College of Optometry’s 2026 graduating class recite the Optometric Oath during the 25th annual White Coat Ceremony on May 17.

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Members of the College of Optometry’s 2026 graduating class recite the Optometric Oath during the 25th annual White Coat Ceremony on May 17.

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