Media Coverage: December 2017

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

Jim Craig, chair of the Department of Military and Veteran Studies
War on the Rocks: growing through the experience of combat

John Neal Hoover, director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library
St. Louis Magazine: “Headlines of History” exhibit

Beth Huebner, professor of criminology and criminal justice
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Safety and Justice Challenge grant to reduce jail population
KMOX: challenges facing the next St. Louis police chief

Terry Jones, professor emeritus of political science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: battle over parking operations in the city of St. Louis

David Klinger, professor of criminology and criminal justice
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: shooting of police officer by handcuffed suspect
Vice News: need for better data on officer-involved shootings
San Diego Union-Tribune: police officers involved in multiple shootings

Dan Lauer, founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate teaching entrepreneurship in higher education

Janet Lauritsen, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Atlantic: understanding the victims of gun violence

James Lehn, business alumnus
St. Louis Review: new president of St. Pius X High School in Festus

Bill Mendelsohn, director of charter schools and partnerships
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Missourinet: closing Preclarus Mastery Academy charter school

Warren Morgan, education alumnus
St. Louis American: new executive director of Teach for America-St. Louis

Ray Mundy, director of the Center for Transportation Studies
The Australian Financial Review: Uber, Lyft costing airports revenue

Brian Owens, music alumnus
Broadway World: Gospel Christmas: A Soulful Celebration

Dave Robertson, Curators’ Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: political lessons from Alabama applied to Missouri

Marty Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science
St. Louis Jewish Light: inconvenient facts about energy, climate change

Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Riverfront Times: differing arrest rates for marijuana possession
PolitiFact: recent rise in violent crime in historical context
Chicago Tribune: drop in crime in the Englewood police district in Chicago
The Crime Report: the rise of white homicide
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: the opioid crisis and a connection to the rise in homicides in Milwaukee, elsewhere
Chicago Tribune: drop in Chicago’s homicide rate
The Associated Press: explanations for why New York City is close to record lows in homicides

Ann Taylor, dean of College of Education
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: new dean of College of Education

Diane Touliatos, professor emeritus of music
St. Louis Jewish Light: music in ancient Greece


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