Inauguration Party Brings Webster Together
James Times is beaming. The Webster Maintenance Technician is among the standing room only crowd at The School of Business & Technology watch party hosted by Dean Akande. "This is a wonderful day. It goes to show that God is in the blessing business."
Mr. Times, an African American who grew up in St. Louis in the 1950’s, says he always knew this day would come. "Now everyone else can see that it is time we come together."
Senior Media Communications major Kelly Hopkins sees President Obama as a man who has opened so many doors for so many people no matter their color, their age or their sex. "Barack Obama brings so much hope to all of us here. And, that's what we need."
The SBT watch party brought many students, staff and faculty together this Tuesday to witness history together. To view pictures from the Inaugural Watch party, click here.
Hope is Not a Strategy - Dean Akande Advises Obama
Dean Akande writes a letter to the 44th President of the United States in which he challenges the president that hope is not a strategy. The letter to President Obama was picked up by hundreds of media outlets around the world.
Click here to read the letter on CBSnews.com.
Dreams Do Come True
45 years ago, less than a mile from where Barack Obama took the presidential oath on Tuesday, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. revealed his dream for America. For many celebrating MLK's holiday this week, King's vision came true with President Obama's swearing in as President of the United States. Dean Akande's editorial on the realization of MLK's dream, Dreams Do Come True, was posted on Reuters this week.
Click here to read Dreams Do Come True on Reuters.