Mizzou j-school student discovers she's advertising MBAs at another school

Riverfront Times

Kholood Eid found out she was on ads for Webster University's MBA program when a friend passed one in an airport, Chad Garrison writes.

This surprised Eid, a student at the University of Missouri's graduate program in journalism. She did attend Webster for her undergrad work and remembers being photographed for a photo she thought "was to hang in the school's communications building along with pictures of other honor students within the department," Garrison writes. A Webster spokesperson tells Garrison that Eid signed a release giving the university free rein to use the photo as it sees fit.

Eid's photo "was just a really nice image," Webster spokesperson Susan Kerth tells Garrison.

Eid, whose parents hail from Palestine, has another theory: "They just wanted an ethnically ambiguous face."

Webster is removing the ad, Kerth tells Garrison.

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  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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