Shout out to John Burse, pictured in the latest issue of Mizzou magazine (for alum, natch): in the article titled "Fired Up to Serve," highlighting the work of university extension specialists, a section called "Rebuilding a Neighborhood" focuses on the partnership between MU Extension, UMSL and Old North St. Louis Restoration Group. Burse is pictured in front of his rehab and in his capacity as board president, says, "The things we did, the assistance we got and the relationships we formed will give our community a lot of momentum."
As a funny aside, when you live in the city, you forget the terminology ("tuckpointing," anyone?) you take for granted: the lead of the piece says, "For St. Louis residents, rehab has a meaning outside of addiction. Rehabbing means taking old houses and making them new again." Yes, Virginia. Yes, it does.