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SGA president emeritus sets record straight

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April 18, 2013

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In his April 11 commentary (“Fr. Veltrie responds to Dr. Parker”), Fr. Jim Veltrie, SJ, a family friend, mentioned me as representative of people who have moved on from the no-confidence vote in 1999 (over which I presided...

Jesuits seek to transform University in spirit of Gospels

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April 11, 2013

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In “Biondi No ‘Scrooge on Christmas’” (April 4 issue of The University News), Prof. Ken Parker understandably invites Jesuits to take a clear public stand during the present situation. We are fully dedicated to the...

Foreign aid benefits US and recipients alike

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April 11, 2013

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As the dreaded “sequestration” word continues bouncing around the halls of Congress and down the streets of America, we should remember that just as it takes a buck to make a buck, it may very well take life-saving foreign...

Forward on Climate Rally empowers activists

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April 4, 2013

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Having never visited Washington D.C. or attended a political rally, I didn’t quite know what to expect at the Forward on Climate Rally on Feb. 10. I traveled on a bus for 14 hours with other Saint Louis University students and...

Help bring sustainable urban agriculture to St. Louis

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March 21, 2013

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St. Louis has the chance to be a leader of urban agriculture, a method of farming that is sustainable for our environment. Senator Jason Holsman is supporting a bill that would incentivize urban agriculture, and other St. Louis...

A call for aid to preserve Missouri’s state parks

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February 14, 2013

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I have always loved going to parks to relax with friends and family. Whether I am fishing, taking my dog to a dog park, or playing sports and games with my friends, I am always trying to find an excuse to get outside and hang...

Continuing to create a revitalized university

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February 7, 2013

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Our Board of Trustees is about to meet again. At their December meeting they took some critically important steps toward addressing the crises at SLU. Most importantly, they replaced Vice President for Academic Affairs Manoj Patankar...

A call for a sensible response from discontents at SLU

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November 29, 2012

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I am bothered by the infantile outcries coming from self-serving pseudo-wanna-be –intellectuals that are overly critical of Fr. Lawrence Biondi’s leadership and development of SLU.  It is precisely his leadership that has...

Remembering Fr. John Kavanaugh, S.J.

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November 15, 2012

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Sickness brought me this thought, in that scale of his: Why should I be dismayed, though flame had burned  The whole world, as it were a coal, Now I have seen it weighed against a soul?  (W.B. Yeats)   ***   Fa...

Responding to racism and privilege on campus

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October 25, 2012

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On September 27th, “Racially offensive and stereotypical language [was] directed to [an] employee by [a] student,” the report of which was received by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on Oct. 4. The...

“Getting back to solutions” after tenure controversy

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October 4, 2012

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I do not speak for all students of Saint Louis University, but I know that many share this sentiment. If SLU administration wishes to advance our university to a position of prestige among the top 50 in the U.S., then why attempt...

Majerus will be missed

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September 12, 2012

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Thank you, Coach Majerus.  SLU basketball is now different.  We didn’t used to matter.  We used to be an afterthought, a pushover, a parenthetical.  We aren’t anymore.  I remember the last time we mattered; it was our...

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