The University News

Pondering questions of prison populations

[email protected]

November 14, 2014

Students gathered in the Wool Ballroom on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 12, to discuss the controversial issue of race within the U.S. prison system. Hosted by the Cross Cultural Center, the week-long exhibit ended with a panel discussion to promote Saint Louis University’s annual Diversity Awareness...

Learning on a global scale

[email protected]

November 14, 2014

International Education Week returns Next week marks the beginning of SLU’s second annual celebration of International Education Week – an event with a 15-year history of highlighting the benefits of learning in today’s globalized educational environment. And although this is only the second y...

Let Us Introduce You: Alicia Holman

Let Us Introduce You: Alicia Holman

[email protected]

November 14, 2014

Administrative assistant on life's many responsibilities Saint Louis University students, let us introduce you to the mother you didn’t realize you had: Alicia Holman. An employee at SLU since 2010, Holman brings a humorous charisma and a multitude of talents to the University, and she says the students are what keep her at SLU and why she enjoys her work. “You guys ...

Reminders about refraining

[email protected]

November 14, 2014

SLU Muslims and friends find God through fasting Fast-A-Thon returned to its usual spot during the fall semester. For more than ten years, the Saint Louis University Muslim Student’s Association (MSA) has held its annual Fast-A-Thon as a way for students on campus, both Muslim and non-Muslim,...

Adjunct advocacy: Unionization considered

[email protected]

November 7, 2014

Steps are being taken at Washington University to unionize adjunct professors and the results are encouraging SLU adjunct faculty to do the same.  The Service Employees International Union Local 1 has already filed a petition with the federal government’s National Labor Relations Board for a union...

Enter the Ancients: Revitalizing the classics

[email protected]

November 7, 2014

The Classics division of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures plans to create a Center for Classical Studies to raise the profile of Classics at SLU. Dr. Joan Hart-Hasler, one of two Latin professors in the LLC department and the original proponent of the Center, sees it as a way to...

Ehrmann tackles masculinity

Recovering from the three lies: Joe Ehrmann speaking on his struggle in recovering from an abusive father who he says gave him all the wrong ideas about manhood.

Ryan Quinn/ Photo Editor

[email protected]

November 7, 2014

“The single greatest crisis in America today is the crisis of masculinity,” stated Joe Ehrmann on Monday, Nov. 3 during an evening talk to the Saint Louis University community. Born in 1949, Ehrmann lived most of his life without seeing his father. He experienced the civil rights movement, the wome...

Make it or break it: Talking about promises

A man of his word: Sheen brought his promise-keeping movement to SLU.

Ryan Quinn/ Photo Editor

[email protected]

November 7, 2014

Non-profit founder on the betterment of humanity “Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go viral?” Alex Sheen, founder of social movement and nonprofit ‘Because I said I would,’ posed this question to the Saint Louis University community during his presentation on Wed., Nov. 6. Over the pa...

From Lab to Primetime: Actress and Neuroscientist Mayim Bialik visits SLU

The best of both worlds: Known as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, Bialik elaborated on the parallel worlds of science and acting that define who she is today.

Deirdre Kerins/ The University News

[email protected]

November 7, 2014

On Thursday, Nov. 30, SLU Great Issues Committee hosted neuroscientist and actress Mayim Bialik, who spoke about the intersection of her scientific and acting careers.  SLU students poured into the Wool Ballrooms to listen to Bialik’s speech, which revealed glimpses of both her quick-witted hum...

Housing, a long-awaited update

Dorm Life: Greis is on track to be refurbished along with the new building being erected.
Emma Kelley / Staff Photographer

[email protected]

October 31, 2014

SLU implements plan for new housing options With thousands of students providing input, years of preparation, and hundreds of hours of planning, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, along with the Division of Student Development, has officially announced that SLU’s campus is getting a fac...

On making a difference, one day at a time

Billikens helping out: Make a Difference Day was attended by over 4,000 students this year.
Andrew Trinh / Contributor

[email protected]

October 31, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 25, Saint Louis University came together once again to celebrate Make a Difference Day. The day, marked by service, brought together over 4,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents to support nonprofit schools, churches and homes in the St. Louis area. Sophomore Mered...

Hinduism illuminated during Festival of Lights

Worshipping together: A SLU student prays during the Divali celebration in DuBorg Hall.
Ryan Quinn / Photo Editor

[email protected]

October 31, 2014

Last week marked a new year in the Hindu calendar, as people celebrated the five-day festival of Diwali. From Oct. 21-25, religious participants around the world hosted family gatherings, prayed, reflected on the year and partook in many religious traditions that observed the overarching theme o...

The Student News Site of Saint Louis University