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An unexpected passing

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October 24, 2014

David Pollack, a 58 year-old adjunct professor of philosophy, passed away in a University classroom on Oct. 6.  The cause of his death has not been determined, but authorities have indicated that there were no signs of foul play. Pollack earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University...

Welcome home, Billikens

Homecoming: SLU students, alumni, and family participate in the golf-cart parade, one of the many activities held during the weekend.
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October 14, 2014

University draws students, alumni, family Homecoming and Family Weekend gave visitors to SLU a chance to see a variety of changes, from the new catering on campus to the selection of a new president and staff members. The three major departments involved in the planning of the weekend were Alumni Relations, Billiken P...

Discussing the desegregation of SLU

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October 14, 2014

70 years later, Heithaus homily has lasting impact The year 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the official desegregation of Saint Louis University; 1944 was the first year that blacks and other non-white students were allowed to study at SLU.. On Saturday, Sept. 27, Dr. Jonathan C. Smith, Profes...

Friend of the Court – and Community

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October 14, 2014

Gathered in a tiny classroom, a handful of pre-law students decided to change the Saint Louis Community for the better. The group they formed, Amicus Curiae, is SLU’s new pre-law society on campus. Founded on a mission to educate and prepare members for a career of serving others, Amicus Curiae hopes...

Meet the chairman

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October 14, 2014

This December, Saint Louis University will welcome a new chairman to its Board of Trustees, according to a news statement released on Saturday, Sept. 27. At that time, current chairman Joe Adorjan will step down from his position and become Chairman Emeritus, while Board member Joseph Conran will acquire...

Fantastic Freshmen

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October 14, 2014

This year’s freshmen, the Class of 2018, stand out in SLU’s Fall 2014 census. The class boasts a mean GPA of 3.85 and an average ACT score of 27.6, both of which are all-time University records. In addition, nearly a third of the freshman class scored above a 30 on the ACT, placing them in the top...

Let Us Introduce You: Yuan Gao

Let Us Introduce You: Yuan Gao

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October 14, 2014

CGC Program Coordinator Speaks on Increasing Diversity She may still be learning the ropes at Saint Louis University, but Yuan Gao has already immersed herself in efforts to enhance SLU’s diversity and inclusion. The new Program Coordinator for Multicultural Education, Gao was welcomed by the Uni...

Canada conquers curriculum

Education: Canada speaks to the crowd about schools in the U.S.
Ryan Quinn / Photo Editor

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October 14, 2014

Education reform leader speaks on the school system The nation’s top leader in the education reform movement, Dr. Geoffrey Canada, came to Saint Louis University’s campus to speak on his experiences on Monday, Sept. 22 in the Center for Global Citizenship. Brought to campus by the Great Issues Co...

Literacy Award: Winterson honored

Literary Award: Jeanette Winterson addressed those in attendance at the award ceremony.
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October 14, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23, English author Jeanette Winterson was presented with the St. Louis Literary Award by the St. Louis University Library Associates, a group dedicated to the promotion of SLU’s libraries and their resources. In receiving the award, Winterson joined the ranks of many notable...

Understanding disability: Event highlights solidarity

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October 14, 2014

October is Disability Awareness Month, and as the month comes closer, Student Disability Services and the Disability Services Club (DSC) here at SLU set up an exhibit to kick it all off. Students and faculty lined up to venture into the Allies of Inclusion exhibit in the BSC Tuesday. There were a variety...

IFSA Welcomes International Faculty

IFSA: The association provides international faculty with the opportunity to connect
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October 14, 2014

Event held to assist foreign members of SLU Staff The SLU IFSA (International Faculty and Staff Association) Fall Welcome Event, held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, provided a setting for faculty members to mingle with each other. There were new faculty members from China and India, as well as other countries...

New boss in town: Presidential Inauguration Oct. 3

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October 14, 2014

On Oct. 3, 2014, Saint Louis University will host an event not seen on campus in almost 30 years: the inauguration of a new president. At 9:00 a.m., Fred Pestello, Ph.D., will be officially inaugurated at Chaifetz Arena as the University’s 33rd president. Pestello is SLU’s first permanent lay president; he follows interim layman Bill Kaufman, J.D., and the Jesuit...

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