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Let Us Introduce You: Simone Bregni

Javier Muro de Nadal / Staff Photographer

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October 14, 2014

Italian professor on skateboarding, priesthood Simone Bregni came a long way to teach here at Saint Louis University—4,759 miles to be exact.  Born in Asti, Italy, a town about 35 miles east of the Italian city of Turin, Bregni has done many things and traveled thousands of miles in order to find the occupation that he feels makes him truly happy. His his...

Bicentennial Strategic Planning: Preparing SLU for the next two centuries

SLU: Parts of the University’s strategic plan could include campus improvements.
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September 19, 2014

  In 2018, Saint Louis University will celebrate its bicentennial—200 years of Jesuit education in Missouri. And, as SLU moves closer to 2018 and its 200 year anniversary, administrative leaders, along with other members of the university community, are beginning to prepare SLU for not only this...

Job action: VERP revisited

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September 19, 2014

In April, then-Interim President of Saint Louis University Bill Kauffman announced the Voluntary Enhanced Retirement Program (VERP), which was offered to select faculty and staff. The program consisted of a lump sum retirement payment, along with the ability to stay on SLU’s medical plan for a limited...

Fishy business: Micah’s tilapia

Greenhouse: Stump sees the work done in the greenhouses as a potential catalyst for future innovations in sustainable living.
John Schuler / Editor-in-Chief

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September 19, 2014

In its mission statement, Saint Louis University pledges dedication to the service of humanity and innovative studies required to transform society. Helping to carry out this aspect of the mission is SLU’s Urban Outreach Greenhouse project – a program that works to promote urban agricultural sus...

A language by any other name…

Language: With its name change, the department hopes for awareness of its academic opportunities
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September 19, 2014

For universities, including Saint Louis University, developing a name for an academic department that incorporates all the elements of the department can be difficult, especially if that department is home to all the language and cultural courses on a campus. The Department of Languages, Literatur...

Flying in the city: Balloons over Forest Park

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September 19, 2014

This coming Friday, Sept. 19, balloons will fill the air in preparation for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race.  The race, celebrating its 42nd year, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20.  There will be music, fireworks, and skydivers to add to the entertainment of the balloon race.  The Great Forest Park Balloon Race...

Let Us Introduce You: Claire Gilbert

Ryan Quinn / Photo Editor

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September 19, 2014

History professor discusses academics, world travels For history professor Claire Gilbert, traveling around the world is a common venture. From India to Argentina, Gilbert’s passion for history has taken her to five continents and now brings her to Saint Louis University. Having recently graduated from UCLA with a Ph.D, Gilbert is s...

Forecast: Cloudy with a chance of hacking?

Jessica Park / Illustrator

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September 12, 2014

ITS Department talks security, password safety Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, the iCloud, computers, cell phones, and even the mySLU portal are all tools common among SLU students for work and for recreation. Many users automatically type in their username and password, and are immediately led to the application or device of their choi...

SLU breaks top 100

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September 12, 2014

Saint Louis University celebrated its entrance back into U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of the top 100 national universities. The news magazine released its 2015 rankings on Tuesday, Sept. 9 and simultaneously welcomed SLU back into the upper echelon of its prestigious list. Last year, SLU...

Aramark: First impressions vary

Dining: Aramark has yet to open some venues on campus, including in the BSC.
Ryan Quinn / Photo Editor

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September 12, 2014

This semester has seen Aramark replace Chartwells as the dining services provider for Saint Louis University. The change has brought in many new dining locations such as Einstein Bros. Bagels, Panda Express and the new Billiken Club, as well as changes in the way meal swipes work and the variety...

Jammin’ for Jesus: Theology club spreads the love

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September 12, 2014

When sophomore Theology major Hannah Vestal came back from Cape Town, South Africa after a semester abroad last spring, she knew that she wanted to bring some of her experiences there back to St. Louis in some medium. And on Friday, Sept. 12, she will be doing just that: hosting the “Jammin’ for...

Wellness initiative opportunity

Water: 31 new water bottle-filling stations have been installed throughout campus.
Javier Muro de Nadal / Staff Photographer

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September 12, 2014

During this past summer, SLU’s campus experienced many changes. In addition to the installation of the new president in July and the University’s new food provider setting up camp, there have also been other, smaller adjustments to campus life – such as the increase in waterbottle filling sta...

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