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Let Us Introduce You: Matthew Mahaffey

Jessica Winter / Associate News Editor

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April 28, 2014

SLU instructor on active lifestyle and working towards social justice For Matthew Mahaffey, providing inspiration for others is a daily task. From his position as a child advocacy attorney to his work as a spinning instructor, Mahaffey works towards helping people in various aspects of their lives and is seemingly never short of motivation. Born in...

DLC promotes awareness, Oath Week

Oppression Monopoly: Students play Monopoly with a twist as part of Oath Week.
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April 10, 2014

Student group aims to expand influence on campus This week marked an important time for Saint Louis University’s Diversity Leadership Cabinet (DLC) as the student organization hosted its second annual Oath Week. The week offered the group an opportunity to promote its purpose as well as to raise t...

Retirement program aims to lower costs, raises questions

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April 10, 2014

Details concerning the voluntary enhanced retirement program (VERP) were announced by Interim President Bill Kauffman in an April 2 letter addressed to faculty and staff. The letter was followed by direct emails to all eligible employees confirming their eligibility, and personalized packets containing...

Symposium addresses a culture of oppression

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April 10, 2014

Basij-Rasikh on the effort to educate Afghan women “What would you give up for your education?” SLU Interim President Bill Kauffman posed the daunting question to an audience of approximately 300 students that were gathered to hear Atlas Keynote speaker, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, on April 3. Kauffman...

‘Girls on the Run’ founder shares her inspiration

Building confidence: Molly Barker speaking about her ‘Girls on the Run’ program in the St. Louis Room. 
Ryan Quinn / Staff Photographer

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April 10, 2014

  On April 8, the Great Issues Committee at Saint Louis University hosted guest speaker Molly Barker to enlighten the SLU community on her work with Girls on the Run and the issues that many women face growing up in our society. Barker, a four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete and mother ...

OneWorld salutes innovators, educators

Sunflower Project: Rick Reilly responds to an audience member’s question.
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April 10, 2014

OneWorld paid tribute to St. Louis-area organizations taking a different, community-centric approach to education Tuesday April 1. Titled “Innovative Education Outside the Classroom” and held as part of Atlas Week, the event invited leaders and students from various after-school programs to t...

Let Us Introduce You: Jonathan Pulphus

Jessica Winter / Associate News Editor

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April 10, 2014

SLU student discusses life aspirations, student group involvement It’s not very often that one comes across a character quite like SLU student Jonathan Pulphus. A first-year student majoring in African American Studies, Pulphus is a driven and inspiring individual who knows what it means to be involved in his university’s community. Pulphus ca...

Tobacco-free policy makes progress

Tobacco-free policy makes progress

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April 4, 2014

A proposed tobacco-free policy has been finalized and is now being circulated throughout SLU’s governing bodies. Should it be adopted, the policy would prohibit all tobacco use on university property. Faculty Senate voted to approve the policy earlier in the week, while the Staff Advisory Committee a...

Students aim to revitalize NAACP chapter at SLU

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April 4, 2014

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is being revitalized at Saint Louis University. On Monday, the Atlas Week event entitled “SLU NAACP: Resurrection, Revitalization and Recruitment” spoke about the SLU chapter of the organization and how it will return to a more active...

Diversity dialogue discusses racism

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April 4, 2014

Saint Louis University students were challenged to acknowledge uncomfortable issues at a dialogue held by the Diversity Leadership Cabinet on April 1. The event, titled Breaking the Silence: Conversations on Race Relations, was held in celebration of Atlas week. It addressed the issue of current-day...

Atlas event addresses $tudent debt

Student debt: Bryan Noeth discusses student aid increases with Atlas participants.

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April 4, 2014

This week Saint Louis University had the privilege of hosting its 14th annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Program. The purpose of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of current global issues and to inspire students to take action. In response to this year’s Atlas Week theme, “Educat...

Neuroscience major expected at SLU

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April 4, 2014

Program in process of hiring, developing curriculum Neuroscience is set to become SLU’s newest offered major, after spending approximately five years as an unofficial contract major. According to Tony Buchanan, associate professor of psychology, the neuroscience major will most likely be available to st...

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