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Saint Louis University Provides Stimulus for Students in Need

Graphic by Grace Dunlavy

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

While many college students around the country were not directly provided with financial aid from the federal stimulus package known as the CARES Act, numerous universities around the country have been given money for students. Saint Louis University was included in the list of more than 5,000 univers...

SLU Professor Renounces Endowed Chair in Protest

Graphic by Ashlee Kothenbeutel

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

April 22, 2020

Last month, David Rapach, Ph.D, previously the John Simon Endowed Chair in Economics, renounced his chairship in protest of perceived violations of academic norms surrounding the $50-million-dollar donation to SLU in 2018 by billionaire philanthropists Rex and Jeanine Sinquefield. The donation funds...

Visualizing the Numbers of COVID-19 in Missouri

Visualizing the Numbers of COVID-19 in Missouri

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor

April 16, 2020

Each day, the news is bombarded with numbers: 6 feet apart, no more than 10 people at social gatherings, hundreds and thousands of cases and deaths. These numbers may seem hard to conceptualize or even meaningless when looked at alone, but when visualized, they create a trend that only ensures what is being said on the news: we are in unprecedented times. It is everyone’s responsibility to practice the precautions necessary to reduce risk of exposure and to flatten the curve. 

A Letter from the Editor

Emma Carmody, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2020

The University News has strived to be the student voice of Saint Louis University in good times and bad for nearly 100 years. This year, we laid out three values that we would shape our goals around: community engagement, representation and consistency. In light of recent events, we will continue to str...

SLU student first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in City of St. Louis

SLU student first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in City of St. Louis

Emma Carmody, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2020

16 March 8 p.m. At 7:43 p.m. on March 16, President Fred Pestello, P.hD. sent out an email announcing that the first the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the City of St. Louis was a SLU student. The student is one of the two students who were tested on March 13 after returning from o...

Study Abroad Students Sent Home Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Graphic by Emma Carmody and Rebecca LiVigni

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus variety COVID-19 that began in Wuhan, China last year and has since spread globally is now affecting the ability of study abroad programs to run safely.  Although SLU has not cancelled its Madrid program, Spring Hill College and Loyola University in Chicago, through ...

SGA Candidates Present Their Platforms at Debate

Riley Tovornik / Photo Editor

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

On Feb. 18, the 2020 SGA Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debate was hosted at Carlo Auditorium. The candidates took time to outline the issues central to their respective campaigns and why they are worthy of votes from SLU students. While there was only one candidate running for three of the five position...

Iowa Caucus Debacle Casts Shadow Over SLU Watch Party

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

On Monday night, over 150 SLU students gathered at the CGC for the watch party of an Iowa Caucus that announced no official winner. The app used by the Iowa Democratic Party to relay numbers from precinct chairs malfunctioned, with none of the vote reported throughout the night. The app was coded by...

Billikens Show Heart in White-Out Game

Billikens Show Heart in White-Out Game

Brynn Bachman, Contributor

January 23, 2020

SLU competed against Dayton University in last Friday’s white-out basketball game. Despite the electric atmosphere inside Chaifetz Arena, the Billikens came up just two points short. Friday’s game showed an even match-up between SLU and Dayton, who was ranked No. 13 prior to the contest and No. 7 i...

GIC and SLU Athletics Present Abby Wambach as Next Speaker

GIC and SLU Athletics Present Abby Wambach as Next Speaker

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Abby Wambach, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion, is coming to SLU on Jan. 28, 2020 in the Wool Ballroom at 7 p.m. as the next speaker for the Great Issues Committee in collaboration with SLU Athletics Department.  Her accolades include the 2016 ESPYS Icon award, 2011 AP Female ...

Ministry Transcends Border in El Paso

Photo Courtesy of Patrick Cousins

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

November 25, 2019

For the past twenty-two years, three dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces and Ciudad Juarez—all situated around the U.S-Mexico border—have hosted an annual border mass in El Paso, Texas in a show of international unity, peace and solidarity.    This year, a contingent of SLU students and faculty, sp...

SLU Chess: Best in the Midwest

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 31, 2019

Earlier this month, the SLU chess team continued their hot streak as they competed at the Midwest Collegiate Chess Championship at the University of Missouri. Held from Oct. 6 to 8, SLU’s chess team was met with tough competition from Washington University and Mizzou, all three teams fielding their ...

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