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Response to “Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield”

Response to

Enbal Shacham, Contributor

November 7, 2019

This letter is in response to a few vocal faculty members that have been providing a perspective that does not reflect the large majority of the faculty here at Saint Louis University. On Oct. 17th, the student newspaper published a letter from one faculty member suggesting that the Board of Trustees...

Volunteers Exposed to Flu for New SLU Study

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Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The only thing not pleasant about receiving a $3,310 check and state-of-the-art hospitality is potentially receiving the flu because of it.  Last week, SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development initiated its human influenza challenge to better understand the flu and learn how to best prevent it in the f...

Future of Chinese Program In Doubt

Future of Chinese Program In Doubt

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

September 18, 2019

Last week, students and faculty members associated with SLU’s Chinese Program learned that after the 2019-2020 academic year, SLU’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will no longer offer Chinese language courses for an indefinite period.    The program’s future is in jeopardy after ...

SLU’s Latest Budget Cuts Show that the First isn’t Always the Deepest

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Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

May 2, 2019

At the beginning of April, all of SLU’s deans were issued budget cuts by the provost, Chet Gillis. The college of arts and sciences was issued the biggest number, that of $4.1 million. In addition to $1.6 million that the college still has left in “academic reinvention” that they have to complete in s...

Ideas Become Realities at 1818 Grant Showcase

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Riley Mack, News Editor

April 10, 2019

Last year, the Center for Community Engagement and Service announced that the end of Make A Difference Day was upon us. As SLU students mourned the loss of the beloved day, the Center wasted no time beginning a new project – the 1818 Grant Program.   In honor of SLU’s bicentennial year...

Admissions Scandal Shocks the Nation

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Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Over the last few weeks, a scandal like none before has rocked the world of higher education. Over 50 people, including some famous celebrities, were charged by the FBI with fraud after they participated in a scheme to bribe university officials into accepting their children, who did not meet the qualificat...

Increasing Gas Prices Appear To Be in Full Throttle

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March 7, 2012

The first thing that I see right after I wake up in the morning is the price of gasoline, and ever since the school year started, the prices ricochet up and down to extremes. I even remember waking up one morning and seeing the price the Shell station on Grand having dipped slightly under $3 a gallon...

Instead of Blessings, Italy Wants Church’s Cash

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February 23, 2012

I wonder how awkward it would be for the apostle Matthew to collect taxes from Jesus.  If it were me, I would feel uncomfortable taking money from the man who has the potential to determine my eternal outcome.  Do you suppose Saint Matthew let Jesus' taxes slide?  But then again, Matthew would be...

Where Stimulus Package Dollars Go Is No Ancient Chinese Secret

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February 13, 2012

1849 was a great year in American history. Before, few pioneers quit their jobs in the east and pursued the American dream of owning their own land. Then, James Marshall uttered the word “gold,” and soon enough, everyone was moving west. Everyone was looking towards California to strike it rich,...

“Halftime in America”: Take my hand and we’ll make it, I swear

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February 9, 2012

Its halftime! The bowl of nachos is half gone, the wings are nearing dangerously low levels, and I don’t think I can drink another soda. This would be a great time to check the ole FB page to look at all of the comments from the “greatest coaches”…the fans. I then hear the voice of what I...

Investors “Like” Facebook Becoming Public

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February 9, 2012

Everyone has that one friend on Facebook who posts worthless statuses, which we all could do without reading. Soon, all those shenanigans are going to change. Unfortunately, I do not mean that Facebook is prohibiting the posting of worthless statuses. Instead, John Doe's status, “OMG its raining,”...

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