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SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

April 1, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the entire community at Saint Louis University has been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 in dramatic and unprecedented ways. Students have left their dorm rooms and apartments, faculty have moved courses online, study abroad programs have been canceled and internships, on-ca...

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...

SLU Suspends In-Person Classes in Reaction to COVID-19 Outbreak in St. Louis

SLU Suspends In-Person Classes in Reaction to COVID-19 Outbreak in St. Louis

Emma Carmody and Rebecca LiVigni

March 10, 2020

13 March 1 p.m. An email from Fred Pestello, Ph.D. on Friday, March 13 at 12:34 p.m. informed students that remote learning will be extended through the end of the spring semester, including final exams. The email also included more information for students who live in on-campus residences, making clear that, excludin...

SGA Election Results

SGA Election Results

March 5, 2020

President Joseph Reznikov    Vice President of Academic Affairs  Sophia Izhar   Vice President of Finance  Armina Osmanovic   Vice President of International Affairs  Clementina Ojo*   Vice President for Student Organizations  Alice Chicani   ...

Spotlight on Club Resilient

Spotlight on Club Resilient

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

At the beginning of this semester, Club Resilient opened their doors to the SLU community with a mission to empower women through discussions on mental health. The idea was first brought forward this past summer by Megan Tweedie, a sophomore, and Audrey Williams, a freshman, after they both noticed a lack ...

President-Elect Reznikov Outlines Plan for School Year

President-Elect Reznikov Outlines Plan for School Year

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

After many weeks on the campaign trail, candidates running for Student Government Association positions were elected by SLU students on Feb. 25. The two contested races were for the positions of President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. For the position of President, Joseph Reznikov defeated fellow...

Celebrating 100 Years: the Legacy of Mary Bruemmer

Celebrating 100 Years: the Legacy of Mary Bruemmer

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 26, SLU students, faculty and staff gathered in the Saint Louis room to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of SLUs most extraordinary alumna, Mary Bruemmer. Bruemmer’s centenary celebration was well anticipated, with an exhibit documenting her life and legacy in Pius Library and a feature p...

SLU Named Top Workplace for Women

SLU Named Top Workplace for Women

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis rated Saint Louis University one of the best places in St. Louis for women to work. The WFSTL sponsors several premier initiatives and programs to bring awareness to issues facing women and help to create solutions and advance women’s experiences and econo...

Study Abroad Students Sent Home Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Study Abroad Students Sent Home Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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 ...

New Wellness Center Opens in Place of Library Annex

New Wellness Center Opens in Place of Library Annex

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 11, the Anthropedia Center for Well-Being, comprised of the Anthropedia Academy and The Wellness Agora, opened its doors to the public. After being approached by the previous owner, the Wellness Agora is now located in where the Library Annex once resided. One of the main purposes of the center is to...

Karamo Brown Brings Queer Eye to SLU

Karamo Brown Brings Queer Eye to SLU

Leah George, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Last week, Karamo Brown, the first openly gay black man on a reality TV show, came to SLU as a speaker for the Great Issues Committee in collaboration with Rainbow Alliance and Black Student Alliance.  Brown is best known for his culture expert role in the mega-hit Netflix series, “Queer Eye....

Christina Greer Gives Black History Month Address

Christina Greer Gives Black History Month Address

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Christina Greer, P.h.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, gave a lecture titled “Challenges to Democracy: Activism, Education and the 2020 Elections” to a crowd of about forty SLU students, faculty and members of the community in the Busch Student Center Wednesday,...

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