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SLU and WashU Join Forces to Create COLLAB

SLU and WashU Join Forces to Create COLLAB

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

June 18, 2019

Despite being only half a mile away, the Cortex Innovation District remains a mystery to most SLU students. A 200-acre hub for technology and science, the Cortex buzzes with over 400 companies and thousands of employees on a daily basis. To generate this same buzz for the Cortex among their own stud...

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

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

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...

Title IX Bills Deferred in Missouri

Title IX Bills Deferred in Missouri

Conor Dorn, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

In November 2018, Education Secretary Betsy Devos proposed sweeping changes to federal regulations under Title IX. The changes, which are meant to reduce expenditures and streamline the process, have come under fire as destructive and entirely counterproductive.   Critics of Devos’ proposed changes have ta...

Zeta Breast Cancer Event Provides Prevention Tips

Zeta Breast Cancer Event Provides Prevention Tips

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2019

Many women partake in breast cancer screenings as a form of early detection. The American Cancer Society recommends women between ages 40 and 54 receive mammograms annually and women above this age range be screened every other year. However, the ACS also justifies the benefits of performing self-exa...

Standing Room Only for Kollars’ Cybersecurity Talk

Standing Room Only for Kollars’ Cybersecurity Talk

Jacob Cunningham, Contributor

May 1, 2019

Students packed into McGannon Hall this past Wednesday, April 24, to hear Nina Kollars, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Strategic and Operational Research at the Naval War College, give a talk on international cybersecurity research. The event, titled “White Hat Hacking as National Security: The...

Driving for Justice

Driving for Justice

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

What started as an old delivery truck has grown into a network of four “mobile museums” with the mission of driving the conversation surrounding culture, race and identity. These mobile museums, dubbed The Justice Fleet, "foster healing through art, dialogue, and play,” said Amber Johnson, Ph.D., asso...

Women’s Commission Honors Six “Remarkable” SLU Women

Women’s Commission Honors Six “Remarkable” SLU Women

Riley Mack, News Editor

May 1, 2019

“Women are so inspiring and we don’t talk about it,” said Heather Brock, Award Committee Chair for the Women’s Commission and Assistant Director for Communication in Office of Admissions. “We don’t talk about what we do right, we talk about the things that went wrong.”   Alt...

B.o.B Headlining for VIBE Concert Sparks Controversy

B.o.B Headlining for VIBE Concert Sparks Controversy

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019

Thursday, April 11, the Student Activities Board’s annual free student concert VIBE took place. The headliners this year were rapper B.o.B and pop singer Andy Grammer. B.o.B, or Bobby Ray Simmons, is known for more than his popular rap tunes. In recent years, the rapper has become known for his contro...

Demolition Projects Continue Campus Master Plan

Demolition Projects Continue Campus Master Plan

Jacob Cunningham, Contributor

April 10, 2019

While members of the SLU community have surely noticed the overnight disappearance of O’Brien Hall, the spell of demolitions on the North Campus is set to continue with the leveling of Pruellage Hall. These campus developments, while coming on rapidly, have actually been in the works for years. ...

Breaking Out of the Silence

Breaking Out of the Silence

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

SLU is supporting sexual assault awareness month this April with a variety of events geared towards education and awareness of this widespread issue. Events kicked off last week and will last until the end of the month, with SLU’s Breaking Out Campaign particularly involved in these efforts. Since 2016, t...

Title IX changes on the verge of execution

Title IX changes on the verge of execution

Conor Dorn, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

As Sexual Assault Prevention month begins, Campus Recreation and Wellness has organized a number of events to raise awareness for victim support and campus resources for sexual assault prevention. On Wednesday, April 10, SLU’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity hosted a question and answer se...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Sweeps SLU’s Campus

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Sweeps SLU’s Campus

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During April, organizations hold programming and disperse information in order to raise awareness of the issue of sexual assault. Programming throughout the month seeks to educate communities about the importance of consent, and to educate peop...

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