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Department of Education Title IX Policy Changes To Take Effect

Department of Education Title IX Policy Changes To Take Effect

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

September 14, 2020

In early May, the U.S Department of Education (DOE) released its Final Title IX Rule, a set of documents outlining regulations concerning campus sexual harassment and sexual assault. The Rule is a finalization of regulations that were drafted in 2018 by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and th...

SLU and the BLM Movement

SLU and the BLM Movement

Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor

September 14, 2020

Over the course of 2020, there have been several high profile instances of horrific police brutality against Black individuals that have brought the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement into focus.   While the BLM movement has been around since 2013, originally founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullor...

#Scholar Strike on SLU’s Campus

Students gather around the clock tower as Jesuit Speakers, Billy Crichley-Menor and Ángel Flores talk and answer questions about racism.

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

Students and faculty gathered near the clock tower to raise awareness and educate on the topics of racism and inequality on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Provost Puzzle

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Brooke Kenworthy, Contributor

September 8, 2020

The turning of the leaves and the return to school has brought with it many new changes on SLU’s campus—academically, socially and administratively.    The most prominent gap in the administration, and also the most anticipated appointment, is that of Provost, who will be overseeing in...

SLU Groups Continue To Serve

Patrick Horst, Dawson Myers, Claire Bartusch, Valerie Graham, Julia Duncan pose for a group photo while cooking in Reinert Hall.

Sophia Kaltsas, Contributor

September 4, 2020

After the abrupt close of Saint Louis University last semester, many people and organizations were left in the lurch, having to adapt for the upcoming semester. Doing service is a central tenet of what it means to be a SLU student, and while some rules of service are changing due to COVID-19, there is no sh...

Major Hurricane Makes Landfall at Texas-Louisiana Border

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Victor Geiser, Contributor

September 4, 2020

Laura, a Category 4 hurricane, slammed into the Texas-Louisiana border the night of Aug. 27. At the time of landfall the devastating storm reached a sustained wind speed of 150 mph.    The storm was first recognized by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Aug. 19 as a tropical depressio...

Shake Up in the College of Arts and Sciences

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Andrew Brophy, Contributor

September 3, 2020

In a recently released preliminary report from a College of Arts and Sciences’ task force, it is recommended that the oldest college on campus become two separate entities in order to better accommodate the needs of the STEM-related departments.   In the current proposal, the College of Arts...

Saint Louis University Provides Stimulus for Students in Need

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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 101 Going Virtual

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

SLU 101, the summer orientation program for incoming students, is just around the corner as the end of the spring semester nears. After countless cancellations of on-campus activities because of the pandemic, SLU 101 is still set to take place this year—still, it will look different than in past yea...

Uncertainty of Study Abroad Continues into the Fall

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Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

With lockdown and stay-at-home regulations in place in many parts of the world due to the mounting number of COVID-19 cases, most are certain that international travel is the least of their worries. However, for students planning to study abroad in the near future, international travel is not just a worry—it...

SLU Cannabis Program Set to Begin in the Fall

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Riley Mack, News Editor

May 2, 2020

When registration for the 2020-2021 school year opened for SLU students, many were surprised to find a program called Cannabis Science and Operations on the drop-down list of courses.    “I was trying to plan my courses for next semester when I stumbled upon a new department/certification ...

Essential Employees Keep SLU Running During COVID-19 Pandemic

Essential Employees Keep SLU Running During COVID-19 Pandemic

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees around the country have been afforded the ability to work from home. However, there are some employees whose positions do not allow them the same luxury. These workers are known as “essential employees” and have been on the front lines of the pande...

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