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Breaking Point or Turning Point: Student Reactions to the Student Development

Breaking Point or Turning Point: Student Reactions to the Student Development

Diana Jakovcevic and Mark Burbridge February 26, 2021

On Tuesday Feb. 9, Saint Louis University’s Division of Student Development sent out an email to all SLU students about tightening COVID-19 restrictions. It had only been a couple of weeks since SLU...

SLU Announces CARES Act Relief

SLU Announces CARES Act Relief

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor February 26, 2021

On Feb. 18, it was announced that SLU is expecting to receive a new round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) aid, part of the larger Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) stimulus...

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The Provost Puzzle Solved: Meet Mike Lewis

Martin Sharpe, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

On Feb. 17,  Michael Lewis, Ph.D., was officially appointed as SLU’s newest provost after serving as interim provost from July until his promotion this month.  The provost plays an essential...

Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith Set to be Honored for St. Louis Literary Award

Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith Set to be Honored for St. Louis Literary Award

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor February 25, 2021

For more than fifty years, St. Louis University Library Associates has had the honor of conferring the annual St. Louis Literary Award on a distinguished living writer. Since its inception in 1967, the...

Updates Regarding SLU’s COVID-19 Policy for the Spring Semester

Updates Regarding SLU’s COVID-19 Policy for the Spring Semester

Mark Burbridge, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

In spite of much concern and doubt, Saint Louis University managed to maintain an in-person semester for the entire fall 2020 semester; an impressive feat considering how some other universities had to...

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The Future of Jesuit Hall at SLU

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

Jesuit Hall at SLU, located on Lindell Boulevard, has existed for one hundred years; initial construction was completed in 1921. Originally the building was known as the Melbourne Hotel, one of the nicest...

Redditors Vs Wall Street: The GameStop Situation Explained

Redditors Vs Wall Street: The GameStop Situation Explained

Mark Burbridge, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Within the last month, users from the subreddit known as r/wallstreetbets caused the stock prices of GameStop Corp. to rise significantly. Initially valued at $17.25 per share at the start of the January,...

The Gateway/Gayway Times Debacle, Fully Explained

The Gateway/Gayway Times Debacle, Fully Explained

Jack Johnston and Rebecca LiVigni November 30, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. CST on Nov. 30 for clarification and may be updated as new information becomes available.  The final week of a semester is usually chaotic, but...

SLU DPS Officers Seen Not Wearing Masks On Campus

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Reports from students recently surfaced that some SLU DPS officers have not been following university mask policies while on campus. SLU’s mask mandate policy has largely been adhered to by students,...

SLU Students Petition to Go Abroad

SLU Students Petition to Go Abroad

Diana Jakovcevic, Contributor November 12, 2020

On Oct. 16, SLU students were told, via email, that SLU Madrid will be available to attend for next semester.  With this announcement, students planning on attending programs other than SLU Madrid...

Not Just The Presidential Election

Brooke Kenworthy, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Overlooking the obvious transition of the White House from red to blue, the 2020 election also included the passing of some monumental bills, and opportunity for racial and gender inclusion.  For...

HRL Retracts Controversial Statement Regarding Student Worker’s Right to Protest

HRL Retracts Controversial Statement Regarding Student Worker’s Right to Protest

Brooke Kenworthy, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

As protests and acts of support for the Black Lives Matter movement spread through college campuses, many universities have been challenged to foster an environment that both promotes social justice and...

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