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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,...

UndocuWeek Engages Immigration Issues

UndocuWeek Engages Immigration Issues

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

This week, the Center for Service and Community Engagement and the Cross Cultural Center have teamed up to sponsor SLU’s second ever UndocuWeek, a week-long series of events aimed at bringing awareness to the issues and circumstances surrounding immigration in the United States.  The first Undocu...

Student-run Shelter Opens for Second Year

Student-run Shelter Opens for Second Year

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editors

February 21, 2020

This year, each Wednesday during the month of February, a group of SLU student volunteers are hosting a winter shelter at Manresa Retreat Center. The shelter has successfully provided food, warmth and comfort to guests the past two Wednesdays of this month, and will be open for the next two weeks, on...

Intolerance Exposed by Coronavirus Concerns

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Riley Mack, News Editor

February 20, 2020

Cases of bigotry on college campuses across the nation have flooded news headlines for the past month—unfortunately, SLU was not immune to this insensitivity.    At SLU, the growing concerns about coronavirus have fostered an atmosphere of xenophobia towards international students on campus. Instances o...

Jimmy John’s Shut Down After Students Hospitalized

Jack Johnston / Staff Writer

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Reports of food poisoning have arisen from multiple SLU students after eating at the Jimmy John's on Laclede Avenue. This was accompanied by a closure of the establishment by the St. Louis City Health Department.   Jimmy John's, the sandwich shop located on Laclede Avenue across from the Va...

SGA Candidates Present Their Platforms at Debate

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

On Feb. 18, the 2020 SGA Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debate was hosted at Carlo Auditorium. The candidates took time to outline the issues central to their respective campaigns and why they are worthy of votes from SLU students. While there was only one candidate running for three of the five position...

Academic and Political Pundit Christina Greer Delivers Black History Keynote Lecture

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Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

February 20, 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,...

Winter Shelter Opens for Second Year

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

February 20, 2020

This year, each Wednesday during the month of February, a group of SLU student volunteers are hosting a winter shelter at Manresa Retreat Center. The shelter has successfully provided food, warmth and comfort to guests the past two Wednesdays of this month, and will be open for the next two weeks, on...

SLU Museum of Arts Named Top 10 Campus Art Museum

SLU Museum of Arts Named Top 10 Campus Art Museum

Leah George, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Recently, Saint Louis University’s Museum of Arts (SLUMA) was designated as one of the top 10 university art museums worth exploring by USA Today. Other university museums with this impressive distinction include Yale University Art Gallery and Princeton University Art Museum.  Petruta Lipan, Exe...

Sinquefield Center Engages St. Louis Community

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Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

One of SLU’s newest centers for research, the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research, began making its mark on the St. Louis community. The Sinquefield Center was established in 2019 thanks to a donation from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, and conducts research focused on “economic growth a...

Meet the Interim Vice President for the Division of Student Development

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Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

On Dec. 13, 2019, Dr. Mona Hicks, the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students for the Division of Student Development at that time, ended her successful career at SLU. Dr. Kent Porterfield, the Vice President at the time, also stepped down soon after. Their leave left empty spaces in the divisi...

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