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Construction on Campus: What’s Going On?

Construction on Campus: What’s Going On?

Leah George, Contributor

October 17, 2019

Since May, construction has been taking place on both the west and east side of SLU’s campus. Due to the prevalence of construction, pathways have been blocked and students have had to take longer routes to get to their destinations.  As Laasya Sarva, a freshman, pointed out, most students don’t ...

OccupySLU: Progress Through Memory

OccupySLU: Progress Through Memory

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

This week, the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement hosted OccupySLU Week to commemorate the 2014 Occupy SLU Protests, which are best remembered for a week-long sit-in at the SLU clock tower.  In the summer of 2014, the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer...

Dismay Over Ms. Mae’s Transfer to Med Campus

Dismay Over Ms. Mae’s Transfer to Med Campus

Riley Mack, News Editor

October 17, 2019

Mae Green Cox, lovingly known as Ms. Mae, was transferred to a new position on SLU’s Medical Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Known as the bright face of Grand Dining Hall, this decision was not taken lightly by her many supporters on campus. An online petition soon began to circulate, adding up to almo...

1818 Community Engagement Grants Awarded

Photos of previous 1818 Grant recipients courtesy of Saint Louis University.

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Proposals to cultivate gardens, engineer education and humanize homelessness were among the recently announced winners of SLU’s 1818 Community Engagement Grant Program. The Center for Service and Community Engagement piloted this program last year in celebration of SLU’s bicentennial year. By awarding ...

Coronado Residents Fight for Safer Residential Community

Photo courtesy of Riley Tovornik.

Seyoon Choi, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

In the past two weeks, two separate carjackings at the Coronado Place and Towers parking garage have raised concerns about potentially inadequate safety measures.    On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at approximately 9:30 p.m., two suspects held a resident at gunpoint, demanding the keys to his ve...

SLU Develops Lots East of Hospital

Photo courtesy of STL Today.

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

It is no secret that SLU is undertaking a number of development projects both on and off campus. One of the most recent projects the University is part of involves redeveloping a part of Midtown. Gate District West, which is the neighborhood housing most of SLU’s medical campus, is the main site of thi...

Memorial Service Reflects on Life of SLU Alum Sam Gaskill

Courtesy of the Gaskill Family.

Jacob Cunningham, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

This past Monday, Sept. 30, friends, family and faculty gathered in the Spring Hall chapel to remember the life of Sam Gaskill. Those in attendance recounted stories of Gaskill and listened to music to foster an atmosphere of remembrance for those who knew him. Many of Gaskill’s friends and acquain...

Confronting SLU’s History With Slavery

Pictured here is Peter Queen, the first child born to an enslaved couple in the Missouri Mission, circa 1905. (Photo Courtesy of the SHMR Project)

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 4, 2019

In 2016, SLU joined the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province (UCS) in launching an initiative to confront a joint history of involvement in the enslavement of African Americans that dates back to the founding of the university.  The initiative, called the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconcil...

SavingSLU Continues to Challenge Administration

SavingSLU Continues to Challenge Administration

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Following up on the last issue’s story of the formation of SavingSLU, this article is meant to report on the proceedings of the teach-in of Sept. 25, not to be a commentary on the issues themselves. SavingSLU is an organization made up of faculty members from across campus whose goal is to inform ...

The SLU STEM Wellness Initiative Provides Relaxation for High-Stress Field

Photo Courtesy of Garrett Canducci, Saint Louis University

Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor

October 3, 2019

Any student that has taken a class in the STEM field understands the intense academic rigour and competitive nature of the courses. While some students may flourish in this setting, others may wither -- especially freshmen, who may be new to the rigors of collegiate academics.  Margaret O’Brien, sophomore, reflects on h...

SLU Nursing School Renamed

SLU Nursing School Renamed

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

They say that the best presents in life come in small packages. However, the generous $4 million gift to the nursing school from Trudy Busch Valentine, an alumna of SLU’s nursing department, proves that it isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but rather its ability to keep on giving. In rec...

James F. Scott, Ph.D.: 1934-2019

In a career that spanned nearly six decades, Scott was widely recognized as an educator, filmmaker, scholar and researcher.

Jeanette Grider, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Scott joined the faculty of SLU’s English department in 1962 where he taught courses in 19th and 20th century British literature, film history and criticism, media history and documentary filmmaking. He also established the University’s film studies program.   Scott received his undergraduate degr...

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