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A Faculty Response to “The Gateway/Gayway Times Debacle, Fully Explained”

Faculty Contributors December 2, 2020

The recent UNews article reporting the deplorable social media attacks on LGBT people at SLU included inaccurate and disparaging remarks about SLU’s Catholic Studies Centre. As we all know, SLU’s...

Please, just get your flu shot

Please, just get your flu shot

Jacob Goyen, Contributor February 21, 2019

Dear Editor, Flu vaccinations have been a topic of debate for many years now due to a number of factors—such as skepticism towards their possible “side effects.” The speculations regarding the...

Just say no to tobacco (yes that includes vaping)

Just say no to tobacco (yes that includes vaping)

Peter Pys, Contributor February 20, 2019

Dear Editor, To many, tobacco has become the most controlling thing in their lives, and it has been since they first used it. The addictive adrenaline rush has hooked millions—and kills 480,000 Americans...

Empowering women with access to healthcare information

Empowering women with access to healthcare information

Faith Nixon, Contributor February 19, 2019

Dear Editor, In recent decades, women’s equity has been increasingly recognized as a crucial component of achieving countless health and development objectives. Disparities in educational access,...

Dr. Jonathan Smith,  Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement

Happily Collegial, Even in Conflict

Dr. Jonathan C. Smith, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement December 7, 2017

As I sat down to read the November 16 issue of the UNews, I was struck by the luminous constellation of student-authored op-ed pieces in that issue. Among them, Grant Mayfield, Jaryn Blackshear-Bryant,...

A Call to Action for Students

A Call to Action for Students

[email protected] April 27, 2017

My fellow Billikens, we have work to do. When the Oath of Inclusion was created, it was not to show our campus as it existed, but rather as it could and should exist. After a series of bias incidents,...

Response to editorial on contraception

Response to editorial on contraception

[email protected] April 27, 2017

Dear UNews Editorial Board, I strongly disagree with your view, and SGA’s, that “SLU should increase access to contraception.” I respond in particular to your editorial in last week’s issue...

UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable

UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable

[email protected] April 27, 2017

Dear Editor, I’m responding to an article I read earlier arguing that SLU should provide birth control to students because, to paraphrase the writing, SLU shouldn’t force adherence to Catholic doctrine,...

Letter to the Editor

[email protected] April 27, 2017

Dear UNews Editors, Following the SGA resolution urging the university provision for artificial contraception, an editorial appeared last week echoing that recommendation. As Dr. Pestello indicated...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

[email protected] April 21, 2017

Dear University News Editor: I read with great interest your opinion piece on “How Netflix is shaping American society”. I commend you for addressing a huge cultural issue shaping our society. You...

Letter to the editor: Understanding the Oath of Inclusion

Letter to the editor: Understanding the Oath of Inclusion

[email protected] April 10, 2017

As we approach the sixth anniversary of the launch of the Oath of Inclusion, we wanted to take the opportunity to educate our SLU community about the context of its drafting and the intent in its creation. In...

Regarding articles from the March 23 issue

Regarding articles from the March 23 issue

[email protected] March 30, 2017

To the Editor: I write to express concerns about your reporting for two front-page stories in the March 23 edition of the University News. While no doubt of interest to your readers, the lack of...

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