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Remembering Fr. John Kavanaugh, S.J.

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November 15, 2012


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Sickness brought me this thought, in that scale of his: Why should I be dismayed, though flame had burned  The whole world, as it were a coal, Now I have seen it weighed against a soul?  (W.B. Yeats)   ***   Father John. Brother John. Friend John. Dear … John. ...

Responding to racism and privilege on campus

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October 25, 2012


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On September 27th, “Racially offensive and stereotypical language [was] directed to [an] employee by [a] student,” the report of which was received by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on Oct. 4. The action this student took is absolutely unacceptable. We, as the Saint...

“Getting back to solutions” after tenure controversy

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October 4, 2012


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I do not speak for all students of Saint Louis University, but I know that many share this sentiment. If SLU administration wishes to advance our university to a position of prestige among the top 50 in the U.S., then why attempt to enact policies that antagonize and affront academia with this latest...

Majerus will be missed

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September 12, 2012


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Thank you, Coach Majerus.  SLU basketball is now different.  We didn’t used to matter.  We used to be an afterthought, a pushover, a parenthetical.  We aren’t anymore.  I remember the last time we mattered; it was our last NCAA Tournament appearance in 2000.  It took the magic of Marque Perry,...

Letter to the Editor: SGA has made great strides with the help of students

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May 2, 2012


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The University News has been kind enough to publish an end-of-the-year reflection on Student Government Association, written by me. To be honest, it is quite difficult to sit down and reflect on the whole year, because it’s difficult to know where to start. Entering this position, many were quite ho...

Letter to the Editor: Banning water bottles is not the solution

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May 2, 2012


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A water bottle ban seems like a bad choice for this campus, or for any campus really. Forcing people to avoid creating waste simply doesn’t work. Making the campus more inclined to recycle is a good goal, as is attempting to educate students on the impact they have on campus and our surroundings when...

Letter to the Editor: We will no longer be silent; the blame must stop

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April 26, 2012


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Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” I was silent for a long time about things that mattered, things that should have been spoken about. It seems we are taught as young children to tell our parents if someone ever hurts us, but...

Letter to the Editor: Success of basketball team should inspire pride

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March 28, 2012


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Professor Schlafly: The recent success of the SLU men’s basketball team should inspire pride in our institution and excitement for the future, not an opportunity to invoke resolved issues of the past. Each situation, regarding Majerus’ personal political beliefs, and last year’s suspensions...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Burden of being a black male means carrying suspicions of others’

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March 28, 2012


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The untimely and unjustified death of Trayvon Martin has galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. I think that the death of Trayvon touches millions for many reasons. First, this tragedy highlights what so many already suspect, and that is the lives of black people, especially black males,...

Letter to the Editor: SLU basketball grabs national attention; past controversies not forgotten

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March 22, 2012


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The Saint Louis University men’s basketball team just completed a spectacular season, topped off by a first-round win in the NCAA tournament. In the flood of national publicity this success has generated, two figures have been mentioned repeatedly: One is  a million-dollar coach, who twice publicly...

Letter to the Editor: Students must be aware of Wellness Fee and engage efforts

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March 22, 2012


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Three weeks ago, the Student Government Association passed Senate Bill 057-12, which separated the Wellness Fee dollars from the Student Activity Fee dollars; effectively allowing students to engage in wellness efforts and ensure their money is being used purposefully. This separation, supported heavily...

Letter to the Editor: Analysis of and prayers for the world situation

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March 1, 2012


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Editor’s note: Chelsea Kozikowski, senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, was given this letter to publish in The University News by Kenny Witte while volunteering at Lutheran Senior Services this year. Kenny Witte was born in 1924. She graduated from Soldan High in 1942 and would have loved ...

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