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SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

Graphic by Grace Dunlavy.

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

April 1, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the entire community at Saint Louis University has been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 in dramatic and unprecedented ways. Students have left their dorm rooms and apartments, faculty have moved courses online, study abroad programs have been canceled and internships, on-ca...

New Wellness Center Opens in Place of Library Annex

New Wellness Center Opens in Place of Library Annex

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 11, the Anthropedia Center for Well-Being, comprised of the Anthropedia Academy and The Wellness Agora, opened its doors to the public. After being approached by the previous owner, the Wellness Agora is now located in where the Library Annex once resided. One of the main purposes of the center is to...

How to Vote While Studying Abroad

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Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Voting in the U.S. can be complex due to the variation in state laws regarding registration. The process can be further complicated by voting via absentee ballot, even more so for submitting an absentee ballot from outside the U.S.  The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) reported that the t...

SLU Named Among Top 9 Percent for Financial Aid

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Seyoon Choi, Contributor

January 23, 2020

Financing college is often one of the daunting tasks for students and their families. But according to a new LendU report, Saint Louis University ranks considerably high in the amount of financial aid awarded for the 2019-20 school year.  The site indicated that SLU is among the top 9.4 percent of coll...

SLU Study: Indian Fruit Shows Promise As Cancer Fighter

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Leah George, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

SLU researcher Dr. Ratna Ray recently completed work on the effects of a popular Indian fruit called bitter melon. Ray’s work suggests that the bitter melon has the potential to delay the growth of cancer cells and tumors. The bitter fruit is an example of a natural treatment, and Ray hopes that p...

Sr. Catherine Mutindi Wins $1 Million Opus Prize

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

December 6, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 21, SLU hosted the 2019 Opus Prize ceremony in the Center for Global Citizenship. Sister Catherine Mutindi was announced as the 2019 Opus Prize Laureate, winning $1 million for her charity, Bon Pasteur.    The Opus Prize is an annual award that rewards faith based human...

Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services

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Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor

November 25, 2019

In July of 2019, the lower level of Fitzgerald Hall opened its doors to the public as the Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services. The center is designed to be a safe, reliable space where children can be tested for autism or any type of autism spectrum disorder. Families then will receive cons...

Response to “Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield”

Response to

Enbal Shacham, Contributor

November 7, 2019

This letter is in response to a few vocal faculty members that have been providing a perspective that does not reflect the large majority of the faculty here at Saint Louis University. On Oct. 17th, the student newspaper published a letter from one faculty member suggesting that the Board of Trustees...

Volunteers Exposed to Flu for New SLU Study

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Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The only thing not pleasant about receiving a $3,310 check and state-of-the-art hospitality is potentially receiving the flu because of it.  Last week, SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development initiated its human influenza challenge to better understand the flu and learn how to best prevent it in the f...

The Unfortunate Truth Behind Where Our Waste Ends Up

The Unfortunate Truth Behind Where Our Waste Ends Up

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

What would modern life be without plastics? According to the World Economic Forum, plastic production has skyrocketed over the last 50 years, growing from 16.5 million tons in 1964 to 343 million tons in 2014. But with this huge rise of plastic manufacturing comes immense negative impacts of improper or...

SLU and WashU Join Forces to Create COLLAB

COLLAB Grand Opening 5/21/19.

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

June 18, 2019

Despite being only half a mile away, the Cortex Innovation District remains a mystery to most SLU students. A 200-acre hub for technology and science, the Cortex buzzes with over 400 companies and thousands of employees on a daily basis. To generate this same buzz for the Cortex among their own stud...

Ideas Become Realities at 1818 Grant Showcase

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Riley Mack, News Editor

April 10, 2019

Last year, the Center for Community Engagement and Service announced that the end of Make A Difference Day was upon us. As SLU students mourned the loss of the beloved day, the Center wasted no time beginning a new project – the 1818 Grant Program.   In honor of SLU’s bicentennial year...

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