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Students Practice Jesuit Advocacy in Washington D.C.

Students Practice Jesuit Advocacy in Washington D.C.

Emma Carmody, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2019

Jesuits have always been called to advocate for those living on the margins of society.  On Nov. 16–18, a group of students practiced this advocacy in Washington D.C. as part of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), the largest Catholic social justice conference in the country.     ...

GIC and SLU Athletics Present Abby Wambach as Next Speaker

GIC and SLU Athletics Present Abby Wambach as Next Speaker

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Abby Wambach, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion, is coming to SLU on Jan. 28, 2020 in the Wool Ballroom at 7 p.m. as the next speaker for the Great Issues Committee in collaboration with SLU Athletics Department.  Her accolades include the 2016 ESPYS Icon award, 2011 AP Female ...

Sr. Catherine Mutindi Wins $1 Million Opus Prize

Sr. Catherine Mutindi Wins $1 Million Opus Prize

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...

SLU’s Entrepreneurship Program Among Top in the Nation

SLU’s Entrepreneurship Program Among Top in the Nation

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

According to recent rankings by “Entrepreneur” magazine, SLU has one of the most successful programs for entrepreneurship studies in higher education, as its graduate program ranked at no. 20 and undergraduate program ranked at no. 33 on the list.    SLU’s legacy of entrepreneurship ...

Remembering Our History: SLU’s Service During World War II

Remembering Our History: SLU’s Service During World War II

December 6, 2019

During March of 1940, the United States Surgeon General Thomas Parren Jr. sent letters out to medical schools across the country in an effort to look for potential sponsors for a general hospital. The Rev. Alphonse Schwitalla S.J., dean of SLU’s School of Medicine at the time, answered the call for...

Festive Things to do On and Off Campus

Festive Things to do On and Off Campus

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

December 5, 2019

With Christmas nearly approaching, it’s time to get into the holiday mood. Although this time of year may be stressful due to projects, essays and finals, it still important to take a moment to destress and appreciate the festivities on and around campus.    Off Campus: Missouri Botanical Garden B...

SLU Offers New Study Abroad Opportunity: The Casa Belize Program

SLU Offers New Study Abroad Opportunity: The Casa Belize Program

Eileen Wisniowicz, Contributor

December 5, 2019

The Casa Belize Study Abroad Program is a new program that will be brought to SLU in the fall of 2020. While the program is considered a study abroad program, it differs from other abroad opportunities in the unique ways it is structured to assist in the growth and flourishing of young social activists. Amon...

SLU’s Brewing Science Program

SLU’s Brewing Science Program

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

This fall, SLU’s School for Professional Studies introduced the Brewing Science and Operations Certificate program, a one-of-a-kind program that teaches students about the ins and outs of beer production.  The University is partnered with the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation to design a s...

The Reinert Statement

The Reinert Statement

Adam Ryan and Mark Freeman

December 4, 2019

Resisting Modernity We, the concerned students of Saint Louis University, are deeply unsettled by the deterioration of the Jesuit values upon which this University was founded. Many of us came to Saint Louis University contingent upon the promise that we would receive a Jesuit education guided b...

Ministry Transcends Border in El Paso

Ministry Transcends Border in El Paso

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

November 25, 2019

For the past twenty-two years, three dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces and Ciudad Juarez—all situated around the U.S-Mexico border—have hosted an annual border mass in El Paso, Texas in a show of international unity, peace and solidarity.    This year, a contingent of SLU students and faculty, sp...

Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services

Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services

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...

Homeless find a place at the Winter Inn

Homeless find a place at the Winter Inn

Leah George, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

Over a decade ago, Teka Childress founded the St. Louis Winter Outreach program after she encountered a homeless man trying to stay warm near a bus stop on a freezing night. She gave him blankets and offered him help but he refused it. Despite calling the police and bus driver, asking them to keep an ...

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