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Common Core Curriculum Approved

Common Core Curriculum Approved

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

April 6, 2020

On March 25, the Interim Provost Chester Gillis, Ph.D., announced to the SLU community that the university-wide core curriculum was officially approved by all SLU colleges and schools. The vote represents the culmination of a process that began in January of 2018 with the development of the nine Cor...

SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

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...

Essential Employees: A Perspective

Essential Employees: A Perspective

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Throughout the early stages of this COVID-19 pandemic, SLU has taken many measures to ensure the safety of its students and employees. This has included switching to fully remote online classes on Zoom for the rest of the semester and sending non-essential employees home to quarantine with their famili...

A Letter from the Editor

Emma Carmody, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2020

The University News has strived to be the student voice of Saint Louis University in good times and bad for nearly 100 years. This year, we laid out three values that we would shape our goals around: community engagement, representation and consistency. In light of recent events, we will continue to str...

SLU student first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in City of St. Louis

SLU student first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in City of St. Louis

Emma Carmody, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2020

16 March 8 p.m. At 7:43 p.m. on March 16, President Fred Pestello, P.hD. sent out an email announcing that the first the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the City of St. Louis was a SLU student. The student is one of the two students who were tested on March 13 after returning from o...

A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled Amidst Growing Concern over Coronavirus

A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled Amidst Growing Concern over Coronavirus

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

Another one bites the dust, as the Atlantic 10 announces the cancellation of the remainder of the A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The A-10 joins the list of cancelled tournaments due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, including the SEC and Big 10. News came around 11 a.m. when SLU he...

SGA Election Results

SGA Election Results

March 5, 2020

President Joseph Reznikov    Vice President of Academic Affairs  Sophia Izhar   Vice President of Finance  Armina Osmanovic   Vice President of International Affairs  Clementina Ojo*   Vice President for Student Organizations  Alice Chicani   ...

Spotlight on Club Resilient

Spotlight on Club Resilient

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

At the beginning of this semester, Club Resilient opened their doors to the SLU community with a mission to empower women through discussions on mental health. The idea was first brought forward this past summer by Megan Tweedie, a sophomore, and Audrey Williams, a freshman, after they both noticed a lack ...

President-Elect Reznikov Outlines Plan for School Year

President-Elect Reznikov Outlines Plan for School Year

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

After many weeks on the campaign trail, candidates running for Student Government Association positions were elected by SLU students on Feb. 25. The two contested races were for the positions of President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. For the position of President, Joseph Reznikov defeated fellow...

Celebrating 100 Years: the Legacy of Mary Bruemmer

Celebrating 100 Years: the Legacy of Mary Bruemmer

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 26, SLU students, faculty and staff gathered in the Saint Louis room to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of SLUs most extraordinary alumna, Mary Bruemmer. Bruemmer’s centenary celebration was well anticipated, with an exhibit documenting her life and legacy in Pius Library and a feature p...

SLU Named Top Workplace for Women

SLU Named Top Workplace for Women

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis rated Saint Louis University one of the best places in St. Louis for women to work. The WFSTL sponsors several premier initiatives and programs to bring awareness to issues facing women and help to create solutions and advance women’s experiences and econo...

A Perspective on the Common Core

A Perspective on the Common Core

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Contributor

February 27, 2020

Dear Editors,       I am writing at the request of several colleagues in the humanities at Saint Louis University, specifically colleagues in the departments of philosophy, theology and history, to express our shared concerns over the proposed University Undergraduate Core Curriculum and to...

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