Colleges and Universities

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Student Loan Rates Double, Missouri College Groups Push For Action In D.C. To Stop Hikes

    As of yesterday, interest rates for new student loans will officially double, which, for some college students in Missouri, could prove to be particularly burdensome. Congress will meet again next week after the July 4 holiday and several organizations in St. Louis and across the state are working t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Student Startup Madness: Local Collegians Compete to Be Next Mark Zuckerberg

    Many people come up with the dumbest ideas of their lives during college. But, as Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, observes, some pretty good ideas have come from college students, too: Facebook, FedEx, Dell computers, Google, Reddit, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Wash U. Chancellor Mark Wrighton Named 4th Highest Paid College President

    A new survey of private college president's pay by the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Washington University's Mark Wrighton fourth highest-paid in the country. In 2010, the most recent year for which federal tax records were available, Wrighton took home $2,268,837. Since many recent Wash U g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Amanda Zuckerman: Wash. U. Student/Dorm Decorating Maven

    Amanda Zuckerman is a young woman with discerning tastes. "I'm very into fashion," she says. "And if you care about fashion, you're going to care about how your dorm room looks. It's another form of self-expression." Three years ago, though, when she and her mom, Karen, made the epic shopping trip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Fat, Drunk and Stupid: Sigma Alpha Mu Frat Kicked Out of Wash. U.

    The Sigma Alpha Mu chapter at Washington University has met a fate far, far worse than double-secret probation: It's been banished from the university altogether. It should be noted that this is not the first time this has happened. The fraternity's national board announced last week that it had vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Webster University Breaks Guinness World Record for Longest Ice Cream Dessert

    On Wednesday, April 11, Webster University (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7128) broke the Guinness World Record for the "Longest Ice Cream Dessert." You might not have known there was a record to break, but up until Wednesday, the record was 152.2 feet. Webster blew that sad little junior sundae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Angry Wash. U. Students Protest Ad in Student Newspaper, Calling it Racist

    WikipediaHorowitz​The United Nations isn't the only place where Jewish-Muslim tensions have escalated this week. On the campus of Washington University, a small imbroglio over an advertisement placed in the student newspaper has generated quite a buzz. The dust-up began Monday, when the prin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Should Latinos Be Encouraged to Speak Spanish in College?

    ​Earlier this week, a major study published in the Harvard Educational Review showed that children of undocumented immigrants have a more difficult time with social development and are at risk for lower educational performance when compared to kids of U.S. citizens. While that news might be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    High School Kids Keep Campus Kitchen Running in the Summer

    Image courtesy of Amy LeeLast summer's students on delivery with one Campus Kitchen's clients​Nationwide, 29 Campus Kitchen Projects operate with college student volunteers who learn about cooking, nutrition and food conservation while preparing and delivering meals for the needy. But what hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Lunch at Kayak's Coffee

    Chrissy Wilmes​ The Place: Kayak's Coffee (270 North Skinker Boulevard; 314-862-4447), a locally owned café (and recent addition to the Kaldi's family) located just across the street from Washington University and footsteps away from Forest Park. The Lunch: The Aspen, with your choice of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Poll: Are Missouri's Uneducated Lawmakers Good or Bad for State Government?

    Are you smarter than a Missouri legislator?​Yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education came out with a report comparing the education levels of state lawmakers around the nation. To my knowledge, just two St. Louis news outlets reported on the study: Riverfront Times and the Post-Dispatch. But lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    28 Percent of Missouri Legislators Don't Have College Degrees

    Meanwhile, in Jefferson City...​Aha! Finally, everything coming out of Jefferson City makes sense!Missouri legislators are less educated than their counterparts in other states, according to an analysis out today in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Just 69 percent of Missouri representatives and ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Governor Nixon Cuts College Scholarship Programs

    Image source​In a further attempt to balance the state budget, Governor Jay Nixon cut the Access Missouri Scholarship program by $50 million, leaving a comparatively-paltry $33 million in the program's coffers. Access Missouri is the state's only need-based scholarship program, which provides ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Wash. U.: The Happiest College in Missourah

    Wikimedia CommonsWhat a hap, hap, happy place!​The Daily Beast taketh. A lot. Every week, it seems, the website comes up with another set of rankings designed to humiliate and anger St. Louisans. We live in the 21st craziest city with the 45th worst traffic jams in a state with the 44th uglies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    University City Police on the Lookout for Disruptive Wash U. Students

    The University City police are working to "lessen the complaints" from residents in the neighborhood between the Delmar Loop and Washington University campus. Police chief Charles Adams tells Daily RFT today that his department has received several calls recently from people living along Washington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Holy Crap! Wash. U. Annual Tuition Rises to $39,400

    Wikimedia CommonsWould you pay $50 grand a year to go here?​If you want to go to Washington University next year, you should aspire to be one of the following: 1) A stellar athlete, 2) Someone with phenomenal credit, 3) Super-rich or 4) Really good at proving to the people who give government gran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    New Study: Heavily-Tattooed People Are More Prone to Deviant Behavior

    A new study suggests that people who load up on body art are more likely to engage in risky and criminal behavior. ​The report reveals that those who get four or more tattoos, seven or more piercings, or one "intimate piercing," are far more prone to use illegal drugs, get thrown in the slamme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Survey Shows Wash. U. Full of Rich Kids, Shoddy Statisticians​Who knew? Lots of affluent kids attend Washington University. A recent survey of Wash. U. undergrads revealed that 44 percent of the university population comes from the upper class, though many of them don't actually want to admit it.A student group, Washington Universit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Metro Planning to Once Again Ask Voters for a Tax Increase

    'Cause you can't keep MetroLink down.​That's the news from the Washington University Student Life newspaper. In an article today the paper reports that Wash. U. has already forked over $25,000 to support a tax measure that could go before voters as soon as this April. Philanthropist Sam Fox has gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Wash U. Students Steamed About "Dirty Energy" Flash Executives

    Wikimedia CommonsWash U. kids show big balls in protesting reception attended by energy executives, including some from the coal (above) industry.​Actually, it was a flash mob. Some 100 students clad in yellow T-shirts and arm-bands paraded into the "America Energy First Conference" cocktail recep ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Real Men of Genius: Mizzou Chancellor Kindly Requests A-B to Quit Selling Bud Light in Black and Gold Cans​ Add Mizzou to the list of schools that fail to see the "genius" of the Bud Light Fan Can. Chancellor Brady Deaton has officially registered his disapproval.As Chad reported last week, Fan Cans,  A-B's latest ad campaign for the fall, involves selling cans of Bud-Light decorated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Marc Baltes Storms the "Dorm Room" at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar

    Hedwig von Ebbel, Wikimedia Commons​As I waddled back to my car last night after the latest Dorm Room dinner at Lafayette Square's 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, the evening air thick with woodsmoke from the grill where Marc Baltes was braising pork shoulder for the next seating, I wondered which ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Missouri House Votes To Let College Students Pack Heat Along With Textbooks

    Employing the same sort of logic that St. Louis alderman Quincy Troupe used when he suggested earlier this year that every north St. Louisan should pack a pistol in order protect themselves from crime, the Missouri House of Representatives gave final passage yesterday to an amendment that would allo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    April is the Cruelest Month

    Washington UniversityNanette Tarbouni, the woman responsible for the fates of thousands of high-school seniors.That high-pitched wailing you hear across our nation? Is the sound of hundreds of thousands of high-school seniors bemoaning the cruel fate that did not let them in to their first-choice co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Review Preview: Mattingly Brewing Company

    Jennifer SilverbergThis week I visit Mattingly Brewing Company, the small brewpub in Benton Park. When I was a grad student in Iowa City, my classmates and I often hung out after our weekly writing workshop at this bar called Martinis. Six days of the week it was a cesspool of underage corn-fed coed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Washington University: Tourist Mecca?

    Wikimedia CommonsWish you were here!An article in Sunday's New York Times touts the university campus as the hot new tourist destination. Universities, you see, usually have at least one picturesque corner or impressive building (fit for the cover of the admissions catalog), some sort of historical ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
  • News

    October 31, 2007

    Wet Painters

    Grad students in Wash. U.'s art school contend with a rainout.

  • News

    January 24, 2007

    The Burning Baby

    (Liluma, Central West End)

  • News

    October 25, 2006

    Grand Debate

    Can a Catholic university like SLU chow down at the municipal trough?

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006
  • News

    February 9, 2005

    Dried Out

    Washington U. students fear their campus is turning into a booze-free zone

  • News

    March 3, 2004

    Cardinal Saint

    Unreal eavesdrops on Pujols and the Heavenly Father; plus, we analyze the Lou's staggering crunk deficit, pay one last visit to Sanford-Brown and witness the demise of Wash. U.'s peer-to-peer network

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    Peer-to-Peer Pressure

    Wash. U. students find a way around their Kazaa conundrum

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Gland of Opportunity

    Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?

  • News

    November 5, 2003


    Week of November 5, 2003

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    Can You Get a Witness?

    Right makes might: Washington University's other newspaper

  • News

    May 14, 2003

    Foul Ball

    Baseball coach Jim Brady has been fighting his bosses in the UMSL athletic department for seven years. And he thought colon cancer was a pain in the ass.

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    We Deserve Better

    Letters from the week of October 31, 2001

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best High School

    Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • News

    September 6, 2000

    The Talented Mr. Spellmann

    Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.

  • Culture

    November 17, 1999


    By Ivan Turgenev; adapted by Brian Friel (St. Louis University Theatre)

  • News

    June 9, 1999

    The Sacred & the Profane

    Father Lawrence Biondi is praised for revamping the campus of St. Louis University and boosting its endowment. But the enemies he's made along the way claim that behind the fountains, statues and donations stands a Jesuit bully who's more interested in th

  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Going the Distance

    The Internet is changing distance learning -- and higher education

  • News

    January 6, 1999
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