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The Culinary Institute of America forgoes that other CIA's incognito M.O. by hosting its first ... More >>
Mizzou's Maneater newspaper reports that an actual college panty raider has been arrested for the theft of an estimated 200 women's panties from the Hatch residence hall. The suspected culprit, Freshman Kevin Waida, 19, was turned in by his roommate after female residents of Hatch had complained tha ... More >>
Illinois' budget woes have placed heavy constrictions on the state's higher education system, putting professors' contracts in jeopardy and portending layoffs.
The situation is nearing the boiling point at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus, where yesterday a fourth faculty union vot ... More >>
www.parkwayexterminating.comGood night, sleep tight, don't let the...Oh, shudder! Over the weekend, a student at the University of Illinois in Urbana reported bed bugs in her dorm room at Evans Hall.School officials told the News-Gazette that the problem was quickly contained, and didn't spread p ... More >>
Image viaA colleague passed along this dramatic tale from Student Life, the student newspaper of our neighbors at Washington University. Seems the new Einstein Bros. outlet at the Olin Business School is causing confusion:Einstein Bros. Bagels, which opened Feb. 4 in the Olin Business
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image viaOr, rather, je déteste Mizzou.Many people consider New Years a perfect time for clearing out their extra junk. The University of Missouri is of this philosophy, too, kind of. At the behest of the state, Mizzou plans to cull sixteen of its lowest-yielding degree programs over the cou ... More >>
Post-election, the outlook for the stalled school nutrition bill was pretty bleak. But it's looking better, thanks to Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Jim McGovern of Massachusetts opting to back the bill. According to the Associated Press, the upcoming changes in the House of Represe ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonRick Majerus and Kyle Cassity are not looking forward to a season without Kwamain MitchellLate yesterday afternoon, the Saint Louis University athletic department released a brief and cryptic statement saying that two star basketball players -- point guard Kwamain Mitchell ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiVampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, taken at the Pageant in 2008If you're reading this, you've probably already made up your mind about Vampire Weekend. Most find the New York quartet's music either delicious or disgusting, with very few people in the "just okay" camp. Speaking to A t ... More >>
>Image viaKFC has brought back the Double Down, its infamous "sandwich" of bacon, cheese and the frightening-sounding Colonel's sauce between two fried (or grilled, if you're a wuss) chicken-breast fillets.Regular readers know that Gut Check was less than impressed when we taste-tested the Dou ... More >>
image viaThere is justice in the world after all. After five years and eight million spam e-mails, two Mizzou alumni, brothers Amir and Osmaan Shah, have been convicted of jamming people's in-boxes with ads for cheap cameras and tooth-whiteners. (Perhaps there is a connection.)
During their ... More >>
Look, Gut Check isn't a big fan of fast food. But we'd be lying if we said this French ad for McDonald's didn't make us smile. (It helps that the food plays no role whatsoever.)Someone with more college degrees than we have could probably deconstruct this and argue that it achieves the opposite of w ... More >>
All winter long, Washington University's dining halls have been tomato-less. In November Bon Appétit, the company that provides food service on the Danforth campus, announced that since Florida tomato farms didn't pay their tomato pickers a living wage, Bon Appétit would no longer do business w ... More >>
This just in from the Columbia Daily Tribune: The president of the Missouri Student Association, Tim Noce, is lobbying University of Missouri officials for a live tiger to be displayed inside the football stadium on game days. Noce, a senior at the university, notes that Louisiana State Universit ... More >>
It's been a while since our last update on Saint Louis University associate professor Joe Webb and his Internet alter-ego "Dr. Wizard." Last November we told you how Webb's online advice column for college students, dr-wizard.com, was all the rage with undergraduates -- earning the author a column i ... More >>
The Washington University Student Life is reporting today that University City officials are asking the school for assistance paying for major security upgrades in the Delmar Loop.
According to the student paper, University City Police Chief Charles Adams is proposing closed-cir ... More >>