Faculty members at Harris-Stowe State University have voted to unionize, making the troubled school the first university in Missouri to do so. And fat bonuses to administrators, as well as big payoffs to "consultants," might be the reason it happened. The measure passed with 79 percent of the facul ... More >>
Friday (Aug. 17): Third Friday @ Third Degree Glass Factory This month's theme is "vroom-vroom." Enjoy samples from Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream, sip on watermelon martinis, and snack on small plates such as orzo pasta salad, spedini skewered chicken and hummus with pita over the usual live enterta ... More >>
A bad economy has sent many college grads into default on their student loans.Nationally, the rate of former college students defaulting on their federal student loans shot up this year -- with 8.8 percent of borrowers now in default as opposed to just 7 percent last year, according to the U.S. D ... More >>
Kenny Lee (center) is one of the beneficiaries of tomorrow's Man-to-Man basketball fundraiser at Harris-Stowe State University.Two years after the crash that changed his life, it takes Kenny Lee a moment to remember the make and model of the car: "It was a Mitsubishi Endeavor, I think." Lee, ... More >>
Who knew St. Louis had a semi-pro women's hoops team coming to town? As the St. Louis American reports, the St. Louis Surge are the newest members of the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League, home to several international hoopsters and ex-WNBAers, as well as many college players looking to be ... More >>
www.hssu.eduHenry Givens Jr.After 32 years on the job, Henry Givens Jr. is ready to throw in the towel. The president of Harris-Stowe State University since 1979, Givens announced this morning that he's ready to retire. During his helm as president, the college expanded its degree programs to fou ... More >>
"Everybody knows that smoking ain't allowed in school." -- Motley CrueThe list of local universities where smoking is allowed is growing shorter. Beginning the first of the year, St. Louis Community College has banned smoking on all of its campuses. Harris-Stowe State University also banned smoki ... More >>
So, you think you've got what it takes to be a G-Man, do you? Well, then, the F.B.I. wants to hear from you!The feds are looking to hire 3,450 positions this year, including: 900 special agents 550 intelligence analysts 2,000 professional support staff (clerical, administrative, IT, HR, acc ... More >>
According to our records, it's been some time since the Rev. Al Sharpton has visited our fair city. Yes, sadly for us, Sharpton never took up the Riverfront Times' suggestion that he move to St. Louis and run in last year's mayoral race. (Though just last October Sharpton did weigh in on a local ... More >>
You have a weekend, then a short week, and before you know it, you'll be in line outside the electronics store at 4 a.m. waiting to get flat-screen TV at deep, deeeep discount. So please, enjoy this final weekend before holiday madness descends on all of us. Here are ten options for weekend fun for ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/about30Did I hear you right, Ethel? They're taking away the White Pages!?Here's an update to a story we posted back in April about AT&T's request to stop delivering the White Pages directories to every home in metro St. Louis. The state's Public Service Commission is planning a ... More >>
Slow news day, schlow schnewz day.What are you doing this weekend?Monique White, St. Louis"I'm going to Pepper Lounge and doing some volunteer work."
Use federal money to put teenagers to work on nuisance properties in north St. Louis? Mayor Francis Slay gave the idea a "thumbs up" back in March, when Congressman William "Lacy" Clay obtained a $536,000 federal earmark to create 300 summer jobs, to be administered through the St. Louis Agency on ... More >>
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New school-board members Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore wanted to improve public education in St. Louis but ended up suing the district. The gridlock continues, but the schools remain the same.
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St. Louis 2004 has spent millions in the name of civic revival, but most of the money has gone to fatten its staff. Too bad they haven't delivered much more than buzz.
The Spirit of St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend brings enthusiasts running to the Mound City
Someone penned an anonymous letter making damning allegations about Normandy High School principal Alvin Smith. He blames it on a disgruntled ex-employee out to take him down. Trouble is, some of the letter is true.
Charter-school proponents are paddling as fast as they can; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Former state Sen. J.B. "Jet" Banks will probably make at least $36,000 a year as a retired felon
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An intense study of the mechanics of hate gets a staged reading by the New Jewish Theatre
The job market for information-technology grads is hot, but you'd better hone your people skills as well if you want to be really cool
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