It is time for Lawrence Biondi to move on.
So said Saint Louis University's president Father Lawrence Biondi in his announcement that he will be stepping down as head of the school -- a move that surprised many and sent reporters scrambling for details Saturday night. He broke the news at a priva ... More >>
Father Lawrence Biondi, the embattled president of Saint Louis University, announced tonight that he is stepping down -- after months of protest from faculty and students pushing for him to resign as head of the Jesuit school.
"Just as I helped lead SLU's transformation when I arrived here more t ... More >>
Over the past month, we've reported on the latest controversies of Saint Louis University, first with the high-profile resignation of the theology chair and most recently with the departure of the interim law dean over inappropriate comments. At the center of much of the conflict at SLU is Father La ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
image viaMortenson meets children in rural Pakistan.It's been a pretty rough two weeks for best-selling author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson, ever since 60 Minutes ran an expose about how important parts of his two books Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools had been fabricated and that ... More >>
Washington University announced today that it will soon be $25 million richer, thanks to a generous gift from the founder of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Jack Taylor.The money will go toward undergraduate scholarships. Taylor made a similar $25 million gift in 2001 -- the largest scholarship donati ... More >>
Mizzou Tigers -- like this kitty -- are on the outside looking in.The University of Nebraska board of regents voted 8-0 today to leave the Big 12 Conference for the Big Ten. The move will go into effect in time for the 2011 football season. Meanwhile, University of Missouri officials were holding ... More >>
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 >>
The New York Times reported yesterday that salaries among college presidents rose 5.5 percent in 2007-08 fiscal year. (Hold your rage, for now; they stopped calculating before the beginning of the Great Recession.) The median compensation for a college president is $627,750, but naturally, som ... More >>