Higher Education

  • 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

    June 6, 2013

    The Docket Restaurant and Bar to Open in SLU's Downtown Law School

    The business-lunch crowd will soon have a new dining spot in downtown St. Louis. Yesterday the California-based restaurant management firm Bon Appétit announced it would open a café and bar inside Saint Louis University's new law school. The restaurant, to be called the Docket, is tentatively sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Mizzou Student Surprised to Find Herself the Face of Webster University

    The face of Webster University's MBA program appears so happy and self-assured in the ads displayed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. There she is, smiling confidently at the camera, her arms crossed boldly in front of her. Her gleaming image almost makes you want to join her and the other ... 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

    September 11, 2012

    Mizzou Journalism Grads Can Expect Lowest Starting Salary Compared to Their Peers

    It's a well-known fact that the University of Missouri-Columbia has one of the finest undergraduate journalism programs in the country. That's news you, apparently, can't take to the bank. A new survey of Mizzou grads from the classes of 2010 and 2011 show that j-school grads are taking home the ... 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 >>

  • News

    August 9, 2012
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    August 9, 2012

    SLU Law School Drama! A Roundup

    Annette Clark resigned in fury yesterday from her position as dean of SLU's School of Law, and on her way out, issued a scathing letter to Fr. Lawrence Biondi, accusing him of essentially plundering the law school for about $1 million after saying he wouldn't. Oh, and this too, she writes: From the ... 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

    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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    The Discography: A One-Stop Website for All of Your Music Lawsuit Needs

    image via​If you have any interest at all in the music business, be sure to bookmark The Discography, a new website developed by a recent graduate at the Washington University School of Law that catalogs more than 2,400 music-related court cases dating back to 1833. Loren Wells, the site's cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Shocker: Low Scores on Entrance Exams Predict Med School Difficulty

    ​In another entry for the "No...really?" files, a Washington University study has figured out a few clear indicators of hard academic times for medical students -- including low scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The study also found that being nonwhite, having huge debt and bei ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2010
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    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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Former Webster University President in Millionaire Academics Club, Sort Of

    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 >>

  • 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
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    May 7, 2009

    A Waitress-cum-Senator do a Supreme Court Justice Make?

    A former speechwriter for George H.W. Bush has floated the name of -- nay, endorsed -- Missouri's freshman senator for the soon-to-be-open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Writing in her blog on U.S. News & World Report, Mary Kate Cary says three liberals with degrees in law and working motherhoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Medical School Ethics Policies: How Area Universities Stack Up

    The March 2 New York Times contains a story that smacks down the Harvard Medical School's lax ethics policies when it comes to getting in bed with pharmaceutical companies. Timesman Duff Wilson reports that Harvard students and some faculty members complain that drug companies are exerting undue inf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Wash. U. Sushi Chef Celebrates Inauguration With Ice Sculpture

    Naomi Hamamoto, known as Hama, is a man of many talents. He makes sushi at Washington University's Danforth University Center. And he can carve ice sculptures.Hama celebrated the inauguration of Barack Obama yesterday by carving a bust of the new president from a block of solid ice outside the Danfo ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Wash U. Med School is the Funnest Place in St. Louis!

    When Unreal was a high-school junior, we went on a college visit and stayed with our friend’s older sister, whom we considered one of the awesomest people we knew. Our friend’s sister was pre-med. So was her roommate. That year, they were both taking organic chemistry. They had a lot of formulas ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2008

    Playing Doctor

    Attend medical school — on the cheap!

  • News

    October 31, 2007

    Wet Painters

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

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006

    Public Sex, Wash. U. Style Heh heh, you said "stacks." As Unreal scientifically demonstrated last year, Washington University students aren't exactly the comeliest of specimens. But there's someone for everyone, we're told, and apparently unattractiveness is no barrier to public screwing. At least, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    A Queer Debate

    from This month the University of Missouri made news when it was announced that the school would be the first in the Big 12 Conference to distribute free condoms in residential hall bathrooms. The news, as it turns out, was a bit premature. Days later, the school pulled out of ... More >>

  • 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

    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

    October 8, 2003

    Can You Get a Witness?

    Right makes might: Washington University's other newspaper

  • News

    August 14, 2002

    Father Knows Best

    Lawrence Biondi radically remakes St. Louis University, leaving resentment in his wake

  • News

    June 5, 2002

    Still Lips Still Whisper

    Meet Dr. Michael Graham, the city medical examiner. He hears dead people.

  • 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

  • News

    November 29, 2000


    Week of November 29, 2000

  • News

    November 22, 2000

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Fight

    Even before the military started shelling, Washington University hoisted the white flag

  • News

    October 11, 2000

    Prescription for Resignation

    Upset over a new pay policy, docs are checking out of St. Louis University Hospital

  • 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.

  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Going the Distance

    The Internet is changing distance learning -- and higher education

  • News

    December 23, 1998

    The Doctor is Out

    Sickened by the shift to managed care, more physicians are claiming disability, moving into administration or leaving medicine altogether

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