One of the biggest St. Louis stories this week is news that Father Lawrence Biondi, president of Saint Louis University, will be stepping down after months of faculty and student protest. One controversial component of Biondi's leadership is his record on land acquisition and development -- with som ... More >>
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 >>
In a lengthy response to a string of controversies and negative media coverage over the last two weeks, Father Lawrence Biondi, the embattled president of Saint Louis University, sent out a campus-wide message defending his recent actions and saying, "We cannot forget that we share a common goal." ... More >>
Update below: Critics of Father Lawrence Biondi, the embattled president of Saint Louis University, say that the latest internal protest of the school's leadership is an unprecedented sign of frustration that the administration can't ignore. SLU Students for No Confidence, a group which has been p ... More >>
Just one day after a professor released results of a survey showing that a majority of faculty members at Saint Louis University want Father Lawrence Biondi removed as president, the chairman of the school's board of trustees has announced his resignation. The two, Thomas Brouster says, are not at ... More >>
Steven Harris, a professor at Saint Louis University, wanted to gauge faculty opinion on embattled president Father Lawrence Biondi. But as we reported earlier this month, when he began that process, counsel at SLU contacted him and threatened him with legal action -- for copyright infringement. (SL ... More >>
Here's one way to pretty much guarantee negative publicity, courtesy of Saint Louis University officials. SLU's legal counsel, in an apparent attempt to stop a faculty survey on the embattled university president Father Lawrence Biondi, has threatened legal action against the professor drafting th ... 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 >>
Update: When news broke yesterday that Saint Louis University Law School Dean Tom Keefe had resigned from his post -- full interview below -- officials at SLU did not respond to requests for comment or provide any official notice to the law school. This afternoon, after a string of media reports in ... More >>
Father Lawrence Biondi has been personally hurt by the things his critics have said about his leadership as president of Saint Louis University. But he has listened to them. So says Biondi in a letter sent out university-wide today that, for the first time, appears to publicly recognize the need fo ... More >>
As we reported last week, Jay Hammond, chair of the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University, resigned in protest of Father Lawrence Biondi -- the latest high-profile case of faculty backlash against university leadership. After publishing Hammond's formal resignation letter and ... More >>
More trouble this week for Father Lawrence Biondi, president of Saint Louis University -- with another high-profile resignation from someone who says that "trust at SLU has been shattered." Jay Hammond, the chair of the Department of Theological Studies, has resigned in protest of Biondi's leaders ... More >>
Yes, it may be a bit self-centered of us to think, as soon as we heard the news yesterday of Pope Benedict XVI's impending resignation, which St. Louisan should replace him? But really, isn't it high time there was a Pope from the Western Hemisphere? And why not from St. Louis, the most Catholic of ... More >>
Think tension between the faculty and administration at Saint Louis University has simmered down in recent weeks? - SLU Faculty Give Biondi a No-Confidence Vote- Biondi Threatens to Pack Up SLU Medical and Head West - SLU Law School Drama Think again. Today the faculty made public a lengthy report i ... More >>
The faculty council at Saint Louis University's College of Arts & Sciences has overwhelmingly voted to censure the school's president, Father Lawrence Biondi, over plans to alter SLU's tenure system. The no-confidence vote from the faculty council passed yesterday by a margin of 35 to 2 with one ... More >>
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 >>
www.slu.eduConnie EvashwickA former dean of Saint Louis University's School of Public Health has sued her old employer, accusing the Jesuit institution of sex discrimination. The battle has now reached the courtroom, with the fourth day of jury trial opening this morning at the Civil Courts B ... More >>
Image ViaNot even the mascot expected SLU to be this good.â€‹Shhh! Don't tell anyone. We don't want to jinx it but the SLU Billikens are just a few wins away from an NCAA tournament berth.You may not have noticed since the Bills' games are rarely televised locally (and even when they are, they somet ... More >>
Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)
SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.
Smoking pot leads to a wicked case of the munchies? Who knew?
What drove Saint Louis University’s David Manor to put a bullet in his brain?
No, this ain't New York, but the shows sure go on.
And spread local artistic cheer
Week of May 5, 2004
Week of April 28, 2004
SLU's no-confidence man could use more campus cred
SLU president Lawrence Biondi says he leased his Trova from the city fair and square, for $10 a year. Others beg to differ.
In St. Louis, the "A" is for "ambition"
Week of September 4, 2002
Week of August 28, 2002
Week of August 14, 2002
Lawrence Biondi radically remakes St. Louis University, leaving resentment in his wake
And Biondi's sculpture park is ugly, too
St. Louis University restores a beautiful building to display terrible art
Nightmare for a rookie mayor -- Schoemehl and Biondi on the prowl with a Big Idea
Wildly successful restaurateur Eddie Neill does it again -- or does he?
Vince Schoemehl is a politician, which is just what Grand Center needs
Upset over a new pay policy, docs are checking out of St. Louis University Hospital
Convention and Visitors Commission honcho John Ferrara gets hot and bothered about the RFT's treatment of the Trans World Dome deal; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Jury duty at the Civil Courts Building: same sit, different day; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Award-winning jazz station KZJZ gets religion, leaving the AM band bereft of jazz; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Twenty North leaves its longtime Vandeventer Avenue home for new digs
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
In an era about nothing, SLU student activism is a welcom sight
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