Saint Louis University

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Here's the Agreement that Ended the Occupation of Saint Louis University

    The sit-in dubbed Occupy SLU ended quietly this weekend. By Saturday afternoon, not a tent could be found near the clock tower where protesters massed during the early morning hours of October 13, waving upside-down American flags, raising fists in the air and calling to Saint Louis University stude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Protesters Occupy Saint Louis University, Promise Further Civil Disobedience After Shaw Shooting

    Acts of civil disobedience took center stage in St. Louis this weekend, as youth organizers wrangled local activists and out-of-state visitors in town for "Ferguson October." The event has drawn thousands to St. Louis to publicly oppose police brutality. "We're here to destroy systemic racism and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    The Docket at SLU Changes Management

    Bon Appétit management company is giving up The Docket (100 North Tucker Boulevard; 314-977-4615), the restaurant and bar that opened at the Saint Louis University law school last August. It's pretty good as far as university dining goes -- Bon Appétit is the same company that runs Panorama at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Students Find "Nazis Rule!" Hate Message at SLU; School Investigates Burning Swastika

    A candlelight vigil at Saint Louis University honoring victims of the Holocaust drew an unexpectedly-large crowd after students found two anti-Semitic messages on campus in the last two weeks.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    SLU Students, NASA Launch Camera Into Space

    A spacecraft built and operated by Saint Louis University students was launched into orbit Tuesday night. COPPER (SLU-01) -- a one-kilogram, ten-centimeter cube designed to test how infrared cameras fare in space -- is the product of three years of design and construction by more than 50 engineerin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    St. Louis Police Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault at Saint Louis University Dorm

    According to St. Louis city police, a horrifying piece of gossip has turned into a full-blown criminal investigation on the Saint Louis University campus. Late last week, an eighteen-year-old female student reported to university officers that she heard secondhand about a 21-year-old male bragging ... 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

    May 21, 2013

    Shearwater High School Geared Toward Dropouts Is Closing After Three Years

    Shearwater High School, a public charter school geared toward dropouts and at-risk youth in St. Louis, is closing its doors after three years in operation, shedding light on the obstacles facing the most vulnerable students and the educators trying to help them graduate. "Young people are continui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    SLU Faculty Senate Slams Lawrence Biondi: "There Is a Time for Him to Retire and It Is Now"

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Saint Louis University: After Legal Threats, Survey Released, 73% Want New President

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    5 Best Bars for March Madness in St. Louis

    It's hard not to have a team to root for in this year's NCAA tournament with Saint Louis University, Mizzou and Illinois all three getting an invite to the Big Dance. Now the only question is this (and it's a tough one): Which pub are you going to park it in to watch all the hoop action? Below a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2013
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    November 1, 2012
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    October 12, 2012

    After "P" in Pevely Sign Crashes to the Ground, Preservationists Ask If Work Was Legal [UPDATE]

    Update: Mayor Slay's office has many of the answers. Something very strange is going on with the Pevely Dairy complex's iconic sign. On Tuesday, as a crew worked to remove the "P" in the word "Pevely" atop the old factory building at Grand and Choteau, the huge character got loose from its ropes a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Police Say Megan Boken Was Killed During Attempted Robbery

    Police are now investigating the murder of former SLU volleyball player Megan Boken as an attempted robbery. They have no evidence that Boken knew her killer, and that it now appears that nothing was stolen from her person or her car. Boken was shot while sitting in her car near the intersection of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Rev. Lawrence Biondi Threatens to Pack Up SLU Medical and Head West

    ​Saint Louis University President Reverend Lawrence Biondi last night told the city's planning commission that unless SLU received the necessary permits to demolish the historic Pevely Dairy complex at Grand and Choteau, he would be forced to shut down the SLU medical school and move everything ou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2011
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    November 3, 2011

    SLU Proposes Destruction of St. Louis Landmark: Pevely Dairy

    ​Saint Louis University has asked the city's Preservation Board for demolition permits to raze the old Pevely Dairy complex on the southwest corner of Grand and Chouteau. The brick campus -- complete with its signature smokestack and giant P-E-V-E-L-Y -- was built around 1915 and served as headqua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    SLU Sues U.S. Department of Education

    Financial aid forms don't always tell the whole story, according to federal statute​Has the U.S. Department of Education pulled a bait-and-switch by demanding that Saint Louis University fork over $2.8 million in student loans paid out by the government fifteen years ago? That's what administ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    St. Louis Chefs Are an Educated Lot

    Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.​Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... 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 28, 2010

    Live Chickens Arrive at SLU Culinary Camp

    Image sourceJanelle Criscione sends one of her chickens off to college.​Six Rhode Island Red hens came home to roost at Saint Louis University's summer culinary camp last week, where they were feted with cornbread and toasted with mint lemonade before they were permitted to settle down to thei ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 26, 2010

    St. Louis Stage Capsules

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    SLU Basketball Players Won't Be Charged For Sexual Assault

    ​St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce announced yesterday that she would not seek criminal charges against three SLU basketball players arrested and questioned for an on-campus sexual assault Saturday. Joyce called the allegations against the athletes "extremely serious" but said there was "i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    SLU Student Attacked in Bathroom; Perp Dressed as Dalai Lama/Grieving Widow

    The Dalai Lama wears maroon robes. Jackie Kennedy wears a black hat and thin veil.​A female student at Saint Louis University was reportedly attacked Monday night in a restroom in the school's Xavier Hall. The victim says she was grabbed around the neck from behind and pushed to the floor around 7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Saint Louis University Resorts to Fake Owls to Battle a Very Real Crow Problem

    Life is imitating art at SLU.​Saint Louis University is inundated with hundreds -- possibly thousands -- of crows. The ravens are coating the campus with bird crap and proving to be a real menace for maintenance workers assigned to clean up the mess. "The cars in the back of the [Marchetti parking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Save the Beavers! (Translation: Fight Violence Against Women!)

    courtesy Save the Beavers​For the second year in a row, a group of Saint Louis University students will be organizing a Save the Beavers benefit party. And, uh, yeah, it's just what it sounds like: raising money for organization that protect women from violence, particularly rape."'Beaver' is a co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Redemption! SLU Defeats La Salle Wednesday

    photo by Keegan HamiltonAfter losing their final home game of the season to La Salle last week, Saint Louis University's men's basketball team exacted a little revenge and won a rematch against the Explorers Wednesday night in the first round of the A-10 tournament. Freshman Kwamain Mitchell made th ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    SLU's "Bar Row" To Lose One More Watering Hole

    The Post-Dispatch reports today that Laclede Street Bar & Grill will soon close to make way for a new apartment building to house Saint Louis University students. I've never been a huge fan of SLU bars (something about the stench of stale beer and urinal cakes repulses me), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    The 2008-2009 SLU Cheerleaders...

    It's a bit of a down time for the Bills.The Saint Louis University basketball team is bridging the gap between its tough, early non-conference games, and the start of A-10 play in January. In the meantime, the team has faced some perennial pansies (they pounded Savannah State 55-37 last weekend, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    A Cheap-Eats Map for St. Louis University

    In honor of the first day of classes of St. Louis University, I've put together a Google map of various spots near the SLU campus where students can find relatively cheap food. This isn't meant to be comprehensive, nor can I personally vouch for each place. Consider it a work in progress. If I misse ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    A Memory, A Monologue: A Rant and a Prayer, Part 2

    The beleaguered student production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer which Saint Louis University banned from campus last week has found a home. The play will be performed March 7 at the Bluebird, director Emma Schartner writes in an e-mail. Una, the student group responsible for the pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008
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    October 19, 2007

    SLU Police Don't Need to Get Fit After All

    Saint Louis University has flip-flopped on a sweeping change it made within its campus police department earlier this year. In May the school began requiring all public-safety officers to pass an annual doctor's physical and fitness test as a condition of continued employment. Last week the universi ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2007

    Arms Race

    All security guards at Saint Louis University are now required to carry a gun.

  • News

    July 11, 2007

    Those Were The Days

    Have a heart and give our St. Louis Munchkin a star on the Walk of Fame.

  • News

    May 9, 2007

    High Times

    Smoking pot leads to a wicked case of the munchies? Who knew?

  • News

    October 25, 2006

    Grand Debate

    Can a Catholic university like SLU chow down at the municipal trough?

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2004

    Kickin' It

    The Street Soccer Cup USA is taking it to the, um, streets

  • News

    May 5, 2004


    Week of May 5, 2004

  • News

    January 1, 2003

    Import Duty

    A former pro basketball player from Israel has to be bigger, stronger and faster for the American college game

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    SLU Blue

    Week of August 28, 2002

  • Music

    November 24, 1999


    Despite their location in the shadow of SLU, beloved gay bars Magnolia's and the Complex aren't going anywhere

  • News

    August 11, 1999


    SLU's president issues a no-parking order on side streets around St. Louis University Medical Center

  • News

    April 21, 1999
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    April 7, 1999

    War and Parking

    In an era about nothing, SLU student activism is a welcom sight

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    March 31, 1999
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