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 >>
Editor's note: The following is an op-ed submission to Daily RFT from Steve Harris, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saint Louis University and the president of the SLU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Check out our latest news coverag ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Financial aid forms don't always tell the whole story, according to federal statuteHas 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 >>
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 >>
Image courtesy of Amy LeeLast summer's students on delivery with one Campus Kitchen's clientsNationwide, 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 >>
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 >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
courtesy Save the BeaversFor 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 >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
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 >>
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 >>
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, a ... More >>
Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)
All security guards at Saint Louis University are now required to carry a gun.
Have a heart and give our St. Louis Munchkin a star on the Walk of Fame.
Smoking pot leads to a wicked case of the munchies? Who knew?
Can a Catholic university like SLU chow down at the municipal trough?
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
The Street Soccer Cup USA is taking it to the, um, streets
Week of May 5, 2004
A former pro basketball player from Israel has to be bigger, stronger and faster for the American college game
Week of August 28, 2002
Wildly successful restaurateur Eddie Neill does it again -- or does he?
Despite their location in the shadow of SLU, beloved gay bars Magnolia's and the Complex aren't going anywhere
SLU's president issues a no-parking order on side streets around St. Louis University Medical Center
In an era about nothing, SLU student activism is a welcom sight
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