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October 24, 2014 - Inauguration: Dr. Fred Pestello              October 24, 2014 - Gandhi’s grandson advocates nonviolence              October 24, 2014 - Speaker talks about talking and listening              October 24, 2014 - ‘Tastes’ series stops by Saudi Arabia              October 24, 2014 - Old Mines, new direction              October 24, 2014 - An unexpected passing              October 23, 2014 - Women second in A-10 conference              October 23, 2014 - Men’s soccer tops UMass 5-0             

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Inauguration: Dr. Fred Pestello

Inauguration: Dr. Fred Pestello

October 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

Friday, Oct. 3 marked a celebratory occasion in Saint Louis University’s history, as the school installed its 33rd president, Dr. Fred Pestello. The new president was formally initiated at an inauguration ceremony held in Chaifetz Arena, which included a variety of speakers and performers to welcome Pestello as the University’s […]

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Non-violence: Arun Gandhi speaks to SLU students on the power of peace.
Ryan Quinn / Photo Editor

Gandhi’s grandson advocates nonviolence

October 24, 2014 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

On Oct. 4, St. Louis University students listened to Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, explain his views on the meaning and power of true non-violence.  Hosted by the SLU Hindu Student Community and the Interfaith Alliance, Gandhi spoke of the lessons he learned during his time with his grandfather, […]

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Speaker talks about talking and listening

Speaker talks about talking and listening

October 24, 2014 at 7:15 pm 0 comments

Among other things, October is Respect Life Month, and SLU’s Students for Life made sure to come prepared for spreading awareness. Tuesday, in the Baer-Fuller lecture halls, the pro-life organization introduced this year’s speaker, Jay Watts. Titled “The Case for Life,” Watts’ main goal is to spread awareness on college […]

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Tastes: SLU students celebrated Saudi culture at the Center for Global Citizenship.
Yasser Alsaleh  / Staff Writer

‘Tastes’ series stops by Saudi Arabia

October 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

On the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 6, Saint Louis University students entered the Center for Global Citizenship for a little taste of Saudi Arabia. The event, hosted by the Office of International Services and SLU’s Saudi students, is part of the Cultural Tastes series. Each month, SLU international students will […]

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Old Mines: The Fall Festival included many celebratory activities including music and dancing and was a way for the people to embrace their French heritage.
Tim Wilhelm / News Editor

Old Mines, new direction

October 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm 0 comments

As a dialect disappears, a town turns to song Sixty miles from Saint Louis University’s campus, a near-extinct dialect of French heralded autumn’s arrival. On Sunday, Oct. 5, the Old Mines Historical Society held its annual Fall Festival (Fête de l’Automne) across from Washington State Park, in De Soto, Mo. […]

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An unexpected passing

An unexpected passing

October 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

David Pollack, a 58 year-old adjunct professor of philosophy, passed away in a University classroom on Oct. 6.  The cause of his death has not been determined, but authorities have indicated that there were no signs of foul play. Pollack earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University and […]

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Homecoming: SLU students, alumni, and family participate in the golf-cart parade, one of the many activities held during the weekend.
Elizabeth Scofidio  / Contributor

Welcome home, Billikens

October 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

University draws students, alumni, family Homecoming and Family Weekend gave visitors to SLU a chance to see a variety of changes, from the new catering on campus to the selection of a new president and staff members. The three major departments involved in the planning of the weekend were Alumni […]

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Discussing the desegregation of SLU

Discussing the desegregation of SLU

October 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

70 years later, Heithaus homily has lasting impact The year 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the official desegregation of Saint Louis University; 1944 was the first year that blacks and other non-white students were allowed to study at SLU.. On Saturday, Sept. 27, Dr. Jonathan C. Smith, Professor of […]

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Friend of the Court – and Community

Friend of the Court – and Community

October 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Gathered in a tiny classroom, a handful of pre-law students decided to change the Saint Louis Community for the better. The group they formed, Amicus Curiae, is SLU’s new pre-law society on campus. Founded on a mission to educate and prepare members for a career of serving others, Amicus Curiae […]

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Meet the chairman

Meet the chairman

October 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

This December, Saint Louis University will welcome a new chairman to its Board of Trustees, according to a news statement released on Saturday, Sept. 27. At that time, current chairman Joe Adorjan will step down from his position and become Chairman Emeritus, while Board member Joseph Conran will acquire the […]

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