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Letters to the Editor

A response to the mandatory sexual assault talk for the Greek community

A response to the mandatory sexual assault talk for the Greek community

January 30, 2014 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

By Becky Killian, Junior, Urban Affairs major in College of Arts and Sciences   Presentations concerning sexual assault frustrate me. The audience at these “dialogues” is always defensive and, at the end, the spoiler that a heavily intoxicated victim cannot give consent always proves to be subject for debate. While […]

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Jesuit discloses letter criticizing Biondi

Jesuit discloses letter criticizing Biondi

May 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

On July 4, 2010, I sent a letter to the Jesuit leadership of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus regarding my experience as a faculty member in SLU’s Department of History and as a Jesuit living in Jesuit Hall from fall 2001 to spring 2010. My disclosure at […]

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Unfairly overlooking big business, despite its benefits

Unfairly overlooking big business, despite its benefits

May 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

Despite the common misconception that large businesses only have negative effects on small businesses, they actually do tremendous amounts of good. Creating a large quantity of jobs and selling products at a lower price are only two benefits of many that large businesses have to offer. Large businesses, also known […]

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A plea for civil discourse amid leadership crisis at SLU

A plea for civil discourse amid leadership crisis at SLU

April 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm 0 comments

I’d like to make a plea to those most engaged with the debate over the leadership crisis at SLU. Perhaps in some instances over the last several months, those advancing criticisms of the upper administration and the board of trustees have stepped over lines of civility and fairness. However, recent […]

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Drilling practices pose danger to nation’s health

Drilling practices pose danger to nation’s health

April 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

I am very concerned with our government’s current, lax regulations on certain natural gas-drilling practices, especially hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The fracking industry has repeatedly received exemptions from environmental regulations such as the Safe Drinking Water Act. This lack of regulation puts the health of nearby communities at risk. We […]

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SGA president emeritus sets record straight

SGA president emeritus sets record straight

April 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

In his April 11 commentary (“Fr. Veltrie responds to Dr. Parker”), Fr. Jim Veltrie, SJ, a family friend, mentioned me as representative of people who have moved on from the no-confidence vote in 1999 (over which I presided as Student Government president) and, by implication, “forgiven” Fr. Biondi and his […]

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Jesuits seek to transform University in spirit of Gospels

Jesuits seek to transform University in spirit of Gospels

April 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm 0 comments

In “Biondi No ‘Scrooge on Christmas’” (April 4 issue of The University News), Prof. Ken Parker understandably invites Jesuits to take a clear public stand during the present situation. We are fully dedicated to the mission of this university, and we are doing everything we think will be effective to […]

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Foreign aid benefits US and recipients alike

Foreign aid benefits US and recipients alike

April 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

As the dreaded “sequestration” word continues bouncing around the halls of Congress and down the streets of America, we should remember that just as it takes a buck to make a buck, it may very well take life-saving foreign aid to save a buck, save a life and create a […]

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Forward on Climate Rally empowers activists

Forward on Climate Rally empowers activists

April 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

Having never visited Washington D.C. or attended a political rally, I didn’t quite know what to expect at the Forward on Climate Rally on Feb. 10. I traveled on a bus for 14 hours with other Saint Louis University students and Missouri citizens in order to urge President Obama to […]

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Help bring sustainable urban agriculture to St. Louis

Help bring sustainable urban agriculture to St. Louis

March 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

St. Louis has the chance to be a leader of urban agriculture, a method of farming that is sustainable for our environment. Senator Jason Holsman is supporting a bill that would incentivize urban agriculture, and other St. Louis legislators need to get on board. According to Environment Missouri representative Stuart […]

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