Saint Louis University http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why Is St. Louis Named After A French King Who Was Born 800 Years Ago? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-st-louis-named-after-french-king-who-was-born-800-years-ago <p>How did a French king born in 1214 become the namesake of a city founded in the heart of the Americas 550 years later? The answer is woven into the fabric of St. Louis’ identity even now, as we celebrate the 250<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the city’s founding.</p><p>Friday marks the 800<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the birth of the city’s namesake: Louis IX, the only French king to become a saint.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:41:00 +0000 Camille Phillips 35503 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Is St. Louis Named After A French King Who Was Born 800 Years Ago? Saint Louis University Names Fred Pestello New President http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saint-louis-university-names-fred-pestello-new-president <p><strong>Updated 1:41 p.m., Fri., March 21.</strong></p><p>Saint Louis University has a new president, its first non-Jesuit president, to succeed the Rev. Lawrence Biondi, who stepped down amid controversy last year.</p><p>The university’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Fred Pestello during a special meeting Thursday evening, according to a news release. He will begin his new position on July 1.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:31:10 +0000 Tim Lloyd 34616 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saint Louis University Names Fred Pestello New President Plaintiffs In School Desegregation Suit Say Goals Remain Elusive After 60 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plaintiffs-school-desegregation-suit-say-goals-remain-elusive-after-60-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 60 years after school segregation was outlawed, two members of the family most associated with the case say that the St. Louis area student transfers show that the true goals of the Supreme Court's ruling remain unfulfilled.</span></p><p>Linda Brown Thompson and Cheryl Brown Henderson, whose Topeka, Kan., family was the lead plaintiff in the landmark 1954 ruling, told an audience at Saint Louis University law school Friday that their case was more about equality of resources and opportunity than simply letting black and white students sit together.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:51:59 +0000 Dale Singer 33921 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Plaintiffs In School Desegregation Suit Say Goals Remain Elusive After 60 Years Help Wanted: Local Colleges Search For New Leaders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/help-wanted-local-colleges-search-new-leaders <p>Updated at 3:23 p.m. Mon., Feb. 17, with announcement of new SIU president. Some of the jobs came open suddenly, one at the end of a long campus standoff and still others quietly at the end of long, productive tenures, but they all have resulted in room at the top of the ivory tower:</p><p>At least four local schools – Saint Louis University, Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis Community College and the Southern Illinois University system – have vacancies in the office of their top administrator or did until Monday, when SIU named a new president.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:12:33 +0000 Dale Singer 33667 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Help Wanted: Local Colleges Search For New Leaders Discussion: The Papacy Of Pope Francis And His Impact On The Catholic Church http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-papacy-pope-francis-and-his-impact-catholic-church <p></p><p>In the 11 months since Pope Francis began his papacy, he has gained widespread approval and a reputation for shaking things up.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:03:30 +0000 Camille Phillips 33664 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: The Papacy Of Pope Francis And His Impact On The Catholic Church Heard Of 'The Exorcist?' This St. Louis Event Inspired It http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heard-exorcist-st-louis-event-inspired-it <p>The mattress began to shake. &nbsp;Arms and legs flailing.&nbsp; For hours he fluctuated between frenzy and calm.</p><p>The following phrases describe an exorcism that took place in March and April of 1949.&nbsp; A cadre of Jesuit priests affiliated with Saint Louis University, led by Father William S. Bowdern, the pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, undertook the exorcism of a 14-year-old boy. They took turns praying over the boy, working to cast out the demon believed to have possessed him.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:56:26 +0000 Camille Phillips & Alex Heuer 31043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heard Of 'The Exorcist?' This St. Louis Event Inspired It Email Scam At SLU Compromises Personal Information http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/email-scam-slu-compromises-personal-information <p>An email scam directed towards Saint Louis University employees compromised private information to an unknown user, including the personal health information of about 3,000 people. &nbsp;</p><p>A subset of SLU employees received an email in late July asking them to disclose their log-in and password information on a phony website posing as SLU&rsquo;s log-in portal. 40 SLU employees responded to the email, and 20 email accounts were accessed by the unknown user.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:10:07 +0000 Kate Essig 30485 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Email Scam At SLU Compromises Personal Information SLU Students Help NASA Ozone Study Soar Over Saint Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-students-help-nasa-ozone-study-soar-over-saint-louis <p>If you happen to be near the Saint Louis Science Center planetarium at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, look up. You might see a weather balloon.</p><p>Students at Saint Louis University are launching them as part of a study sponsored by the U.S. space agency NASA.</p><p>The mission aims to improve our understanding of air pollution and global climate.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 29155 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU Students Help NASA Ozone Study Soar Over Saint Louis SLU President Biondi To Step Down Sept. 1 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-president-biondi-step-down-sept-1 <p><i>Last updated 3:50 p.m.</i></p><p>Saint Louis University's president Father Lawrence Biondi will be stepping down Sept. 1.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fact that&nbsp;</span>Biondi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was to retire&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/students-faculty-react-biondi-s-retirement-announcement" style="line-height: 1.5;">was announced in May</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but the date&nbsp;</span>Biondi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;would step down was not announced at that time.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:13:55 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Bill Raack 29154 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU President Biondi To Step Down Sept. 1 SLU Cuts Ribbon On New Law School http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-cuts-ribbon-new-law-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With dozens of alums and current students on hand, Saint Louis University’s new law school in downtown officially opened for business today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joe and Loretta Scott Hall - named for the couple who donated the office building where it's housed - is a stone's throw from the state and federal courthouses, as well as City Hall.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:44:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 29152 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU Cuts Ribbon On New Law School