Father Lawrence Biondi http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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 SLU Professors Allege Smaller Raises Are Retaliation For Speaking Out Against Biondi http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-professors-allege-smaller-raises-are-retaliation-speaking-out-against-biondi <p><strong>Updated at 8:15 a.m. Friday to correct the organization Dr. Harris heads. It is the American Association of University Professors, not Professionals.</strong></p><p><b>Updated at 6:15 p.m. to correct the size of the raise pool. It is $13.4 million, not $3.4 million.</b></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some faculty at Saint Louis University say they’re facing retaliation for speaking out against the leadership of outgoing president Father Lawrence </span>Biondi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:05:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28363 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU Professors Allege Smaller Raises Are Retaliation For Speaking Out Against Biondi Students, Faculty React To Biondi’s Retirement Announcement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/students-faculty-react-biondi-s-retirement-announcement <p></p><p><em><strong>Updated with reactions from students and faculty, added video May 7</strong></em></p><p>James Dreas, a senior studying aerospace engineering, was hustling to get to church on Sunday morning.</p><p>He said he’s not up on all the details, but the way things went down doesn’t sit well with him.</p><p>“It’s kind of a shame he had to leave, if he didn’t want to, that is,” Dreas said.</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 03:15:33 +0000 Tim Lloyd 26100 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Students, Faculty React To Biondi’s Retirement Announcement