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Cityscape
10:06 am
Fri November 7, 2014

MOCRA Installs First Site-Specific Exhibition

An overview of Rebecca Niederlander's installation at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University in St. Louis.
Credit Jeffrey Vaughn / Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art

After 20 years, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art has its first site-specific installation.

“During our first 20 years, we had thematic shows that often included many artists,” museum director the Rev. Terry Dempsey told “Cityscape” host Steve Potter. “Each one of the works that is in place over at MOCRA right now is essential to the other works that are there. This is very special.”

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Community Coalition For Clemency
3:34 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Coalition Calls On Nixon To Ease Sentences Of Abuse Victims

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Updated at 4:35 p.m. with comment from Governor Jay Nixon.

A alliance of legal and political figures has launched an effort to get clemency for 14 women incarcerated in Missouri. 

The women are in prison for violent crimes, including murder. But coalition members said many were battered women who killed their abusers and others did not directly harm anyone by committing their crimes. All were victims of abuse starting at a young age and some had addiction problems.

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Fred Pestello
3:45 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

New President Says SLU Must Maintain Jesuit Mission

Fred Pestello receives the symbolic chain of office as president of Saint Louis University
Credit Michelle Peltier/Saint Louis University

Fred Pestello may be the first lay president of Saint Louis University, but he is hardly ignoring the school’s mission grounded in Jesuit philosophy.

At his inauguration Friday morning, Pestello told faculty, staff, students, alumni and representatives of other universities that the traditions of a Jesuit education mean that SLU must “ask the most compelling questions of our time. Our mission statement itself is a reflection of this extraordinary vocation. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and the service of humanity….

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St. Louis on the Air
1:41 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Law Professionals Discuss Court Fines, Fees

People line up to take part in an amnesty program to clear up outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants in August 2013, in Ferguson, Mo. For those living on the economic margins, the consequences of even a minor criminal violation can lead to a spiral of debt, unpaid obligations, unemployment and even arrest.
Credit Jeff Roberson / Associated Press

In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations, according to documents filed with Missouri’s judicial department.

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Obituary
10:46 am
Thu September 25, 2014

James R. Drake, M.D.: Internist Practiced What He Preached: Happy Health Care

Dr. James R. Drake with students
Credit Provided by Saint Louis University School of Medicine

For the past 20 years, a clinic for St. Louisans who cannot afford basic health care quickly filled with patients every Saturday morning.

On many of those mornings, James R. Drake, M.D., a professor of internal medicine at Saint Louis University and a general internist, supervised medical, social work and physical therapy students at the nation’s only entirely student-run free health clinic.

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Campus marches
4:46 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Brown's Death Marked By Rallies At Washington U., SLU

Washington University students march in support of Michael Brown
Credit James Byard/WUSTL Photos

Updated 7:21 a.m. Tuesday to change number of people involved:

Monday marked not only the first day of classes at Washington University and Saint Louis University but also a collaborative effort to take note of the death of Michael Brown and the issues it has raised.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:22 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Panera's Cutting Artificial Sweeteners — Should You?

Panera Bread Co. announced in June that it will eliminate artificial sweeteners, coloring and preservatives from all of its foods by 2016.
Credit Courtesy: Panera Bread Co.

Artificial sweeteners have been controversial for decades. Several studies have attacked sweeteners, especially aspartame used in diet sodas.

In June, St. Louis-based Panera Bread Co. announced it will eliminate artificial sweeteners, coloring and preservatives from its foods by 2016. Panera nutrition manager Katie Bengston said “taste is the driving factor.”

Bengston said Panera is evaluating everything, including the sodas it sells.

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Cross-Cultural Exchange
5:00 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

SLU Hosts Summit To Discuss Education In Belize

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A delegation of religious and education officials from the Central American country of Belize arrives in St. Louis Monday for a meeting of the minds with Saint Louis University faculty.

The purpose of the conference is to determine ways that SLU students and faculty can provide training and support for St. Martin’s de Porres, a Jesuit parish and grade school in Belize City.

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Catholicism
6:41 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

St. Louis Will Be Headquarters For Expanded Missouri Jesuit Province

Father Ronald Mercier is the new head of the combined Missouri and New Orleans district of Jesuits, known as the Central and Southern Province.
Credit courtesy Missouri Jesuit Province

The Missouri district of Jesuit priests and brothers merged with its New Orleans counterpart Thursday to cover an area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, and from Missouri down to the Gulf of Mexico.  The headquarters of the newly combined district of the Catholic Order, known as a Jesuit province, will be located in St. Louis.

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Fred Pestello
8:27 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

At SLU, New President Faces Many Challenges

SLU President Fred Pestello
Credit Stephanie Zimmerman

The scaffolding surrounding DuBourg Hall on the Saint Louis University campus is as much symbolic as it is structural.

While the administration building gets a facelift, the president’s office got a new occupant this week. Fred Pestello, SLU’s first non-Jesuit president, took over on Tuesday after a six-year career as president of Le Moyne College, another Jesuit institution in Syracuse, N.Y.

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