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.
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.
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:
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.
The mattress began to shake. Arms and legs flailing. For hours he fluctuated between frenzy and calm.
The following phrases describe an exorcism that took place in March and April of 1949. 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.
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.
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’s log-in portal. 40 SLU employees responded to the email, and 20 email accounts were accessed by the unknown user.
SLU students Joseph Wilkins, Patrick Walsh, Jackie Ringhausen and Tim Barbeau (standing, from left to right), and Valparaiso Univ. trainers Alex Kotsakis and Mark Spychala (crouching, left to right) stabilize the balloon as it fills with helium.
Credit (Art Chimes)
Each weather balloon carries a Styrofoam box like this one. It contains an ozonesonde, an instrument that measures ozone. The box also holds a radiosonde that measures temperature, humidity and air pressure.
Credit Art Chimes
Valparaiso University atmospheric chemist and meteorologist Gary Morris is helping to train the SLU students. Here, he tests out a parachute that will help slow the ozonesonde's fall after the balloon bursts somewhere around 100,000 feet above the ground.
Credit Art Chimes
This Google Earth map shows the trajectory of the weather balloon SLU launched on Thursday, August 8. The balloon burst north of Florissant, at an altitude of 116,447 feet. It landed in Alton, Illinois, about two and half hours after launch.
Credit Gary Morris, Valparaiso University
Data from the ozonesonde are transmitted through a large antenna to a radio receiver (right), then plotted out in real time on a laptop.
Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio
These profiles show ozone (in parts per billion by volume) with altitude. On August 8, rain washed ozone out of the air, decreasing levels near the ground. The EPA considers concentrations above 75 ppb to be hazardous to human health (red dotted line).