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Saint Louis University
12:21 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

SLU law school dean resigns, expresses loss of confidence in top leadership

A screen capture from a Saint Louis University video showing the exterior of what will be the University's new location for its law school in downtown St. Louis.
(via Vimeo/ Saint Louis University)

Updated at 4:55 with comments from interim dean Thomas Keefe.

Updated at 4:20 with comments from current Student Bar Association president

Updated 3:58 p.m. with letter from Biondi to staff via Saint Louis University.

Updated at 2:40 p.m. with comments from former Student Bar Association vice president.

Will be updated.

Annette Clark, dean of the Saint Louis University School of Law, resigned this morning.

In two letters obtained by St. Louis Public Radio (which you can read below), Clark details her reasons for leaving. Clark says she "no longer [has] confidence" in the abilities of President Lawrence Biondi or Vice President of Academic Affairs Manoj Patankar to lead the University.

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Environment - Pollution
1:29 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Former Doe Run subsidiary criticized for smelter pollution in Peru

The Doe Run facility in La Oroya, Peru.
Courtesy Tim Campion

Updated 1:20 p.m. August 1 with reopening of smelter

The Doe Run Peru smelter in La Oroya, which had been clsoed due to financial and environmental compliance issues since 2009, resumed zinc processing operations over the weekend.

Peru's Minister of Energy and Mines, Jorge Merino Tafur, is reported to have said that lead smelting would also resume in the not too distant future. Restarting copper production would likely take longer, since that would require building a plant to control sulfuric acid emissions.

Doe Run Peru is owned by the Renco Group, which also owns the St. Louis-based Doe Run Resources Corporation. The metal smelting companies in Missouri and Peru have operated independently since 2007.

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Morning round-up
6:23 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Morning headlines - Thursday, June 7, 2012

(via Flickr/IndofunkSatish)

SLU researchers study meningitis vaccine

Saint Louis University scientists are conducting a clinical trial of a vaccine for the last remaining strain of meningitis without a vaccine.

The university is recruiting children ages 10 to 12 to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Adolescents are the primary carriers of the bacteria that causes the disease. 

Meningococcal meningitis is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. Flu-like symptoms can progress rapidly, and death can occur within hours.

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Minority Health
5:22 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

SLU hosts forum on minority health

(via Flickr/Jennifer_Boriss)

Saint Louis University is hosting a forum on Tuesday about the public health issues facing minorities, in particular African Americans.

A panel of local academics from SLU and Washington University will present their research on topics ranging from maternal health to how segregation affects health literacy.

SLU community health expert Keon Gilbert will talk about the relationship of education to health outcomes in young African American men at risk of dropping out of high school.

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Music therapy
6:25 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Instruments of Healing: Fighting cancer with medicine and music

St. Louis Symphony cellists Anne Fagerburg and Bjorn Ranheim play a music therapy concert at the Saint Louis University Cancer Center on Feb. 27.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

At first glance, the Saint Louis University Cancer Center and the St. Louis Symphony seem to have vastly different missions. One seeks to provide the best care possible following an often devastating diagnosis. The other seeks to spread the beauty of music wherever it can.

But a unique collaboration looks to combine those two missions as often as possible in the region's first comprehensive music therapy program – to the benefit of both organizations and the people they serve.

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sports concussions
4:52 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Forum on sports concussions held at Saint Louis University

(via Flickr/mel_rowling)

Coaches, athletic directors, and school nurses from across Missouri met at Saint Louis University on Thursday for a forum on sports concussions in student athletes.

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri sponsored the conference, which drew about 200 participants.

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Morning round-up
9:13 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Commission approves Pevely demolition

St. Louis University has received approval from the city Planning Commission to demolish the historic Pevely Dairy Complex. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the commission approved the demolition Wednesday night.

The city Preservation Board originally denied the demolition request, prompting the appeal to the commission.

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Harry Keough / Soccer
12:12 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

St. Louis soccer legend Harry Keough dead at 84

St. Louis native and soccer legend Harry Keough died Feb. 7.
(Courtesy SoccerSTL.net)

Harry Keough, a member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died. He was 84.

Keough was a native St. Louisan and coached soccer at Saint Louis University, where he won five national NCAA titles.

Keough died Tuesday, U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Michael Kammarman said.

A defender who had one goal in 19 appearances for the U.S. from 1949-57, Keough started all three games for the Americans at the 1950 World Cup and was captain when the U.S. played Spain in its opener.

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Pevely demo
10:43 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Denial of Pevely Dairy demo will get another city review

The proposed ambulatory care center at the site of the old Pevely Dairy complex.
(The Lawrence Group via Saint Louis University)

The St. Louis city Planning Commission has agreed to consider whether Saint Louis University should be allowed to tear down three buildings at the old Pevely Dairy site in midtown to build a new ambulatory care center.

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Developing: Spoonhour dies
12:07 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Former SLU basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour dies

Former SLU Billikens basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour, shown here at the helm of the UNLV Running Rebels, has died at the age of 72.
(University of Nevada-Las Vegas)

Will be updated.

The man who brought "Spoonball" to St. Louis has died.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Charlie Spoonhour, the head coach of the Saint Louis University Bilikens basketball team from 1992 to 1999, passed away today at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C. Spoonhour was 72 years old.

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