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  1. Here's a newsflash for some confused folks on here: the investigation, and the university's conclusion, are far from over. stay tuned but these kinds of things do take time.
  2. Practice news

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/benjamin-hochman/hochman-season-of-uncertainty-right-now-for-slu/article_00a654fe-f577-5f83-b511-684519032450.html ps: the comments about the lack of clear focus, stylistic blunders, and general writing ineptness are certainly showcased here... I was struck by Joe's comments about the lack of editorial oversight/advice. This reads a lot like a first draft...
  3. Well, gotta respond: first, not sure if you two are both, or either, kidding here or not (Maybe you guys were being ironic or something... and if so, haha). So allow me to clarify: Great cover version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. It's not a tribute concert, it was Rock and Roll HOF induction. Mike Campbell is not the one playing the Clapton solo, first of all; it was played by Jeff Lynne's guitarist; and ps-- Lynne is also remarkable, along with Steve Winwood. But if you are implying that Tom Petty (I'm a huge fan of all those guys, btw) is the person who stands out in that video, you are way off the mark. Prince's performance is stellar and has been called one of the great performances ever at the HOF. The technical brilliance is perhaps only grasped by actual guitarists, including a large number of intricate techniques that Prince just sort of does, effortlessly. Trust me when I tell you, Tom was a great songwriter but he cannot play anymore near that stratosphere... maybe Eddie Van Halen! But read this great article and witness the genius of Prince's performance. Even Petty admits he melted the stage... & I'm not arguing that Prince > Tom Petty, btw -- that's a silly comparison; I'm just making sure everyone recognizes the guitar mastery of Prince, who really was the one who stood out, and how awesome that performance really was. The story is a good one -- with basically ZERO rehearsal... https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/arts/music/prince-guitar-rock-hall-of-fame.html
  4. it's a weekly paper, Rich, just FYI... you might think about cutting these undergrads some slack. It is interesting that they are still being stonewalled for confirmation, however ...
  5. not much -- nothing new! -- but here's the UNews story in the latest issue: maybe the most interesting element is they are still not naming the basketball team or any other team ... http://unewsonline.com/35035/news/reported-campus-sexual-assault-update/
  6. A few facts worth noting: (after saying I am just absolutely sick about this, and it is a program disaster) if it is true that there are 3 witnesses, in this sort of case, that is a huge factor. Detectives will be able to separate the witnesses and get stories that are either in common or wildly different. Very different from 2010. 3 witnesses is crucial here, I think. The names from that infamous text are basically all over campus including writers at UNews. (Yes, I've seen the text, like most students). The person who mentioned the police report and FIA was right on, except technically there must be 5 days, and then only those involved and their attorneys have access, at least initially, Last time (2010) the RFT somehow got ahold of it and published the entire report -- boy was that sickening. Evidently this may turn out to be much, much more sordid reading. I seem to recall the RFT publishing that rag several weeks after the incident so I do not expect the police report to appear anytime soon, although these days you never know. (I did not take time to look that up, so maybe it was days and not weeks ...) The other thing to note is that whether charges end up being filed or not -- there will certainly be internal discipline at SLU. It will probably be pretty decisive, but will take some time. The standard in the SLU community is higher than the rule of criminal law, so to speak -- as it should be. The Student Handbook is available on-line, by the way: http://www.slu.edu/life-at-slu/community-standards/pdfs/16-17student-handbook.pdf Among other things: it says this -- (go to pp. 52 ff.) Consent may be withdrawn by any consenting party at any time during the sexual activity. Withdrawal of consent must be demonstrated by words and/or actions that indicate a desire to end sexual activity. Once an individual has communicated withdrawal of consent, all sexual activity must end. e
  7. Here is the SLU President's official letter regarding the current scandal making the rounds on campus. I'd certainly be interested in hearing what any current students are reporting on this one, but my understanding is this is fairly big. I have no further comment to make here, so don't ask, or pm me, on this one. Read it and weep ... & make of it what you will. From: Office of the President <slu_announce@slu.edu> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:45 PM Subject: A Message from the President on Recent Sexual Assault Allegations Dear members of the SLU community, I write to provide some additional information about what the University is doing related to this weekend’s report of on-campus sexual assaults. The Department of Public Safety has already issued a timely warning about the allegations. On Sunday, Sept. 24, we were notified by a representative of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department that three women, including two SLU students, reported they were sexually assaulted in an on-campus apartment by student athletes. First, I want to say how deeply troubled I am by these allegations, which involve behavior that runs counter to our mission and values. SLU seeks to foster a safe and supportive atmosphere where students, faculty, clinicians, and staff can flourish in an inclusive environment that is free from harassment and harm. Sexual assault, misconduct and harassment of any kind have no place at our University. St. Louis police are investigating the reports, and the University is cooperating fully with the police investigation. The University has also launched its own investigation through its Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. The University’s Title IX coordinator will be working with an external investigative team — engaged by the University — which specializes in assisting colleges and universities with reports of sexual assault and misconduct. The Athletics Department is cooperating with all ongoing investigations and fully supports the University’s processes. Any community member with information about this matter should directly contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at (314) 444-5385, SLU’s Department of Public Safety at (314) 977-2376, or the University’s Title IX Coordinator at (314) 977-3838. Additionally, any community member with questions about the University’s policies regarding sexual violence may contact the Title IX Coordinator. Our process will be conducted in a thorough, fair and impartial manner. And the University will continue to provide support to all of our students. Sincerely, Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. President
  8. Here is the SLU President's official letter regarding the current scandal making the rounds on campus. I'd certainly be interested in hearing what any current students are reporting on this one, but my understanding is this is fairly big. I have no further comment to make here, so don't ask, or pm me, on this one. Read it and weep ... & make of it what you will. From: Office of the President <slu_announce@slu.edu> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:45 PM Subject: A Message from the President on Recent Sexual Assault Allegations Dear members of the SLU community, I write to provide some additional information about what the University is doing related to this weekend’s report of on-campus sexual assaults. The Department of Public Safety has already issued a timely warning about the allegations. On Sunday, Sept. 24, we were notified by a representative of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department that three women, including two SLU students, reported they were sexually assaulted in an on-campus apartment by student athletes. First, I want to say how deeply troubled I am by these allegations, which involve behavior that runs counter to our mission and values. SLU seeks to foster a safe and supportive atmosphere where students, faculty, clinicians, and staff can flourish in an inclusive environment that is free from harassment and harm. Sexual assault, misconduct and harassment of any kind have no place at our University. St. Louis police are investigating the reports, and the University is cooperating fully with the police investigation. The University has also launched its own investigation through its Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. The University’s Title IX coordinator will be working with an external investigative team — engaged by the University — which specializes in assisting colleges and universities with reports of sexual assault and misconduct. The Athletics Department is cooperating with all ongoing investigations and fully supports the University’s processes. Any community member with information about this matter should directly contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at (314) 444-5385, SLU’s Department of Public Safety at (314) 977-2376, or the University’s Title IX Coordinator at (314) 977-3838. Additionally, any community member with questions about the University’s policies regarding sexual violence may contact the Title IX Coordinator. Our process will be conducted in a thorough, fair and impartial manner. And the University will continue to provide support to all of our students. Sincerely, Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. President
  9. OT: Midtown Development

    Are you good with a little ride north?? Try the ribs at Roper's Ribs on West Florissant, up on the north side: do any of you guys remember the little joint Frank Underwood goes to at the beginning of House of Cards??? Also, Capitalist Pig is organic and pretty good, but like Pappy's, get there early since once they sell out, they close. Very cool space, too: in south Soulard on 12th.
  10. OT: Midtown Development

    I've been around the block, here and abroad, and STL is a pretty good city for restaurants. Excellent in terms of certain ethnic foods, like Italian on the Hill or Vietnamese and some variation thereof; there are some excellent hole in the wall BBQ joints too. Nationally I'm sure STL is underrated; since being considered near the bottom is unfair to say the least. We just hosted an elite professional from DC (with its awesome food scene) and he was completely blown away with what we showed him of STL: his idea of it, never having been here, was pretty grim. And the prices!! You ought to see the crap $40 will get you in Venice or even some American cities... True: Seafood not so great -- actually, lousy at times -- that's what 4 years in Japan will do for you. I also am not a fan of the Mexican scene here, having spent much time in New Mexico and California. I agree with what someone else suggested: after Chicago, probably the best in the midwest flyover area. And ps: what's really terrific here is the pricing, which would be double for similar meals -- or more -- on the coasts.
  11. Chris May

    Chris May is doing a good job and he is well liked and respected at SLU. I hope hammering him, or anyone else, on here, makes some of you feel just a tiny bit better about your own jejune existence, because it's really making me (and possibly a lot of other MBM's) want to vomit all over your sting ray convertible... please let me know if there is a message board out there where I can come on it and in my initial post tell the world what a hopeless ignoramus you are, in your job... In case you've been hibernating, or waiting for the appearance of Nibiru: Times are so tough at SLU that the provost spent 20 minutes at her recent state of the university message to the COAS explaining how she saved money by getting rid of certain forms, and saved a bunch of trees. I personally had several long-term friends laid off in the spring and the result being, the rest of us left behind just need to figure out how to handle all the work they were handling -- in addition to everything we are already doing. And honestly, SLU is in pretty good shape, moneywise, compared to about 75% or more of higher education. If you want a new soccer or baseball stadium, write a check -- but make it big, OK?? Maybe they will name a building after you... By the way: It takes no guts to come on a public discussion board like this and trash someone for the job they are doing, especially when you know not of what you speak. i.e. you are gutless.
  12. Travis Ford On 590

    Innocent question; who is this AD people keep referring to?? I admit to not reading through every thread everyday; but I'm just curious why MBM's now regularly refer to Henriquez as AD?? Did I miss something?? ps: one thing I've heard through the grapevine is how happy and satisfied the entire staff is with both the team progress, the school, and generally just living here in STL. The strong sense that we are really building a culture with stamina and legs, I mean. At present at least, Everybody's pretty euphoric...
  13. First Summer Practice

    I've been watching the guys play pick-up for more years than I care to admit to; but this team looks pretty different to me, too: skill-wise and size/ strength. I would hedge against being too fulsome in praise after a few hours at the Simon Rec or elsewhere. But I think it's safe to say that the 20 point game record (worst scoring ever) is going to be safe in the near future. We can score points, run the floor, and attack the rim with -- gusto! How does it all transfer onto the court in Nov.?? stay tuned Happy to confirm your perceptions....
  14. I scanned through this thread, and yes it's early, and so I will only say this: if we end this next season only at #80 I will be fairly disappointed if not alarmed. Maybe I am missing something here but this assemblage of talent bodes well for AT LEAST top 50...
  15. That is one handsome guy! I wish I was that handsome and literate. I guess if any MBM's are interested or committed to meeting the real DoctorB in person, maybe just come to the reading Thursday in CWE, 7pm; because I plan on going as well to hear my colleague... I've read that novel, by the way, and it's almost pretty good; most of the commas and stuff are in the right places ....
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