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ST. LOUIS • About 1,200 St. Louis Public Schools students are getting free Samsung Galaxy smartphones to do their homework and take online classes.

It's part of an initiative by Sprint called the 1 Million Project that's meant to close the so-called "homework gap" by giving one million free devices to students across the country. The term "homework gap" refers...

Lindenwood University's new $24.5 million library and academic resource center opened this weekend after more than two years of construction.

The new three-story, 100,000 square-foot library on the university's St. Charles campus replaces the 36,000 square-foot Butler Library, built in 1929. Many of Lindenwood's student services will also be based in the new building, including the writing center, veteran services,...

St. Louis already has one pre-eminent research university — and it’s not the one located on Grand Boulevard.

Ken Olliff wants that to change.

“St. Louis needs two great research universities,” says the recently hired vice president for research at St. Louis University.

Olliff is in charge of SLU’s campaign to build itself into one of them, with the ultimate...

ST. LOUIS • University of Missouri-Columbia leaders celebrated a $21.6 million gift to the journalism school Friday — the sixth-largest donation in the flagship campus’ history according to campus leaders.

The massive gift comes from David Novak, a co-founder and recently retired chief executive for Yum! Brands, the umbrella company for Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut.

The donation will...

ST. LOUIS • Northwest Missouri State University announced a new program Thursday from which students have already started to reap rewards.

The program, called the American Dream Grant, covers 100 percent of tuition and fees for students who are eligible for federal need-based financial aid.

The actual American Dream Grant has been around on the Maryville, Mo., campus since 2004,...

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