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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:33am

A pair of prominent STL men will join the ranks of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College in Fulton.

The local honorees are businessman and philanthropist Sam Fox, who also was the former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium; and Westminster alumnus Neal F. Perryman, of the Lewis Rice law firm.

The ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, which is part of the National Churchill Museum on the school's campus.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:06pm

LEBANON • Of course, she gets just a little nervous waiting to find out which word officials at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee will throw at her, Alice Liu admits.

But Liu is a pro. She’s been through the St. Louis bee before and into the late rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington.

She makes sure she’s thinking of the same word the judges are saying before she visualizes it, ticking through the questions she’s allowed to ask judges: definition, use in a sentence, word origin, pronunciation. Most important, she said: “Stay calm.”

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:06pm

ST. LOUIS • Students from at least two dozen schools in the St. Louis area walked out of class or held assemblies as part of a national day of protests one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

The coordinated school walkouts were loosely organized by Empower, the youth wing of the Women's March, which brought thousands to Washington, D.C., last year.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 2:12pm

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • The University of Illinois is considering an expansion of its solar farm.

The University of Illinois South Farms has been idle since October when on-site electrical system issues occurred, The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported. But it's scheduled to resume operations soon.

University officials have discussed expanding the 21-acre solar farm to help meet renewable-energy goals outlined in the Illinois Climate Action Plan, known as iCAP.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:21am

With the help of some recent big gifts and positive trends in the market, the University of Missouri-Columbia hit a new milestone: Its endowment reached $1 billion.

A hearty endowment makes universities look good when they’re competing for top faculty who are going to bring in grant money, as well as for top students.

It’s all about competition, and for a while, some other universities have had an advantage over Mizzou, according to Tom Hiles, vice chancellor for advancement.

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