Category Archives: East St. Louis Today

Dunham Museum Featured on St. Louis Public Radio

The Dunham Museum was featured on St. Louis Public Radio last Friday! IUR Director Dr. Andrew Theising and Dunahm Museum board president speak to public radio’s Erin Williams about the struggles the museum faces to stay open. You can listen to … Continue reading

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Service Learning

Last weekend, my family took a trip to historic Hannibal, Missouri. This little town on the Mississippi River is home to Samuel Clemens, who was one of America’s greatest thinkers. Many people know him better by his pen name – … Continue reading

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Cultural Front: East St. Louis and the Humanities

Article written by: Dr. Howard Rambsy Cross-posted from: www.culturalfront.org http://www.culturalfront.org/2013/08/east-st-louis-and-humanities.htmlSaint Paul’s Episcopal Church, N 9th Street & Summit, East St. Louis How might we utilize the arts, humanities, and technology to enhance views and engagements with East St. Louis? That … Continue reading

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Join the Institute for Urban Research for a Service Day on Saturday, February 23, 2013

Come join the Institute for Urban Research on February 23, 2013, in collecting video histories of East St. Louis Veterans at the Joseph Center. We will meet on campus at 8:30 a.m. in Lot A for a carpool to the … Continue reading

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Andy Theising to be a guest on St. Louis Public Radio Show

Tomorrow, Wednesday January 30, 2013, Institute for Urban Research Director Dr. Andy Theising will be featured on the “St. Louis on the Air” show on St. Louis Public Radio. Dr. Theising will be discussing the latest book in the East … Continue reading

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Leisure and Entertainment in Greater East St. Louis by Dr. Anthony Cheeseboro

My project at the Institute for Urban Research examines Leisure and Entertainment in Greater East St. Louis, 1950-1995. This project looks at the evolution of social activity in the African American communities in the East Louis area.  There have been … Continue reading

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Ten Changes to Transform East St. Louis (and the first five are free!) by Andrew Theising

(Third of three blogs) Finally, two big ideas that will cost a lot, but will change development in the city for the next twenty-five years. 9.  Build an industrial park with appropriate infrastructure.  If Coca-Cola wanted to relocate to East … Continue reading

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Ten Changes to Transform East St. Louis (and the first five are free!) by Andrew Theising

(Second of three blogs) Now, four ideas that will cost money in the short-term, but pay off in the longer-term.  6.  Renegotiate police and fire contracts.  These are essential services to a successful city.  The police and fire contracts have … Continue reading

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Ten Changes to Transform East St. Louis (and the first five are free!) by Andrew Theising

(First of three blogs) 1.  Operate city hall like the businesses the city wants to attract.  It should be open at 8:30 a.m. and should remain fully staffed until 4:30 p.m.  No loitering.  No visitors.  No reading magazines at the … Continue reading

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Another Opportunity Knocks for East St. Louis!

The designs for the Gateway Arch grounds have been released and are now making a ‘round-the-region tour. I have mixed feelings about the final designs. Thankfully, none of them proposed a giant croquet mallet across from the Arch! A positive … Continue reading

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