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SIUE Research Center Directors Meet and Greet

Please see the information regarding the SIUE Research Directors Meet and Greet event on September 17, 2012.  We hope to see you there! SIUE_Research_Center_Directors_MeetandGreet_flyer

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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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There Was Also Some Good News by Dr. Mark Abbott

Ever since the 2010 census came out, it seems that Metropolitan St. Louisans have been wringing their hands.  From the Post-Dispatch to virtually every area pundit, the story is the same.  There is nothing but “doom and gloom” in the … Continue reading

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Public Safety-Doing More With Less by Dr. Morris Taylor

Policing urban communities in the United States has always been fraught with challenges. Yet, many of these problems have become exacerbated due to the current economic climate in the United States. Thus, many urban police departments are forced to do … Continue reading

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Flood Plain Development by Andrew Theising

The Missouri River is on the rise and those of us who remember the Great Flood of ’93 can recall the Chesterfield Valley being underwater.  Since the Great Flood, the Chesterfield Valley has become a center of economic development.  The … Continue reading

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Who Does Our Government Serve? by Hugh Pavitt

There has been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere of late about secession, usually about southern states and the Union.  In a recent guest posting on http://urbanreviewstl.com, Chris Andoe made the case for St Louisans to consider secession from … Continue reading

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Free Speech…Enhances the Educational Experience or Destroys It? by Delia Major

The other day I was walking through the Quad on my way home and was distracted by what appeared to be an angry mob encircling a young man. My curiosity overcame me so I walked over with intentions to only … Continue reading

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Black Studies Tracing Cities, Building Knowledge by Howard Rambsy Ph.D

Last fall, Black Studies @ SIUE made an important discovery in our ongoing engagements and investigations of cities. First, as background, it’s important to point out that my black studies crew and I have been nurturing our strong ties to … Continue reading

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Time to call in the cops! / Andrew Theising

St. Louis deserves to control its own police department.  As many people know, the State of Missouri took over control of the St. Louis Police Department during the Civil War and never has seen fit to give control back.  Now … Continue reading

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