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Alton Tour a Lesson on the Underground Railroad (Video)

Feb. 3, 2014

"Most people assume the Underground Railroad is something that they'd see out on the east coast," says Eric Robinson, an instructor of history at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. But the Underground Railroad was very active in southern Illinois, as well.

"Escaped slaves coming from St. Charles County, places like Orchard Farm and West Alton, crossed the Mississippi River apparently at winter as the Mississippi River froze and came up the Piasa Creek. Once they got here, they found things that would guide them to safety," Robinson says.

These days he not only shares the stories, but allows people to experience the places where escaped slaves lived and were hidden when Alton wasn't quite so welcoming.



Global Health Week in Pictures

Oct. 1, 2013

The event featured a visit with the former president and health minister of Ecuador, an international fair and education about outreach efforts at Washington University in St. Louis.


Sept. 17, 2013

Two faculty members from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in South Africa visited STLCOP this past week as part of the College’s ongoing twinning partnership with NMMU. The purpose of the partnership is to combat the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.


Family Shares Stories of Henrietta Lacks and HeLa Cells at Convocation

Sept. 6, 2013

The profound impact that Henrietta Lacks’ life, death, and “HeLa” cell celebrity has had on her family could be heard in a Convocation presentation given by Lacks’ daughter-in-law, Shirley Lacks, and great-granddaughter, Veronica Spencer. The two spoke on Thursday, Sept. 5 to hundreds of people in the Edward P. Newman Education Center adjacent to the STLCOP campus.


St. Louis College of Pharmacy Student Elected to National Office

Aug. 8, 2013

Fifth-year student Dainielle Fox was named president-elect of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) at their annual meeting in New Orleans on July 27. She is not the first student from the College to hold national office. Alumnae Anita Victorian ’88 and Judith Alexander ’89/’90 both served as president of SNPhA, and Patrice Johnson ’93 served as the organization’s treasurer.


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