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Nathan Hoefert | Daily Egyptian

No indictment for officer Darren Wilson

There will be no indictment of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson,  St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced Monday. The grand jury did not find probable cause to indict the officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old in August. “There ... Continue Reading →
Mario Moccia

Moccia named athletic director at New Mexico State

SIU athletic director Mario Moccia will be leaving for the same position at New Mexico State University. NMSU President Garrey Carruthers made the announcement Monday at a press conference in Las Cruces, N.M. Moccia said it was a big day for him and ... Continue Reading →
Police push protesters back after people broke the windows of a St. Louis County Police vehicle Monday in Ferguson, Mo. —Nathan Hoefert | Daily Egyptian

No indictment: Ferguson erupts in chaos

Doug Moore | St. Louis Post-Dispatch Anger spilled over into violence Monday night throughout the region after it was announced that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the death of Michael Brown. At least two St. Louis County ... Continue Reading →
Protestors chant “No Justice, No Peace” at the corner of West Main Street and North Illinois Avenue Monday night in Carbondale. —Lewis Marien | Daily Egyptian

Carbondale protesters show solidarity with Ferguson

The chants “no justice, no peace” were not heard in just Ferguson, Mo. Monday night. More than 30 community members gathered in nearly freezing weather by the Town Square Pavilion to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict ... Continue Reading →

SIU could face more budget cuts

James Applegate, executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, said state universities should plan for substantial budget cuts next year. In an email sent to Illinois university presidents today, Applegate said all state agencies should ... Continue Reading →

Students petition Rec Center dress code

Members of the SIU community are taking note from The Beastie Boys who sang, “You gotta fight for your right.” Instead of rebelling against parents, though, they are fighting for the right to wear what they want. A petition has been started to revert ... Continue Reading →

Football playoffs hamper basketball practice

Herrin High School’s football team has been a source of pride for the town, bringing residents together to cheer on the Tigers during their historic march through the Illinois High School Association playoffs. However, not everyone in Herrin benefits ... Continue Reading →

Training puts registration on hold for 1,200 students

More than 1,200 students cannot sign up for spring courses because they have yet to complete state-mandated training. Interim Provost Susan Ford said more than 1,200 incoming students are unable to sign up for next semester’s classes because they have ... Continue Reading →

‘Unity’ causes rift between players and product

“Assassin’s Creed Unity” takes place in the late 1700s, during the French Revolution. Players take control of Arno Dorian. Dorian is caught in the middle of the war between the Templars, a group focused on global control, and the Assassins, ... Continue Reading →

‘Beyond The Lights’ moves past melodrama

  Celebrity culture is always a hot topic. People are fascinated by watching the roller coaster ride that is celebrity lifestyle. It is like watching a car wreck. Sometimes it is difficult to look away. “Beyond the Lights” (Rated PG-13; 116 min) ... Continue Reading →

Delta Phi Epsilon may be new model for SIU Greek life

The Gamma Chi chapter of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority is the newest Greek life organization to come to campus, and it took less than a semester to colonize. DPE’s SIU chapter, which consists of 75 members, completed all requirements and officially ... Continue Reading →
Ralph Tate, center, an associate professor of automotive
technology, convert a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser from an internal
combustion engine to a plug-in electric vehicle with his students
Thursday at the SIU Transportation Education Center. Tate said
the conversion cost for the car is about $12,000.
Lewis Marien · Daily Egyptian

Students convert cars to use electricity

Students studying automotive technology get chances to work on cars, but it is not every day they are able to create a car of their own. Andy Ju An Wang, dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, said SIU offers Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology, ... Continue Reading →
Scott Chaseling, a glass artist-in-residence this semester, explains the process for making his ‘waymarker’ glass jars Saturday in the Vergette Gallery, located in
the Allyn building. The jars colors are produced through glass fusing, while the structure is made by glass blowing. “These are my waymarkers for my time
here, three months so far,” Chaseling said.
Aidan Osborne · Daily Egyptian

Scott Chaseling: Expressing feeling and experience through glass

The art of glassblowing can be dated back as far as 1500 B.C. when it was first discovered that minerals combined with sand under heat and pressure create an easily moldable liquid form of glass. A Carbondale artist who uses a modern combination of ... Continue Reading →

Opinion: U.N. panel discusses issue of U.S. torture

A delegation representing the U.S. appeared before the United Nations Committee Against Torture on Nov. 12 and 13 in Geneva, Switzerland, to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to ban torture. An occasion such as this demonstrates the U.N.’s ... Continue Reading →

MVC volleyball tournament starts Thursday

At the start of the season, SIU volleyball made a Missouri Valley Conference tournament victory its goal; it will have the chance to accomplish that this week. The MVC volleyball tournament takes place Thursday through Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa. ... Continue Reading →
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