Semester in Photos Fall 2011

Click here to view the semester in photos!   Clockwise, starting from top left: Steve Matzker, Lynnette Oostmeyer, Genna Ord, Sarah Gardner, Nathan Hoefert, Pat Sutphin and Isaac Smith.   Click here to view the semester in photos! About Photo ... Continue Reading →

Holiday season means busy time for florists

  De McKinnes, of DeSoto, fills a bucket with water Tuesday at Jerry’s Flower Shoppe in Carbondale. McKinnes said the shop gets busy during the holiday season and has winter plants such as poinsettias everywhere.  The boutique was opened in 1964 ... Continue Reading →

You can’t save face by censoring others

When I took over as editor of the Daily Egyptian in the summer of 2011, I could not have imagined the First Amendment lessons that lay ahead – the university’s stonewalling DE reporters, its refusal to turn over the memo detailing the new media access ... Continue Reading →

Old National Guard armory to get new owner

The future of Carbondale’s old National Guard Armory could affect the city’s rehabilitation of the northwest neighborhood. The Illinois Department of Military Affairs is selling the facility, and it   will be open to visits Dec. 20 and Jan. 5 ... Continue Reading →

Letter from the fall 2011 editor

The managing editor and I had high hopes for the first paper of the semester. We introduced “The Grind,” dedicated a page to presenting the editorial board and wrote a “Words of wisdom” editorial to help guide new students through their first ... Continue Reading →

Text message alert system saves lives at universities

As school shootings increase, more universities are looking to increase the effectiveness of emergency notification systems, including the one at SIUC. Russ Thomas, a SIUC police officer, said the Virginia Tech students benefitted from emergency text ... Continue Reading →

SIUC freshman dies at hospital

An SIUC student died Tuesday after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Brittany Coffee, a freshman from Chicago, died Monday morning at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Reverend Bob Gray, SIUC police chaplain, said Coffee was pronounced dead at 8:05 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
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