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Top Stories of 2012 that you probably missed: ACT not only factor in admissions Students adjust to Ramadan in US City raises parking fines Online class enrollment increases Salukis embrace Olympic experience Top Ten Stories of 2012 most read: Man ... Continue Reading →

Police Blotter: December 14, 2012

Department of Public Safety   —Criminal defacement of state supported property was reported at Quigley Hall Tuesday. No suspects have been identified. —Philip C. Barrett, a 19-year-old SIU student from Phoenix, was arrested at Grinnell Hall Sunday ... Continue Reading →

Illinois concealed carry ban struck down

Illinois residents will soon have the right to bear arms because of a federal appellate court decision that denied the Illinois concealed carry ban Tuesday. The 7th U.S. Court of Appeals gave Illinois 180 days to construct a concealed carry law. Illinois ... Continue Reading →

Debate team undefeated, looks to take on world

At the beginning of the semester, the debate team was confident it could uphold a successful year. At the end of it, records were broken and two team members will travel to Germany to compete in the world’s largest debate tournament. After five tournament ... Continue Reading →

Financial outcome uncertain for state, university

State universities could face $9 million to $12 million in extra expenses because of federal spending and new laws, SIU President Glenn Poshard said. These sums could be reached if the government reaches the metaphorical fiscal cliff, he said at Thursday’s ... Continue Reading →

Arrests made in robbery

Three students were arrested in connection with an armed robbery on campus, according to information from the university. Two men with handguns wearing ski masks pushed a male and female victim into the female’s 17th-floor room in Neely Hall at about ... Continue Reading →

Finals week fun

Duke Daimes, a sophomore from Voorhees, N.J., studying business administration, and Nicholas Smith, a sophomore from Chicago studying information systems technology, play basketball Wednesday in the Vine Church gymnasium. The church hosted study nights ... Continue Reading →

Benitez leads swim team quietly

Pamela Benitez lets her swimming do the talking. As a quiet leader, the junior freestyler has anchored the women’s swimming team since her first semester as a Saluki in the spring of 2012. Before she stepped foot on SIU’s campus, Benitez made a name ... Continue Reading →

Fundraiser keeps the fire burning

Ryan Archibald, a senior from Silvis studying art, fires the kiln Monday outside Pulliam Hall. Archibald was the top seller in the recent Holiday Craft Sale where money was raised to donate to the university’s Southern Clay Works club. Archibald graduated ... Continue Reading →

Final exam policy neglected by teachers, students alike

A policy that mandates classes take finals during a set time has not been followed by everyone. The university’s finals policy states that “no final examination be given prior to the scheduled examination period, and that students be given their examinations ... Continue Reading →

Administrators update faculty on budget cuts, applicant numbers

The university’s fiscal situation, racial discrimination concerns and news of positive enrollment signs were the focus of the semester’s last Faculty Senate meeting. Chancellor Rita Cheng and Provost John Nicklow made announcements at Tuesday’s ... Continue Reading →

Council, citizens torn over panhandlers

After an hour-long debate on the issue of panhandlers, council members passed a revised ordinance that was created to push panhandlers away from businesses on the strip. The new ordinance makes it illegal for panhandlers to be active on any publicly owned ... Continue Reading →

Cheng fields strategic plan questions

Chancellor Rita Cheng answered university trustees’ questions during the public portion of Wednesday’s Board of Trustees executive session and presented a strategic plan update. Cheng’s strategic plan updates the university’s former Southern at ... Continue Reading →

Armed robbery at Neely

Two suspects are being sought in a case of armed robbery at Neely Hall on Wednesday afternoon. At about 4:30 p.m., two men with handguns wearing ski masks pushed a male and female victim into the female’s 17th-floor room, according to an SIU Department ... Continue Reading →

Equipment managers play major role in Saluki athletics

Handling dirty laundry and practice equipment might not appeal to some, but the athletic department’s equipment managers consider it another day on the job.Head equipment manager Adam Borts, who oversees all of the equipment staff’s functions ... Continue Reading →
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