Salukis blow late lead against Northern Iowa

The Salukis let a second half lead slip away against a Northern Iowa squad that played without its leading scorer. SIU (7-16, 4-8 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 58-49 to Northern Iowa (15-9, 5-7 MVC) in Cedar Falls, Iowa Tuesday night. The Salukis held ... Continue Reading →

Student fees may increase in the next fiscal year

Members of the Undergraduate Student Government chose not to vote on a possible 3.1 percent student fee increase at the first meeting of the semester Wednesday. At the meeting, the group discussed the proposed student fees increase, including a student ... Continue Reading →

Morale improves in north Carbondale mobile home park

Cornerstone Village, a mobile home park on Carbondale’s north side, is getting more than a new name. Tim Coleman, the property manager, said he is committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of what used to be The Crossings. He said ... Continue Reading →

Chilling out in January

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10-day enrollment figures released

After the first 10 days of the semester, SIU spring enrollment is at 18,442 students. While the enrollment number is 322 less than spring 2011 enrollment, Chancellor Rita Cheng said the figure was still higher than expected. “We expected to get about ... Continue Reading →

Shakers to host dance clinic for young girls

The Saluki Shakers are taking an initiative to pass on their dance skills to younger girls in the community. The Shakers will host a dance clinic Sunday at the Recreation Center for girls grades pre-kindergarten through fourth. The Shakers will teach ... Continue Reading →

Coach Rick Walker: two and a half decades as a Saluki

As swimmers take their mark and the tension thickens in the final seconds before the race, Rick Walker watches his athletes as they dive into the water with the look a worried parent. “I have a personal connection with each and every one of my athletes,” ... Continue Reading →

Programs could face consolidation

A state-mandated review of academic programs could mean a consolidation or cuts of programs in the university. The provost’s office put together a committee in the fall semester to complete a review of all academic programs on campus. The review is ... Continue Reading →

Diving into SIU Athletics

As he dives head-first into life at SIU, Kegan Skelton juggles the life of a college freshman with the responsibility of a collegiate athlete. With the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament only two meets away, Skelton said he has found himself in the ... Continue Reading →

Gaia House is essential to campus community

Dear Editor: I was glad to see the front-page article about the financial difficulties the Gaia House Interfaith Center is going through, which indicates you recognize its importance to the campus community. However, it was unfortunate that you chose ... Continue Reading →

Swingin’ like it’s spring

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Students face the impact of drinking

After one of Carbondale’s most notorious drinking weekends, many students must face the university’s jurisdiction in handling drinking citations. Jason Gillman, assistant director of Student Health Services, said right after Polar Bear, an all-day ... Continue Reading →

Salukis draw Ball State for BracketBusters

ESPN’s BracketBusters paired the Salukis and Ball State to play against each other when the match-ups were announced Monday. SIU will take on Muncie, Indiana’s Ball State Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. according to the Saluki Athletics website. The match-ups for ... Continue Reading →

Proposed advisement changes mean more faculty advisers, fewer academic advisers

The university is considering a change to the advisement system that would shift advisement duties from academic advisers to faculty members who would mentor students. Provost John Nicklow announced the change to faculty in an email Jan. 25. Administrators ... Continue Reading →

Salukis take on top placers, record personal bests

Athletes on the SIU track and field team set multiple personal bests during the Rod McCravy Invitational Friday and Saturday at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. The SIU men competed against NCAA Top 25 teams such as No. 11 Ohio State University ... Continue Reading →
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