Legislators save tuition waiver

A proposed bill to cut tuition benefits from children of university employees did not pass Thursday in legislation. House Bill 5531 proposed that tuition waivers available to state university employees and their children, upon reaching seven years of ... Continue Reading →

Salukis lose 2 of 3 on the road against Shockers

While Cameron Maldonado, senior right-handed pitcher for the Salukis, threw a gem in his return to Wichita State on Saturday, the other pitchers failed in comparison, and SIU could only win one of three against the Shockers Friday through Sunday. SIU ... Continue Reading →

Saluki women split weekend series

The SIU women’s tennis team bounced back as the Salukis captured a split during a two-game series this weekend. The matches began Saturday against the University of Memphis with a 1-6 loss at the University Courts and concluded Sunday against Chicago ... Continue Reading →

Campus, community prevail through darkness

Students and community members gathered around Campus Lake Saturday to honor lost loved ones and raise money for suicide prevention. Almost 200 participants showed up to the Out of the Darkness 2.2-mile walk around Campus Lake, including representatives ... Continue Reading →

Sun Belt Shootout leaves SIU with another winless weekend

The SIU men’s tennis team struggled throughout during the Sun Belt Shootout on Saturday and Sunday in Tennessee. The tournament was on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where the Salukis faced 57th-ranked South ... Continue Reading →

Murphysboro woman struck, killed during street crossing

A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing a Murphysboro street Friday. Viola Ganer, 57, of Murphysboro, was hit by a vehicle in the 600 block of Bridge Street at about 7:40 p.m, according to a police press release. The driver was found ... Continue Reading →

Walking to remember

Daniel Ordonez, left, a freshman from Chicago studying aviation technology, hands Amanda Phillips, of Carbondale, a water Sunday as she participates in the first walk-a-thon for John T. Warren outside Pulliam Hall. The goal of the walk, held by Phi Beta ... Continue Reading →

Saluki softball takes back weekend conference series against Redbirds

SIU’s softball team claimed its first conference series victory against Illinois State since 2008 Sunday among nearly 180 cheering fans in a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series at the Charlotte West Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. After ... Continue Reading →

University harmed by leaders’ friendly fire

Our Word What better way to harm the university’s reputation than to have its leaders publicly broadcast their distaste for one another? Just days after Board of Trustees members voted out Roger Herrin as chairman 4-2 on Thursday, Herrin and BOT ... Continue Reading →

Art workshop aims to help students of all ages

First-grader Joshua Cheng pointed to art on the display wall Saturday, showing his mother the drawings he’d been working on. The art ranged from portraits inspired by Pablo Picasso to pictures of birds inspired by the game “Angry Birds.” Cheng, ... Continue Reading →

Palin unfortunately still riding airwaves

It seems Sarah Palin just won’t go away. The former Alaska governor and failed vice-presidential candidate will apparently attempt to keep the spotlight shining on herself with a co-hosting spot on NBC’s “Today Show”. According to Business Insider, ... Continue Reading →

Dialogue dinner promotes cross-cultural living

Cultures mingled Thursday night at the fourth annual Dialogue Dinner. Sponsored by the Intercultural Dialogue Student Association, the dinner’s mission is to “provide effective representation for all students who believe in Intercultural Dialogue ... Continue Reading →
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