Local environmental group fights for fracking legislation

A local environmental organization wants state legislators to impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing operations in Illinois. Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing the Environment, a Jackson-county based group that opposes the method of natural ... Continue Reading →

Baseball wins despite late-inning surge from SEMO

The Salukis cruised through seven innings Tuesday, but two errors in the top of the eighth made the game interesting towards the end. “Everybody’s focusing on the last two innings, and I thought it was a good day for us,” said coach Ken Henderson. ... Continue Reading →

Administrators should have spoken to constituencies, Pulliam Pool users

Dear Editor: About two weeks ago, a copy of a resolution that had been sent to the SIU Board of Trustees for its March 2012 meeting appeared in the changing rooms at Pulliam Pool asking the BOT to approve a renovation to Pulliam Hall.   This included, ... Continue Reading →

The “old-school pool” will be missed

Dear Editor: Recently, a professor-friend asked, “Why is it that some college staffers stay at SIUC as long as they do?”  In part, the answer is quality of life.  Everyone finds their own rewards that help make them happy — and for ... Continue Reading →

How do we mark the passing of time?

By Josh Schatzle Carbondale resident My mother-in-law recently asked my father-in-law what his favorite season of the year was. “Basketball,” he replied. He was serious; it didn’t occur to him she could have meant anything else. At first I found ... Continue Reading →

For many, there’s no alternative to Pulliam Pool

An Open Letter to Chancellor Rita Cheng: I was outraged when I heard you plan to demolish Pulliam Pool, and doubly outraged when I learned that renovating it would only cost $500,000. Half a million is a fraction of the cost of the new football stadium. ... Continue Reading →

Leaders react to Quinn’s pension reform

Governor’s plan to affect those hired before Jan. 1, 2011 Gov. Pat Quinn’s new plan to fix state pension problems calls for employees with state pension plans, including university faculty and staff, to make sacrifices. One month after Quinn presented ... Continue Reading →

Northwest Carbondale residents form district association

Citizens who attended the first meeting of the Northwest Neighborhood Association Monday expressed concern that the Oakland Auto Repair business might lower property values and that the National Guard Armory could loss value if it isn’t sold soon. About ... Continue Reading →

Bertelsen loud on the mound

You don’t have to be watching a Saluki softball game to know if Katie Bertelsen is on the mound. Each pitch Bertelsen throws is accompanied by a piercing yell that can be heard by common passersby outside the stadium. ‘The Scream,’ as it has come ... Continue Reading →

Thompson Woods worries all bark, no bite

Nature enthusiasts who have noticed a thinning in the Thompson Woods no longer need to worry about the campus staple. The 10-acre forested area on campus, remains in good shape, despite storms and fires which have left campus community worried about the ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate members elect new leaders

Faculty Senate President Bill Recktenwald finished his last meeting as president amid applause from his peers as they congratulated newly elected president Meera Komarraju Tuesday. Other newly elected members were Terry Clark, professor of marketing, ... Continue Reading →

Baseball wins despite late-inning surge from SEMO

Sophomore infielder Donny Duschinsky makes from a play from second base during Tuesday’s 9-5 home win against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks. The Salukis led the Redhawks 9-0 until the 8th inning, when the team gave up five runs. Photo by Isaac Smith ... Continue Reading →

Good times on the diamond

Sophomore second baseman Jake Welch watches a play from the dugout during Tuesday’s home game against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks. During Saturday’s three-game series, Welch was 3-11 and hit his first home run of the season. Photo by Isaac Smith ... Continue Reading →

Bertelsen loud on the mound

Freshman pitcher Katie Bertelsen yells as she pitches against University of Evansville on April 17 at Charlotte West Stadium. Bertelsen said she and her father developed the technique of yelling after every pitch as a way to increase pitch velocity when ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate members elect new leaders

William Recktenwald, president of the 2011-2012 Faculty Senate, speaks to the newly installed Senate Tuesday in the Kaskaskia-Missouri Room at the Student Center. During the meeting, associate professor Meera Komarraju was elected president, succeeding ... Continue Reading →
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