Wind turbine project shelved, not cancelled

The chair of the SIU Sustainability Council says he wants to squash negative rumors about the university’s wind turbine project. Jonathan Gray, associate professor of speech communication and founding member of the Sustainability Council, said since ... Continue Reading →

GPSC holds roundtable with trustees

The university’s mission was the focus of discussion between about a dozen graduate students and four SIU Board of Trustees members Tuesday. At the Graduate and Professional Student Council meeting, a roundtable discussion was held with Trustees Donna ... Continue Reading →

Boy band leaves America wanting depth

“The Wanted” Everyone turn off your radios and cover your ears! The British are coming! OK, maybe they’re not all British, but it’s still another boy band trying to invade America’s airwaves with its shallow lyrics and mechanical melodies. And ... Continue Reading →

Police Blotter 4/26/12

Campus Greg T. Seidel, a freshman from Belle Rive, was arrested at Abbott Hall Friday for possession of cannabis. The student was issued a Carbondale City notice to appear in court and released. Edward Watkins, a sophomore from Chicago, and Jamon Render, ... Continue Reading →

Athletic Department covers its bases with Hinson contract

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson could make as much as his predecessor, Chris Lowery, but Hinson would have to do a substantial amount of work. Associate Athletic Director Mark Scally said the athletic department would be open to negotiations ... Continue Reading →

After years of oppression, Israel cannot justify its actions against Gaza, West Bank Palestinians cannot be justified

Dear Editor: I read with sad interest the article published April 19 in the Daily Egyptian. It was about the SIUC exhibit for Jewish children — children who were killed by the Nazis before and during World War II. But I separate my feelings about the ... Continue Reading →

Pulliam Pool is a valuable community resource

Dear Editor: Many of us were dismayed at the plan to demolish Pulliam Pool and spend $7 million for other facilities to replace that location. We feel it would cost far less to maintain the existing facility.    This is the only warm-water pool in ... Continue Reading →

Students’ education in jeopardy unless Congress extends Stafford Loan interest rates

Dear Editor: In 2007, Congress voted to cut the Stafford Loan interest rate in half by 2011 from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent. This represented an estimated savings to students in higher education of approximately $7.2 billion during a five-year period ... Continue Reading →

Compromise among political parties is no longer an option

Compromise.  A word that will get a politician ostracized by his or her own party and reduce the incumbent to a memory. Democrats and Republicans have been reduced to taking this hardline approach, no matter what the consequence.  Only right and wrong ... Continue Reading →

Many sexual assault victims suffer in silence

Fifty-four percent of sexual assaults are not reported, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and SIUC and the Women’s Center in Carbondale are joining forces to advocate for the ... Continue Reading →

USA Today recognizes three SIUC students

USA Today names only 60 college students nationwide to its All-USA College Academic Team each year for being outstanding scholars. Three SIUC students were announced to have achieved positions on the Academic Team during a press conference Wednesday, ... Continue Reading →

Student loan interest rate increases worries campus

Students are encouraged now more than ever to get involved in politics as a popular loan program is in jeopardy. Congress has until July 1 to extend the interest rate of the Stafford Loan program, a fixed-rate student loan for undergraduate and graduate ... Continue Reading →

Breathe Carolina to play at Shryock before Warped Tour

With hit single “Blackout” under their belt and another one on the way in May, electropop duo Breathe Carolina will be stopping by Shryock Auditorium Saturday. Kyle Even, a member of the band, took a few minutes to talk with the DE about the upcoming ... Continue Reading →

Softball team wins midweek non-conference game

Although the Salukis had a slow start in Wednesday’s game against Southeast Missouri State, Katie Bertelsen’s deadly pitching allowed the team to win 7-6. SIU (31-14) was down 2-0 to the Redhawks (22-26) in the top of the third inning and ... Continue Reading →

Dying to graduate

Paul Staab, front, a senior from Springfield studying mortuary science, prepares for his National Board Exam to receive his funeral director’s license Wednesday in the Engineering Building. Wendy McClusky, a senior from Golconda studying mortuary science, ... Continue Reading →
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