Saluki seniors help pound Panthers

The Saluki men’s basketball team  has protected its home court well this season and continued the trend as they staved the University of Northern Iowa  74-68 during SIU’s senior night Wednesday at SIU Arena. “I’ve always made a big ... Continue Reading →

Appointment rejections lead to trustee divide

The Feb. 28 University Board of Trustees meeting did not adhere closely to schedule. Chair Pro Tempore Roger Herrin adjourned the meeting less than five minutes in because too few trustees were present for the board to vote on agenda items. During the ... Continue Reading →

One year later Leap Day tornado remembered

A year after a tornado destroyed parts of his town, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Gregg still carries a list of the names of eight people who were killed by the storm. “I don’t ever forget them, and I will never forget them,” he said. A 200-yard-wide tornado ... Continue Reading →

Spread rocks the house at Hangar 9

A funky, psychedelic jam band comprised of SIU alumni with roots in Carbondale’s basements found itself back in its hometown Saturday at Hangar 9 to the delight of many fans. The groovy improvisation group Spread consists of four men who graduated ... Continue Reading →

Senate rejects Quinn’s trustee appointments

The Illinois Senate unanimously rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s three appointments to the SIU Board of Trustees on Wednesday. SIU’s Board of Trustees Chair Pro Tempore Roger Herrin interrupted the debate about graduate fee waivers during Wednesday’s executive ... Continue Reading →

Twitterviews are the new résumé

One tech company is asking for potential employees to apply in 140 characters or less. The tech firm Enterasys started to ask for tweets instead of resumes from potential employees under the belief that the résumé is dead and social media skills override ... Continue Reading →

Campus safety still large concern

In the wake of mass shootings, natural disasters and other incidents on college grounds and elsewhere; one group has taken action to improve national campus safety. A conference Saturday in Orlando, Fla., of campus security experts aimed to begin work ... Continue Reading →

10 Games in Harlow fills mentor’s shoes

The Salukis’ upcoming game against Bradley University will mark the 10th game since ex-head coach Missy Tiber resigned from her position. She resigned Jan. 21., with SIU director of athletics citing her disappointment with the team not meeting her expectations ... Continue Reading →

For the love of the game

Whether it’s at the field or in Davies gym, when the SIU men’s club baseball team is together, all that matters is baseball. The SIU club baseball team is a student-run and coached team with 22 players this year. Similar to the SIU National Collegiate ... Continue Reading →

Senate rejects Quinn’s trustee appointments

The Illinois Senate unanimously rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s three appointments to the SIU Board of Trustees Wednesday. SIU’s Board of Trustees Chair Pro Tempore Roger Herrin interrupted the debate about graduate fee waivers during Wednesday’s executive ... Continue Reading →

Sugar and Spice for the college life: Lentil Soup

Lentils are a type of bean that have been cultivated for a few thousand years, and are an inexpensive, vegetarian and vegan friendly option for protein rich meals. These little beans also are high in fiber, which helps keep you full as well. *A few hours ... Continue Reading →

Signs of ghostly incidents haunt Carbondale

When Bruce Cline is not working night shifts at Carbondale Memorial Hospital, he occasionally hunts ghosts. Cline, the founder of The Little Egypt Ghost Society, said while investigating old areas on campus and collections of old newspaper archives, he ... Continue Reading →

Rape prevention tips push sensibility boundaries

A rape-prevention tip list has sparked controversy because of several suggestions readers found offensive. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs posted 10 “last-resort” tips to prevent a sexual assault, which included vomiting or urinating ... Continue Reading →

Underground event promotes social justice

This week, students and staff can venture into the darkness to bring oppression to light. The seventh-annual Tunnel of Oppression features a walk-through event designed to show students different perspectives of race, gender, body image and homophobia. ... Continue Reading →

University officials dismiss potential grade inflation

One college grading trend may have found new life at the University of Notre Dame, but SIU officials say the university won’t consider it any time soon. Grade inflation, the phenomenon of rising university-wide GPA averages because of lower grading ... Continue Reading →
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