Carbondale police chief fired

The Carbondale chief of police has been fired. City Manager Kevin Baity announced Monday in a press release that he is dismissing Jody O’Guinn from his position and naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs as interim police chief. Grubbs was previously deputy ... Continue Reading →
File photo| Carbondale Police Jody O'Guinn speaks at a press conference Feb. 18
Jennifer Gonzalez · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Carbondale chief of police fired

The Carbondale chief of police has been fired. City Manager Kevin Baity announced this morning in a press release that he is dismissing Jody O’Guinn from his position and naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs as interim police chief. Grubbs was previously ... Continue Reading →

Georgia State names AD, Moccia to stay at SIU

Athletic Director Mario Moccia will stay at SIU despite being a finalist for another open athletic director position. Moccia was named a finalist along with Charlie Cobb, the director of athletics at Appalachian State University who has been named athletic ... Continue Reading →

Sarvela named interim chancellor

  Paul Sarvela was named interim chancellor Tuesday at a special meeting called by the Board of Trustees. Naming an interim chancellor was the only item on the agenda for the meeting. Sarvela is the vice president of academic affairs and will continue ... Continue Reading →

Trustees pass media fee

The SIU Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the $9 student media fee today during a special meeting at Birger Hall in Edwardsville. The fee will supplement SIU-Carbondale’s student newspaper the Daily Egyptian. Board Chairman Randal ... Continue Reading →

Lawmakers, school officials sign memorandum for DE

Update 3:14 p.m. Dunn said he was pleased with the memorandum and looks forward to working on the matter with the board. “I think it’s a good resolution to this issue that obviously has had a lot of passion and enthusiasm connected to it,” ... Continue Reading →

DE memorandum makes its way around Springfield

President Randy Dunn continued his tour of Springfield Thursday, meeting with Board of Trustees Chairman Randal Thomas and Press Secretary for Michael Madigan Steve Brown. Brown said the meeting was to finalize the memorandum of understanding regarding ... Continue Reading →

Dunn, lawmakers discuss DE future during Springfield meeting

Lauraann Wood also contributed to this story. Update 7:25 p.m. School of Journalism Director Bill Freivogel released this statement: President Dunn and I met on Monday.  I was relieved that he thought he could take a student media fee proposal back ... Continue Reading →

Lawmakers consider funding for Daily Egyptian

The fight to save the Daily Egyptian has traveled all the way to Springfield, finding its way into the university’s appropriations bill. An amendment submitted by Democratic Rep. Kenneth Dunkin to HB 6027, which sets appropriations for the university, ... Continue Reading →
SIU president Glenn Poshard will step down May 1.

Poshard steps down May 1

President Glenn Poshard has announced he will conclude his tenure May 1. Poshard’s contract was set to expire June 30, when incoming SIU president Randy Dunn was to begin. The board unanimously approved the presidential transition allowing Dunn ... Continue Reading →
Carbondale Police patrol the area surrounding La Fogata restaurant early Friday morning. Victim Dexter Lee, an SIU senior from Chicago studying information systems management, is in recovery at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. 
Kayli Plotner | Daily Egyptian

Police arrest three in student shooting

Carbondale Police have confirmed three arrests were made in response to the shooting of SIU student Dexter Lee. Darrion Jake of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Ternell Alritton of Carbondale and Robert E. Glass of Carbondale were taken to the Jackson County jail ... Continue Reading →

Nation’s top shot putter chooses SIU

The Saluki track and field team has signed the number one shot putter in the country for its 2014-2015 season. Three-time state champion Raven Saunders is one of SIU’s highest recruits.  The high school athlete out of Charleston, S.C., holds the national ... Continue Reading →

Salukis head to semi-finals

After a season of twists and turns, the Salukis have a chance to play Sunday for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. In the rubber game of the season series, the six seed Salukis were able to knock off the third seeded University of Northern ... Continue Reading →

Dunn opens up about confidential search

Incoming SIU president Randy Dunn may have been a late arrival to the presidential search, but was a nominee all along. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee was formed in late September, with William R Funk and Associates chosen as the consulting ... Continue Reading →

Breaking: Campus closed for Monday

SIU campus will be closed Monday March 4, in response to inclement weather. According to the National Weather Service, the Carbondale area is expected to experience a total of four to eight inches of snow and sleet accumulation over night. Windchill values ... Continue Reading →
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