SIU president Glenn Poshard will step down May 1.

Breaking: Poshard steps down May 1

As of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees meeting Thursday morning, President Glenn Poshard 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 ... 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 →

Dawgs leap into quarterfinals

The Salukis were able to deliver on senior day and claim the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in front of a sold out crowd at SIU Arena. For the first time since March 1, 2008, SIU (13-19, 9-9) was able to play in front of a full ... Continue Reading →

Dunn to leave Youngstown in March

Future SIU President Randy Dunn is expected to leave Youngstown State University earlier than expected. Harry Meshel, Youngstown Board of Trustees member, said Dunn will vacate his position in March, probably near the end of the month. Dunn’s original ... Continue Reading →
Carbondale Chief of Police Jody O’Guinn speaks at a press conference Tuesday to
announce the department had found the body of missing SIU student Pravin Varughese.
Varughese had been missing since Feb. 12, when he was last seen leaving a party at 606
W. College St. “There were just very few leads that would give us any direction on where to
go or where to look,” O’Guinn said. “It was just last night that this was recently developed
and we followed up on it.”

Body of missing student found

Carbondale police found the body of missing SIU student Pravin Varughese Tuesday. Chief Jody O’Guinn confirmed Varughese’s body was found in a wooded area east of the 1400 block of East Main Street near Buffalo Wild Wings around 9:45 a.m. Police ... Continue Reading →

Randy Dunn named SIU’s next president

Youngstown State’s Randy Dunn has officially been named the eighth president of Southern Illinois University. The university’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Dunn’s appointment in open session Monday afternoon. Trustees Donna ... Continue Reading →

Dunn front-runner for SIU president

SIU’s Board of Trustees decided  who will be the university’s eighth president in a special session Thursday, and will announce its choice Monday at 2 p.m. in Edwardsville. Trustees Roger Herrin and Donna Manering were absent for the vote. Board ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs beat Bears for fourth straight

For the first time since 2008, the Salukis have a four- game winning streak in the Missouri Valley Conference. With the excitement surrounding SIU’s All-Century Team, the Salukis (10-15, 6-6) continued their momentum Saturday to beat Missouri State ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Anthony Beane goes for a reverse layup Wednesday during the Salukis’ 79-60 victory over the Indiana State University Sycamores at SIU Arena. Beane finished the game with a career-high 22 points. The Salukis, now 3-6 in conference play will take on Loyola University Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at SIU Arena. –Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Salukis trounce Sycamores

On a cold night SIU was hot and burned the Sycamores’ chances of going to 8-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference trouncing the number two team 79-60. “It’s been well documented that I’ve gotten after these guys after losses,” Coach ... Continue Reading →

Police respond to Rebound High School

Cops responded to a report of shots fired earlier this afternoon at Rebound High School. The school is on soft lockdown, as forensic searched a ditch on a street south of the school as of 2:15 p.m.; however, an officer on the scene said it was too early ... Continue Reading →
Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler announced his resignation Tuesday as he has accepted a position with Northern Arizona University. Fritzler was elected mayor in 2010 and the next November started the “Shave it or Save it” campaign to raise money toward the Carbondale Scholarship, a fund for Carbondale Community High School graduates attending SIU. The campaign determined if Fritzler would shave or save his mustache dependent on dollar votes. The following month Fritzler’s signature mustache was shaved and more than $600 was raised for the scholarship. Isaac Smith | Daily Egyptian file photo

Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler comments on resignation

In an unexpected move, Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler announced his resignation Tuesday. Fritzler announced he would forego his final 15 months as mayor as he accepted a position at Northern Arizona University. His last official day as mayor will be Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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