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City council discusses report outlining understaffed police department

City council discusses report outlining understaffed police department

By Olivia Spiers
March 22
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A city-commissioned consultant group reported the Carbondale Police Department does not have enough staff to carry out its expected duties, city officials said. In the 2017 fiscal year, Carbondale's city council budgeted $100,000 for an organizational and management review by Novak Consulting Group....

GPSC discusses academic prioritization, travel funding, chancellor search

GPSC discusses academic prioritization, travel funding, chancellor search

By Marnie Leonard
March 21
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The Graduate and Professional Student Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday to discuss academic program prioritization, the unavailability of graduate student travel funds and the chancellor search committee. Vice President for Student Affairs Johnathan Flowers gave an update on the a...

Ride-share service applications now available through city

Ride-share service applications now available through city

By Daily Egyptian staff
March 20
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Carbondale-area residents interested in driving for a ride-share service can now apply to do so through the city.   The city announced Monday that aspiring Uber and Lyft drivers can pick up applications in the City Clerk’s Office or find them online at www.explorecarbondale.com. Applicants are re...

SIU president calls bill for nursing program expansions a ‘bad policy idea’

SIU president calls bill for nursing program expansions a ‘bad policy idea’

By Luke Nozicka
March 20
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Public universities in Illinois could face increased competition for students pursuing nursing degrees if new legislation goes into effect. An Illinois Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow community colleges in the state to offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing, a move leaders of ...

SIUE implements reverse transfer credit program with Lewis and Clark Community College

SIUE implements reverse transfer credit program with Lewis and Clark Community College

By Jamie Forsy | The Belleville News-Democrat
March 17
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SIU-Edwardsville and Lewis and Clark Community College have established a reverse transfer agreement. The Reverse Transfer Credit Program is an expansion of the institutions' partnership to continue to help SIUE students who transfer from L&C to transfer credits back to L&C. This enables them...

Authorities offer reward for information on Carbondale man accused of killing teen

Authorities offer reward for information on Carbondale man accused of killing teen

By Daily Egyptian staff
March 15
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Carbondale authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a city man accused of fatally shooting a teenager Thursday on Carbondale’s Northeast Side. Jarrell J. Pullen, 22, of Carbondale, is still at large, police said Wednesday afternoon. He is wanted in...

Carbondale police: Teen killed in March 9 shooting; suspect at large

Carbondale police: Teen killed in March 9 shooting; suspect at large

By Luke Nozicka and Bill Lukitsch
March 10
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A 19-year-old man died Thursday night after he was shot multiple times near a community center on Carbondale’s Northeast Side, city leaders said Friday. Javon Trott, of Johnston City, died at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale after he was shot in the 400 block of East Willow Street, police said. Jarre...

Police investigating shooting in northeast Carbondale

Police investigating shooting in northeast Carbondale

By Luke Nozicka
March 9
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Carbondale police are investigating a Thursday evening shooting that injured one person. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of East Willow Street in reference to a shooting outside the Eurma C. Hayes Center. Officers on scene found one person suffering from possible life-threatening...

Grants could drop for the unaccredited University Museum

Grants could drop for the unaccredited University Museum

By Olivia Spiers
March 9
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The University Museum could lose multiple grants after it was stripped of its accreditation in February as a result of recent staffing and budget cuts. A representative of the American Alliance of Museums visited SIU in February to re-evaluate the museum’s 40-year-long accreditation status. The...

Carbondale police ask public to help ID burglar

Carbondale police ask public to help ID burglar

March 8
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Carbondale police are asking the public to help identify an individual suspected of burglarizing a business on the city’s Southeast Side. At 5:48 a.m. on Feb. 23, officers responded to a report of a burglary at Hans Market, 863 E. Grand Ave., according to a news release. The suspect reportedly...

SIU president warns Illinois higher education market approaching ‘junk bond status’

SIU president warns Illinois higher education market approaching ‘junk bond status’

By Luke Nozicka
March 8
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SIU President Randy Dunn on Wednesday said SIU cannot operate for another 20 months without state support “short of hollowing out” its core programs. In the System Connection, the university president’s column emailed to faculty and staff, Dunn said SIU will have to make a case for continued st...

Clinical Center director says loss of state funding ‘would be the end of us’

Clinical Center director says loss of state funding ‘would be the end of us’

By Marnie Leonard
March 8
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When Sunni Primeaux was growing up, she watched her older brother struggle with schizophrenia. Unable to hold a job due to his symptoms, he was homeless for several months before being accepted into a group home five years ago. Though seeing him try to cope with the disorder in his day-to-day life...

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