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SIU men’s basketball beats Murray State in overtime thriller

SIU men’s basketball beats Murray State in overtime thriller

By Jonathan Thompson
November 30, 2016
Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU narrowly beat Murray State after going into overtime Tuesday night, winning 89-85. The game came down to the wire as senior forward Sean O'Brien tipped in senior guard Mike Rodriguez's missed layup, putting SIU (4-3) up 87-85 with 0.8 seconds left. Murray State senior guard Bryce Jones...

SIU suggests DACA students return to US before Trump takes office

SIU suggests DACA students return to US before Trump takes office

By Olivia Spiers
November 29, 2016
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

University administrators and legal experts are advising undocumented immigrant students to be within U.S. borders before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. SIU administrators are organizing meetings with some 20 students that are protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood...

SIU women’s basketball gets lit up in second half during loss to UT-Martin

SIU women’s basketball gets lit up in second half during loss to UT-Martin

By Sean Carley
November 29, 2016
Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, Sports

SIU women's basketball dropped to 1-3 on the road Tuesday with a loss to Tennessee-Martin, 76-68. The Skyhawks shot 65.2 percent in the second half — 71.4 in the fourth quarter — to down the Salukis. Sophomore guard Myah Taylor scored a career-high 25 points to help guide the Skyhawks to victory....

Housemates remember SIU student killed in fire as hardworking, artistic

Housemates remember SIU student killed in fire as hardworking, artistic

By Bill Lukitsch
November 29, 2016
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News, Showcase

Friends of the SIU student killed in a house fire the day before Thanksgiving say he was preparing to head home and visit family the day he died, and remembered him as an intelligent and creative man influential to those who knew him. Alex Kierstead, a junior from Aurora studying political science...

SIU food pantry usage three times higher than projected

SIU food pantry usage three times higher than projected

By Olivia Spiers
November 29, 2016
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The Saluki Food Pantry is turning out to be a bigger necessity than anticipated. Since its Aug. 19 kickoff, the pantry has tripled its original projections of serving 100 students per month, according to documents provided by SIU sustainability coordinator Geory Kurtzhals. Initial projections...

Takeaways from last week’s Saluki men’s basketball games

Takeaways from last week’s Saluki men’s basketball games

By Sean Carley
November 28, 2016
Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, Sports

Saluki basketball had a roller-coaster week, picking up a much needed win against Mount St. Mary's before losing a defensive struggle to Minnesota. Here's what fans can take away from those games. 1. Thik Bol will be a force this season For the first time in years, SIU has a shot blocker. Se...

SIU women’s basketball dominates with team victory over Brescia

SIU women’s basketball dominates with team victory over Brescia

By Sean Carley
November 26, 2016
Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, Sports

After a tough loss to SIUE on Wednesday, SIU women's basketball needed a win to get its confidence back. A 104-35 win against Brescia University did the trick. "We've got to continue to mature as a team and get over that loss ... and regroup," SIU coach Cindy Stein said. "I think this was a good ...

SIU men’s basketball loses rough offensive game to Minnesota

SIU men’s basketball loses rough offensive game to Minnesota

By Sean Carley
November 25, 2016
Filed under Basketball, More Headlines, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The temperature in Minneapolis was near freezing Friday night. Minnesota and SIU's shooting was just as cold. SIU was held to 31 percent field goal shooting in a defensive struggle the Golden Gophers would end up winning, 57-45. The silver lining for the Salukis was that it held Minnesota to 38...

SIU philosophy professor opens research library in his home

SIU philosophy professor opens research library in his home

By Bill Lukitsch
November 23, 2016
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Area scholars celebrated the opening of a new research site Tuesday evening in the Murphysboro home of an SIU philosophy professor, a measure liberal arts enthusiasts hope will revitalize and embolden the study of the humanities in the region. Randall Auxier, a 17-year professor of philosophy at...

Carbondale woman pleads guilty to murder, charges upgraded for accomplices

Carbondale woman pleads guilty to murder, charges upgraded for accomplices

By Daily Egyptian staff
November 21, 2016
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

A Carbondale woman pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of first degree murder for her involvement in an August killing, and two of her alleged accomplices now face similar charges, according to the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office. Lauren L. Stinde, 23, was arrested in October on charges...

SIU housing proposal would tear down towers, construct low-rise dorms

SIU housing proposal would tear down towers, construct low-rise dorms

By Marnie Leonard
November 20, 2016
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The SIU Board of Trustees is set to consider a $257 million housing construction plan that officials hope will increase student enrollment and improve retention rates. If the board approves the plan at its Dec. 8 meeting, Neely, Mae Smith and Schneider halls, collectively referred to as "the towers," wi...

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