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SIU pundits talk third party influence on 2016 presidential election

SIU pundits talk third party influence on 2016 presidential election

By Marnie Leonard
October 3
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Trinidad Vicente will vote for the first time in her life come November and she has already decided to support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. It’s not because she thinks Clinton will be a great leader. She simply detests Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “He’s...

Noche de Gala brings energy to SIU

Noche de Gala brings energy to SIU

By Tyra Wooten
September 25
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More than 250 students and community members packed into the Student Center ballrooms Saturday night for the 14th-annual Noche de Gala, a salsa dance party organized as part of SIU’s month-long celebration of Hispanic and Latino culture.  The party combined cultural dances of Bachata, Salsa, Mereng...

SIU women’s tennis dedicates locker room to former coach

SIU women’s tennis dedicates locker room to former coach

By Jesse Robertson
September 24
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The SIU women’s tennis team's locker room got a major upgrade thanks to a two-year fundraiser created by a Saluki hall of famer. The team officially dedicated its new locker room to former SIU coach Judy Auld — who coached women’s tennis for more than 30 years — on Saturday morning. Aul...

You can now earn an SIU aviation degree in Pennsylvania

You can now earn an SIU aviation degree in Pennsylvania

By Katherine Schaeffer | Beaver County Times, Pa.
September 23
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CENTER TWP, PENN. — Through a new partnership between the Community College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania and SIU, the college's aviation program graduates can earn a bachelor's degree in aviation management without leaving the county. Southern Illinois now offers its aviation management bachelor's...

Students: Chancellor Q&A left important questions unanswered

Students: Chancellor Q&A left important questions unanswered

By Tyra Wooten
September 22
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Some students left Wednesday night’s chat with the chancellor frustrated about the discussion’s lack of seriousness. The question and answer between interim Chancellor Brad Colwell and a small crowd of about 20 people left some participants wishing more important questions had been asked. ...

USG leadership called into question by RSO leaders

USG leadership called into question by RSO leaders

By Marnie Leonard
September 21
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Members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to investigate allegations of misconduct within Undergraduate Student Government if leaders from Registered Student Organizations can raise support from the student body. During GPSC’s regularly scheduled meeting,...

SIUC chancellor outlines budget, enrollment concerns

SIUC chancellor outlines budget, enrollment concerns

By Bill Lukitsch
September 21
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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell on Wednesday morning delivered his State of the University address, naming enrollment management and disinvestment from the state as two primary concerns as the university enters the academic school year. Most public universities in Illinois are facing the twofold problem...

Why you should put registering to vote at top of your to-do list

Why you should put registering to vote at top of your to-do list

By Anna Spoerre
September 20
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

Students who wait too long to register to vote may be "SOL," according to Jackson County's top election official. The first presidential election in which many students are eligible to cast votes is quickly approaching. Illinois’ new rules make this the first presidential election in which the state ...

Campus Lake drainage won’t harm local creek, SIU official says

Campus Lake drainage won’t harm local creek, SIU official says

By Shyanne Jasper
September 16
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SIU is paying a local contractor $350,000 to remove roughly 46 million pounds of material from Campus Lake, a university official said. Earlier this month, contractors started draining Campus Lake into Piles Fork Creek in an effort to restore the body of water near Thompson Point to a healthier state after years of toxic algae growt...

Second SIU student shot in 2016 feels ‘blessed’ to be alive

Second SIU student shot in 2016 feels ‘blessed’ to be alive

By Bill Lukitsch
September 16
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

SIU student Al Charles thought the night was over as he was leaving a party in Carbondale over the summer. Then he heard four pops and felt a sting. In the early morning of July 16, Charles became the 13th victim of gun violence in Carbondale in 2016. While his back was turned, he was shot in the...

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