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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
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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...

Service project calls for plastic bag donations to help the homeless

Service project calls for plastic bag donations to help the homeless

By Marnie Leonard
November 20, 2016
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Next time you get back from the grocery store, don’t throw away your plastic bags — give them to SIU student Rowen Harder. Harder, a sophomore from Unadilla, Neb., studying theater, has taken up a collection of these bags for a project meant to serve Carbondale's homeless community. “Usually...

SIU football wins on senior day with dramatic second-half comeback

SIU football wins on senior day with dramatic second-half comeback

By Jonathan Thompson
November 19, 2016
Filed under Football, More Headlines, SIU Football

The Salukis ended their season on a good note on senior night Saturday, beating Western Illinois in comeback fashion, 44-34. SIU finished the season with a 4-7 record, 2-6 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Southern had a night to remember rewriting multiple school records. SIU had...

Retirement of Dona Bachman signals ‘end of an era’ for University Museum

Retirement of Dona Bachman signals ‘end of an era’ for University Museum

By Olivia Spiers
November 18, 2016
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The innovative aura surrounding the University Museum may be temporarily lost in December when it waves goodbye to the woman colleagues call its biggest champion. “I felt like I was absolutely born for this job,” Dona Bachman, director of the University Museum, said of her 16-year tenure at the...

Greeks celebrate Christmas with charity for kids

Greeks celebrate Christmas with charity for kids

By Royale Bonds
November 18, 2016
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Greek organizations started celebrating Christmas early Thursday evening with a gift-giving charity event meant to benefit children around the world.  About 75 people helped assemble shoeboxes filled with donated items in the Student Center’s Old Main room as part of Alpha Tau Omega's third-ann...

USG votes not to impeach President Jared Stern

USG votes not to impeach President Jared Stern

By Shannon Allen
November 16, 2016
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Members of the Undergraduate Student Government voted Tuesday night to indefinitely table a bill that would have impeached President Jared Stern. After 90 minutes of discussing the bill and two voting sessions, 22 senators approved the bill while 13 opposed and seven abstained from voting. Last minute...

GPSC members discuss student activity fee disbursement, graduate assistantship resolution

GPSC members discuss student activity fee disbursement, graduate assistantship resolution

By Marnie Leonard
November 16, 2016
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Members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council said Tuesday that they hope to increase graduate assistantship funding and possibly change the distribution of student activity fees during their regularly scheduled meeting. One item on the agenda was a resolution from the Graduate Council to in...

SIU women’s basketball integrating underclassmen into rotations

SIU women’s basketball integrating underclassmen into rotations

By Jonathan Thompson
November 16, 2016
Filed under More Headlines, Sports, Women's Basketball

The SIU women's basketball team has a lot of new faces this year. With five true freshmen and redshirt freshman forward Tiajaney Hawkins, almost half of this season's roster will have little to no collegiate playing experience before this year. The Salukis had four seniors graduate last year,...

How will the loss of longtime higher education legislators affect SIU?

How will the loss of longtime higher education legislators affect SIU?

By Marnie Leonard
November 15, 2016
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

While national attention is focused on the results of the presidential election, changes in the Illinois state legislature may be consequential for the future of higher education in the state. “A lot of people may say ‘Oh, the state government doesn’t affect me’ but it does,” said John...

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