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USG presidential election voting opens Tuesday

USG presidential election voting opens Tuesday

By Olivia Spiers
April 19, 2017
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Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections kick off April 25 with steep budget cuts on the horizon for the university. The election has candidates running for the presidential seat. Joshua Bowens, Brandon Kyles and Will Schefelbein are seeking to move up in the governing ranks. Studen...

The Game Table has a seat for everyone

The Game Table has a seat for everyone

By Justin Gunzel
April 18, 2017
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James Cox has had a love for games since he started playing Dungeons & Dragons when he was eight years old. The new owner of The Game Table on the Strip has lived in Carbondale for over 13 years. The business opened its doors on April 1 and has store hours of noon to 10 p.m. every day. Regularly...

State senators to answer student’s questions Thursday at open forum

State senators to answer student’s questions Thursday at open forum

By Athena Chrysanthou
April 18, 2017
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State Senators Paul Schimpf and Dale Fowler will be on campus to answer any political questions from students Friday at an open forum. Johnathan Flowers, Graduate and Professional Student Council Vice President for Student Affairs, said it is important for students to attend the event because...

University to celebrate Earth Month through sustainability projects

University to celebrate Earth Month through sustainability projects

By Tyra Wooten
April 15, 2017
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The university is celebrating Earth Month throughout April in an effort to promote conservation on campus. Campus and community volunteers will clear and improve trails at Touch of Nature Environmental Center from 1 to 4 p.m. each Saturday in April during Trail Stewardship days. On April 21, students an...

Local activists get ready for climate march

Local activists get ready for climate march

By Francois Gatimu
April 14, 2017
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Carbondale residents on Friday came out for a sign-making party at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship Church in preparation for the People's Climate March. The march will commence with a rally from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on April 29 and a post-march festival at 2 p.m will feature music by local group Meridian...

For the love of mules

For the love of mules

By Morgan Timms
April 14, 2017
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Around 500 riders converged in southern Illinois during the week of April 3 from as far away as Germany and Thailand, and from as many as 26 states, all with one thing in common. They were mule people. “[In] nearly every state you can think of, there’s somebody there who’s one of us,” said Steve...

Bestselling author and Netflix series host visits Carbondale

Bestselling author and Netflix series host visits Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
April 13, 2017
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New York Times bestselling author and host of the new Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries” shared his nomadic story of trotting the globe with local residents at Longbranch Café & Bakery on Wednesday. Leon Logothetis came to Carbondale as a part of his tour across the U.S. He has shared his story of t...

University officials address financial situation with faculty

University officials address financial situation with faculty

By Marnie Leonard
April 13, 2017
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University officials met with faculty members Thursday afternoon to answer questions about SIU’s financial situation and concerns about budget cuts amid a state budget crisis that is approaching the two-year mark. Illinois public universities have received no appropriation outside of stop-gap funding...

Chancellor finalist named president at Eastern New Mexico University

Chancellor finalist named president at Eastern New Mexico University

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 13, 2017
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One of four finalists for the university’s chancellor position has been chosen for the position of president of Eastern New Mexico University. Jeff Elwell was selected to lead Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday following a unanimous decision by the school's Board of Regents, The Eastern New Mexico News reports. He’ll earn $230,000 annually on a three-year contract. Elwell reportedly acc...

Poets and authors share stories at Little Grassy Literary Festival

Poets and authors share stories at Little Grassy Literary Festival

By Diamond Jones
April 12, 2017
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Up-and-coming authors and poets are scheduled to share their published works with the university community during this year's Little Grassy Literary Festival. The festival, which features artists from around the country, runs Wednesday through Friday in Morris Library. The events are designed to...

Local art auction raises money for Bangladeshi orphans

Local art auction raises money for Bangladeshi orphans

By Diamond Jones
April 12, 2017
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Artwork made by children from around the world will soon be auctioned off as a way to raise money for Bangladeshi orphans. The artwork is created by local Carbondale children along with others from Bangladesh, Switzerland, Japan and Germany and is on display in Longbranch Café & Bakery throu...

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