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SIU cancels search for associate chancellor for institutional diversity

SIU cancels search for associate chancellor for institutional diversity

By Luke Nozicka
May 8, 2017
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The university on Monday cancelled its search for a permanent associate chancellor for institutional diversity after two of the three finalists dropped out the day of and the day before their on-campus interviews. Chassity Holliman-Douglas, director of the Center for Graduate and Professional Diver...

Local camp gives girls, LGBTQ youth outlet to rock

Local camp gives girls, LGBTQ youth outlet to rock

By Abbey La Tour
May 8, 2017
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When Elizabeth Donoghue was 12 years old, she wanted to learn to play guitar, but she wasn’t taken seriously because she is a girl. Now she’s making sure other girls, including her daughter, Amina Wilson, get the opportunity she wasn't afforded. Donoghue is a volunteer for Girls Rock Carbondale, whic...

Bark to brew: Review of a local brewery with indigenous ingredients

Bark to brew: Review of a local brewery with indigenous ingredients

By Joe McLaughlin
May 6, 2017
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A person, whose name is lost to time, said a bartender is a pharmacist with a limited inventory. Whomever this person was obviously never visited Scratch Brewing Company in Ava. Macrobrew recipes are fairly straightforward: water, hops, malt, wheat and barley. Microbrewers have a bit more of a creative s...

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute to celebrate 20 years

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute to celebrate 20 years

By Diamond Jones
May 4, 2017
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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar will serve as the keynote speaker for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s 20th anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center Auditorium. Edgar, a companion to the late two-term Illinois senator Paul Simon, was the sitting governor when the institute...

SIU announces spring commencement speakers

SIU announces spring commencement speakers

May 3, 2017
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A U.S. representative and a retired U.S. Air Force general will speak at commencement in less than two weeks, the university announced Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, co-chair of the Democratic Party and Communications Committee, and Gen. Larry O. Spencer, who retired as vice chief of staff after ne...

Equine therapy helps kids take new steps

Equine therapy helps kids take new steps

By Jacob Wiegand
May 3, 2017
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For about three years, Kennedy Baker did not have the ability to hold herself up on a horse. Last month that changed. Baker, a 7-year-old from Goreville who has cerebral palsy and a brain injury called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, always needed another rider to sit on the back of the horse with her...

USG President sworn in after Senate rejects election results

USG President sworn in after Senate rejects election results

By Daily Egyptian Staff
May 2, 2017
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Joshua Bowens was reportedly sworn in as president of Undergraduate Student Government on Tuesday night after a majority of senators voted not to ratify the results of a campus-wide election that chose him to lead. The newly elected USG president won the student election over candidate Brandon Kyles i...

Faculty leaders brace for staff reductions as budget impasse nears two years

Faculty leaders brace for staff reductions as budget impasse nears two years

By Bill Lukitsch, Luke Nozicka and Anna Spoerre
May 2, 2017
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As Illinois universities face uncertain levels of state funding, some professors have elected to leave for employment elsewhere. “More and more people are considering [leaving] and it’s definitely a rational thing to do,” said Dave Johnson, president of the Faculty Association. “I don’t ...

Carbondale police ask for public’s help in finding 20-year-old man

Carbondale police ask for public’s help in finding 20-year-old man

By Daily Egyptian staff
May 1, 2017
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Carbondale police are asking for the public's help in finding a 20-year-old man who was last seen more than a month ago. About 5:30 a.m. March 22, officers responded to the 2400 block of South Illinois Avenue for a report of a missing person. Officers learned that four days earlier, Dylan Patton,...

Police investigate Sunday morning stabbing in Carbondale

Police investigate Sunday morning stabbing in Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 30, 2017
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Carbondale police are investigating after a person was stabbed early Sunday morning about a mile from campus. The person was stabbed during a fight in the area of South Beveridge Street and West Cherry Street, authorities said. Officers responded to the area at 2:49 a.m. for a call of multiple...

SIU closes University Hall due to flooding, relocates 180 students

SIU closes University Hall due to flooding, relocates 180 students

By Campus Desk
April 29, 2017
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More than 150 SIU students are being relocated to other buildings on campus after officials said University Hall will close because of overnight flooding. The university building will be closed for the rest of the semester, SIU spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith said. She said 180 students are being relocated...

SIU design students host fashion show

SIU design students host fashion show

By Tyra Wooten
April 28, 2017
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Jeffrey Scott took the podium wearing a pair of shimmery silver tights Thursday night and spoke to the crowd of about 500 fashion fans in the Student Center ballrooms. “Guys need to have the power to get up and dress how they want to,” he said. Scott, owner and designer of The Tights Guy,...

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