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GPSC votes in new officers at final semester meeting

GPSC votes in new officers at final semester meeting

By Marnie Leonard
April 26, 2017
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At its last regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Tuesday evening, the Graduate and Professional Student Council voted in new officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Positions at stake were president, vice president of administrative affairs, vice president for student affairs and four representatives...

Colwell pushes mission statement, students deliver concerns of inclusivity

Colwell pushes mission statement, students deliver concerns of inclusivity

By Diamond Jones
April 25, 2017
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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell kicked off a student forum Tuesday night by saying he wants more people to read the university's mission statement and take seriously the objective of maintaining the institution's goals when resources are tight. The university's mission statement reads "SIU e...

Officials encouraged campus to be aware of symptoms after SIU student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

Officials encouraged campus to be aware of symptoms after SIU student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 25, 2017
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An SIU student is in critical condition after he or she was diagnosed Monday with bacterial meningitis, a serious illness that inflames tissues covering the brain and spinal cord. In a news release, Ted Grace, director of University Health Services, said the university has notified students and...

Fourth Friday Fairs series begins Friday in downtown Carbondale

Fourth Friday Fairs series begins Friday in downtown Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
April 25, 2017
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A “Spring Fling” is the theme of the first Fourth Friday Fairs beginning Friday in downtown Carbondale. The fair runs on the fourth Friday of every month until fall and will feature live music, interactive games, local artists and food vendors. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the C...

Colwell to interview Tuesday on campus for permanent chancellor spot

Colwell to interview Tuesday on campus for permanent chancellor spot

By Luke Nozicka
April 25, 2017
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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell will interview on campus Tuesday in the hopes of claiming the university’s permanent chancellor position. Colwell, who began his two-year interim term Oct. 1, 2015, will interview at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in Guyon Auditorium. The candidate will then answer questions at...

GPSC to hold officer elections Tuesday

GPSC to hold officer elections Tuesday

By Marnie Leonard
April 24, 2017
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The Graduation and Professional Student Council officer elections kick off April 25 with steep budget cuts on the horizon for the university in the midst of a state budget impasse approaching the two-year mark. The Daily Egyptian interviewed the candidates for president, vice president of administrative affairs a...

Pride Prom provides a first for some SIU students

Pride Prom provides a first for some SIU students

By Abbey La Tour
April 24, 2017
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Cecilia Miranda slipped into her all-black suit and tightened her bright red tie as she got ready for her first prom with a female date. At her high school, students were required to have a date of the opposite gender in order to attend, so instead Miranda and her best friend boycotted the rules ...

Sen. Durbin holds town hall at Lesar Law Building

Sen. Durbin holds town hall at Lesar Law Building

By Bill Lukitsch
April 21, 2017
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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin visited the university for a town hall meeting Friday evening that focused on questions of national and regional concern and at points conjured laughs and applause from the audience. About 140 people gathered in the university's Lesar Law Building as the senator spoke on national,...

Carbondale police arrest three boys in burglary, car chase

Carbondale police arrest three boys in burglary, car chase

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 21, 2017
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Carbondale police arrested three juvenile boys early Friday for an attempted burglary that led to a car chase that stopped after they crashed on East Main Street. The incident began about 4:15 a.m. when the owner of Southern Illinois Gymnastics Academy at 712 E. Walnut St. responded to a burglary...

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