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Carbondale police arrest man wanted in February 2016 shooting

Carbondale police arrest man wanted in February 2016 shooting

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 7, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Carbondale police have arrested a city man wanted for shooting someone more than a year ago. In February 2016, police issued a warrant for James Algee Moore, 32, of Carbondale, on aggravated battery with a firearm after a shooting that left one victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound...

SIU students reach new heights to raise sexual assault awareness

SIU students reach new heights to raise sexual assault awareness

By Athena Chrysanthou
April 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Josef Williams removed his sneakers and slipped into a pair of red high heels Thursday morning before stumbling to a microphone in front of Shryock Auditorium. "This shows that men are aware that sexual violence is happening on college campuses," he said. "We want to be a part of the solution to...

Proposed cuts to University Press make closure ‘a very valid fear,’ director says

Proposed cuts to University Press make closure ‘a very valid fear,’ director says

By Marnie Leonard
April 6, 2017
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For Chelsey Harris, working in publishing has been a lifelong goal. “I remember writing a report about the industry when I was in the seventh grade,” said Harris, a graduate teaching assistant in the English department. “This has always been my plan.” Harris got her foot in the door one...

Trustees delay declaration of financial emergency, SIUE loan

Trustees delay declaration of financial emergency, SIUE loan

By Bill Lukitsch
April 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, Showcase

The SIU Board of Trustees on Thursday voted not to discuss the declaration of a financial emergency at the university system’s Carbondale campus or to allow the cash-strapped university to borrow from its sister school. Because the matter was not published in the original agenda, the entire board...

Victim in Tuesday shooting expected to recover, police say

Victim in Tuesday shooting expected to recover, police say

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 6, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

A man who was shot in a Carbondale hotel Tuesday night is expected to recover from the injury police initially said was potentially life threatening. Authorities on Thursday said the man and the suspect, who are acquaintances, were involved in a dispute in a hotel room at America’s Best Value...

Student insurance rates rise, causing students to pay more out-of-pocket fees

Student insurance rates rise, causing students to pay more out-of-pocket fees

By Francois Gatimu
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Student insurance rates for the next fiscal year are expected to rise due to increased healthcare costs following the approval of a new university insurance plan. Ted Grace, director of student health services said in an Undergraduate Student Council meeting March 28 that SIU’s insurance provider moved...

University Sexual Assault Awareness Month events begin April 12

University Sexual Assault Awareness Month events begin April 12

By Olivia Spiers
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The Women’s Resource Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program have organized a series of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in hopes of educating students on college rape culture. Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins April 1 with the national theme “Engaging New Voices....

Councilman Fronabarger loses seat to challenger, Harvey and Bradshaw are re-elected

Councilman Fronabarger loses seat to challenger, Harvey and Bradshaw are re-elected

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 5, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Two of three incumbents on the Carbondale City Council were re-elected Tuesday and the only outside candidate was voted in to replace Councilman Lee Fronabarger. Jeff Doherty appears to have narrowly beat Fronabarger to join the city’s governing after a 10-year hiatus from city government. Jackson...

USG discusses solutions to budget cuts, anti-transgender messages, attendance policy

USG discusses solutions to budget cuts, anti-transgender messages, attendance policy

By Olivia Spiers
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Undergraduate Student Government president Jared Stern presented the executive board’s ideas to combat the university’s budget cuts at the senate’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. Stern said the only realistic way of increasing the governmental body’s budget is to boost the univers...

University students and high school faculty collect backpacks for low-income children

University students and high school faculty collect backpacks for low-income children

By Olivia Spiers
April 4, 2017
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SIU students and Carbondale Community High School faculty organized the first “Backpacks for Success” drive to provide backpacks to low income high school and elementary students.   Donors can drop off backpacks or large tote bags starting April 3 through April 28 at CCHS or Longbranch Café &am...

State senators address concerns of budget impasse at Carbondale town hall

State senators address concerns of budget impasse at Carbondale town hall

By Bill Lukitsch
April 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

The state’s ongoing budget impasse was a common concern southern Illinois residents voiced at a town hall meeting with Sens. Paul Schimpf and Dale Fowler on Saturday morning. About 85 people gathered in the Carbondale Township Building to ask the state senators what they are doing to resolve a political...

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