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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
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

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
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, Showcase

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
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

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...

GPSC discusses cuts to the graduate school, USG grievance preliminary report, student trustee election

GPSC discusses cuts to the graduate school, USG grievance preliminary report, student trustee election

By Daily Egyptian News Desk
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The Graduate and Professional Student Council on Thursday discussed academic cuts to the graduate school, an Undergraduate Student Government grievance preliminary report and the student trustee election. The council members covered allegations against their sister government and how graduate students ...

Colwell addresses financial crisis with graduate students

Colwell addresses financial crisis with graduate students

By Marnie Leonard
April 21, 2017
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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell met with members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council on Thursday evening to answer questions about SIU’s financial situation and address concerns amid a state budget crisis that is approaching the two-year mark. Illinois public universities have received...

University’s credit rating drops to junk

University’s credit rating drops to junk

By Bill Lukitsch
April 20, 2017
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A national credit rating agency has reduced the university’s credit to junk status and attributes the decline to the ongoing Illinois budget impasse. Standard & Poor’s on Thursday dropped SIU’s rating three notches — from “BBB” to “BB” — with a negative outlook on the university...

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