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Future uncertain for SIU students affected by Trump’s travel ban

Future uncertain for SIU students affected by Trump’s travel ban

By Marnie Leonard
February 9
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It has been nearly five years since Abdulsamad Humaidan,  a curriculum and instruction doctoral candidate from Taiz, Yemen, has seen his father, siblings, nieces and nephews back in his home country. “I miss [my country] so much.” Humaidan said. “I am here alone.” Though he planned to visi...

Students, community members celebrate International Food Fair

Students, community members celebrate International Food Fair

By Francois Gatimu
February 9
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Ramesh Neupane woke up before the break of dawn to add final touches to the dishes he prepared the night before. “I was helping China chop the vegetables and the Caribbean carry their food in preparations for the festival,” said Neupane, a doctoral candidate in education administration. Neupane...

SIU police investigate on-campus armed robbery

SIU police investigate on-campus armed robbery

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 9
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The university’s police department is investigating an armed robbery that took place Tuesday night during a drug purchase near Trueblood Hall, authorities said. About 11 p.m. Tuesday, the victim was robbed of $80 and an iPhone 6 at gunpoint while attempting to buy drugs from a male suspect in...

Varsity Theater welcomes new stage play

Varsity Theater welcomes new stage play

By Alex Howell
February 8
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The Stage Company, a community theater group, is scheduled to unveil its latest spring stage play on Friday night. Miller and the Jabberwock, a stage play written by a former SIU professor, will premiere at the Varsity Theater in Carbondale. The story follows the life of a college professor who has ...

GPSC discusses possible student health insurance increase, student activity fee redistribution

GPSC discusses possible student health insurance increase, student activity fee redistribution

By Marnie Leonard
February 8
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Graduate and Professional Student Council members on Tuesday evening discussed the possibility of an increase to the university’s student health insurance costs. GPSC member Sheena Hart, who sits on the Student Health Advisory Board, said Aetna, the university’s current health insurance provide...

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, other officials to speak Paul Simon Institute’s 20th anniversary events

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, other officials to speak Paul Simon Institute’s 20th anniversary events

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 7
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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar will speak on campus in May to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s founding, the university announced Tuesday. Edgar, who signed the documents that created the institute on Sept. 18, 1995, will speak at 6 p.m. May 4 in the...

Illinois university funding rally planned for Wednesday in Springfield

Illinois university funding rally planned for Wednesday in Springfield

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 6
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Students, faculty and higher education officials are scheduled to rally against the state's historic budget impasse on Wednesday at the Illinois State Capitol. The rally, organized by the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education, will be at 1 p.m. in the first floor Rotunda of the Capitol...

Masked DJ a mainstay in Carbondale clubs

Masked DJ a mainstay in Carbondale clubs

By Tyra Wooten
February 6
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An up-and-coming disk jockey is taking over Carbondale's clubs with his unique mixing and a mysterious identity. The DJ is known for his unique mixing style and the white mask he wears while on stage. Frozen in a perpetual grin, the mask is symbolic of the attitude the popular club scene figure...

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