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University to celebrate Earth Month through sustainability projects

University to celebrate Earth Month through sustainability projects

By Tyra Wooten
April 15, 2017
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The university is celebrating Earth Month throughout April in an effort to promote conservation on campus. Campus and community volunteers will clear and improve trails at Touch of Nature Environmental Center from 1 to 4 p.m. each Saturday in April during Trail Stewardship days. On April 21, students an...

Local activists get ready for climate march

Local activists get ready for climate march

By Francois Gatimu
April 14, 2017
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Carbondale residents on Friday came out for a sign-making party at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship Church in preparation for the People's Climate March. The march will commence with a rally from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on April 29 and a post-march festival at 2 p.m will feature music by local group Meridian...

For the love of mules

For the love of mules

By Morgan Timms
April 14, 2017
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Around 500 riders converged in southern Illinois during the week of April 3 from as far away as Germany and Thailand, and from as many as 26 states, all with one thing in common. They were mule people. “[In] nearly every state you can think of, there’s somebody there who’s one of us,” said Steve...

Bestselling author and Netflix series host visits Carbondale

Bestselling author and Netflix series host visits Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
April 13, 2017
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New York Times bestselling author and host of the new Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries” shared his nomadic story of trotting the globe with local residents at Longbranch Café & Bakery on Wednesday. Leon Logothetis came to Carbondale as a part of his tour across the U.S. He has shared his story of t...

University officials address financial situation with faculty

University officials address financial situation with faculty

By Marnie Leonard
April 13, 2017
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University officials met with faculty members Thursday afternoon to answer questions about SIU’s financial situation and concerns about budget cuts amid a state budget crisis that is approaching the two-year mark. Illinois public universities have received no appropriation outside of stop-gap funding...

Chancellor finalist named president at Eastern New Mexico University

Chancellor finalist named president at Eastern New Mexico University

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 13, 2017
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One of four finalists for the university’s chancellor position has been chosen for the position of president of Eastern New Mexico University. Jeff Elwell was selected to lead Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday following a unanimous decision by the school's Board of Regents, The Eastern New Mexico News reports. He’ll earn $230,000 annually on a three-year contract. Elwell reportedly acc...

Poets and authors share stories at Little Grassy Literary Festival

Poets and authors share stories at Little Grassy Literary Festival

By Diamond Jones
April 12, 2017
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Up-and-coming authors and poets are scheduled to share their published works with the university community during this year's Little Grassy Literary Festival. The festival, which features artists from around the country, runs Wednesday through Friday in Morris Library. The events are designed to...

Local art auction raises money for Bangladeshi orphans

Local art auction raises money for Bangladeshi orphans

By Diamond Jones
April 12, 2017
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Artwork made by children from around the world will soon be auctioned off as a way to raise money for Bangladeshi orphans. The artwork is created by local Carbondale children along with others from Bangladesh, Switzerland, Japan and Germany and is on display in Longbranch Café & Bakery throu...

City council approves resolution to welcome immigrants in city limits

City council approves resolution to welcome immigrants in city limits

By Abbey La Tour and Athena Chrysanthou
April 12, 2017
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The Carbondale City Council passed a resolution Tuesday to establish a safe and welcoming community for immigrants. The resolution states city employees or departments will not ask the immigration status of residents unless required to do so by state or federal law, or by a court order. The policy devo...

Chancellor finalist asked about campus diversity at student forum

Chancellor finalist asked about campus diversity at student forum

By Marnie Leonard
April 11, 2017
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Diversity was a primary concern among those attending a student-only question-and-answer session Tuesday evening with chancellor finalist Jeff Elwell. The student forum was part of a three-day interview process for Elwell, the current dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tenn...

Authorities in Arkansas arrest man wanted in Carbondale homicide

Authorities in Arkansas arrest man wanted in Carbondale homicide

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 11, 2017
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U.S. Marshals on Tuesday arrested a Carbondale man nearly 200 miles from where police say he fatally shot a teenager in March. Jarrell J. Pullen, 22, of Carbondale, was arrested by authorities in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Tuesday morning, according to the Craighead County Sheriff's Department. Pulle...

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