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SIU president warns Illinois higher education market approaching ‘junk bond status’

SIU president warns Illinois higher education market approaching ‘junk bond status’

By Luke Nozicka
March 8, 2017
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SIU President Randy Dunn on Wednesday said SIU cannot operate for another 20 months without state support “short of hollowing out” its core programs. In the System Connection, the university president’s column emailed to faculty and staff, Dunn said SIU will have to make a case for continued st...

Clinical Center director says loss of state funding ‘would be the end of us’

Clinical Center director says loss of state funding ‘would be the end of us’

By Marnie Leonard
March 8, 2017
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When Sunni Primeaux was growing up, she watched her older brother struggle with schizophrenia. Unable to hold a job due to his symptoms, he was homeless for several months before being accepted into a group home five years ago. Though seeing him try to cope with the disorder in his day-to-day life...

USG senators vote against Stern’s suspension

USG senators vote against Stern’s suspension

By Francois Gatimu
March 8, 2017
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Members of Undergraduate Student Government voted Tuesday night against a motion that would have suspended President Jared Stern for allegedly acting on personal bias by adjourning a meeting prematurely.   The motion was sponsored by Nick Shereos, a newly appointed USG senator and member of the gover...

GPSC discusses chancellor search, student trustee election, USG investigation

GPSC discusses chancellor search, student trustee election, USG investigation

By Marnie Leonard
March 8, 2017
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The Graduate and Professional Student Council discussed the ongoing search to find a permanent chancellor, changes to the student trustee election procedure and its investigation of the Undergraduate Student Government’s executive board at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. GPSC President...

Residents call for sanctuary city status in city council meeting

Residents call for sanctuary city status in city council meeting

By Olivia Spiers
March 8, 2017
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Community members at the Tuesday’s city council meeting asked council members to make Carbondale a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. Jesslyn Jobe, one of 10 people who wrote the drafted bill, said it was modeled after the proposed Sanctuary State Act in the Illinois House of Representati...

Tornado that ripped through Missouri, Illinois recorded at EF-4, NWS says

Tornado that ripped through Missouri, Illinois recorded at EF-4, NWS says

By Daily Egyptian staff
March 6, 2017
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The National Weather Service on Saturday said the tornado that ripped through parts of Missouri and Illinois was an EF-4. The Tuesday night tornado that started in Perryville, Missouri, and ended in Christopher, Illinois, reached a peak strength of 180 mph, traveling more than 50 miles, the service...

Dental students provide free dental care to low-income children

Dental students provide free dental care to low-income children

March 3, 2017
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Students in SIU’s dental hygiene program gave free checkups and cleanings to more than 240 kids Friday for “Give Kids a Smile Day.” The service is offered once per year for children under age 16 who are without access to regular dental treatment. The annual event is a collaboration between ...

Carbondale police arrest 2 brothers in ‘staged’ armed robbery

Carbondale police arrest 2 brothers in ‘staged’ armed robbery

By Daily Egyptian staff
March 3, 2017
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Carbondale police arrested two men Wednesday in what investigators have determined was a staged armed robbery, according to a news release from the department. Devante C.A. Jackson, 19, of Milwaukee, was arrested on a charge of felony theft. His alleged accomplice, Houston A. Jackson, 20, of Carbondale,...

‘Thank God we still have our lives’: Tornado destroys 12 homes in southern Illinois

‘Thank God we still have our lives’: Tornado destroys 12 homes in southern Illinois

By Luke Nozicka and Olivia Spiers
March 1, 2017
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Julie Hicks thought her mother had died. After a tornado ripped through parts of southern Illinois on Tuesday night, Hicks arrived at her mother’s Elkville home to find a pile of debris. Family members rushed into the crumbled structure to see if 79-year-old Nadine Lacy was still alive. “We ...

University commemorates Women’s History Month

University commemorates Women’s History Month

By Diamond Jones and Olivia Spiers
March 1, 2017
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A series beginning in March to highlight Women’s History Month is set to include insights from local female innovators and nationally recognized women. The university organized the monthlong series of events ranging from women’s panels to fashion shows to commemorate women in history. The events fo...

Carbondale police seek man wanted for armed robbery

Carbondale police seek man wanted for armed robbery

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 27, 2017
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Carbondale police are searching for a man wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred Sunday at an area gas station, authorities said. At 2:38 p.m., police responded to the Kroger Fuel Station at 501 N. Giant City Road for a report of an employee robbed with the threat of a gun. The employee...

Touch of Nature holds sixth Maple Syrup Festival

Touch of Nature holds sixth Maple Syrup Festival

By Diamond Jones
February 27, 2017
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Carbondale residents bundled up for the cold and gathered together Saturday and Sunday for the Maple Syrup Festival at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. The annual festival brought between 500 and 600 people to eat homemade pancakes covered in maple syrup and take part in a series of demonstrations...

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