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Immigrant fears and stories are shared at local forum

Immigrant fears and stories are shared at local forum

By Francois Gatimu
April 8, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News, Showcase

Oneida Vargas was 1 year old when she was carried across the Mexican border with her mother and 3-month-old brother in search of a better life in Chicago. “Growing up was hard; I didn’t understand what it all meant,” said Vargas, a junior studying political science. “I had to translate bill...

Expanded marijuana cultivation center may bring further economic development to Carbondale

Expanded marijuana cultivation center may bring further economic development to Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
April 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Carbondale city officials said they hope the expansion of a new medical marijuana cultivation center in the city will spark local economic growth. City manager Gary Williams said the cultivation center, located east of the Southern Illinois Airport, is a legally licensed facility that grows me...

Lyft cancels Carbondale service

Lyft cancels Carbondale service

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

Lyft has lifted its transportation services from Carbondale because of what the company called “onerous and cumbersome” restrictions that keep it from providing quality service to customers. City council members amended municipal restrictions in February to accommodate growing transportation network ...

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
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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
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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...

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