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Police: Woman hospitalized with gunshot wound, 2 arrested in separate incident

Police: Woman hospitalized with gunshot wound, 2 arrested in separate incident

By Luke Nozicka
February 6
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Carbondale police are investigating after a woman was taken to a nearby hospital Sunday for a gunshot wound she says she sustained in another town. Police were called on Sunday to reports of shots fired about 3 a.m. in the 400 block of East Sycamore Street and an hour later in the 200 block of...

Southern Illinois community group rallies against Trump’s immigration ban

Southern Illinois community group rallies against Trump’s immigration ban

By Francois Gatimu
February 4
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Hours before a federal judge overruled a travel ban for immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries to the U.S., a Carbondale community group gathered Saturday for a vigil protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order. Members of the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois hosted an hourlong...

Rauner appoints member to Illinois Board of Higher Education, ISU board

Rauner appoints member to Illinois Board of Higher Education, ISU board

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 3
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday appointed a new member to Illinois Board of Higher Education. The Republican governor selected Darlene Ruscitti, the regional superintendent of schools in the DuPage Regional Office of Education, to the governing board that oversees Illinois college-level...

Authorities respond to fire at Memorial Hospital

Authorities respond to fire at Memorial Hospital

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 3
Filed under More Headlines

Carbondale firefighters responded Friday afternoon to a fire at the bottom of an elevator shaft at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, authorities said. The fire was extinguished by hospital maintenance crews by the time the fire department arrived, Assistant Fire Chief Doug Biggs said. The department...

Blaze destroys home south of Carbondale

Blaze destroys home south of Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 1
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

A family was displaced Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed their home in a rural part of south Carbondale, authorities said. Carbondale Township firefighters were called to the home near Kennedy and Union Hill roads about 3:30 p.m. after a passerby reported the blaze, fire Chief Michael...

Black Art exhibit launches in Morris Library for Black History Month

Black Art exhibit launches in Morris Library for Black History Month

By Olivia Spiers
February 1
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, News Briefs

A month-long art exhibit, “Black Art: A Visual Dialogue,” will be showcased in Morris Library in honor of Black History Month. The exhibit will be launched at a kickoff event at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the library. The gathering will feature a presentation by Elizabeth Lewin, interim associate cha...

SIUE records second-largest spring enrollment

SIUE records second-largest spring enrollment

By Luke Nozicka
February 1
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Enrollment at SIU-Edwardsville decreased .52 percent compared to spring 2016, university officials said Wednesday. That puts total enrollment at 13,276 students this semester, a reduction of 70 students from the year before. It marks the second-largest spring enrollment in its history. Comparatively,...

Faculty, staff, students propose campus mural on Faner Hall

Faculty, staff, students propose campus mural on Faner Hall

By Diamond Jones
February 1
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The Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Council is asking the university to allow that a mural be painted on Faner Hall in response to recent negative media attention and conflict within the institution. With the help of some students, the council sent a proposal letter to the chancellor’s office during...

Black History Month events to focus on declining African American enrollment

Black History Month events to focus on declining African American enrollment

By Olivia Spiers and Diamond Jones
February 1
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

The Student Programming Council and Multicultural Resource Center have organized a series of events for Black History Month in hopes of raising awareness of declining black enrollment in public universities. The events begin Wednesday and exemplify the national theme “The Crisis in Black Education,” which ...

Counseling center would have ‘no way to operate’ after proposed cuts, director says

Counseling center would have ‘no way to operate’ after proposed cuts, director says

By Marnie Leonard and Olivia Spiers
February 1
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Joshua-Kyle “JK” Brandon fell to an all-time low emotionally after his mother and grandmother died during his sophomore year.  The sudden deaths of his family members came after the Marine spent two years in a severe state of depression, often contemplating suicide. He was alone in his Carbond...

Carbondale working to fix ‘large water main break’

Carbondale working to fix ‘large water main break’

By Daily Egyptian staff
January 31
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Carbondale officers are at the scene of a large water main break on South Wall Street between East Grand Avenue and East Park Street, police said Tuesday night. Just before 9 p.m., police said the city's Public Works Department was on its way to the scene. Authorities advised the public to use...

Polar Bear sees fewer citations, injuries in 2017

Polar Bear sees fewer citations, injuries in 2017

By Bill Lukitsch
January 31
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

The unsanctioned drinking event known as Polar Bear saw a decrease in violations of alcohol-related citations and injuries, authorities said. Carbondale and Illinois State police on Saturday issued a total of 91 citations to 89 people, the majority of which were alcohol related, according to a news...

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