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Student-led production examines social norms of society’s workforce

Student-led production examines social norms of society’s workforce

By Diamond Jones
February 24, 2017
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The lives of service workers and society’s perception of value tie together in the production “In Service of Venus,” which is showing from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Marion Kleinau Theatre. The story follows the concept of  being “worthy” in society, and questions the i...

SIU releases new report to prioritize potential budget cuts

SIU releases new report to prioritize potential budget cuts

By Luke Nozicka
February 23, 2017
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The university on Thursday released a report to highlight feedback and prioritization of SIU's non-academic program review and identify areas for potential budget cuts. After prioritization of the initial report, the 15 centers or initiatives that may be slated for dramatic cuts to state funding are...

Carbondale Muslim Center Hosting Dinner Dialogue

Carbondale Muslim Center Hosting Dinner Dialogue

By Francois Gatimu
February 23, 2017
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The Carbondale Muslim Center is hosting a free dialogue dinner in support of the Islamic community following heightened Islamophobia coinciding with President Donald Trump’s recently overturned Muslim travel ban. The event, open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carbondale Muslim...

Lyft announces expansion to Carbondale, but city says current drivers are operating illegally

Lyft announces expansion to Carbondale, but city says current drivers are operating illegally

February 23, 2017
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Ride-share service Lyft announced Thursday it is expanding its services to more than 50 new cities, including Carbondale, but the city says current drivers are using the transportation network illegally. While Lyft said people in Carbondale will be able to use its service Thursday, Amy Fox,...

Two gunmen apprehended near the Towers, SIU police say

Two gunmen apprehended near the Towers, SIU police say

By Daily Egytian staff
February 22, 2017
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Two gunmen were taken into police custody Wednesday afternoon after they allegedly chased another male on foot, according to a campus alert email. About 4:30 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of East Park Street for a witness report of four males armed with handguns chasing another male. The...

Parts of Lewis Lane to be closed Thursday for water main work

Parts of Lewis Lane to be closed Thursday for water main work

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 22, 2017
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A portion of Lewis Lane will be closed on Thursday to through traffic for water main work. The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between West Walnut Street and East College Street, according to a city news release.  Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. For more information, contact the city's ...

Protesters demand Rep. Bost defend Affordable Care Act

Protesters demand Rep. Bost defend Affordable Care Act

By Bill Lukitsch
February 22, 2017
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Scores of demonstrators gathered outside the Carbondale office of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost on Tuesday, calling on him to support the Affordable Care Act as House Republican leaders have rolled out a preliminary plan to repeal and replace it. Led by advocacy groups Action for a Better Tomorrow, Illinois...

Closure of economic development office would be ‘great disservice’ to community, business owners say

Closure of economic development office would be ‘great disservice’ to community, business owners say

By Marnie Leonard and Luke Nozicka
February 22, 2017
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For SIU undergraduate Thomas Becker, owning his own business has been a goal since growing up on his family’s farm in McLeansboro. That objective became a reality in December with the help of the Office of Economic and Regional Development. Now he and his business partner, recent SIU graduate Chris...

Down and derby

Down and derby

By Athena Chrysanthou
February 22, 2017
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Cristyn Farris sat in a row among her fellow roller derby teammates, ready to set her roller skates on the competitive track for the very first time. Five months of practice prefaced Farris’s first match Saturday night, where two area roller derby leagues, the Southern Illinois Roller Girls and...

Nigerian playwright inspires Black History Month production at SIU

Nigerian playwright inspires Black History Month production at SIU

By Tyra Wooten
February 22, 2017
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For the first time, one story of prominent civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois will be acted out on stage. The production of “A Nightingale for Dr. Du Bois” — which examines the last weeks of the life of sociologist, historian and author W. E. B. Du Bois in Ghana — can be seen Thursday...

Undergraduate Student Government revises funding guidelines

Undergraduate Student Government revises funding guidelines

By Francois Gatimu
February 22, 2017
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Undergraduate Student Government on Tuesday further amended its funding guidelines in response to recent funding board decisions that some senators have described as arbitrary and discriminatory. The new amendment to the funding guidelines allows registered student organizations to appeal the amount...

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