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SIUC spring enrollment falls 7.4 percent

SIUC spring enrollment falls 7.4 percent

By Luke Nozicka
January 31
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Enrollment at SIUC dropped 7.4 percent compared to spring 2016, university officials said Tuesday. That puts total enrollment at 14,636 students this semester, a reduction of 1,170 students from the year before. During its peak year in 1991, SIUC's enrollment totaled more than 24,000. In a st...

In uncertain times, SIU asks campus to ‘support and respect our international students’

In uncertain times, SIU asks campus to ‘support and respect our international students’

By Luke Nozicka
January 30
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The university on Monday released a statement regarding President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, saying everything legally possible will be done to support its international students. Of the 1,263 international students at the Carbondale campus, 88 are from the seven countries listed...

Anti-abortion marchers demonstrate in downtown Carbondale

Anti-abortion marchers demonstrate in downtown Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
January 29
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Anti-abortion marchers walked through the center of town on Sunday afternoon to show support for recent actions taken by the president to halt federal funding for abortions. Nearly 200 marchers walked from the Carbondale Town Square Pavillion on a mile-and-a-half long route that ended at the intersection...

One person injured in early morning shooting in southwest Carbondale

One person injured in early morning shooting in southwest Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian staff
January 28
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One person was hospitalized early Saturday after a shooting in southwest Carbondale, authorities said. About 3:17 a.m., police responded to the 500 block of South Ash Street for reports of a shooting. One person was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and taken to Memorial Hospital of...

Illinois representative visits SIU to detail legislation for free college

Illinois representative visits SIU to detail legislation for free college

By Francois Gatimu
January 27
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Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi visited the university Thursday to advocate for free public university education in the state through legislation he plans to sponsor. The representative discussed amending the state’s tax code with a 3 percent surcharge on personal incomes over $1 million and closing...

SIU art school could face collapsing blows if budget tightens

SIU art school could face collapsing blows if budget tightens

By Olivia Spiers
January 26
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SIU School of Art and Design is preparing to face penetrating cuts if the university is not granted state funding next semester, starting with graduate assistantships, according to university officials. The art school faced a permanent $40,000 cut this year as the university required all colleges to make budget ...

Retiring SIU professor remembers his time working with Mary Tyler Moore

Retiring SIU professor remembers his time working with Mary Tyler Moore

By Olivia Spiers
January 26
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With little more than an acceptance letter to California State University, John Hochheimer moved to Los Angeles from New York to jump-start a career in radio.   It wasn’t long before Hochheimer, a retiring SIU professor of radio, television and digital media, was introduced to one of the biggest nam...

SIU unaware of federal grant and contract freezes, research official says

SIU unaware of federal grant and contract freezes, research official says

By Luke Nozicka
January 26
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The university has not been told by any federal agencies to stop contracted work after President Donald Trump's administration reportedly told the Environmental Protection Agency last week to freeze its grants and contracts. Jim Garvey, interim vice chancellor for research, said in an email that...

USG senators, students criticize USG over funding guidelines and exclusive practices

USG senators, students criticize USG over funding guidelines and exclusive practices

By Francois Gatimu
January 26
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The Undergraduate Student Government on Tuesday was rebuked by constituents, former members, student leaders and its own members for what some critics called arbitrary funding guidelines and discriminatory practices. The organization held its first meeting of the Spring 2017 semester in the Student...

Proposed cuts to WSIU broadcasting services would be ‘catastrophic,’ director says

Proposed cuts to WSIU broadcasting services would be ‘catastrophic,’ director says

By Luke Nozicka and Bill Lukitsch
January 25
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Working in the news industry is an aspiration SIU student Collin Dorsey has long held. The 20-year-old junior from Du Quoin began working in radio as a sophomore in high school, reporting and anchoring newscasts for WDQN-AM. As one of River Region Evening Edition's most senior reporters, Dorsey began...

GPSC members discuss women, gender and sexuality studies, mental health on campus

GPSC members discuss women, gender and sexuality studies, mental health on campus

By Marnie Leonard
January 25
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The Graduate and Professional Student Council voted Tuesday to oppose a suggestion from administration that the women, gender and sexuality studies program merge with another program in the College of Liberal Arts. Lauran Schaefer, the president of the WGSS registered student organization, said even...

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