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USG discusses solutions to budget cuts, anti-transgender messages, attendance policy

USG discusses solutions to budget cuts, anti-transgender messages, attendance policy

By Olivia Spiers
April 5, 2017
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Undergraduate Student Government president Jared Stern presented the executive board’s ideas to combat the university’s budget cuts at the senate’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. Stern said the only realistic way of increasing the governmental body’s budget is to boost the univers...

University students and high school faculty collect backpacks for low-income children

University students and high school faculty collect backpacks for low-income children

By Olivia Spiers
April 4, 2017
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SIU students and Carbondale Community High School faculty organized the first “Backpacks for Success” drive to provide backpacks to low income high school and elementary students.   Donors can drop off backpacks or large tote bags starting April 3 through April 28 at CCHS or Longbranch Café &am...

State senators address concerns of budget impasse at Carbondale town hall

State senators address concerns of budget impasse at Carbondale town hall

By Bill Lukitsch
April 1, 2017
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The state’s ongoing budget impasse was a common concern southern Illinois residents voiced at a town hall meeting with Sens. Paul Schimpf and Dale Fowler on Saturday morning. About 85 people gathered in the Carbondale Township Building to ask the state senators what they are doing to resolve a political...

The Big Event is a big success at SIU

The Big Event is a big success at SIU

By Diamond Jones
April 1, 2017
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SIU students, administrators and Carbondale residents started their day off early Saturday morning for SIUC’s first participation in The Big Event. The event, which originated at Texas A&M University and was introduced to the university by interim University College Dean Laurie Bell, is the ...

Steak ‘n Shake to open in Student Center

Steak ‘n Shake to open in Student Center

By Sean Carley
March 31, 2017
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The spot left open in SIU's Student Center after the closure of McDonald's last year will likely soon have a new tenant. Pending "execution of the contract," restaurant chain Steak 'n Shake is set to move into the Student Center, director of the Student Center Tena Bennett confirmed Friday. She...

At Murphysboro no-kill shelter, ‘They all come in with hard stories’

At Murphysboro no-kill shelter, ‘They all come in with hard stories’

By Bill Lukitsch
March 31, 2017
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For veterinarian Kay Creese, the best part of her job is seeing patients come back for a visit after they've been patched up or found new homes. "Sometimes six to 12 months later the people come in to show us the dog or the cat," she said. "And that’s just amazing."      Creese is the execut...

SIU president proposes $30 million cut for university

SIU president proposes $30 million cut for university

By Luke Nozicka and Bill Lukitsch
March 29, 2017
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SIU President Randy Dunn on Wednesday said the Carbondale campus should cut at least $30 million in spending and should consider declaring a short-term financial emergency. The university president also called for the board treasurer to loan money from Edwardsville to Carbondale so the campus can contin...

City council election day kicks off Tuesday

City council election day kicks off Tuesday

By Francois Gatimu
March 29, 2017
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The Carbondale City Council election commences Tuesday with important council decisions on the horizon. The election has three incumbent candidates and one newcomer running for the three open seats on the city council. As Lee Fronabarger, Carolin Harvey and Jessica Bradshaw aim to retain their p...

Remainder of “Moonstock” eclipse festival lineup announced

Remainder of “Moonstock” eclipse festival lineup announced

By Sean Carley
March 28, 2017
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The "Moonstock 2017" music festival announced its full lineup of hard rock and metal bands that'll be performing at Walker's Bluff Winery in Carterville on the weekend before the August 21 solar eclipse.

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Campus Lake may soon open again for recreation

Campus Lake may soon open again for recreation

By Olivia Spiers
March 28, 2017
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Wildlife and fisheries students are raising money for fish habitat structures in hopes of reviving recreational activities on Campus Lake. Ed Heist, director of the fisheries center, said the structures are part of the larger lake improvement project which began with draining the lake in September to...

Poll finds most Illinois voters favor marijuana decriminalization, legalization

Poll finds most Illinois voters favor marijuana decriminalization, legalization

By Bill Lukitsch
March 28, 2017
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Illinois voters are giving the green light to remove criminal penalties for marijuana or legalize the drug for recreational use. A recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll found that 74 percent of registered voters surveyed favored imposing fines on those caught with small amounts of the drug...

University hosts its first ‘Big Event’ after two years of planning

University hosts its first ‘Big Event’ after two years of planning

By Diamond Jones
March 28, 2017
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More than a dozen SIU departments and off-campus sponsors will come together Saturday to present the largest student-run service day in Carbondale. The Big Event, a nationwide community service project, makes its debut in Carbondale with help from 1,000 students, faculty and staff. Volunteers will...

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