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LEDs enlighten campus

Students will soon be enlightened by the results of an about $1 million lighting project throughout the campus. Kevin Bame, vice chancellor for administration and finance, said the new LED lights being installed are part of a $30 million deferred maintenance ... Continue Reading →

Updated Dell tablets distributed to freshmen

Michael Gossett remembers the tablet computer he got as an SIU freshman last year. “I don’t use it at all because it sucks,” the sophomore psychology major Michael Gossett said. His complaint was common among last year’s freshmen, the first SIU ... Continue Reading →

SIU volunteers at Boys and Girls club

SIU students gave back to a program Friday that has served the community for 10 years. The Boys and Girls Club on North Springer Street, which provides after-school activities for children, received a visit from students in the University Honors Program. ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian
Quentin Harris, a freshman from Lebanon, Ind., works in his dorm room Sunday, which is a part of
SIU’s Campus Pride Living Learning Community. SIU has dedicated parts of University Housing to
the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans* and queer community. The LLC is part of a new initiative brought
on by the LGBTQ Resource Center to better serve LGBTQ students living on campus. “I feel like I will
be more comfortable in gender-inclusive housing,” Harris said. “In society it’s like you have to be one
or the other and not everyone fits into those strict categories.”

Housing opens doors to gender inclusivity

Several students were welcomed into the university’s first gender-inclusive residence hall last weekend, at the Campus Pride Living Learning Community in Mae Smith Hall. The LLC is a program through the LGBTQ Resource Center and University Housing that ... Continue Reading →
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“It could have happened here”

Nearly 100 students and faculty rallied Monday evening in front of Grinnell Hall to raise awareness of the crisis in Ferguson, Mo. At the event, organized by Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha, community members discussed the aftermath of the death ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale police chief fired

The Carbondale chief of police has been fired. City Manager Kevin Baity announced Monday in a press release that he is dismissing Jody O’Guinn from his position and naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs as interim police chief. Grubbs was previously deputy ... Continue Reading →
File photo| Carbondale Police Jody O'Guinn speaks at a press conference Feb. 18
Jennifer Gonzalez · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Carbondale chief of police fired

The Carbondale chief of police has been fired. City Manager Kevin Baity announced this morning in a press release that he is dismissing Jody O’Guinn from his position and naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs as interim police chief. Grubbs was previously ... Continue Reading →

Interim chancellor adjusts major policies

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela is not wasting any time making changes to campus policies. In less than one month, five policies have been changed, including continual appointments, as opposed to one-year contracts; the hiring of retired faculty and staff; ... Continue Reading →

#SIUC18 hashtag grows in popularity

Instead of waiting to arrive on campus to figure things out, students utilize tips given on social media to make their transition from high school to college easier. Twitter is a way for incoming freshman to meet other students, connect with Registered ... Continue Reading →
The Rev. Sonja Ingebritsen, of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Carbondale, holds a sign Thursday during a demonstration in response to events in Ferguson, Mo.

Carbondale demonstrates solidarity with Ferguson

Like many people around the country, Carbondale community members joined together Thursday to stand in solidarity with those facing turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. A St. Louis County police officer shot Michael Brown, 18, who was reportedly unarmed, on Aug. ... Continue Reading →
Nico Wood, a doctoral student in performance studies from Chicago takes inventory Tuesday at Cristaudo’s. The establishment has recently
expanded to include a sit down eatery and a gift shop. “We’ve had the business since 1977, we sold it in 2004... It sold a couple times and then
we brought it back,” Nicholas Stewart, co-owner said. “We’ve been in our new location for about two years.”
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

Illinois bad for business

In a recent nationwide study, Illinois ranked as the second-worst state for small business friendliness. The study, conducted by Thumbtack.com in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, evaluated more than 12,000 businesses across the ... Continue Reading →
Susan Ford signs papers in her office Tuesday allowing students to continue enrollment at SIU. “I’ve been here many years and I’m still learning a lot,” Ford said, who was appointed as interim provost and
vice chancellor for academic affairs. Ford may officially be appointed at the September SIU Board of Trustees meeting.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Ford delays retirement for provost position

Susan Ford expected to retire in January, but with the recent repositioning of John Nicklow, she will act as SIU’s chief academic officer instead. Ford, interim dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed as interim provost and vice chancellor ... Continue Reading →

Susan Ford named interim provost

At this time last year, the university had a different president and chancellor, and as of Monday, a different provost. Susan Ford, interim dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed as interim provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs, as ... Continue Reading →

SIU to pay $2 million for furlough days

A judge has ruled the university must repay nearly $2 million to about 1,500 current and former employees for four furlough days taken in spring 2011. Judge Colleen Harvey, of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, found the administration at ... Continue Reading →

SIU safety is all the Rave

The word rave does not usually bring thoughts of safety to one’s mind when associated with college students, but university’s new alert system is sure to change that. SIU is now the thousandth customer for the Rave Mobile Safety Alert System. This ... Continue Reading →
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