Community shares downtown suggestions

Downtown Carbondale is in the first stages of a face-lift. More than 100 community members gathered at Carbondale City Hall Wednesday to attend the first of eight discussions on the renovation of the city’s downtown area put on by the Downtown Advisory ... Continue Reading →
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Retention targeted by task force

Nearly 40 percent of students who attended their first year in 2012 didn’t return for a second year, according to the university fact book. As retention remains a continual issue on campus, a task force is implementing new initiatives in the hopes ... Continue Reading →

O’Guinn releases statement

Former Police Chief Jody O’Guinn released a statement Wednesday explaining the circumstances of his firing. O’Guinn said he does not know the reason Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity fired him. Baity described the justification of his termination ... Continue Reading →

Task force targets retention

Nearly 40 percent of students who attended their first year in 2012 didn’t return for a second year, according to the university fact book. As retention remains a continual issue on campus, a task force is implementing new initiatives in the hopes to ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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