Non-profit supports student debt forgiveness

Graduation day marks a new beginning for some students, but it also marks the beginning of payments for others. With student debt at an all-time high, one not-for-profit organization, Rolling Jubilee, is buying debt from banks that give student loans ... Continue Reading →
Jon Davey, president of the R. Buckminster Fuller and Ann Hewitt Fuller Dome Home Preservation Board, speaks Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of renovations at the Richard Buckminster Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale. “We have a great board of people [giving their all] for this project,” he said. The next phase of renovations will refurbish the interior of the dome, and the third and final phase will complete the home as a museum honoring R. Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller.
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

Buckminster dome home preservation begins phase 2

After many years of sitting dormant under a tarp, the Buckminster Fuller Dome Home’s exterior has been restored, and owners will continue with the next phase of restoration. Preservation began in April and its second phase commenced Tuesday with a ribbon ... Continue Reading →

Nutrition and exercise collide in student center

Those who have a break on Tuesdays can go to the Student Center to burn calories and eat a nutritious lunch. Lunchtime Bowl and Burn started Sept. 9 and continues from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in the Student Center bowling alley each Tuesday. The program offers ... Continue Reading →

Tenure granted to 28 professors in 2014

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SIU investigates Yik Yak app

University spokesperson Rae Goldsmith said the university is investigating Yik Yak because of inappropriate posts on the social media application. She said the university is looking into the app, but could not give further details by press time Monday. The ... Continue Reading →

Police make arrest connected to burglary

A suspect was arrested Friday morning after police received information about a gun that connected him to a residential burglary. Malik Wright, 19, of Carbondale, was apprehended when officers learned he was in possession of a handgun reported stolen ... Continue Reading →

Renowned physicist remembered in rotunda

Academics and social activists shared tearful eulogies Saturday around a framed picture of a mentor, professor and community leader in Morris Library. The memorial commemorated Fazley Bary Malik, a professor of theoretical physics, who died July 4 after ... Continue Reading →

Saluki SEAL receives SIU honor

Although he left campus a decade ago, Navy SEAL William Bushelle left a lasting impression on his classmates and professors. Special Warfare Operator First Class Bushelle, who graduated from the university in 2004 and died Feb. 16 in a car crash in Las ... Continue Reading →

University recognized for veteran services

When leaving combat zones for classrooms, veterans must transition from military to student life, and Veterans Services is helping. The university was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Veteran Education, making it the first university to ... Continue Reading →

Fire damages rooms in Carbondale Towers

Two air conditioning units exploded at the Carbondale Towers about 4 p.m. Saturday, damaging parts of the fourth and fifth floors. No injuries have been reported. Assistant Fire Chief Ted Lomax of the Carbondale Fire Department said two apartments on ... Continue Reading →

Replica Vietnam wall comes to SIU

One hundred sixty-two southern Illinois natives lost their lives in the Vietnam War. They will join their 58,300 fallen comrades in memorial at the practice football field, south of Saluki Stadium. A travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ... Continue Reading →

The dogs behind the Dawgs

For Vicki and Jim Blair, walking the dogs sometimes includes five leashes, excitement and crowds of people. The Blairs volunteer their time and 10 saluki dogs to SIU. Vicki and Jim, who live in Herrin, bring some of their dogs to the university for special ... Continue Reading →

Third robbery occurs in three days

Carbondale Police are investigating the third incident in a string of robberies reported in less than 72 hours, all of which occurred less than a quarter of a mile from one another. The most recent incident was reported near midnight Tuesday in the 500 ... Continue Reading →

Dunn discusses healthcare with GPSC

SIU President Randy Dunn met with the Graduate Student and Professional Council to discuss student and university spending towards healthcare, classes and student services. A plan was purposed that would create new student health care benefits in compliance ... Continue Reading →

Active Minds leave handprints for awareness

Chalk handprints made by students cover the pavement in front of Morris Library in remembrance of students who have committed suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 1,100 students commit suicide each year. Sept. 10 is World ... Continue Reading →
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