Police push protesters back after people broke the windows of a St. Louis County Police vehicle Monday in Ferguson, Mo. —Nathan Hoefert | Daily Egyptian

No indictment: Ferguson erupts in chaos

Doug Moore | St. Louis Post-Dispatch Anger spilled over into violence Monday night throughout the region after it was announced that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the death of Michael Brown. At least two St. Louis County ... Continue Reading →
Protestors chant “No Justice, No Peace” at the corner of West Main Street and North Illinois Avenue Monday night in Carbondale. —Lewis Marien | Daily Egyptian

Carbondale protesters show solidarity with Ferguson

The chants “no justice, no peace” were not heard in just Ferguson, Mo. Monday night. More than 30 community members gathered in nearly freezing weather by the Town Square Pavilion to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict ... Continue Reading →

SIU could face more budget cuts

James Applegate, executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, said state universities should plan for substantial budget cuts next year. In an email sent to Illinois university presidents today, Applegate said all state agencies should ... Continue Reading →

Students petition Rec Center dress code

Members of the SIU community are taking note from The Beastie Boys who sang, “You gotta fight for your right.” Instead of rebelling against parents, though, they are fighting for the right to wear what they want. A petition has been started to revert ... Continue Reading →

Training puts registration on hold for 1,200 students

More than 1,200 students cannot sign up for spring courses because they have yet to complete state-mandated training. Interim Provost Susan Ford said more than 1,200 incoming students are unable to sign up for next semester’s classes because they have ... Continue Reading →
Mario Moccia

Moccia named athletic director at New Mexico State

SIU athletic director Mario Moccia will be leaving for the same position at New Mexico State University. NMSU President Garrey Carruthers made the announcement Monday at a press conference in Las Cruces, N.M. Moccia said it was a big day for him and ... Continue Reading →

Delta Phi Epsilon may be new model for SIU Greek life

The Gamma Chi chapter of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority is the newest Greek life organization to come to campus, and it took less than a semester to colonize. DPE’s SIU chapter, which consists of 75 members, completed all requirements and officially ... Continue Reading →
Ralph Tate, center, an associate professor of automotive
technology, convert a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser from an internal
combustion engine to a plug-in electric vehicle with his students
Thursday at the SIU Transportation Education Center. Tate said
the conversion cost for the car is about $12,000.
Lewis Marien · Daily Egyptian

Students convert cars to use electricity

Students studying automotive technology get chances to work on cars, but it is not every day they are able to create a car of their own. Andy Ju An Wang, dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, said SIU offers Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology, ... Continue Reading →
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Dancers grace the stage

Dancing for some is a weekend hobby, but for others, it is a lifelong passion. Those passions were displayed for visitors, community members and students alike this weekend. Thirty-three Southern Illinois Dance Company members performed a diverse set ... Continue Reading →

Coping with anxiety on campus

Students with anxiety disorders may have trouble in college, but there are options to help make life less overwhelming. Christy Hamilton, a counselor with Counseling and Psychological Services, said the Student Health Center received 654 students for ... Continue Reading →

‘Diversity’ a buzzword on Rauner’s transition team

From Democrats to pastors, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has lined up a diverse group of people to help his transition into office. One day after winning the Illinois governor’s race, Rauner began announcing picks for his transition team. Rauner’s ... Continue Reading →

Tablet use varies, success unclear

Underclassmen tote tablets throughout campus. However, the success of the tablets is in its infancy. The Mobile Dawg Program, a $1.5 million project distributing more than 5,600 tablets to freshmen this year, could be improving retention and recruitment, ... Continue Reading →
Sam Renner, left, a junior from Belleville studying mortuary science, packs a shoebox with gifts as part of the Operation Christmas Child stuffing party Wednesday in the Student Services building. The boxes will be sent to children throughout the world, and can be tracked with a label. This is the first year for the event, hosted by the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. “For the longest time we’ve been looking for some ways to create communal philanthropy, and this was an easy way for people to contribute,” said AJ Soriano, a senior from Downer’s Grove studying business management and the philanthropy chair for Alpha Tau Omega. 
—Aidan Osborne | Daily Egyptian

Greek life packages Christmas spirit for children

Many students return home to their families and gather around a Christmas tree to open presents. However, not every child in the world can have the same jolly experience. SIU fraternities and sororities came together Wednesday to help brighten Christmas ... Continue Reading →

No charges filed in Molly Young case

No charges will be filed in the 2012 case of the death of Molly Young, according to a report by the state’s attorney appellate prosecutor obtained by KFVS-TV. The report says there is insufficient evidence to declare the case a homicide, but that it ... Continue Reading →

Tax increase discussed at council meeting

Nothing is certain but death and taxes. However, it is not certain how high the latter will rise for community members’ homes. Carbondale residents and council members expressed opinions about a proposed property tax increase to fund pensions for police ... Continue Reading →
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