Saluki carries memory of friend to SIU

The SIU volleyball team started training in June, giving one player little time to mourn her friend’s death. Freshman libero/defensive specialist Gabriella Shepherd became friends with Madison Angus in Sue Wunderlich’s fourth grade class at Pioneer ... Continue Reading →

GPSC decides against divestment of fossil fuels

After close deliberation, the Graduate Student and Professional Council decided not to approve the resolution to divest SIU funds from fossil fuel companies. Patricia Walker, a senior from Carbondale studying biological sciences, spoke on behalf of Students ... Continue Reading →

Faculty senate talks deficit

Interim Provost Susan Ford told the faculty senate Tuesday the university has a $3 million budget deficit. “State college revenue comes from two places which are the state and tuition,” she said. State revenues are down since the 2008 recession, so ... Continue Reading →

Alliance aims to end LGBTQ discrimination

Twenty to 40 percent of homeless youth are a part of the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer community, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. This is one of the many statistics addressed Tuesday at a seminar ... Continue Reading →

USG introduces proposal for student trustee vote

Students from SIU and SIU-Edwardsville each have one student trustee to represent them, they are elected by the students on the two campuses. Under current law, the governor chooses one of the trustees to have a vote on the SIU Board of Trustees, but ... Continue Reading →
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Professor works to save Everglades

Everglades National Park is one of the largest habitats of biodiversity in the U.S., home to species like the American alligator, Florida panther and manatee. But the region has been greatly affected by the pollution and farming of humans. In 2000, Congress ... Continue Reading →

Chicago high school students visit art facilities

The art of glass blowing dates back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt. Today, Salukis and high school students alike are using it to increase opportunities for their futures. Ten high school students from Chicago toured art and design facilities, ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
A member of the Sigma Kappa team serves a giant volleyball to the “Just the Tip” team Monday during the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament
at the Recreation Center. Thirteen teams participated in the event, which is one of many benefitting the Saluki Strength Breast
Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the last event will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Be My Bra event.

Big pink volleyball served for breast cancer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a giant pink volleyball flying through the air. Thirteen teams of six people took to the courts to find out who could handle the 4 foot diameter ball, all in the name of charity for the Inaugural Big Pink Volleyball ... Continue Reading →

Tree-killing beetle discovered in southern Illinois

The Emerald Ash borer, an invasive species of beetle responsible for the deaths of more than 250 million ash trees throughout the U.S., has been discovered in Perry and Williamson counties. The beetle is native to Asia and eastern Russia, but was first ... Continue Reading →

Three arrested during South Ash Street incident

Three people, two of whom are SIU students, were arrested after police broke up an Unofficial Halloween house party about 12 a.m. Sunday when 200 people met on the lawn of 408 S. Ash Street where a car was flipped by partiers. Zachary Justus, 19, a freshman ... Continue Reading →
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Pumpkin frenzy

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Chicago high school students visit art facilities.

The art of glass blowing dates back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt. Today, Salukis and high school students alike are using it to increase opportunities for their futures. Ten high school students from Chicago toured art and design facilities, ... Continue Reading →
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Keep calm and keep bees

Kenny Fisher’s name still appears on the staff schedule on a whiteboard at the United States Department of Agriculture service center in Murphysboro, though “permanent vacation” is written next to it. Fisher retired in June 2013 after working at ... Continue Reading →

Illinois facing another fiscal challenge

Illinois has taken strides to correct its budget deficit in recent years, but the tax debate is coming back up. A presentation held in the Saluki Stadium Club Suites on Thursday helped illustrate Illinois’ financial situation. The Paul Simon Public ... Continue Reading →
Police broke up an Unofficial Halloween party Saturday at 408 S. Ash Street. At least two people were maced and Illinois State Police officers were on the scene.

Three arrested after police break up house party

Three people, two of whom are SIU students, were arrested after police broke up an unofficial Halloween house party about 12 a.m. Sunday when 200 people met on the lawn of 408 S. Ash Street where a car was flipped by partiers. Zachary Justus, 19, a ... Continue Reading →
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