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Help name SIU’s dinosaur

Help name SIU’s dinosaur

By Zachary Shaw
January 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The university's geology department is asking students to help name the dinosaur cast that has been on display in Browne Auditorium since summer.

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Carbondale Science Center hosts Smithsonian exhibit

Carbondale Science Center hosts Smithsonian exhibit

By Alex Howell
January 20, 2017
Filed under City, News

The Smithsonian, in partnership with Museum on Main Street Exhibit and Keep Carbondale Beautiful, recently brought a traveling display to Carbondale.

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Trump’s inauguration sparks SIU student demonstrations

Trump’s inauguration sparks SIU student demonstrations

By Shannon Allen
January 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

As President Donald Trump held up his right hand, SIU students held up their fists.

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University Museum opens spring exhibits despite staffing and budget cuts

University Museum opens spring exhibits despite staffing and budget cuts

By Olivia Spiers
January 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

The University Museum opens its spring exhibits on Friday, which is later than usual, because of significant staffing cuts and difficult financial times in the institution, according to museum officials. The museum, which occupies Faner Hall, is without a director for the first time since it opened i... Read more »

Police seek help in missing teenager investigation

Police seek help in missing teenager investigation

By Daily Egyptian Staff
January 19, 2017
Filed under City, News, News Briefs

Police are searching for a teenager missing since Tuesday morning after he was last seen in southeast Carbondale, according to a news release.

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With new bill, SIU could receive $93M from state

With new bill, SIU could receive $93M from state

By Olivia Spiers
January 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Under a newly introduced package of bills in the Illinois Senate, public universities throughout the state would receive a sum of $507 million, including $93.4 million to SIU. The bill, introduced Thursday by Senate President John Cullerton, would fund the money to SIU for it to meet its operations... Read more »

School of Art and Design requests $50,000 from city for downtown art installations

School of Art and Design requests $50,000 from city for downtown art installations

By Olivia Spiers
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines

SIU's School of Art and Design is attempting to team up with Carbondale Community Arts and the city in an effort to beautify the Strip with new art installations. The approximated $50,000 nature-themed project consists of six to eight functional sculptures such as bike racks and benches to accommod... Read more »

Southern Illinoisans prepare to march for equality, social justice

Southern Illinoisans prepare to march for equality, social justice

By Marnie Leonard
January 17, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

For Carbondale resident Rose Weisburd, peacefully protesting the incoming presidential administration is not only a right but a responsibility. Weisburd was born in Germany. She was brought to the United States as a child and adopted. When she became a naturalized American citizen at 18 years old,... Read more »

University seeks to replace Center for Inclusive Excellence director

University seeks to replace Center for Inclusive Excellence director

By Zachary Shaw
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The university is organizing a search committee to hire a new head of the Center for Inclusive Excellence after the director announced in January he would resign to accept another position, SIU officials said. Nathan Stephens, the former director, started a new job as director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt... Read more »

Carbondale NAACP honors Martin Luther King Jr. with 35th annual commemorative breakfast

Carbondale NAACP honors Martin Luther King Jr. with 35th annual commemorative breakfast

By Diamond Jones
January 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

More than 100 Carbondale residents gathered Monday morning to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Student Center ballroom. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter of Carbondale held its 35th annual MLK commemorative breakfast, themed “Strength to Love,... Read more »

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