Trustees discuss chancellor search, potential cuts

The search for a permanent chancellor—an internal process that will take about six months—has begun. President Randy Dunn, who assumed chancellor duties following the Nov. 9 death of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, said the board will soon put ... Continue Reading →

Large predators coming to Illinois

Axyl Blades, a senior from Assumption studying physical therapy, said when he was near the end of a trail in Giant City State Park this summer he quickly ran out of the woods after hearing a mysterious growl. Blades said he may have misidentified the ... Continue Reading →

Community urged to support home team when holiday shopping

When men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson encouraged the southern Illinois community to support its home team in a local radio commercial, he was not talking about the basketball team. In this case, southern Illinois’ home team is local business. In ... Continue Reading →

Head of Information Technology to leave university

SIU could have another interim title to add to its already long list of temporary leaders. David Crain, chief information officer, said he will leave the university in the spring to take a similar position at the University of Texas at Dallas. He ... Continue Reading →
Rev. Joseph Brown, a professor of Africana Studies, consoles Ben Smith, a senior from Chicago studying speech communication, Tuesday during a die-in demonstration at the Student Center. Smith, who organized the die-in, said he decided to speak to the attendees to inspire them and release his own frustrations about the grand juries not indicting two white police officers who each killed an unarmed black man earlier this year. “It was therapeutic,” Smith said. “I’m serious about change.” –Lewis Marien | Daily Egyptian

Students “die-in” for change

While students returned textbooks to the bookstore, stopped by Starbucks for their mid-afternoon pick-me-up or by McDonald’s for lunch, they could have ran into something out of the ordinary Tuesday. They may have heard Tupac’s “Changes” blasted ... Continue Reading →

‘Seeing Pink’ helps students save green

Nearly 232,670 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, according to the American Cancer Society. Two students affected by the disease will be able to find a minute consolation for their experiences. The Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Fund will ... Continue Reading →
Mike Selck, a graduate student from Kansas City, Mo., studying speech communication and assistant coach for the SIU Debate Team, researches Monday at the
Debate Office in the Communications Building. Selck was named Debate Coach of the Year Nov. 15 by the Washburn Debate Union, and is the youngest to ever win
the award. Selck is also the winningest collegiate debater in American history and joined the coaching staff last year after he won the National Parliamentary Debate
Association and the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence championships in 2012-13 as a debater on the team.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Winningest debater rewarded as a coach

The winningest collegiate debater has made the transition from champion competitor to champion coach. Mike Selck, a graduate student in speech communications from Blue Springs, Mo., graduated from SIU in 2013 with nearly 20 tournament wins on the debate ... Continue Reading →

Residents troubled by Arbor District safety

After a string of violence and large parties in the Arbor District of Carbondale, a group of residents are planning to meet with Carbondale City Council to discuss ways to make the area safer for families and non-students. Members of the Arbor District ... Continue Reading →

Salukis build revolutionary engine

Ford’s Model-T was an affordable option for middle-class drivers when it was created in 1908. Another affordable automotive option, in the form of green technology, budded in Saluki country and is nearly ready to bloom. Ten students from the senior ... Continue Reading →

Health Center uses protocol to lower prescription drug abuse

More people died in 2013 of drug overdoses than in car accidents, making prescription drug abuse the third leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., according to Dr. Ted Grace, director of Student Health Services, is confident ... Continue Reading →

Roller derby: fun for girls and boys

After its conception in 2009, the southern Illinois girls roller derby team can say hello to competing against its newer brother team. The Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen roller derby team made its debut and played its sister team, Southern Illinois ... Continue Reading →

Harold Bardo named interim athletic director

Athletic Director Mario Moccia, who is leaving the university Jan. 5 to take the same position at New Mexico State University, is helping soon-to-be interim Athletic Director Harold Bardo get used to his future position. Saluki Athletics added to the ... Continue Reading →

Committee meetings end, progress begins

Chairman Jack Langowski said the Downtown Advisory Committee has heard about 230 ideas from community members. The committee held its eighth and final meeting Wednesday at the Carbondale Civic Center. The committee, created to gather input on downtown ... Continue Reading →

Salukis remember Kent Haruf

A former professor crafted an entire city in his head, knowing exactly where the fictional train station, general store and tavern were located. Now, visiting his imaginary town may be the best way to pay respect to the now deceased author. Kent Haruf, ... Continue Reading →

Leave homes safe during break

Once this semester finishes, students will begin migrating elsewhere for break. Those living off campus need to ensure all their residential ducks are in a row before flocking for home. The following are rules of thumb for keeping a protected, clean and ... Continue Reading →
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