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Touch of Nature holds sixth Maple Syrup Festival

Touch of Nature holds sixth Maple Syrup Festival

By Diamond Jones
February 27
Filed under Campus, News

Carbondale residents bundled up for the cold and gathered together Saturday and Sunday for the Maple Syrup Festival at Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

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Student-led production examines social norms of society’s workforce

Student-led production examines social norms of society’s workforce

By Diamond Jones
February 24
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The lives of service workers and society’s perception of value tie together in the production “In Service of Venus,” which is showing from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Marion Kleinau Theatre. The story follows the concept of  being “worthy” in society, and questions the i... Read more »

SIU releases new report to prioritize potential budget cuts

SIU releases new report to prioritize potential budget cuts

By Luke Nozicka
February 23
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The university on Thursday released a report to highlight feedback and prioritization of SIU's non-academic program review and identify areas for potential budget cuts. After prioritization of the initial report, the 15 centers or initiatives that may be slated for dramatic cuts to state funding are... Read more »

Carbondale Muslim Center Hosting Dinner Dialogue

Carbondale Muslim Center Hosting Dinner Dialogue

By Francois Gatimu
February 23
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The Carbondale Muslim Center is hosting a free dialogue dinner in support of the Islamic community following heightened Islamophobia coinciding with President Donald Trump’s recently overturned Muslim travel ban. The event, open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carbondale Muslim... Read more »

Lyft announces expansion to Carbondale, but city says current drivers are operating illegally

Lyft announces expansion to Carbondale, but city says current drivers are operating illegally

February 23
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

Ride-share service Lyft announced Thursday it is expanding its services to more than 50 new cities, including Carbondale, but the city says current drivers are using the transportation network illegally. While Lyft said people in Carbondale will be able to use its service Thursday, Amy Fox,... Read more »

Two gunmen apprehended near the Towers, SIU police say

Two gunmen apprehended near the Towers, SIU police say

By Daily Egytian staff
February 22
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Two gunmen were taken into police custody Wednesday afternoon after they allegedly chased another male on foot, according to a campus alert email. About 4:30 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of East Park Street for a witness report of four males armed with handguns chasing another male. The... Read more »

Protesters demand Rep. Bost defend Affordable Care Act

Protesters demand Rep. Bost defend Affordable Care Act

By Bill Lukitsch
February 22
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Scores of demonstrators gathered outside the Carbondale office of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost on Tuesday, calling on him to support the Affordable Care Act as House Republican leaders have rolled out a preliminary plan to repeal and replace it. Led by advocacy groups Action for a Better Tomorrow, Illinois... Read more »

Down and derby

Down and derby

By Athena Chrysanthou
February 22
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Cristyn Farris sat in a row among her fellow roller derby teammates, ready to set her roller skates on the competitive track for the very first time. Five months of practice prefaced Farris’s first match Saturday night, where two area roller derby leagues, the Southern Illinois Roller Girls and... Read more »

Nigerian playwright inspires Black History Month production at SIU

Nigerian playwright inspires Black History Month production at SIU

By Tyra Wooten
February 22
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For the first time, one story of prominent civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois will be acted out on stage. The production of “A Nightingale for Dr. Du Bois” — which examines the last weeks of the life of sociologist, historian and author W. E. B. Du Bois in Ghana — can be seen Thursday... Read more »

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