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 →

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 →

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 →
Alex Fletcher, front, a freshman from Lake Villa studying business does squats while Dan Drier, a freshman from St. Louis studying radio and television, spots
Tuesday at the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center is implementing a dress code in order to enhance the safety and cleanliness of the gym equipment. “I know
they had signs down here showing what you should be wearing and what you shouldn’t be,” Drier said. “If people are going to get upset about not being able to
wear cutoffs and show off their guns then they shouldn’t be coming to the gym, that’s not what it’s about.”
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

New dress code comes to Rec Center in 2015

Michelangelo’s Statue of David has served as a symbol of the human body’s peak since 1504. Unlike David, who stands naked, the muscled members of the SIU community will have to cover their bodies, or at least their biceps, if they visit the ... Continue Reading →

Dunn to fulfill chancellor duties

In addition to presiding over three campuses, the university’s president will assume chancellor responsibilities in Carbondale. President Randy Dunn will add chancellor duties to his presidential role as a short term solution following the death ... Continue Reading →

Singles look forward to getting ‘cuffed’ this season

The temperature on the thermometer is falling, and singles hope to do the same this time of year—fall in love. Aside from spending the holidays with family and friends, many people prepare for winter by searching for someone to spend it with. This ... Continue Reading →

Nation’s ‘deadliest’ frat hopes to establish chapter at SIU

With nine deaths attributed to it since 2006, Sigma Alpha Epsilon hopes to be the next fraternity at SIU. Founded more than 150 years ago, SAE is one of the largest and oldest fraternities in the nation, and is now seeking to join more than 30 other fraternities ... Continue Reading →

Student sees effects of DPS pepper spray

“I still can’t see out of my left eye,” said Cedric Berryhill a week after being pepper sprayed by a Department of Public Safety officer. Two SIU students and a visiting friend said they were pepper sprayed by a DPS officer at Thompson Point for ... Continue Reading →
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