Six SIU students arrested for sexual assault

Six SIU students were arrested this weekend in two separate sexual assault incidents. Both 18-year-old victims were treated and released from Carbondale Memorial Hospital, according to a Department of Public Safety report. One was an SIU student and one ... Continue Reading →

Women launch leadership conference

A woman from NASA will be the keynote speaker at the first Women’s Leadership Conference, and it was all made possible with a Facebook message. Kelby Rogers, president for the Society of Women Engineers, said she met Mallory Johnston, a NASA engineer ... Continue Reading →

Colleges experience declining enrollment

Three colleges experienced a decline in their undergraduate enrollment, although overall SIU enrollment increased by 25 students this semester.  The College of Education and Human Services, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Mass Communication ... Continue Reading →

Institute discusses water issues

Seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, yet the Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation estimates 748 million people lack access to quality drinking water. The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute hosted a lecture ... Continue Reading →

Non-profit supports student debt forgiveness

Graduation day marks a new beginning for some students, but it also marks the beginning of payments for others. With student debt at an all-time high, one not-for-profit organization, Rolling Jubilee, is buying debt from banks that give student loans ... Continue Reading →

Nutrition and exercise collide in student center

Those who have a break on Tuesdays can go to the Student Center to burn calories and eat a nutritious lunch. Lunchtime Bowl and Burn started Sept. 9 and continues from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in the Student Center bowling alley each Tuesday. The program offers ... Continue Reading →
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Tenure granted to 28 professors in 2014

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SIU investigates Yik Yak app

University spokesperson Rae Goldsmith said the university is investigating Yik Yak because of inappropriate posts on the social media application. She said the university is looking into the app, but could not give further details by press time Monday. The ... Continue Reading →

Renowned physicist remembered in rotunda

Academics and social activists shared tearful eulogies Saturday around a framed picture of a mentor, professor and community leader in Morris Library. The memorial commemorated Fazley Bary Malik, a professor of theoretical physics, who died July 4 after ... Continue Reading →

Saluki SEAL receives SIU honor

Although he left campus a decade ago, Navy SEAL William Bushelle left a lasting impression on his classmates and professors. Special Warfare Operator First Class Bushelle, who graduated from the university in 2004 and died Feb. 16 in a car crash in Las ... Continue Reading →

University recognized for veteran services

When leaving combat zones for classrooms, veterans must transition from military to student life, and Veterans Services is helping. The university was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Veteran Education, making it the first university to ... Continue Reading →
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Replica Vietnam wall comes to SIU

One hundred sixty-two southern Illinois natives lost their lives in the Vietnam War. They will join their 58,300 fallen comrades in memorial at the practice football field, south of Saluki Stadium. A travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ... Continue Reading →
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The dogs behind the Dawgs

For Vicki and Jim Blair, walking the dogs sometimes includes five leashes, excitement and crowds of people. The Blairs volunteer their time and 10 saluki dogs to SIU. Vicki and Jim, who live in Herrin, bring some of their dogs to the university for special ... Continue Reading →

Third robbery occurs in three days

Carbondale Police are investigating the third incident in a string of robberies reported in less than 72 hours, all of which occurred less than a quarter of a mile from one another. The most recent incident was reported near midnight Tuesday in the 500 ... Continue Reading →

Dunn discusses healthcare with GPSC

SIU President Randy Dunn met with the Graduate Student and Professional Council to discuss student and university spending towards healthcare, classes and student services. A plan was purposed that would create new student health care benefits in compliance ... Continue Reading →
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