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 →

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 →
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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 clintonfoundation.org. Dr. Ted Grace, director of Student Health Services, is confident ... 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 →

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 →
Chelsea O’Reilly, a junior from Crystal Lake studying history, leaves Jimmy John’s in Carbondale Sept. 13 with delivery orders. O’Reilly said on
an average Friday night from 12 to 4 a.m., she makes between 50 to 75 deliveries. O’Reilly said she enjoys delivering because the more efficiently
and harder that she works, the more money she leaves with. “It motivates you to do your best every shift,” she said.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Dining hall hours increase student spending

According to local business managers, students who are still hungry after the operating hours of SIU dining halls buy food frantically during the weekends. Guillermo Ortega, a manager at Don Taco on Grand Avenue, said there is a 25 to 30 percent increase ... Continue Reading →
Sabrina Barnes, left, a junior from Chicago studying speech communication, walks with community members down Washington Street in Carbondale Monday during a “No Justice, No Peace Rally”. The NAACP, Black Affairs Council and Alpha Phi Alpha SIU student chapters organized the rally with a walk from Grinnell Hall to the Carbondale Public Safety Center and back to Grinnell. Desmon Walker, a junior from Champaign studying finance and president of the Alpha Phi Alpha SIU student chapter, said the purpose of the rally was to spread awareness of the Grand Jury decision Nov. 24, and for people on campus to speak some encouraging words to one another. –Lewis Marien | Daily Egyptian

NAACP members host Ferguson rally

More than 15 students held a rally Monday at Grinnell Hall in protest of a grand jury decision to not indict former police officer Darren Wilson, in relation to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, ... Continue Reading →
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 →
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