Press crew from left to right: Justin Godbold, Printshop Superintendent Blake Mulholland, Harley Lawless, Mike Caulfield, Wilson Meador, Ben Villa. This is the last issue of the Daily Egyptian to be printed on the in-house printing press. For 47 years the DE was made in collaboration with a team of press technicians and editorial staff. Future issues will be printed by an outsourced company.

The last run: Daily Egyptian press runs last time

At 1:18 a.m. Thursday, the last edition produced on the in-house printing press at the Daily Egyptian was complete. The final run was documented by Daily Egyptian employees and in thanking the press crew, a portrait of the six appeared on page one of ... Continue Reading →

Polar Bear guests left out in the cold

Jessica Brown | Daily Egyptian Fewer people may participate at Polar Bear—an annual drinking event—this year thanks to a new university policy. Non-University Housing visitors will not be granted access to residence halls or Wall and Grand Apartments ... Continue Reading →

SIU parking among area’s cheapest

Brian Robbins | Daily Egyptian Students coming into SIU might find an attraction of the lush Thompson Woods and stunning academic buildings but once here what they really want is a parking spot right next to the door. For underclassmen who live on campus, ... Continue Reading →

Financial aid refunds boost Carbondale economy

Brian Robbins | Daily Egyptian This year SIU students received nearly $20 million in financial aid refunds, an amount that has a large impact on the local economy, according to a university study. If students do not file early this year, they could be ... Continue Reading →

Western Courier editor suspension adds to list of student censorship

Nicholas Stewart got paid then punished. Stewart, a senior at Western Illinois University, was placed on paid administrative leave from his position as editor-in-chief of the Western Courier after he sold a video of a fight on the university’s campus ... Continue Reading →

Trade Little Egypt for the real deal

The university’s mascot was once the royal breed of Egypt, and now Salukis can make the pilgrimage back home. Students and members of the community are able to visit Egypt, Greece and Turkey as part of the Ancient Legacies program, led by Robert ... Continue Reading →

“Step Up” or get kicked out

Ahmad Hicks | Daily Egyptian Incoming students who do not complete the “Step Up” training course will be dropped from their classes Thursday. Students who have not completed the training were allowed to register for classes, but were informed that ... Continue Reading →
Student Center Craft Shop coordinator Ron Dunkel poses for a portrait in the Big Muddy Room at the Student Center on Monday. Dunkel plans to retire in his position, which he has held since 1994. —Peter Rogalla | Daily Egyptian

The art of inspiration

Jonathan Swartz | Daily Egyptian Finding Ron Dunkel is easy. In the basement of the Student Center is a Craft Shop that has been around for 40 years. Ask the person at the main desk if Ron is in. The answer will likely be, “Yes, check in the wood shop.” Since ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor search co-chairs named, committee forming

Early stages of finding a chancellor have begun. President Randy Dunn, who assumed chancellor duties after Chancellor Paul Sarvela died Nov. 9, said Rehabilitation Institute Director Carl Flowers and psychology Chairwoman Meera Komarraju have been named ... Continue Reading →

Talk warns of heroin use increase

Sarah Wolfson is back on her horse. Wolfson rode and trained horses throughout high school, but five years ago as an SIU student, Wolfson had an accident while riding, severely hurting both of her knees. To relieve her pain, she was prescribed Vicodin. ... Continue Reading →

SIU will pay more than $1.7M for 2011 furlough days

Southern Illinois University will pay more than $1.7 million to about 1,500 current and former employees who had to take unpaid furlough days in 2011. According to the ruling the university did not appeal Thursday, the administration at the time–President ... Continue Reading →

Wire fire burns memories, displaces eight

Eight students affiliated with Tau Kappa Epsilon had to find new living arrangements for the semester after a Jan. 5 fire damaged their home. The resolution found some young men living with friends, some finding a new apartment and some even taking shelter ... Continue Reading →

The facts about Frozen Fun

Events sponsored by University Housing usually include kiddie games, popcorn and T-shirt giveaways, but rarely do they involve ice skates and green screens. Entertainment Avenue, a Maryland-based firm for fun, provided a 24-by-4 foot synthetic ice-skating ... Continue Reading →
In this file photo from Nov. 7, 2011, supporters of the Faculty Association march through the Agriculture Building during a student-organized rally march across campus. Students, faculty, members of Occupy Carbondale and community members joined the crowd as they made stops around campus.  –Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

SIU’s lawsuit appeal deadline Thursday

The university has until Thursday to appeal an Illinois Education Association’s unfair labor practice lawsuit against SIU’s former administration. If it does not appeal, SIU would have to pay nearly $1.9 million to about 2,000 current ... Continue Reading →

Resolutions are ripe at the Rec

The calendar changing leads many people to want to change their lives. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, according to a poll by the University of Scranton. A separate poll conducted by Marist College found health-related ... Continue Reading →
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