Man arrested in connection with threats

The man who federal law enforcement say is responsible for sending bomb threat letters to the university that caused the evacuation of more than 2,000 students from the Brush Towers in the middle of the night in September 2012, has been charged. Seven ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian
Jodi Robertson, director of nurses for the Student Health Center, injects a flu vaccine
Monday at the Student Health Center. “Usually an average of around 900 to
1,000 vaccinations are administered for the year,” Robertson said. The next free
flu clinic will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Student Health Center

student flu prevention at Health Center

A pinprick may prevent missing a week of classes because of illness, and the university plans to make flu shots easier on students’ wallets. The university administered free influenza vaccinations from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Health ... Continue Reading →

Committee listens to students’ desires

The Downtown Advisory Committee, formed over the summer by the Carbondale City Council to gather information on improving downtown, invites students to voice their opinions at its next meeting. David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute ... Continue Reading →

A shift from tradition, a respite for campers

Campers with disabilities sang on the patio area of a cabin in a circle with the support and encouragement of assigned SIU student caregivers this weekend at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. Traditions Respite Camp is a camp for adults with physical, ... Continue Reading →
Brooke Zwicky

Teenage girl missing since Monday

A 17-year-old girl is missing and was last seen about 5:25 p.m. on Monday, according to a Carbondale Police Department press release. Brooke E. Zwicky, a white female who is 5-foot-2-inches, was reported missing to the CPD from the 1000 block of East ... Continue Reading →

Saluki plant breeders develop better soybeans

The university’s latest soybean research project has provided information for further research and triggered a twin program at a university in Greece. Stella Kantartzi heads the soybean research and is a graduate of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, ... Continue Reading →

New IT site promotes web security

Although the Internet has created a global society that is always connected, computer hackers exploit that connectivity to steal personal information. The Information Security unit of the Office of Information Technology has created to ... Continue Reading →

Quinn announces emergency response center

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday Illinois will invest $4.5 million to further develop the Southern Illinois Airport property, which will include the construction of an emergency response center. The investment comes as part of Quinn’s “Illinois Jobs ... Continue Reading →

Hedrick brings back Noir with Nic Carter’s final chapter

Noir-style of popular films in the ‘40s had a distinct set of characteristics including black and white picture, dramatic lighting, mystery, and a sense of mischief. Portraying that style on a live stage can be just as challenging as it is mesmerizing. The ... Continue Reading →

Alumnus praises the lard

This weekend marked the 27th-annual Praise the Lard barbecue cook-off in Murphysboro. The event featured 76 teams from 14 different states and a team from Germany. Randy Twyford, owner of Twyford BBQ & Catering, entered Praise the Lard this year ... Continue Reading →
Katie Strain, center, a graduate student from La Grange studying zoology, walks with her daughter Addison, 3, Saturday during the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Carbondale Community High School’s Frank Bleyer Field. The two walked for their team “No Strain, No Gain” and raised $730.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

A mile for their memory

Teams walked Saturday morning carrying colored plastic flowers, symbolizing the memories of their lost loved ones—or their loved ones’ lost memories. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter hosted this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s ... Continue Reading →

Chief Newman makes changes

Police Chief Benjamin Newman oversaw plans for new Department of Public Safety headquarters, new uniforms and new campus liaisons in his first year at the university. The university will spend $1.8 million to move the department headquarters from Washington ... Continue Reading →
Jon Hall, a graduate student from Sesser studying finance, mixes a drink Saturday at Saluki Bar N’ Grill. On Sept. 14, the bar
changed its minimum entry age to 21 and has implemented new menus, training and atmosphere, according to its Facebook page.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Saluki Bar N’ Grill goes 21 and up

Saluki Bar N’ Grill opened its doors exclusively to patrons 21 years and older for the first time in five years on Sept. 14. Owner Greg Knoob said the age limit changed from 19 to 21 and older after he bought the bar and Cali’s back from Robby Deltre, ... Continue Reading →

Video depicts violence on Strip

A video depicting people fighting Saturday morning on the Strip reached more than 15,000 views by Monday morning. The video, posted by YouTube account PassedOutUniversity on Saturday, shows several people beating an individual on South Illinois Avenue. “Our ... 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 →
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