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Illinois comptroller discusses health insurance access with area state employees

Illinois comptroller discusses health insurance access with area state employees

By Athena Chrysanthou
February 10
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Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza on Thursday discussed concerns regarding access to healthcare under the state employee plan, casting blame on the governor for the state's bill backlog. Some hospitals and health care centers have reportedly asked those covered under Illinois employee health... Read more »

SIU board approves tuition increases at SIUC, SIUE

SIU board approves tuition increases at SIUC, SIUE

By Luke Nozicka
February 9
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For the second time in a year, the SIU Board of Trustees on Thursday approved tuition increases for undergraduate and graduate students at the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. New undergraduate students attending SIUC in fall 2017 will pay 3.9 percent more than current students, totaling $9,450... Read more »

Lecturers examine mental health among African-American women

Lecturers examine mental health among African-American women

By Tyra Wooten
February 9
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Counselors from University Housing are sponsoring a discussion Thursday surrounding mental health issues among African-American women. The seminar, titled “My Sister’s Keeper: Mental Health Affecting African American Women,” is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Grinnell Hall. It was organized as part ... Read more »

Future uncertain for SIU students affected by Trump’s travel ban

Future uncertain for SIU students affected by Trump’s travel ban

By Marnie Leonard
February 9
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It has been nearly five years since Abdulsamad Humaidan,  a curriculum and instruction doctoral candidate from Taiz, Yemen, has seen his father, siblings, nieces and nephews back in his home country. “I miss [my country] so much.” Humaidan said. “I am here alone.” Though he planned to visi... Read more »

Students, community members celebrate International Food Fair

Students, community members celebrate International Food Fair

By Francois Gatimu
February 9
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Ramesh Neupane woke up before the break of dawn to add final touches to the dishes he prepared the night before. “I was helping China chop the vegetables and the Caribbean carry their food in preparations for the festival,” said Neupane, a doctoral candidate in education administration. Neupane... Read more »

SIU police investigate on-campus armed robbery

SIU police investigate on-campus armed robbery

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 9
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The university’s police department is investigating an armed robbery that took place Tuesday night during a drug purchase near Trueblood Hall, authorities said. About 11 p.m. Tuesday, the victim was robbed of $80 and an iPhone 6 at gunpoint while attempting to buy drugs from a male suspect in... Read more »

Varsity Theater welcomes new stage play

Varsity Theater welcomes new stage play

By Alex Howell
February 8
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The Stage Company, a community theater group, is scheduled to unveil its latest spring stage play on Friday night. Miller and the Jabberwock, a stage play written by a former SIU professor, will premiere at the Varsity Theater in Carbondale. The story follows the life of a college professor who has ... Read more »

GPSC discusses possible student health insurance increase, student activity fee redistribution

GPSC discusses possible student health insurance increase, student activity fee redistribution

By Marnie Leonard
February 8
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Graduate and Professional Student Council members on Tuesday evening discussed the possibility of an increase to the university’s student health insurance costs. GPSC member Sheena Hart, who sits on the Student Health Advisory Board, said Aetna, the university’s current health insurance provide... Read more »

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, other officials to speak Paul Simon Institute’s 20th anniversary events

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, other officials to speak Paul Simon Institute’s 20th anniversary events

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 7
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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar will speak on campus in May to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s founding, the university announced Tuesday. Edgar, who signed the documents that created the institute on Sept. 18, 1995, will speak at 6 p.m. May 4 in the... Read more »

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