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Asian carp invade Illinois waterways

Asian carp invade Illinois waterways

By Tiffany Blanchette
January 17
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 The aquatic fugitives known as Asian carp have overrun the Illinois waterways since the 1970s, and continue to threaten the delicate ecosystem as well as human safety.The fish escaped four decades ago during flooding of fish farms adjacent to the Mississippi River and are now throughout the Midwest.... Read more »

Demolition cuts campus parking

Demolition cuts campus parking

By Sarah Mitchell
January 17
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Demolition of the parking garage east of the Student Center began during winter break, ridding the university of 344 parking spots.The garage was demolished so construction of the new Student Services building could begin hopefully in March, said Leo Driscoll, an estimator at construction management servi... Read more »

Two-week MLK celebration kicks off at Grinnell

Two-week MLK celebration kicks off at Grinnell

By Lauren Groppi
January 16
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A crowd of about 50 people chanted "Because of King, we all have a dream," at the Freedom for All March Saturday at Grinnell Hall as they celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Starting Sunday, the two-week homage to King heightened the anticipation for the beginning of the MLK events. Pla... Read more »

Book stores compete with online retailers

By Ashley Zborek
January 16
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While some students work to try to find the cheapest textbooks, others are only concerned with convenience.With online textbook providers such as half.com and Amazon.com offering “unbeatable” deals, local bookstores rely on their availability and proximity to campus to keep them in business.Randy Joh... Read more »

Study says marijuana less harmful to lungs

By Sarah Mitchell
January 16
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Study sparks dialogue about drug's effectsSome students are beginning to re-evaluate their smoking habits, as a study released last week by the Journal of the American Medical Association stated there is no decline in lung function after one marijuana joint a week for 49 years.The study, which follo... Read more »

Community celebrates MLK Jr.’s life, legacy

By Lauren Duncan
January 16
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A skipping CD didn’t stop attendees from singing together “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the Negro National Anthem, at a celebration where both the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the accomplishments of a local leader were celebrated.“Building a Legacy” was the theme of the 13th annua... Read more »

Vets hunt ducks, heal at Wounded Warrior event

By Eli Mileur
January 16
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Retired sergeant Mike Hulsey said he was planning on killing himself when the phone rang.When he answered, Ronnie Gullion was on the other end. He had an invitation for Hulsey to last year’s Wounded Warrior duck hunt in Ware.It was the call that may have saved Hulsey’s life.He decided to go, and the ... Read more »

Baity selected as next city manager

By Eli Mileur
January 10
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Editor's Note: This article was updated at 9 p.m. Tuesday.A controversial zoning certificate caused a split vote in the Carbondale City Council over Kevin Baity's appointment as the new city manager.The City Council met Tuesday night at the Civic Center to vote to confirm Baity. Councilwoman Jane Adams was the lon... Read more »

Saluki Express bus routes take a turn

By Tara Kulash
January 10
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Based on student input and a vote from the Mass Transit Advisory Board, some Saluki Express bus routes will change for the spring semester to help the buses stay on schedule.Bill Bruns, deputy director of the Student Center, said students have complained the buses were running late.Beginning Saturday... Read more »

Morris Library dean to transfer after 11 years at SIU

Morris Library dean to transfer after 11 years at SIU

By Tara Kulash
January 3
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After 11 years at the university, Morris Library Dean David Carlson will transfer to a Texas university July 1.Texas A&M University selected Carlson as the university’s dean of university libraries Dec. 20 after an extensive search of both national and international applicants, according to a TAMUt... Read more »

Fitness and health most popular resolutions

Fitness and health most popular resolutions

By Eli Mileur
January 3
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Motivation and time management will be key for those who resolved to work out more this year, but some fitness trainers say New Year’s resolutions may not be the key to healthiness anyway.“To be honest, I think they’re pretty ineffective,” said Emma Moburg-Jones, trainer and co-owner of CrossFi... Read more »

Semester in Photos Fall 2011

Semester in Photos Fall 2011

December 15
Filed under News, Photos

Click here to view the semester in photos!Clockwise, starting from top left: Steve Matzker, Lynnette Oostmeyer, Genna Ord, Sarah Gardner, Nathan Hoefert, Pat Sutphin and Isaac Smith.Click here to view the semester in photos!... Read more »

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