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Community celebrates MLK Jr.’s life, legacy

By Lauren Duncan
January 16
Filed under News

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...

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 ...

Baity selected as next city manager

By Eli Mileur
January 10
Filed under News

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

Letter from the fall 2011 editor

By Leah Stover
December 14
Filed under News

The managing editor and I had high hopes for the first paper of the semester. We introduced “The Grind,” dedicated a page to presenting the editorial board and wrote a “Words of wisdom” editorial to help guide new students through their first semester.We incorporated graphics, challenged the ...

SIUC freshman dies at hospital

By Lauren Duncan
December 14
Filed under News

An SIUC student died Tuesday after being diagnosed with pneumonia.Brittany Coffee, a freshman from Chicago, died Monday morning at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.Reverend Bob Gray, SIUC police chaplain, said Coffee was pronounced dead at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday. Sievers said she had been admitted to t...

Old National Guard armory to get new owner

Old National Guard armory to get new owner

By Eli Mileur
December 14
Filed under News

The future of Carbondale’s old National Guard Armory could affect the city's rehabilitation of the northwest neighborhood.The Illinois Department of Military Affairs is selling the facility, and it   will be open to visits Dec. 20 and Jan. 5 and 10.It will be open to sealed bids between those dates, ...

Text message alert system saves lives at universities

By Sarah Mitchell
December 14
Filed under News

As school shootings increase, more universities are looking to increase the effectiveness of emergency notification systems, including the one at SIUC.Russ Thomas, a SIUC police officer, said the Virginia Tech students benefitted from emergency text alerts during the Dec. 8 shooting, when the gunman,...

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