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Textbooks accessibility compete with eBooks technology

By Tiffany Blanchette
January 19, 2012
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Technology dominates many student activities, and it could start to steal the show from textbook publishers.Follett stores saw a 300-percent increase in CafeScribe digital textbook sales this past fall, and the company anticipates continued growth throughout this academic year, said Chad Nale, Universi...

Students condense filmmaking into 48 hours

Students condense filmmaking into 48 hours

January 19, 2012
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After 48 hours of little to no sleep, everything came down to the pause before pressing the play button.Students were required to write, produce, edit and submit a 4- to 7-minute film within 48 hours. The project was sponsored by the student organization Movie Camera Militia, a group of SIUC film stu...

Students take safety into their own hands

Students take safety into their own hands

By Ashley Zborek
January 18, 2012
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When Jared Rosine was recently attacked on his way home from a bar, he used a key as a weapon to fend off the attackers."I turned around and hit him with my keys. It drew blood, which distracted him, then I just yelled at them and took off sprinting," said Rosine, a senior from Strasburg studying pol...

Spring semester: Resources for success

Spring semester: Resources for success

By Kenneth Dixon
January 18, 2012
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Students looking for a fresh start in a new semester should heed the words of a campus administrator: go to class.Students’ biggest issue with classes is their relationship with teachers and poor attendance, said Clare Mitchell, assistant dean of the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.“The s...

Policy may interfere with Faculty Association’s contract

By Tara Kulash
January 18, 2012
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Some teachers believe the finals week policy being enforced by Provost John Nicklow may contradict the Faculty Association’s collective bargaining contract.The policy, which dates back to before 1981, states teachers should not distribute final exams before finals week. Nicklow sent out a memo to deans,...

City Council reviews community goals

By Sharon Wittke
January 17, 2012
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The Carbondale City Council reviewed the city’s community goals and the proposed Community Investment Plan at the meeting Tuesday.The community goals document provided a general direction for the preparation of the city’s budget and included input from city government and citizens.The city council rev...

No early exams

By Tara Kulash
January 17, 2012
Filed under News

Advisers enforce policy of no testing before finals weekTeachers and students shouldn’t expect to skip town early during finals week anymore.An often-forgotten university policy states no finals should be given before finals week.Although the policy is not new, it hasn’t been followed in the pa...

Asian carp invade Illinois waterways

Asian carp invade Illinois waterways

By Tiffany Blanchette
January 17, 2012
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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....

Demolition cuts campus parking

Demolition cuts campus parking

By Sarah Mitchell
January 17, 2012
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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...

Section dropped from ACT may affect high school students

By Lauren Duncan
January 17, 2012
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The elimination of the mandatory ACT Writing Test in Illinois high schools may not affect student admission to SIU, but students interested in other universities may need to take the exam twice.After the Illinois State Board of Education decided in 2011 to not offer the writing component of the 2012...

Campus Habitat heads into foreclosure foreclosure

By Eli Mileur
January 17, 2012
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Campus Habitat’s retreat from Carbondale has continued with at least three of their properties going into foreclosure and one being closed.Both of the buildings on Freeman Street have been the subject of a protracted struggle between the city and Campus Habitat over safety issues. The conflict came ...

Community celebrates MLK Jr.’s life, legacy

By Lauren Duncan
January 16, 2012
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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...

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