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Archaeological center would hit ‘rock bottom’ after cuts, director says

Archaeological center would hit ‘rock bottom’ after cuts, director says

By Olivia Spiers
April 27, 2017
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Mark Wagner is the only employee who shows up at work anymore. He is the only staff member of the university’s Center for Archaeological Investigations, which has lost 80 percent of its funding in the last 10 years. The center’s staff has dropped proportionally — to one from nine — since ...

Winston Mezo, Carbondale’s legendary bagel man, to retire this weekend

Winston Mezo, Carbondale’s legendary bagel man, to retire this weekend

By Anna Spoerre
April 26, 2017
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After 34 years, Winston Mezo will sell one last bagel this weekend before retiring from the business. Mezo, a native of Herrin and resident of Carbondale, stood above the charcoal grill situated in his cart April 9, entertaining a growing crowd as the bars closed. “It only took [my nephew]...

Recruitment becoming more difficult amid budget cuts, university officials say

Recruitment becoming more difficult amid budget cuts, university officials say

By Marnie Leonard
April 26, 2017
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As the university continues to deal with an unprecedented state budget impasse approaching the two-year mark and SIU President Randy Dunn’s recent announcement suggesting $30 million in cuts for the Carbondale campus, prospective students have been choosing to go to school elsewhere. Susan Davenport,...

GPSC votes in new officers at final semester meeting

GPSC votes in new officers at final semester meeting

By Marnie Leonard
April 26, 2017
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At its last regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Tuesday evening, the Graduate and Professional Student Council voted in new officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Positions at stake were president, vice president of administrative affairs, vice president for student affairs and four representatives...

Colwell pushes mission statement, students deliver concerns of inclusivity

Colwell pushes mission statement, students deliver concerns of inclusivity

By Diamond Jones
April 25, 2017
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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell kicked off a student forum Tuesday night by saying he wants more people to read the university's mission statement and take seriously the objective of maintaining the institution's goals when resources are tight. The university's mission statement reads "SIU e...

Fourth Friday Fairs series begins Friday in downtown Carbondale

Fourth Friday Fairs series begins Friday in downtown Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
April 25, 2017
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A “Spring Fling” is the theme of the first Fourth Friday Fairs beginning Friday in downtown Carbondale. The fair runs on the fourth Friday of every month until fall and will feature live music, interactive games, local artists and food vendors. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the C...

Colwell to interview Tuesday on campus for permanent chancellor spot

Colwell to interview Tuesday on campus for permanent chancellor spot

By Luke Nozicka
April 25, 2017
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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell will interview on campus Tuesday in the hopes of claiming the university’s permanent chancellor position. Colwell, who began his two-year interim term Oct. 1, 2015, will interview at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in Guyon Auditorium. The candidate will then answer questions at...

GPSC to hold officer elections Tuesday

GPSC to hold officer elections Tuesday

By Marnie Leonard
April 24, 2017
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The Graduation and Professional Student Council officer elections kick off April 25 with steep budget cuts on the horizon for the university in the midst of a state budget impasse approaching the two-year mark. The Daily Egyptian interviewed the candidates for president, vice president of administrative affairs a...

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