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Sen. Durbin holds town hall at Lesar Law Building

Sen. Durbin holds town hall at Lesar Law Building

By Bill Lukitsch
April 21, 2017
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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin visited the university for a town hall meeting Friday evening that focused on questions of national and regional concern and at points conjured laughs and applause from the audience. About 140 people gathered in the university's Lesar Law Building as the senator spoke on national,...

Carbondale police arrest three boys in burglary, car chase

Carbondale police arrest three boys in burglary, car chase

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 21, 2017
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Carbondale police arrested three juvenile boys early Friday for an attempted burglary that led to a car chase that stopped after they crashed on East Main Street. The incident began about 4:15 a.m. when the owner of Southern Illinois Gymnastics Academy at 712 E. Walnut St. responded to a burglary...

GPSC discusses cuts to the graduate school, USG grievance preliminary report, student trustee election

GPSC discusses cuts to the graduate school, USG grievance preliminary report, student trustee election

By Daily Egyptian News Desk
April 21, 2017
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The Graduate and Professional Student Council on Thursday discussed academic cuts to the graduate school, an Undergraduate Student Government grievance preliminary report and the student trustee election. The council members covered allegations against their sister government and how graduate students ...

Colwell addresses financial crisis with graduate students

Colwell addresses financial crisis with graduate students

By Marnie Leonard
April 21, 2017
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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell met with members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council on Thursday evening to answer questions about SIU’s financial situation and address concerns amid a state budget crisis that is approaching the two-year mark. Illinois public universities have received...

University’s credit rating drops to junk

University’s credit rating drops to junk

By Bill Lukitsch
April 20, 2017
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A national credit rating agency has reduced the university’s credit to junk status and attributes the decline to the ongoing Illinois budget impasse. Standard & Poor’s on Thursday dropped SIU’s rating three notches — from “BBB” to “BB” — with a negative outlook on the university...

‘The goths emerged and demanded more’: Gothic dance event sparks from house party

‘The goths emerged and demanded more’: Gothic dance event sparks from house party

By Justin Gunzel
April 20, 2017
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Vincent Segretario put on his black eyeliner and spiked his multi-colored hair in preparation for a gothic-themed house party for his friend's last fall. Six months later and his “one off-goth party” has turned into a monthly event at The Hangar 9 that draws a crowd wearing combat boots and b...

Springfest concert returns to SIU campus Saturday

Springfest concert returns to SIU campus Saturday

By Diamond Jones
April 20, 2017
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The annual Springfest concert is returning to campus Saturday headlined by Eli Young Band along with two local musical groups. The SIU Arena doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performing first is The Natu Band, which was formed by a previous SIU football player, followed by the local Murphy500. The award-winnin...

‘The farms are our classrooms’: budget impasse threatens University Farms

‘The farms are our classrooms’: budget impasse threatens University Farms

By Olivia Spiers
April 20, 2017
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Lillian Hayhurst’s passion is cattle. “Being surrounded by hills and cows is my heaven,” Hayhurst said. “Without University Farms, college would have been miserable.” Hayhurst, a senior studying animal science and cattle management, moved to Carbondale in 2014 from her family farm in T...

Chancellor candidate wants to engage in a ‘strategic recalibration of SIU’

Chancellor candidate wants to engage in a ‘strategic recalibration of SIU’

By Luke Nozicka
April 19, 2017
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George Hynd wants be part of the rebuilding process. During a student-led forum Wednesday evening, Hynd, who is vying to become chancellor at SIU’s largest campus, said he wants to engage in a creative revisioning of the university that he called “a strategic recalibration of SIU.” Hynd, who ha...

USG to hold special meeting next Tuesday

USG to hold special meeting next Tuesday

By Daily Egyptian news desk
April 19, 2017
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After spending four hours debating and amending funding requests from registered student organizations at what was supposed to be its last meeting of the semester, the Undergraduate Student Government voted Tuesday to hold a special meeting the following week to finish discussing agenda items. Many...

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