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Ozzy Osborne to perform near Carbondale during solar eclipse

Ozzy Osborne to perform near Carbondale during solar eclipse

By Francois Gatimu
February 15
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One of the biggest names in rock and roll will be headlining Moonstock, a southern Illinois solar eclipse themed four-day music festival hosted by Walker's Bluff in Carterville. Ozzy Osborne is set to perform "Bark at the Moon" at 1:20 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the exact time the solar eclipse takes full...

Barbershop chorus serenades southern Illinois on Valentine’s Day

Barbershop chorus serenades southern Illinois on Valentine’s Day

By Athena Chrysanthou
February 15
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Melissa Roach headed to work Tuesday morning at the Garden Grove Event Center for what she thought was an appointment with a prospective client. She arrived promptly at 9:30 a.m to instead be greeted by four white-haired gentlemen dressed in red vests, slacks and bow-ties. After they sang...

If proposed cuts are implemented, SIU’s wildlife research lab will close, director says

If proposed cuts are implemented, SIU’s wildlife research lab will close, director says

By Luke Nozicka
February 15
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SIU’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory could close after 67 years of supporting undergraduate and graduate projects if Illinois does not pass a budget by July. Under a set of proposals outlined by the university's non-academic prioritization committee, the research laboratory could lose $507,388 ...

City council makes way for Uber and Lyft to open in Carbondale

City council makes way for Uber and Lyft to open in Carbondale

By Olivia Spiers
February 15
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The city council on Tuesday lifted municipal restrictions and added new designations to operate individual fare-based vehicles, paving the way for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to open in Carbondale. The law previously required taxicabs to apply for special company licenses ...

Glenn Poshard named president of Morthland College in West Frankfort

Glenn Poshard named president of Morthland College in West Frankfort

February 14
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Former SIU President Glenn Poshard on Tuesday morning was named president of Morthland College, a private Christian college in West Frankfort. Tim Morthland, the college's previous president who will now serve as chairman of its Board of Trustees, made the announcement on Facebook. "Dr. Poshard...

Carbondale names eclipse weekend ‘Shadow Fest’

Carbondale names eclipse weekend ‘Shadow Fest’

By Tyra Wooten
February 13
Filed under City, News

The city announced Monday the solar eclipse festival will officially be named “Shadow Fest.”

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Carbondale police investigating drive-by shooting

Carbondale police investigating drive-by shooting

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 13
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Carbondale police are investigating an early Saturday morning drive-by shooting in which no one was harmed. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at 12:35 a.m. in the 500 block of South Rawlings Street. Police said a man fired shots at more than one person from a dark grey or black Dodge...

Mother of SIU student found dead 3 years ago: ‘I feel like I’m walking forward, not back’

Mother of SIU student found dead 3 years ago: ‘I feel like I’m walking forward, not back’

By Olivia Spiers
February 11
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Lovely Varughese crossed over thickets and climbed barbed wire fences Saturday alongside her mournful husband and daughters to kneel at the place where police say her son froze to death three years ago. Pravin Varughese was a 19-year-old criminal justice student at SIUC when he was found dead in ...

Iron sculptors to craft metal Valentines

Iron sculptors to craft metal Valentines

By Tyra Wooten
February 10
Filed under Campus, News

The university’s School of Art and Design is offering a unique option for Valentine's Day gifts: metal plate sculpting.

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Illinois comptroller discusses health insurance access with area state employees

Illinois comptroller discusses health insurance access with area state employees

By Athena Chrysanthou
February 10
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Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza on Thursday discussed concerns regarding access to healthcare under the state employee plan, casting blame on the governor for the state's bill backlog. Some hospitals and health care centers have reportedly asked those covered under Illinois employee health...

SIU board approves tuition increases at SIUC, SIUE

SIU board approves tuition increases at SIUC, SIUE

By Luke Nozicka
February 9
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For the second time in a year, the SIU Board of Trustees on Thursday approved tuition increases for undergraduate and graduate students at the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. New undergraduate students attending SIUC in fall 2017 will pay 3.9 percent more than current students, totaling $9,450...

Lecturers examine mental health among African-American women

Lecturers examine mental health among African-American women

By Tyra Wooten
February 9
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Counselors from University Housing are sponsoring a discussion Thursday surrounding mental health issues among African-American women. The seminar, titled “My Sister’s Keeper: Mental Health Affecting African American Women,” is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Grinnell Hall. It was organized as part ...

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