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Black History Month events to focus on declining African American enrollment

Black History Month events to focus on declining African American enrollment

By Olivia Spiers and Diamond Jones
February 1
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The Student Programming Council and Multicultural Resource Center have organized a series of events for Black History Month in hopes of raising awareness of declining black enrollment in public universities. The events begin Wednesday and exemplify the national theme “The Crisis in Black Education,” which ... Read more »

Counseling center would have ‘no way to operate’ after proposed cuts, director says

Counseling center would have ‘no way to operate’ after proposed cuts, director says

By Marnie Leonard and Olivia Spiers
February 1
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Joshua-Kyle “JK” Brandon fell to an all-time low emotionally after his mother and grandmother died during his sophomore year.  The sudden deaths of his family members came after the Marine spent two years in a severe state of depression, often contemplating suicide. He was alone in his Carbond... Read more »

Carbondale working to fix ‘large water main break’

Carbondale working to fix ‘large water main break’

By Daily Egyptian staff
January 31
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Carbondale officers are at the scene of a large water main break on South Wall Street between East Grand Avenue and East Park Street, police said Tuesday night. Just before 9 p.m., police said the city's Public Works Department was on its way to the scene. Authorities advised the public to use... Read more »

Polar Bear sees fewer citations, injuries in 2017

Polar Bear sees fewer citations, injuries in 2017

By Bill Lukitsch
January 31
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The unsanctioned drinking event known as Polar Bear saw a decrease in violations of alcohol-related citations and injuries, authorities said. Carbondale and Illinois State police on Saturday issued a total of 91 citations to 89 people, the majority of which were alcohol related, according to a news... Read more »

SIUC spring enrollment falls 7.4 percent

SIUC spring enrollment falls 7.4 percent

By Luke Nozicka
January 31
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Enrollment at SIUC dropped 7.4 percent compared to spring 2016, university officials said Tuesday. That puts total enrollment at 14,636 students this semester, a reduction of 1,170 students from the year before. During its peak year in 1991, SIUC's enrollment totaled more than 24,000. In a st... Read more »

Anti-abortion marchers demonstrate in downtown Carbondale

Anti-abortion marchers demonstrate in downtown Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
January 29
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Anti-abortion marchers walked through the center of town on Sunday afternoon to show support for recent actions taken by the president to halt federal funding for abortions. Nearly 200 marchers walked from the Carbondale Town Square Pavillion on a mile-and-a-half long route that ended at the intersection... Read more »

One person injured in early morning shooting in southwest Carbondale

One person injured in early morning shooting in southwest Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian staff
January 28
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One person was hospitalized early Saturday after a shooting in southwest Carbondale, authorities said. About 3:17 a.m., police responded to the 500 block of South Ash Street for reports of a shooting. One person was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and taken to Memorial Hospital of... Read more »

City prepares for Polar Bear

City prepares for Polar Bear

By Tyra Wooten
January 27
Filed under Campus, City, News

City officials and local business owners say they are prepared for Polar Bear, the unsanctioned tradition of drinking and partying that begins Saturday.

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Party bus to give $1 rides during Polar Bear

Party bus to give $1 rides during Polar Bear

By Bill Lukitsch
January 27
Filed under City, News

The owner of an area bus tour company will offer $1 rides to landmark destinations, bars and liquor stores in Carbondale for Polar Bear participants.

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Illinois representative visits SIU to detail legislation for free college

Illinois representative visits SIU to detail legislation for free college

By Francois Gatimu
January 27
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Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi visited the university Thursday to advocate for free public university education in the state through legislation he plans to sponsor. The representative discussed amending the state’s tax code with a 3 percent surcharge on personal incomes over $1 million and closing... Read more »

SIU art school could face collapsing blows if budget tightens

SIU art school could face collapsing blows if budget tightens

By Olivia Spiers
January 26
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SIU School of Art and Design is preparing to face penetrating cuts if the university is not granted state funding next semester, starting with graduate assistantships, according to university officials. The art school faced a permanent $40,000 cut this year as the university required all colleges to make budget ... Read more »

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