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University hosts its first ‘Big Event’ after two years of planning

University hosts its first ‘Big Event’ after two years of planning

By Diamond Jones
March 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

More than a dozen SIU departments and off-campus sponsors will come together Saturday to present the largest student-run service day in Carbondale. The Big Event, a nationwide community service project, makes its debut in Carbondale with help from 1,000 students, faculty and staff. Volunteers will...

Carbondale asks residents to help tell its story

Carbondale asks residents to help tell its story

By Daily Egyptian staff
March 27, 2017
Filed under More Headlines, News

The City of Carbondale is asking residents to participate in a community-involved marketing campaign to craft a new brand for the city. Creating the new brand will involve research generated from focus groups, community meetings, surveys and interviews with local and regional leaders, according to...

Man pleads guilty to gun charge related to Easter Sunday killing

Man pleads guilty to gun charge related to Easter Sunday killing

By Bill Lukitsch
March 27, 2017
Filed under More Headlines, News

A St. Louis man pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to a felony weapon charge related to the Easter Sunday shooting that killed a Carbondale musician one year ago. Dwayne Dunn Jr., 21, submitted his plea in Jackson County Court exactly one year after he was arrested for firing a Smith & Wesson handgun...

Police arrest Carbondale man for assaulting officer

Police arrest Carbondale man for assaulting officer

By Bill Lukitsch
March 27, 2017
Filed under City, News

Police on Friday arrested a Carbondale man wanted for assault on a police officer after he evaded capture for two days. Devonte Perrian, 25, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing, according to a news release from the Carbondale Police Department. His...

Recent Illinois poll reflects state opinions on repealing Obamacare

Recent Illinois poll reflects state opinions on repealing Obamacare

By Francois Gatimu
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

A recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll shows voters are conflicted on whether to repeal and replace the existing federal health care law.

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Theater students use photography and performance to highlight society’s diversity

Theater students use photography and performance to highlight society’s diversity

By Diamond Jones
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Students in the performing arts department will bring theatre and photography together in a Friday night production to highlight society’s similarities and differences.

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SIU announces plans to vacate, demolish Schneider Hall

SIU announces plans to vacate, demolish Schneider Hall

By Luke Nozicka
March 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The university on Thursday announced Schneider Hall will not house students in the fall as part of its plan to tear down the East Campus towers.

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Judicial board rules on allegations of bias in USG funding board

Judicial board rules on allegations of bias in USG funding board

By Francois Gatimu
March 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The Undergraduate Student Government Judicial Board on Tuesday night delivered the findings of its investigation into the practices of the governing body’s funding board. The judicial board, which was charged with investigating the funding board in February, found that no registered student orga...

City council discusses report outlining understaffed police department

City council discusses report outlining understaffed police department

By Olivia Spiers
March 22, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

A city-commissioned consultant group reported the Carbondale Police Department does not have enough staff to carry out its expected duties, city officials said. In the 2017 fiscal year, Carbondale's city council budgeted $100,000 for an organizational and management review by Novak Consulting Group....

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