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Retiring SIU professor remembers his time working with Mary Tyler Moore

Retiring SIU professor remembers his time working with Mary Tyler Moore

By Olivia Spiers
January 26
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With little more than an acceptance letter to California State University, John Hochheimer moved to Los Angeles from New York to jump-start a career in radio.   It wasn’t long before Hochheimer, a retiring SIU professor of radio, television and digital media, was introduced to one of the biggest nam... Read more »

SIU unaware of federal grant and contract freezes, research official says

SIU unaware of federal grant and contract freezes, research official says

By Luke Nozicka
January 26
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The university has not been told by any federal agencies to stop contracted work after President Donald Trump's administration reportedly told the Environmental Protection Agency last week to freeze its grants and contracts. Jim Garvey, interim vice chancellor for research, said in an email that... Read more »

USG senators, students criticize USG over funding guidelines and exclusive practices

USG senators, students criticize USG over funding guidelines and exclusive practices

By Francois Gatimu
January 26
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The Undergraduate Student Government on Tuesday was rebuked by constituents, former members, student leaders and its own members for what some critics called arbitrary funding guidelines and discriminatory practices. The organization held its first meeting of the Spring 2017 semester in the Student... Read more »

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute names Alexander Lane intern

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute names Alexander Lane intern

By Tyra Wooten
January 25
Filed under Campus, News

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Monday named SIU senior Travis Washington as the recipient of the Alexander Lane Internship, according to a university news release.

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Proposed cuts to WSIU broadcasting services would be ‘catastrophic,’ director says

Proposed cuts to WSIU broadcasting services would be ‘catastrophic,’ director says

By Luke Nozicka and Bill Lukitsch
January 25
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Working in the news industry is an aspiration SIU student Collin Dorsey has long held. The 20-year-old junior from Du Quoin began working in radio as a sophomore in high school, reporting and anchoring newscasts for WDQN-AM. As one of River Region Evening Edition's most senior reporters, Dorsey began... Read more »

GPSC members discuss women, gender and sexuality studies, mental health on campus

GPSC members discuss women, gender and sexuality studies, mental health on campus

By Marnie Leonard
January 25
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The Graduate and Professional Student Council voted Tuesday to oppose a suggestion from administration that the women, gender and sexuality studies program merge with another program in the College of Liberal Arts. Lauran Schaefer, the president of the WGSS registered student organization, said even... Read more »

Diversity Council publishes survey to start campus-wide inclusivity plan

Diversity Council publishes survey to start campus-wide inclusivity plan

By Olivia Spiers
January 24
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SIU’s Diversity Council released its “Campus Climate” survey on Tuesday in preparation of a pending campus-wide plan to ensure student inclusivity, university officials said. The 30-question survey was constructed from four student forums held in December which allowed enrolled students to voice the... Read more »

Southern Illinois group delivers Affordable Care Act support letters to congressman

Southern Illinois group delivers Affordable Care Act support letters to congressman

By Diamond Jones
January 24
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More than two dozen area residents gathered at their congressman’s Carbondale office Tuesday afternoon, urging support of the Affordable Care Act. The group, affiliated with Action for a Better Tomorrow — Southern Illinois, brought 260 letters addressed to Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bost of ... Read more »

Clothing donations are needed for the new program, Career Closet

Clothing donations are needed for the new program, Career Closet

By Olivia Spiers
January 23
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The Student Multicultural Resource Center’s recently added program, Career Closet, is holding a clothing drive starting Monday through Feb. 10 to help ensure students look sharp for all their interviews. The center, based out of Grinnell Hall, is asking for gently used business attire for studen... Read more »

East Alton man arrested for stealing truck, resisting police

East Alton man arrested for stealing truck, resisting police

By Alex Howell
January 23
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An East Alton man was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly stole a delivery truck, drove it the wrong way down Walnut Street and crashed into a fence, according to a department news release. At 8:40 a.m., police responded to reports of a motor vehicle theft from the Circle K gas station at 3... Read more »

Help name SIU’s dinosaur

Help name SIU’s dinosaur

By Zachary Shaw
January 22
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The university's geology department is asking students to help name the dinosaur cast that has been on display in Browne Auditorium since summer. Bragging rights and a $50 scholarship are offered to whoever submits the winning name for the Protoceratops, a herbivore that commonly inhabited Western... Read more »

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