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Illinois university funding rally planned for Wednesday in Springfield

Illinois university funding rally planned for Wednesday in Springfield

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 6
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Students, faculty and higher education officials are scheduled to rally against the state's historic budget impasse on Wednesday at the Illinois State Capitol. The rally, organized by the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education, will be at 1 p.m. in the first floor Rotunda of the Capitol...

Masked DJ a mainstay in Carbondale clubs

Masked DJ a mainstay in Carbondale clubs

By Tyra Wooten
February 6
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An up-and-coming disk jockey is taking over Carbondale's clubs with his unique mixing and a mysterious identity. The DJ is known for his unique mixing style and the white mask he wears while on stage. Frozen in a perpetual grin, the mask is symbolic of the attitude the popular club scene figure...

Police: Woman hospitalized with gunshot wound, 2 arrested in separate incident

Police: Woman hospitalized with gunshot wound, 2 arrested in separate incident

By Luke Nozicka
February 6
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Carbondale police are investigating after a woman was taken to a nearby hospital Sunday for a gunshot wound she says she sustained in another town. Police were called on Sunday to reports of shots fired about 3 a.m. in the 400 block of East Sycamore Street and an hour later in the 200 block of...

Southern Illinois community group rallies against Trump’s immigration ban

Southern Illinois community group rallies against Trump’s immigration ban

By Francois Gatimu
February 4
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Hours before a federal judge overruled a travel ban for immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries to the U.S., a Carbondale community group gathered Saturday for a vigil protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order. Members of the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois hosted an hourlong...

Rauner appoints member to Illinois Board of Higher Education, ISU board

Rauner appoints member to Illinois Board of Higher Education, ISU board

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 3
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday appointed a new member to Illinois Board of Higher Education. The Republican governor selected Darlene Ruscitti, the regional superintendent of schools in the DuPage Regional Office of Education, to the governing board that oversees Illinois college-level...

Blaze destroys home south of Carbondale

Blaze destroys home south of Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian staff
February 1
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A family was displaced Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed their home in a rural part of south Carbondale, authorities said. Carbondale Township firefighters were called to the home near Kennedy and Union Hill roads about 3:30 p.m. after a passerby reported the blaze, fire Chief Michael...

Black Art exhibit launches in Morris Library for Black History Month

Black Art exhibit launches in Morris Library for Black History Month

By Olivia Spiers
February 1
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A month-long art exhibit, “Black Art: A Visual Dialogue,” will be showcased in Morris Library in honor of Black History Month. The exhibit will be launched at a kickoff event at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the library. The gathering will feature a presentation by Elizabeth Lewin, interim associate cha...

SIUE records second-largest spring enrollment

SIUE records second-largest spring enrollment

By Luke Nozicka
February 1
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Enrollment at SIU-Edwardsville decreased .52 percent compared to spring 2016, university officials said Wednesday. That puts total enrollment at 13,276 students this semester, a reduction of 70 students from the year before. It marks the second-largest spring enrollment in its history. Comparatively,...

Faculty, staff, students propose campus mural on Faner Hall

Faculty, staff, students propose campus mural on Faner Hall

By Diamond Jones
February 1
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The Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Council is asking the university to allow that a mural be painted on Faner Hall in response to recent negative media attention and conflict within the institution. With the help of some students, the council sent a proposal letter to the chancellor’s office during...

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