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Poets and authors share stories at Little Grassy Literary Festival

Poets and authors share stories at Little Grassy Literary Festival

By Diamond Jones
April 12, 2017
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Up-and-coming authors and poets are scheduled to share their published works with the university community during this year's Little Grassy Literary Festival. The festival, which features artists from around the country, runs Wednesday through Friday in Morris Library. The events are designed to...

Local art auction raises money for Bangladeshi orphans

Local art auction raises money for Bangladeshi orphans

By Diamond Jones
April 12, 2017
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Artwork made by children from around the world will soon be auctioned off as a way to raise money for Bangladeshi orphans. The artwork is created by local Carbondale children along with others from Bangladesh, Switzerland, Japan and Germany and is on display in Longbranch Café & Bakery throu...

City council approves resolution to welcome immigrants in city limits

City council approves resolution to welcome immigrants in city limits

By Abbey La Tour and Athena Chrysanthou
April 12, 2017
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The Carbondale City Council passed a resolution Tuesday to establish a safe and welcoming community for immigrants. The resolution states city employees or departments will not ask the immigration status of residents unless required to do so by state or federal law, or by a court order. The policy devo...

Chancellor finalist asked about campus diversity at student forum

Chancellor finalist asked about campus diversity at student forum

By Marnie Leonard
April 11, 2017
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Diversity was a primary concern among those attending a student-only question-and-answer session Tuesday evening with chancellor finalist Jeff Elwell. The student forum was part of a three-day interview process for Elwell, the current dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tenn...

Authorities in Arkansas arrest man wanted in Carbondale homicide

Authorities in Arkansas arrest man wanted in Carbondale homicide

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 11, 2017
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U.S. Marshals on Tuesday arrested a Carbondale man nearly 200 miles from where police say he fatally shot a teenager in March. Jarrell J. Pullen, 22, of Carbondale, was arrested by authorities in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Tuesday morning, according to the Craighead County Sheriff's Department. Pulle...

Immigrant fears and stories are shared at local forum

Immigrant fears and stories are shared at local forum

By Francois Gatimu
April 8, 2017
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Oneida Vargas was 1 year old when she was carried across the Mexican border with her mother and 3-month-old brother in search of a better life in Chicago. “Growing up was hard; I didn’t understand what it all meant,” said Vargas, a junior studying political science. “I had to translate bill...

Expanded marijuana cultivation center may bring further economic development to Carbondale

Expanded marijuana cultivation center may bring further economic development to Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
April 8, 2017
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Carbondale city officials said they hope the expansion of a new medical marijuana cultivation center in the city will spark local economic growth. City manager Gary Williams said the cultivation center, located east of the Southern Illinois Airport, is a legally licensed facility that grows me...

Lyft cancels Carbondale service

Lyft cancels Carbondale service

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 7, 2017
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Lyft has lifted its transportation services from Carbondale because of what the company called “onerous and cumbersome” restrictions that keep it from providing quality service to customers. City council members amended municipal restrictions in February to accommodate growing transportation network ...

Carbondale police arrest man wanted in February 2016 shooting

Carbondale police arrest man wanted in February 2016 shooting

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 7, 2017
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Carbondale police have arrested a city man wanted for shooting someone more than a year ago. In February 2016, police issued a warrant for James Algee Moore, 32, of Carbondale, on aggravated battery with a firearm after a shooting that left one victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound...

SIU students reach new heights to raise sexual assault awareness

SIU students reach new heights to raise sexual assault awareness

By Athena Chrysanthou
April 6, 2017
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Josef Williams removed his sneakers and slipped into a pair of red high heels Thursday morning before stumbling to a microphone in front of Shryock Auditorium. "This shows that men are aware that sexual violence is happening on college campuses," he said. "We want to be a part of the solution to...

Proposed cuts to University Press make closure ‘a very valid fear,’ director says

Proposed cuts to University Press make closure ‘a very valid fear,’ director says

By Marnie Leonard
April 6, 2017
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For Chelsey Harris, working in publishing has been a lifelong goal. “I remember writing a report about the industry when I was in the seventh grade,” said Harris, a graduate teaching assistant in the English department. “This has always been my plan.” Harris got her foot in the door one...

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