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Column: A fan’s field guide to picking the school to replace Wichita State

Column: A fan’s field guide to picking the school to replace Wichita State

By Sean Carley
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

After Wichita State announced its move to the American Athletic Conference on Friday, it left quite a pair of shoes to fill in the Missouri Valley Conference. Granted, no one team is immediately going to replace the immense impact WSU had on the conference, both financially and in terms of exposure....

Editorial: Efforts at budget compromise missing at Statehouse

Editorial: Efforts at budget compromise missing at Statehouse

By The State Journal-Register
March 28, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Isn't it nice that senators and representatives came together earlier this month to welcome the Chicago Cubs' World Series trophy when it appeared at the Statehouse? They filed into the House to laud the Cubbies, smiling as they took pictures with the trophy and Cubs great Ryne Sandberg. One would...

Editorial: Illinois higher education leaders need a state budget

Editorial: Illinois higher education leaders need a state budget

By Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill.
March 28, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When it comes to the ongoing state budget stalemate, just about every group has a story to tell. Social service agencies, local school districts, businesses that go unpaid for months on end, public employee unions — the list goes on. Throw higher education onto the pile, too. It is obvious that...

Opinion: Higher ed leaders want, need state budget

Opinion: Higher ed leaders want, need state budget

By Decatur Herald & Review Editiorial Board
March 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When it comes to the ongoing state budget stalemate, just about every group has a story to tell. Social service agencies, local school districts, businesses that go unpaid for months on end, public employee unions — the list goes on. Throw higher education onto the pile, too. It is obvious...

Opinion: Donald Trump’s latest step toward tyranny

Opinion: Donald Trump’s latest step toward tyranny

By Detroit Free Press
February 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

There's a name for a government that bars media outlets it views as unsympathetic from access to its workings. It's not "democracy." Just ask White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, as someone did in December, shortly before Spicer accepted his current post as President Donald Trump's proselytizer-in-chief. During...

Opinion: End of an Era

Opinion: End of an Era

By Athena Chrysanthou
February 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Jan. 26 started off like any regular Thursday. Early morning practice, weights and class. An unexpected meeting for both men's and women’s tennis teams was scheduled for 2:15 p.m., and whilst there was speculation, I don’t think anyone on the team could have anticipated what was to come. Duri...

Letter to the editor: Cut football, not tennis

Letter to the editor: Cut football, not tennis

By William Babcock
February 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s Southern Illinois University Carbondale sports quiz time. Question:  What do the following sports Division I universities have in common:  American, Boston, Bradley, California State (Long Beach, Fullerton and Northridge), California (Santa Barbara and Riverside), DePaul, Marquette, St. Louis...

Column: S.C. jury shows the failure of our justice system

Column: S.C. jury shows the failure of our justice system

By James Ragland | The Dallas Morning News
December 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

We got sucker punched. Not just the family of Walter Scott, who was shot in cold blood last year by a white South Carolina police officer. Not just black people, who can no longer shoulder this crucifix of injustice alone. All of us — every single red-blooded one of us who maintained an iota...

Letter to the Editor: Gender-neutral bathrooms are needed on campus

Letter to the Editor: Gender-neutral bathrooms are needed on campus

By Les Delgado
December 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

As an openly Queer, genderqueer student at SIU, I think my safety should matter. That I, as a human should matter. After the Daily Egyptian posted on their Facebook the article about the construction of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, I was excited. Then I read the comments. I read things that mentio...

Letter to the Editor: Everyone, including his supporters, knows Donald Trump lies

Letter to the Editor: Everyone, including his supporters, knows Donald Trump lies

By Mike Sullivan
December 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear Editor, Why does President-elect Donald Trump lie routinely? Everyone, including his supporters, knows that he lies. Is he psychologically unstable? Can he really not remember the claims he made the week before? No. Trump's dishonesty is part of a deliberate, well thought out strategy. When...

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