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‘The farms are our classrooms’: budget impasse threatens University Farms

‘The farms are our classrooms’: budget impasse threatens University Farms

By Olivia Spiers
April 20, 2017
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Lillian Hayhurst’s passion is cattle. “Being surrounded by hills and cows is my heaven,” Hayhurst said. “Without University Farms, college would have been miserable.” Hayhurst, a senior studying animal science and cattle management, moved to Carbondale in 2014 from her family farm in T...

Chancellor candidate wants to engage in a ‘strategic recalibration of SIU’

Chancellor candidate wants to engage in a ‘strategic recalibration of SIU’

By Luke Nozicka
April 19, 2017
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George Hynd wants be part of the rebuilding process. During a student-led forum Wednesday evening, Hynd, who is vying to become chancellor at SIU’s largest campus, said he wants to engage in a creative revisioning of the university that he called “a strategic recalibration of SIU.” Hynd, who ha...

USG presidential election voting opens Tuesday

USG presidential election voting opens Tuesday

By Olivia Spiers
April 19, 2017
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Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections kick off April 25 with steep budget cuts on the horizon for the university. The election has candidates running for the presidential seat. Joshua Bowens, Brandon Kyles and Will Schefelbein are seeking to move up in the governing ranks. Studen...

For the love of mules

For the love of mules

By Morgan Timms
April 14, 2017
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Around 500 riders converged in southern Illinois during the week of April 3 from as far away as Germany and Thailand, and from as many as 26 states, all with one thing in common. They were mule people. “[In] nearly every state you can think of, there’s somebody there who’s one of us,” said Steve...

Chancellor finalist named president at Eastern New Mexico University

Chancellor finalist named president at Eastern New Mexico University

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 13, 2017
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One of four finalists for the university’s chancellor position has been chosen for the position of president of Eastern New Mexico University. Jeff Elwell was selected to lead Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday following a unanimous decision by the school's Board of Regents, The Eastern New Mexico News reports. He’ll earn $230,000 annually on a three-year contract. Elwell reportedly acc...

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...

Trustees delay declaration of financial emergency, SIUE loan

Trustees delay declaration of financial emergency, SIUE loan

By Bill Lukitsch
April 6, 2017
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The SIU Board of Trustees on Thursday voted not to discuss the declaration of a financial emergency at the university system’s Carbondale campus or to allow the cash-strapped university to borrow from its sister school. Because the matter was not published in the original agenda, the entire board...

University names candidates for permanent chancellor position

University names candidates for permanent chancellor position

By Bill Lukitsch and Luke Nozicka
April 3, 2017
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The university on Monday named four finalists in its search for a chancellor after nearly three years without a permanent leader.   The candidates are scheduled to take part in a series of public forums in April. They were selected after a national search that attracted 31 applicants and nominees, off...

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