Glenn Posard, left, speaks to Paul Sarvela on his last day as SIU President April 31. Sarvela joined Poshard on an farewell tour of campus. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Remembering Paul Sarvela: 1959-2014

Community reflects on 28 years of service to SIU When interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, the university didn’t lose just its chancellor. It lost a husband, a father and a man who loved life, beer, research, ... Continue Reading →

Dunn anticipates permanent chancellor search soon

With the death of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela on Sunday, SIU President Randy Dunn said he expects the SIU Board of Trustees to move forward with a national search for a permanent chancellor soon. “I do have the impression that we’ll ... Continue Reading →

Pension bill sent to Gov. Quinn for signature

A bill aimed at fixing Illinois’ hundred billion dollar pension crisis is before Gov. Pat Quinn. A spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday that the bill had been sent to Quinn. The move came a day after the Illinois General ... Continue Reading →
Anthony lights up YouTube with inventions

Anthony lights up YouTube with inventions

Since the release of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” in 1977, kids across the world have wished to own his or her own light saber. 36 years later, one SIU student has been digitally praised for making his own lasers, even though Star Wars was ... Continue Reading →

Minimum wage increase debatable

Seventy six percent of Americans believe the national minimum wage should be increased from $7.25 to $9 per hour in a hypothetical national referendum, a Gallup poll released Nov. 11 shows. The poll, with a margin of error of 4 percent, sampled 1,040 ... Continue Reading →

City Council seeks property tax increase

Carbondale property taxes could increase if the City Council approves a proposed tax levy ordinance at the Dec. 17 meeting. The City Council approved a 10.57 percent increase in the property tax levy Tuesday with only Mayor Joel Fritzler and Councilwoman ... Continue Reading →

Liquor commission reviews first quarter report

The continued increase in the number of violatoins by three area bars has the Carbondale Liquor Control Commission concerned. A quartlery report tracks all liquor license citations from July 1 to Sept. 30. Three Carbondale bars had nearly 40 violations ... Continue Reading →

E-cigarette regulation to begin soon

After U.S. sales began in 2007, federal regulation of e-cigarettes may no longer be a pipe dream. E-cigarettes, also known as electronic cigarettes, may receive regulation from the Food and Drug Administration, possibly by the end of the month. Since ... Continue Reading →

USG votes down Student Media Fee resolution

A resolution to support a $10 student fee for the Daily Egyptian failed by a slim margin at the Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday. The original bill passed through USG in August recommended creating a Student Media Fee of $6, with $1 funding ... Continue Reading →

USG delays student media fee proposal

Several organizations came to Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government meeting in search of funding. Representatives for Springfest, Zeta Phi Beta, and the Daily Egyptian all spoke about various financial allocations they hoped would be granted. The ... Continue Reading →

Candlelight vigil, veterans ceremony scheduled

In honor of veterans in Carbondale and around the country, the university ROTC program will give students and community members the opportunity to pay their respects. A 24-hour candlelight vigil will take place Sunday starting at 11 a.m. at the Old Main ... Continue Reading →
Archibald Mosley sits with his Congressional Gold Medal and other Marine Corps memorabilia Wednesday at his home in Carbondale. Mosley, 88, was one of the first of 20,000 African-American Marines who fought in World War II.
John Scott | THE WEEKENDER

Iwo Jima veteran displays true patriotism

As an African American surviving through the Great Depression, the Battle of Iwo Jima and segregation, Archibald Mosley has always carried two values with him: grit and divine spirituality. In 2011 Mosley was honored in Washington for his service in World ... Continue Reading →

City Council grants Ameren permanent land easement

In the 1970s when the City of Carbondale was constructing Cedar Lake, city officials granted Ameren Illinois Company, then Central Illinois Power Company, a land easement to run transmission lines over the lake. At the time, though, a formal easement ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. spied on allies, Texas abortion ban overturned

Report says U.S. spied on allies, new legislation on the way The White House is under fire because of a report suggesting it has wiretapped its allies. According to The Guardian’s report, the U.S. monitored 35 different world leaders as part of the ... Continue Reading →

Comptroller introduces financial information database

Illinois taxpayers now have one place they can go to see how tax dollars are spent by counties and municipalities in the state. In the last stop of a three-day, seven-city statewide tour, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka explained her office’s ... Continue Reading →
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