Germany abolishes tuition: what does it mean for our students?

Sixty-two percent of students are unable to afford college in the U.S. today, according to a Huffington Post poll. An annual 8 percent increase in tuition costs makes matters worse, meaning college education costs double every nine years. “For a baby ... Continue Reading →
Savannah McCord, center, a senior from St. Louis studying business management and psychology, instructs an annual yoga class
Wednesday at the Student Center, as part of Campus Sustainability Day. “If we are trying to create sustainability for the earth, it is
important that we create sustainability for our bodies,” McCord said.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Carnival creates sustainable ideas

SIU Sustainability hosted an environmentally friendly series of events for the “fall version” of Earth Day called Campus Sustainability Day. The Student Center art gallery was home to the first “Sustainival” Wednesday. Many “green,” do-it-yourself ... Continue Reading →

Seven sexual assaults reported this semester

Two Chicago police officers say women are most vulnerable to sexual assaults on college campuses between orientation and Thanksgiving break, a time period they call the “red zone.” While being in this zone at SIU, there have been seven sexual assaults ... Continue Reading →

Four suspects in custody for campus battery

The SIU Department of Public Safety has identified all six suspects, four of whom are in custody, in the battery of a former student near the Agriculture Building on Sept. 30, the student said. Chris Hooks, a 26-year-old alumnus who was attacked while ... Continue Reading →

Pierre looks to defend her All-MVC honor

Rarely is there ever a bright spot on a team with a winning percentage that more resembles a poor batting average. For the 2013-2014 SIU women’s basketball team, forward/center Dyana Pierre was a bright spot in a murky 5-26 campaign. As a sophomore ... Continue Reading →
Senior Szymon Opieczonek keeps his eye on the ball Oct. 12, 2013 during his match in the SIU Fall Classic at University Courts in Carbondale.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Lone senior hopes to lead young Salukis

On a team where freshmen make up two-thirds of the roster, seniors play a pivotal role in guiding the freshmen through growing pains. In the case of the SIU men’s tennis team, that responsibility lies with Szymon Opieczonek. The Naklow, Poland native ... Continue Reading →

Saluki carries memory of friend to SIU

The SIU volleyball team started training in June, giving one player little time to mourn her friend’s death. Freshman libero/defensive specialist Gabriella Shepherd became friends with Madison Angus in Sue Wunderlich’s fourth grade class at Pioneer ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Wielding weaponry

Abby Sell, left, of Carbondale, duels with Joseph Jackson, a freshman from Antioch studying biological education and forestry, Tuesday during SIU Medieval Combat Club practice at Sam Rinella Field. Jackson said he joined the club because of a flyer. ... Continue Reading →

GPSC decides against divestment of fossil fuels

After close deliberation, the Graduate Student and Professional Council decided not to approve the resolution to divest SIU funds from fossil fuel companies. Patricia Walker, a senior from Carbondale studying biological sciences, spoke on behalf of Students ... Continue Reading →

Faculty senate talks deficit

Interim Provost Susan Ford told the faculty senate Tuesday the university has a $3 million budget deficit. “State college revenue comes from two places which are the state and tuition,” she said. State revenues are down since the 2008 recession, so ... Continue Reading →

Alliance aims to end LGBTQ discrimination

Twenty to 40 percent of homeless youth are a part of the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer community, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. This is one of the many statistics addressed Tuesday at a seminar ... Continue Reading →

USG introduces proposal for student trustee vote

Students from SIU and SIU-Edwardsville each have one student trustee to represent them, they are elected by the students on the two campuses. Under current law, the governor chooses one of the trustees to have a vote on the SIU Board of Trustees, but ... Continue Reading →

Chicago high school students visit art facilities

The art of glass blowing dates back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt. Today, Salukis and high school students alike are using it to increase opportunities for their futures. Ten high school students from Chicago toured art and design facilities, ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
A member of the Sigma Kappa team serves a giant volleyball to the “Just the Tip” team Monday during the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament
at the Recreation Center. Thirteen teams participated in the event, which is one of many benefitting the Saluki Strength Breast
Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the last event will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Be My Bra event.

Big pink volleyball served for breast cancer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a giant pink volleyball flying through the air. Thirteen teams of six people took to the courts to find out who could handle the 4 foot diameter ball, all in the name of charity for the Inaugural Big Pink Volleyball ... Continue Reading →

Tree-killing beetle discovered in southern Illinois

The Emerald Ash borer, an invasive species of beetle responsible for the deaths of more than 250 million ash trees throughout the U.S., has been discovered in Perry and Williamson counties. The beetle is native to Asia and eastern Russia, but was first ... Continue Reading →
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