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 →

Committee of running backs will split carries

Senior running back Malcolm Agnew will miss the next two weeks with an ankle injury, but SIU has a group of rushers to bridge the gap. Coach Dale Lennon said four players, Seniors Mika’il McCall, Ken Malcome, Tay Willis, and redshirt freshman Cameron ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore golfer Brooke Cusumano chips out of the bunker Sept. 21 during the Saluki Shootout at Hickory Ridge Golf Course. Cusumano said she plans to include running in her offseason to maintain physical conditioning. The SIU golf teams are heading into the offseason until January, when they will resume practice in preparation for the spring season.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Saluki golf teams head into offseason

The Saluki golf teams are done with the first half of the season, but will do some work before getting back on a tournament tee box. The SIU golf teams will resume practice in January. Both men’s coach Justin Fetcho and women’s coach Alexis Mihelich ... 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 →

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 →

Top 10 films that define the horror genre

The month of October is underway, and with October comes a slew of horror movies on both television and on the silver screen. The horror genre has been around since the beginning of film. It has survived many ups and downs and shows no signs of dying ... Continue Reading →

‘Best of Me’ is better than expected

Films based on books by Nicholas Sparks usually have the same effect on us. It is going to get emotional. Tears are probably going to be shed and fires will spark between partners. But, just because they tug on our heartstrings does not mean they are ... Continue Reading →
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