Trustees approve media fee

The SIU Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the $9 student media fee, which will fund the student-run newspaper, the Daily Egyptian, during a special meeting Tuesday in Edwardsville. Board Chairman Randal Thomas said the board never intended ... Continue Reading →


17 page special e-edition of the Daily Egyptian. About DE StaffYou can reach the Daily Egyptian at (618) 536-3311. Continue Reading →
Jack Robinson, a junior from Decatur studying journalism and political science and Sarah Gardner, a junior from Eureka studying journalism and cinema
photography, react to the SIU Board of Trustees’ decision to table the proposed student media fee intended to supplement the Daily Egyptian. Robinson
and Gardner are the incoming managing editor and editor-in-chief for the fall 2014 semester. Current editor-in-chief Kayli Plotner updated the editorial
board from the meeting in Edwardsville.

The clock is ticking

When our staff received word the Board of Trustees intended to table the proposed $9 student media fee, as time seemed to stand still, an array of emotions filled the newsroom: anger, heartbreak, fear and willingness to go to battle. So we did. We took ... Continue Reading →
The front page story on Thursday’s Daily Egyptian shows the SIU Board of Trustees’ decision to table the Student Media Fee.
Students spent an hour Wednesday night stuffing inserts into the last print edition of the spring 2014 semester. SIU President
Randy Dunn said he is wiling to support the Daily Egyptian as much as previous president Glenn Poshard and would be open to
discussion for a long-term solution.

Board of Trustees tables student media fee

The SIU Board of Trustees passed all fee proposals at Thursday’s meeting except for two: the student media and athletic fees. SIU President Randy Dunn, who took office May 1, said he needs more time to consider the student media fee. Dunn said he wants ... Continue Reading →

Student media still necessary

Campus towns around the country are known for their diverse and active student populations that bring various cultures together in one place. For state schools especially — operating on the taxpayer’s dime — the university becomes the heart of the ... Continue Reading →

Three charged in Carbondale strip shooting

Carbondale Police have confirmed three arrests were made in response to the shooting of SIU student Dexter Lee. Darrion Jake of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Ternell Alritton of Carbondale and Robert E. Glass of Carbondale were taken to the Jackson County Jail ... Continue Reading →
Carbondale Police patrol the area surrounding La Fogata restaurant early Friday morning. Victim Dexter Lee, an SIU senior from Chicago studying information systems management, is in recovery at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. 
Kayli Plotner | Daily Egyptian

Police arrest three in student shooting

Carbondale Police have confirmed three arrests were made in response to the shooting of SIU student Dexter Lee. Darrion Jake of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Ternell Alritton of Carbondale and Robert E. Glass of Carbondale were taken to the Jackson County jail ... Continue Reading →

Freshmen treatment overshadows transfer potential

The financial aid website for the university might as well read ‘transfers need not apply’. The Chancellor’s Scholarship at SIU is the most financial support available to an incoming student, totaling more than $85,000. The scholarship provides ... Continue Reading →

Dunn opens up about SIU’s confidential search process

Incoming SIU president Randy Dunn may have been a late arrival to the presidential search, but was a nominee all along. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee was formed in late September. Dunn said he was a potential candidate months before he agreed ... Continue Reading →

GRE not an adequate precursor

It’s the last semester of college. You have managed to conquer four years of all-nighters, 18-page papers and working yourself to death. But you’re an overachiever and applying to grad schools to continue your education, better your life and expand ... Continue Reading →
File photo| Carbondale Police Jody O'Guinn speaks at a press conference Feb. 18
Jennifer Gonzalez · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Body of missing student found

Carbondale police found the body of missing SIU student Pravin Varughese Tuesday. Chief Jody O’Guinn confirmed Varughese’s body was found in a wooded area east of the 1400 block of East Main Street near Buffalo Wild Wings around 9:45 a.m. Police ... Continue Reading →

Randy Dunn named SIU’s next president

Youngstown State’s Randy Dunn has officially been named the eighth president of Southern Illinois University. The university’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Dunn’s appointment in open session Monday afternoon. Trustees Donna ... Continue Reading →

Dunn front-runner for SIU president

SIU’s Board of Trustees decided  who will be the university’s eighth president in a special session Thursday, and will announce its choice Monday at 2 p.m. in Edwardsville. Trustees Roger Herrin and Donna Manering were absent for the vote. Board ... Continue Reading →

GPSC votes on student fee increases

Graduate Professional Student Council voted on proposed student fee increases Tuesday night in Lawson Hall. Only four fee increases were passed by the student body. Facilities maintenance, night transit, information technology and the Student Health Center ... Continue Reading →
Saluki Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Brittany Riley, Mark Gagliano, Jerry Kill, Mickey Maule and Joe Schley, were welcomed into the group Friday at SIU Arena. Amarachi Ukabam was also inducted but was not present at the ceremony. Each inductee took a moment to reminisce on his or her time at SIU, before joining Athletic Director Mario Moccia to unveil their plaques.

Saluki Hall of Fame adds six members

More than 260 people have been inducted in the Saluki Hall of Fame since 1978, but Friday evening, five athletes and one coach were added to the prestigious group. A committee of unidentified members chose the six. Four sports had representatives in the ... Continue Reading →
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