Beane reaches milestone in Saluki loss

SIU men’s basketball and Murray State men’s basketball might find themselves on Santa Claus’ naughty list after Monday’s game. The Salukis (7-6) lost their final non-conference game 83-71 against the Murray State Racers (9-4) on Monday. The game ... Continue Reading →

Turnovers turn into a loss for the Salukis

SIU men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson is a glass half-full man; or  he at least was after Friday’s loss against New Orleans. After leading for most of the game, by double digits at times, the Salukis (7-5) lost a nail-biter to the Privateers ... Continue Reading →

Trustees discuss chancellor search, potential cuts

The search for a permanent chancellor—an internal process that will take about six months—has begun. President Randy Dunn, who assumed chancellor duties following the Nov. 9 death of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, said the board will soon put ... Continue Reading →

Large predators coming to Illinois

Axyl Blades, a senior from Assumption studying physical therapy, said when he was near the end of a trail in Giant City State Park this summer he quickly ran out of the woods after hearing a mysterious growl. Blades said he may have misidentified the ... Continue Reading →

Saluki basketball prepares for winter break

As the activity in the classroom comes to a frenzied finish, action on the basketball court approaches a season high. The Salukis will play 20 games between the men’s and women’s teams during winter break, meaning the players will remain on campus ... Continue Reading →
Desmon Walker, left, a junior from Champaign studying business management and president of the Alpha Phi Alpha SIU student chapter, and JaPone Johnson, right, a senior from Chicago studying criminal justice participate in the Hands Up, Don't Shoot Rally Monday in front of Grinnell Hall. Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha organized the rally that featured guest speakers talking about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo. "We wanted this event to be peaceful and basically shed light on what happened and not necessarily the senseless things following after the rioting," Walker said. --Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

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Head of Information Technology to leave university

SIU could have another interim title to add to its already long list of temporary leaders. David Crain, chief information officer, said he will leave the university in the spring to take a similar position at the University of Texas at Dallas. He ... Continue Reading →

‘Seeing Pink’ helps students save green

Nearly 232,670 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, according to the American Cancer Society. Two students affected by the disease will be able to find a minute consolation for their experiences. The Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Fund will ... Continue Reading →
Mike Selck, a graduate student from Kansas City, Mo., studying speech communication and assistant coach for the SIU Debate Team, researches Monday at the
Debate Office in the Communications Building. Selck was named Debate Coach of the Year Nov. 15 by the Washburn Debate Union, and is the youngest to ever win
the award. Selck is also the winningest collegiate debater in American history and joined the coaching staff last year after he won the National Parliamentary Debate
Association and the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence championships in 2012-13 as a debater on the team.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Winningest debater rewarded as a coach

The winningest collegiate debater has made the transition from champion competitor to champion coach. Mike Selck, a graduate student in speech communications from Blue Springs, Mo., graduated from SIU in 2013 with nearly 20 tournament wins on the debate ... Continue Reading →

Pruitt to play in East-West Shrine Game

The journey to the National Football League has begun for some of the team’s best seniors. Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt will play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game has featured ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Carlie Corrigan plays defense against Illinois guard Kyley Simmons on Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss at SIU arena. The Salukis have a record of 4-2. At this time last year, the Salukis’ had a 0-5 record.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Stein bringing change to SIU

The SIU women’s basketball team needed six games to pick up its first win last year. Although the Salukis lost their sixth game of the 2014-15 season to Illinois, they have won four games. This year’s team is SIU’s fastest to four wins since the ... Continue Reading →

Residents troubled by Arbor District safety

After a string of violence and large parties in the Arbor District of Carbondale, a group of residents are planning to meet with Carbondale City Council to discuss ways to make the area safer for families and non-students. Members of the Arbor District ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis build revolutionary engine

Ford’s Model-T was an affordable option for middle-class drivers when it was created in 1908. Another affordable automotive option, in the form of green technology, budded in Saluki country and is nearly ready to bloom. Ten students from the senior ... Continue Reading →

Health Center uses protocol to lower prescription drug abuse

More people died in 2013 of drug overdoses than in car accidents, making prescription drug abuse the third leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., according to clintonfoundation.org. Dr. Ted Grace, director of Student Health Services, is confident ... Continue Reading →

Scheduling prevents seven Salukis from competing

It is easy to forget student athletes are students. Eight Saluki swimmers qualified for the USA National Swimming Championships, held in Greensboro, N.C. this weekend, but seven opted out to study for finals week. “If they chose to go and their grades ... Continue Reading →
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