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 →

Proposed budget cut would impact university, students

One of Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner’s proposed budgets could result in major losses for the university and higher tuition and fees for students. The potential plan could mean serious cuts in services and programs provided by the university, President ... Continue Reading →

Students petition Rec Center dress code

Members of the SIU community are taking note from The Beastie Boys who sang, “You gotta fight for your right.” Instead of rebelling against parents, though, they are fighting for the right to wear what they want. A petition has been started to revert ... Continue Reading →

Delta Phi Epsilon may be new model for SIU Greek life

The Gamma Chi chapter of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority is the newest Greek life organization to come to campus, and it took less than a semester to colonize. DPE’s SIU chapter, which consists of 75 members, completed all requirements and officially ... Continue Reading →

Senior looks to steal spotlight

The 2013 leader in steals on the women’s basketball team is returning for her senior season in hopes of building upon that success. Senior guard Mercedes Griffin was a bright spot on a 5-25 team last season. In the Missouri Valley Conference, she finished ... Continue Reading →

Tablet use varies, success unclear

Underclassmen tote tablets throughout campus. However, the success of the tablets is in its infancy. The Mobile Dawg Program, a $1.5 million project distributing more than 5,600 tablets to freshmen this year, could be improving retention and recruitment, ... Continue Reading →
Sam Renner, left, a junior from Belleville studying mortuary science, packs a shoebox with gifts as part of the Operation Christmas Child stuffing party Wednesday in the Student Services building. The boxes will be sent to children throughout the world, and can be tracked with a label. This is the first year for the event, hosted by the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. “For the longest time we’ve been looking for some ways to create communal philanthropy, and this was an easy way for people to contribute,” said AJ Soriano, a senior from Downer’s Grove studying business management and the philanthropy chair for Alpha Tau Omega. 
—Aidan Osborne | Daily Egyptian

Greek life packages Christmas spirit for children

Many students return home to their families and gather around a Christmas tree to open presents. However, not every child in the world can have the same jolly experience. SIU fraternities and sororities came together Wednesday to help brighten Christmas ... Continue Reading →

Defense picks up slack of dismissed players

The SIU football team’s defense has adapted during the last two games after senior linebacker Victor Burnett and senior cornerback Keith Suggs were dismissed from the team. The two players were released from the team  Nov. 10 for a violation of team ... Continue Reading →

Opinion: True love tested in classroom

Forget about what has been portrayed in books and movies, there is now a new way to find out how people actually fall in love. Ball State University is offering a new class that teaches students about dating and love, called Cardinal Chemistry. The course ... Continue Reading →

Dunn to fulfill chancellor duties

In addition to presiding over three campuses, the university’s president will assume chancellor responsibilities in Carbondale. President Randy Dunn will add chancellor duties to his presidential role as a short term solution following the death ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian
Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher dribbles the ball up court during the second half of the 79-63 win against South Baptist University at SIU Arena. Weiher
played 1 minute in the game with 2 rebounds.

Weiher used to collegiate competition

SIU men’s basketball has a freshman who faced collegiate competition while he was in high school. Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher played basketball at Creating Young Minds Academy in Irving, Texas, where where he competed against junior college ... Continue Reading →

Nation’s ‘deadliest’ frat hopes to establish chapter at SIU

With nine deaths attributed to it since 2006, Sigma Alpha Epsilon hopes to be the next fraternity at SIU. Founded more than 150 years ago, SAE is one of the largest and oldest fraternities in the nation, and is now seeking to join more than 30 other fraternities ... Continue Reading →

Student sees effects of DPS pepper spray

“I still can’t see out of my left eye,” said Cedric Berryhill a week after being pepper sprayed by a Department of Public Safety officer. Two SIU students and a visiting friend said they were pepper sprayed by a DPS officer at Thompson Point for ... Continue Reading →
Olivia Martinez, a freshman from Round Lake studying fashion design merchandising, works on an outfit made out of recycled goods Nov. 7 at Quigley Hall. The SIU Sustainability Department is teaming up with the Fashion Design and Merchandising registered student organization to make outfits out of recycled goods. Saturday is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling nationwide. —Lewis Marien

RSO fashions recycled merchandise

With hundreds of recycled supplies spread throughout its studio, the Fashion Design and Merchandising Registered Student Organization got its hands dirty to make “green” attire. After working for the past six weeks, two designs were made by the group ... Continue Reading →
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 →
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