Western Courier editor suspension adds to list of student censorship

Nicholas Stewart got paid then punished. Stewart, a senior at Western Illinois University, was placed on paid administrative leave from his position as editor-in-chief of the Western Courier after he sold a video of a fight on the university’s campus ... Continue Reading →

Trial delayed for man accused of sending SIUC threats of beheadings, bombings

A federal trial has been delayed for the man federal law enforcement say is responsible for sending bomb threat letters to the university which caused the evacuation of more than 2,000 students from Brush Towers in the middle of the night in September ... Continue Reading →
Living alone in a dorm has its pros and cons, just ask Chris Ulloa. Ulloa, a freshman from McHenry studying biology, said this is the second place he has lived in the last semester. After moving onto the Honors floor in Schneider Hall half way through last semester, he had a new roommate. “I could sign up with friends but why do that? This is about living the college experience and meet someone new,” Ulloa said. He and his roommate got along through the year but after entering his room Monday, it seemed much larger only having one bed in a double room. Ulloa was without a roommate. Having the room to himself has its tranquil moments, he said, but it was nice having someone around.

A room for one more

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Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'

Rauner removes Joel Sambursky from SIU Board of Trustees

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s two-day purge of former Gov. Pat Quinn’s appointees across the state hit home for the SIU Board of Trustees. Joel Sambursky, who was appointed to the board in September 2013, was one of more than 100 people ousted Tuesday. Sambursky ... Continue Reading →

Brown drowns Salukis

SIU men’s basketball was on its way to its first win in nearly three weeks until Indiana State’s Devonte Brown decided to take over. The Salukis fell to (7-10, 0-4) and ISU moved to (8-8, 4-0) after the 59-56 Sycamore win Saturday at SIU Arena. Brown, ... 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 →

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 →
Paul Sarvela

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela dies

SIU has lost its chancellor. Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, who was 55, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, SIU President Randy Dunn said. His cause of death was not released as of Sunday. “Our hearts go out to his wife, Debbie, their son [Johnny] and ... Continue Reading →

Georgia State names AD, Moccia to stay at SIU

Athletic Director Mario Moccia will stay at SIU despite being a finalist for another open athletic director position. Moccia was named a finalist along with Charlie Cobb, the director of athletics at Appalachian State University who has been named athletic ... Continue Reading →

Salukis swept in late-season series

After SIU allowed 21 runs in three games, the team lost three straight games this weekend to the Purdue University baseball team to move their record to 21-27. The Salukis’ away record was lowered to 7-19 on the season. In Friday’s game, the Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs snag win after 10th-inning heroics

The Salukis pushed their record in extra inning games to 3-3 on the season after junior infielder Jake Welch scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning over Belmont University. The SIU baseball team hosted the Bruins in Carbondale on ... Continue Reading →

Shockers down Dawgs, take No. 3 seed

  The Salukis’ 6-1 loss to Wichita State decided the fight for the top three Missouri Valley Conference tennis spots. With two losses by Drake University (23-2, 5-0) and a win over the Shockers (15-7, 4-1 MVC), the Salukis (12-5, 3-2 MVC) could ... Continue Reading →

Fairways not so fair

Bad weather and tough fairways hindered the Salukis as they tied for 10th during the weekend’s Indiana Invitational. Junior Cassie Rushing placed the highest of any Saluki over the two-day tournament as she finished 23rd with a 232 score over three ... Continue Reading →

Admiraal: captain of his own fate

Martijn Admiraal maintained his undefeated season in singles play as he finished his third and final set Sunday against Illinois State. However, he was close to leaving his SIU tennis career behind during this time last year. Senior captain Brandon Florez ... Continue Reading →

Braves and Redbirds no match for Dawgs

The Salukis’ weekend road trip saw some close calls, but the men’s tennis team pulled through and won both matches against Bradley University and Illinois State 4-3, 5-2 respectively. SIU encountered issues in doubles play against Bradley as the team ... Continue Reading →
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