Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler announced his resignation Tuesday as he has accepted a position with Northern Arizona University. Fritzler was elected mayor in 2010 and the next November started the “Shave it or Save it” campaign to raise money toward the Carbondale Scholarship, a fund for Carbondale Community High School graduates attending SIU. The campaign determined if Fritzler would shave or save his mustache dependent on dollar votes. The following month Fritzler’s signature mustache was shaved and more than $600 was raised for the scholarship. Isaac Smith | Daily Egyptian file photo

Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler comments on resignation

In an unexpected move, Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler announced his resignation Tuesday. Fritzler announced he would forego his final 15 months as mayor as he accepted a position at Northern Arizona University. His last official day as mayor will be Feb. ... Continue Reading →
The dead body of a female was discovered at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday by a passerby near the intersection of Potter's Road and US 51. The body has been identified as Marsha Ann Brown of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Sarah Gardner | DAILY EGYPTIAN

UPDATED: Female body identified

UPDATE: The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a first-degree arrest warrant for Cape Girardeau, Mo. resident Brandon L. Banks in correlation with Marsha Ann Brown’s death, according to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office press ... Continue Reading →
Snow accumulates outside the Communications Building Friday during the first campus closure since February of 2009. According to the Weather Channel, Carbondale recorded up to 16.5 inches of snow. Crews worked throughout the day to clear roads and sidewalks on campus. According to university spokesperson Rae Goldsmith, all events scheduled for Saturday and next week should take place as planned.
Kayli Plotner | Daily Egyptian

SIU experiences first campus closure since 2009, finals week on schedule

Winter began earlier than usual at SIU, as campus closed Friday morning due to hazardous weather conditions. With finals week beginning Monday, University spokesperson Rae Goldsmith said she recommends students get in contact with professors about final ... Continue Reading →

Shutdown goes south

  Student veterans, park employees face freeze in pay   Southern Illinois residents as well as university students have already begun to see effects of the partial government shutdown. The shutdown, effective Tuesday, came after congressional ... Continue Reading →

Ban on Halloween lifted after 12 years

  After nearly two decades of strict Halloween weekend regulations specific to the Strip, the Carbondale City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to lift the ban on downtown bar operations for a one-year trial period, making this the first time in twelve years ... Continue Reading →

Student loan interest rates could double

Unless Congress acts to prevent an increase, subsidized loan interest rates may double. President Obama has proposed moving student loan interest rates to a more flexible policy rather than the present system of interest rates fixed by law, according ... Continue Reading →

Authors share southern Illinois history

Tornadoes, hauntings and nooses are a few of the highlights in three southern Illinois author’s books. Angela Mason, author of “Death Rides the Sky: The Story of the 1925 Tri-State Tornado,” Bruce Cline, author of “History, Mystery and Hauntings ... Continue Reading →

Wellness Center offers AIDS day activities

Today is the 25th Annual World AIDS Day. According to information from the university, the first observance of World AIDS Day was Dec. 1, 1988. The Student Health Services Wellness Center will offer services and discussions today in relation to the disease. From ... Continue Reading →

Meet the candidates 2012 election

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Black Affairs Council responds to DE article

Students said at a Black Affairs Council meeting Thursday that they feel unwelcome at the university. They said they didn’t fit into the university image that Chancellor Rita Cheng is attempting to create. The discussion was spurred by complaints about ... Continue Reading →

Many assaults, batteries in October

Police reports show a number of assaults have been reported on campus and in Carbondale over the past 10 days. Carbondale Police Police arrested a Tennessee man after they received a report of shots fired near the 800 block of East Grand Avenue around ... Continue Reading →

Simon aims to lower college costs

A highly ranked Illinois government official is working to find ways to make college more affordable for Illinois students. Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon visited the university Oct. 15 to speak with students and faculty members as part of her College Affordability ... Continue Reading →

GPSC discusses budget, research grant changes

A new policy put in place at the semester’s start has become a concern for some graduate students. The Graduate and Professional Student Council discussed the new policy at its regular meeting Tuesday, GPSC president Blaine Tisdale said. The policy ... Continue Reading →

Students help build wall of greenery

The outdoors is coming inside of the Agriculture building. Laurent Corradi and Marie Christine Steffanetti, both renowned hydraulic system engineers and co-founders of Vertical Gardens Technology, LLC out of New York City, visited SIU Thursday to construct ... Continue Reading →

Entering students’ GPA up at SIU

Chancellor Rita Cheng said in her Sept. 5 State of the University Address that SIU’s ACT average is better than the state average. “The average high school class rank among this year’s freshmen is up compared to both 2011 and 2010, as is the average ... Continue Reading →
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