Students, faculty, administration question racial profiling

While minority students have voiced concerns regarding Carbondale racial profiling, some people wonder if the issue will ever be resolved. Danielle Soto, assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said although she believes ... Continue Reading →

University to host traveling women of engineering exhibit

Two university departments will host a traveling exhibit geared toward female empowerment and inspiration to honor the first women to study engineering. “Petticoats and Slide Rulers: The Life of Mary Hegeler Carus,” a Mary Hegeler Carus exhibit hosted ... Continue Reading →

University Hall to house upperclassmen

To accommodate student requests and suggestions, University Hall will be reserved strictly for students who meet age and upperclassmen criteria starting this fall. Juniors, seniors, graduate students or any student 21-years-old or older will be eligible ... Continue Reading →

Veterans grant stuck in limbo

As the semester begins, university Veterans Services faces the same situation they faced one year ago — no coordinator and a possible Illinois Department of Veterans Associations grant application denial. Heidi Belec, a senior studying cinema and photography ... Continue Reading →

Balancing Act

Faner project highlights budget, priority questions Enrollment is down, money’s so tight faculty have been laid off and the university is spending more than a million dollars to build a pedestrian mall outside Faner Hall. To some, that appears to be ... Continue Reading →

Facilities improved over break

University construction and maintenance changes progressed both on campus and online throughout the four-week-long holiday break. Several improvements completed throughout the month include a new simulation lab constructed for nursing students in Lindegren ... Continue Reading →

Illinois concealed carry ban struck down

Illinois residents will soon have the right to bear arms because of a federal appellate court decision that denied the Illinois concealed carry ban Tuesday. The 7th U.S. Court of Appeals gave Illinois 180 days to construct a concealed carry law. Illinois ... Continue Reading →

Students critique USG performance this semester

Although one of the the Undergraduate Student Government’s goals is to serve as the voice of the student body, not all students agree the group is doing its job. USG is made up of an executive board, finance committee and 17 senators. There are 43 ... Continue Reading →

Veterans Services loses its coordinator

A coordinator of Veterans Services has resigned for the second time this year. Roderick Santulan, who has been the coordinator of SIU’s Veterans Services since July, has resigned and his last day will be Dec. 11. As a result of turnover in the center’s ... Continue Reading →

Student opinion questionable in fee decision

Increasing student fees is a topic that has brought an abundance of opinions from students, faculty and the Board of Trustees lately. While Board of Trustee members and Undergraduate Student Government members say the student voice is crucial in the ... Continue Reading →

USG financially suspends RSO

The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority was placed on a six-month financial suspension during Tuesday night’s Undergraduate Student Government meeting. According to a November 28 press release, a seven-member USG finance committee found the organization guilty ... Continue Reading →

Program helps undecided students

Students who need guidance to choose a best-suited major can now rely on a new center on campus. The Exploratory Student Advisement program will officially begin Dec. 3. The program combines the former Center for Academic Success and Pre-Major Advisement ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale to welcome first winter farmers market

Fresh produce buyers will now be able to purchase this season’s best area fruits and vegetables at southern Illinois’ first winter farmers market. The market will begin Dec. 1 and will be held every Saturday through March 23, excluding Dec. 29, at ... Continue Reading →

Program changes hands

Black History Month to be led by center The university’s Black History Month celebration will be out of the Africana studies department’s control for the first time in 44 years. Sapphire Cureg, director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence, told ... Continue Reading →

Mother wrongly convicted of son’s death

An Illinois woman who spent six years in prison for the wrongful conviction of murdering her son visited SIU Thursday. Julie Rea’s 10-year-old son Joel was stabbed to death in their Lawrenceville home one night in October 1997. Rea was charged with ... Continue Reading →
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