Carbondale police chief fired

The Carbondale chief of police has been fired. City Manager Kevin Baity announced Monday in a press release that he is dismissing Jody O’Guinn from his position and naming Deputy Chief Jeff Grubbs as interim police chief. Grubbs was previously deputy ... Continue Reading →

Online proctors call for integrity against cheating

  While Internet freedom can make finding answers to an online test a breeze, different technologies could provide creative ways to prevent students from cheating. Test-taking options are left up to the professor for online SIU courses. Some instructors ... Continue Reading →

Students’ information sent in mass email

Personal information about College of Applied Sciences and Arts students, including their grade point averages, was accidentally emailed to more than 150 other students. Much of what was contained in the March 30 emails included public information such ... Continue Reading →

Project seeks plausible way Great Pyramids were built

The alien theory may be debunked. Steve Blakely, a mechanical engineer from St. Louis, could soon be the first person to provide a conceivable method the Egyptians could have used to build the Great Pyramids. It has been a long mystery to the modern world ... Continue Reading →

Educators assign grading scale pluses, minuses

  Though SIU’s grading system may differ from some universities, grade point average outcomes could be very similar. The university presently dispenses grades only as whole letters. A student’s final grade for a class may amount to a B, for example, ... Continue Reading →

Harvey, Fronabarger, Bradshaw to hold City Council seats

Three seats were filled in Tuesday’s City Council election. Carolin Harvey, Lee Fronabarger and Jessica Bradshaw were elected and will join Jane Adams, Lance Jack and Don Monty to fill the six-person council. Harvey, Fronabarger and Bradshaw received ... Continue Reading →

City Council contenders

Jessica Bradshaw A Carbondale Community High School graduate, Bradshaw works at SIU as an office manager. She has been a member of both the Chamber of Commerce and Carbondale Main Street and is chair of the human relations commission. She also serves ... Continue Reading →

Shawnee Bluffs to offer zip-line trips

Students will soon have a new way to experience the Shawnee National Forest — from the treetops. Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour opens April 18 in Lick Creek, just south of Marion. The eight zip-line tour includes 11 platforms, three aerial suspension bridges ... Continue Reading →

City holds off on Neighborhood Business District

City Council members pass Special Use Permit, liquor license updates After a more than five-hour meeting Tuesday, the City Council approved five agenda items and tabled another. The tabled item deals with an amendment to the city’s Neighborhood Business ... Continue Reading →

Council to discuss university’s future

SIU Board of Trustees may be abolished The Carbondale City Council may oppose a split between SIU Edwardsville and SIU Carbondale. The group will vote tonight to approve a resolution against a bill that would abolish the SIU Board of Trustees and establish ... Continue Reading →

Businesses close, economy hopeful

With a handful of businesses closing in Carbondale recently, some citizens question whether this could be the sign of an economic trend. Carbondale restaurants such as Mississippi Flyway, El Greco, El Bajio, Whiffle Boys and Spinoni’s all closed within ... Continue Reading →

Students call for capital punishment

Bangladesh Student Association members demanded justice, and it’s being served. Nineteen students and community members gathered in front of the Student Center and then the Communications building Sunday to demonstrate solidarity for the ongoing Shahbag ... Continue Reading →

City could lift Halloween liquor ban

The Local Liquor Commission has autho- rized the Liquor Advisory Board to discuss allowing alcohol sales on South Illinois Avenue during Halloween. Bars on The Strip such as Stix, Hangar 9 and Sidetracks are affected by the long- standing Halloween ordinance ... Continue Reading →

This way to Paducah

A study for a possible southern Illinois interstate has metropolitan representatives salivating and environmentalists sweating. The study is for proposed Interstate 66, which would run through southernmost Illinois from Paducah, Ky., to Cape Girardeau, ... Continue Reading →

Council members discuss departure

Twelve candidates look to fill three open City Council seats in April’s election. The council is composed of six members and the mayor. Terms are staggered, so three members are up for re-election every four years. There is no maximum number of terms ... Continue Reading →
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