Kari Hammond, left, a junior from Marion studying psychology, and Joshua-Kyle Brandon, a sophomore from Buffalo Grove studying psychology
escort people home Saturday night in Carbondale. They are helping start a group to walk people home from Illinois Avenue. The group congregates
near Sam’s Café on Saturdays. Brandon said 14 people showed up to escort the previous week, but no escorts were made, and six met Saturday. “We
are offering a solution,” Brandon said. “It’s not a solution for everyone, but it’s one solution where many solutions are needed.”
Jordan Duncan • Daily Egyptian

Students take steps to stop sexual assault

The first person walked home by a student-led group formed to stop sexual assaults resulted in a call to the Department of Public Safety on Saturday. An unidentified woman was told by her friends to go with the group at about 1 a.m. Kari Hammond, a junior ... Continue Reading →

USG introduces proposal for student trustee vote

Students from SIU and SIU-Edwardsville each have one student trustee to represent them, they are elected by the students on the two campuses. Under current law, the governor chooses one of the trustees to have a vote on the SIU Board of Trustees, but ... Continue Reading →

Resource centers search for coordinators

Four resource centers in the Office of the Dean of Students are looking to fill vacant coordinator positions. The positions are open in the Office of Student Involvement, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Hispanic and Latino Resource Center ... Continue Reading →

USG allocates for fiscal year 2015

The Undergraduate Student Government approved every allocation for umbrella organizations for the first period of fiscal year 2015 at its Tuesday meeting. Umbrella organizations are groups that oversee numerous other, smaller groups. The Senate did not ... Continue Reading →

USG debates engineering council, tables allocations

USG approved three new Registered Student Organizations and allocated eight RSO’s which amounted to more than $14,800 at the government’s Tuesday night meeting. Treasurer Cameron Shulak said USG has more than $17,000 left in the student organization ... Continue Reading →

Campaigns begin for USG presidential election

The Undergraduate Student Government presidential election takes place April 9 and 10 on D2L. The presidential campaign pits familiar USG faces Senator Chris Wheetley against Treasurer Cameron Shulak. The president’s term begins in June when current ... Continue Reading →

USG to undergo constitutional changes

Changes in the Undergraduate Student Government constitution have been proposed in a new document written by the International Affairs Committee. Changes included a name change, distinctive district representation and more senator expectations. IAC met ... Continue Reading →

USG talks Recreation Center

The Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday night covered the state of the student Recreation Center, USG budget and new allocations given. It began with news of extended hours and an annual economic update of the Recreation Center by Troy Vaughn, ... Continue Reading →

New funding guidelines take affect

Changes in the student-funding guidelines may make Undergraduate Student Government allocations more efficient. Treasurer Cameron Shulak, a junior from Louisville, Ky., studying aviation, said the alterations ensure fair funding and include prioritizing ... Continue Reading →

USG approves fee increases

The Undergraduate Student Government meeting was held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Services Building after the weather forced a reschedule from Tuesday’s meeting. After voting on RSO requests and swearing in three new senators, the USG voted ... Continue Reading →

USG, GPSC discuss fees

The Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Council met in the new student services building Tuesday night to hold an open forum in which new student fees were presented. Members of several university departments brought ... Continue Reading →

USG passes treasury amendment

  Undergraduate Student Government wrapped up the semester Tuesday night with a new amendment and four new committee chair candidates. After two months of debate, USG passed an amendment to implement a Department of Treasury in place of its present ... Continue Reading →

Cler, Miller win election, talk agendas

  The university’s student trustee will retain his position on its Board of Trustees, but its undergraduate government will answer to a new president during the 2013-14 school year. More than 1,000 students cast their ballots on Desire2Learn Wednesday ... Continue Reading →

Student senators continue treasury consideration

The Undergraduate Student Government is one step closer to changing the way student organizations obtain money. For several weeks, the group has been reviewing a 19-page student-funding guideline document submitted by Sen. Adrian Miller to implement a ... Continue Reading →

USG supports trustee despite violations

  The university’s Undergraduate Student Government has decided to support SIU’s student trustee in his fight to get back on the ballot. USG held an emergency meeting Friday regarding a complaint issued by Nolan Sharkey, a graduate student and ... Continue Reading →
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