Trustees Hamilton, Wiley protest chairman vote

Although the SIU Board of Trustees had to postponed its meeting for lack of quorum, another show still went on. “Voices — Musical Selections by Students and Faculty from the SIUC School of Music” was scheduled for a performance during the board’s ... Continue Reading →

Women’s issues are more than gender

  How many years of the woman have we had? Let me count. To the extent that women’s votes count more than men’s, it’s been the year of the woman since at least 1964 — when women began outvoting men. In 2008, 10 million more women than men ... Continue Reading →

Still leaving our kids behind

Guest Column The new movie “Won’t Back Down” is to public education what Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” was to the meatpacking industry — a needed spotlight, but not for the squeamish. In this case, the product unfit for human consumption ... Continue Reading →

Letter to the Editor September 25, 2012

Dear Editor: The recent news story of Peabody Coal selling 95 percent of their new Prairie State power plant to municipalities and electric co-ops sounded familiar to me. In the 1980’s, Illinois Power sold 10 percent of their nuclear plant to the Southwest ... Continue Reading →

The rising issue of academic apathy

Guest Column A growing trend has been sweeping across universities throughout the United States — students, especially undergraduates, are becoming less involved in both academics and extra-curricular activities. This sense of apathy is just one way ... Continue Reading →
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