Campus safety still large concern

In the wake of mass shootings, natural disasters and other incidents on college grounds and elsewhere; one group has taken action to improve national campus safety. A conference Saturday in Orlando, Fla., of campus security experts aimed to begin work ... Continue Reading →

Fears loom over sequestration cuts

Without serious Congress renegotiation, another “fiscal cliff” crisis could disrupt federal education funding. The sequestration policy, a group of automatic across-the-board spending cuts that total $1.2 trillion and are scheduled to last from March ... Continue Reading →

Security Dawgs hack first place

The university’s Security Dawgs protected their cyber turf during the weekend. The team took home first place and the state championship at the Illinois Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition hosted Saturday at SIU. The competition, which is designed ... Continue Reading →

Law school ahead of ‘new normal’

  The university’s law program has already answered national calls for a revised curriculum. In a Feb. 2 New York Times article, lawyers referenced a need to change the way American law schools educate future counselors, and they shared concerns ... Continue Reading →

Reason #9,245,666 Facebook Sucks

  Video ads are coming to your news feed. That’s right, boys and girls. Every time you open Facebook, you’ll see this:     Yes, according to TechCrunch, Wired and other reputable (and some not so reputable) news sources, ... Continue Reading →

Students face technology purchasing pressures

iPad mini: $329. MacBook Pro: $1299. Kindle Fire HD: $199. Consumers seem to be spending more and more on technology to become successful professionals. With rumors of a cheaper plastic iPhone the Wall Street Journal leaked in late January, students are ... Continue Reading →

Project grant to help vets MOVE forward

Two community organizations will expand a national health program to university students this semester. The MOVE! Project, a federally funded weight-loss and health initiative previously only available for veterans, received a grant to expand the program ... Continue Reading →

International knowledge helps debate team prepare

The university debate team gained worldly experience in Germany, and team members say the knowledge will be used to succeed in their next competition in the United States. University debate, which consists of two separate teams, competed at the World ... Continue Reading →
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