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From helmets to headsets: Nick Hill’s rise to SIU football’s head coach

From helmets to headsets: Nick Hill’s rise to SIU football’s head coach

By Jacob Gaertner

September 14, 2016

The sound of pads popping filled the hot, humid air. Coaches barked at players who made mistakes. Those on a water break cracked jokes and laughed. Kickers and punters sent the ball flying through the air. One coach stood at midfield, silently observing all of it happening around him. Five ...

Deceased find new life through SIU body donation programs

Deceased find new life through SIU body donation programs

By Marnie Leonard

September 7, 2016

One of eight body farms in the world exists at SIU’s flagship campus, but it isn’t something that’s advertised. “We don’t want people trying to find it,” said Gretchen Dabbs, co-founder and director for the Complex for Forensic Anthropology Research. “There have been problems at other...

Recent SIU grad on the Olympics and what’s to come

Recent SIU grad on the Olympics and what’s to come

By Ted Ward

September 7, 2016

The 2016 Rio Olympics was a first for one former SIU track and field star, but she almost made it a dangerous experience for one of the world's top athletes. "The nets we practiced in at the Navy base were falling apart, so I actually threw my hammer right as [six-time gold medalist] Allyson Felix...

For SIU’s new business dean from across the pond, Carbondale is home

For SIU’s new business dean from across the pond, Carbondale is home

By Brey Mong Delane

September 7, 2016

SIU’s new business dean’s relationship with southern Illinois can be traced back decades to a strange set of circumstances involving London, musicians and a beautiful woman. Terry Clark, of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, who was appointed dean of the College of Business on July 14, said his ...

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