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SIU history professor publishes book on nuclear meltdown

SIU history professor publishes book on nuclear meltdown

By Kitt Fresa, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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Associate History professor Natasha Zaretsky, has just published her new book, Radiation Nation which covers the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history; the meltdown at Three Mile Island.

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GPSC passes vote of no confidence for Chancellor Carlo Montemagno

GPSC passes vote of no confidence for Chancellor Carlo Montemagno

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

February 7, 2018


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The Graduate and Professional Student Council passed a motion of a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Carlo Montemagno Tuesday. 

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Two new proposed schools approved in academic reorganization

Two new proposed schools approved in academic reorganization

By Amelia Blakely, Campus editor

February 7, 2018


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In the latest discussion of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s academic reorganization, there are two additional school proposals, according to the Faculty Association’s website.

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Pagans honor Gaelic goddess Brigid at Imbolc ritual, welcome returning of the light

Pagans honor Gaelic goddess Brigid at Imbolc ritual, welcome returning of the light

By Athena Chrysanthou, Editor-in-chief

February 7, 2018


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Dania Laubach sweeps the floor of Gaia house early Saturday evening, brushing away bad energies in preparation for the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance first ritual of the new year.  

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Saluki spirit embraced at International Festival kickoff

Saluki spirit embraced at International Festival kickoff

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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A vast array of flags and colors representing 42 countries could be seen throughout campus Monday during the annual International Parade of Flags.

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Freshman creates RSO to relieve student stress and help animal shelters

Freshman creates RSO to relieve student stress and help animal shelters

By Marcus Burton, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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Freshman Isabel Yunker created Pause for Paws within the first week of her first fall semester at SIU because of her love for animals and her belief they can help with stress.

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University’s spring enrollment falls 8.81 percent

University’s spring enrollment falls 8.81 percent

By Amelia Blakely

February 1, 2018


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Enrollment at the university in the official 2018 spring semester declined 8.81 percent, according to a university press release.

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SIU president launches ethics inquiries into recent hirings related to the chancellor

SIU president launches ethics inquiries into recent hirings related to the chancellor

By Anna Spoerre, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018


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SIU’s Office of Internal Audit, Compliance and Ethics opens an inquiry into the hirings of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's children, coworkers.

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GPSC representatives call on USG to become more proactive

GPSC representatives call on USG to become more proactive

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


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Representatives from the Graduate Professional Student Council urged Undergraduate Student Government members to become more proactive within the student community at the USG meeting, Tuesday.

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Former football coach Jerry Kill hired as SIU ambassador, fundraiser

Former football coach Jerry Kill hired as SIU ambassador, fundraiser

By Brian Munoz, Photography and Multimedia Editor

January 30, 2018


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Former Saluki football coach Jerry Kill has been assigned to serve as an ambassador and fundraiser for the university with a salary of $140,000 per year.

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How to survive Polar Bear

How to survive Polar Bear

By Kitt Fresa, Staff reporter

January 27, 2018


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Polar Bear has returned and with it, a much needed break to drink the day away!

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Turning rage into humor, students host and perform in upcoming comedy show

Turning rage into humor, students host and perform in upcoming comedy show

By Marcus Burton, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


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Your Mom’s House comedy group, organized by Julius Jefferson, a senior studying Cinema and Photography, is hosting it’s latest show, “Fuck Donald Trump”, on Friday, at 8 p.m. at the Flyover Social center.

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