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GPSC tables discussion of revoting approval on student tech fee increase

GPSC tables discussion of revoting approval on student tech fee increase

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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In the latest Graduate and Professional Student Council meeting, GPSC Vice President Dianah McGreehan read a statement from USG President Toussaint Mitchell explaining their reasoning for not fully supporting the proposed increase to the General Student Fee. “After hearing from our constituents, we...

SIU Department of Anthropology among first to investigate body found in woods north of Carbondale

SIU Department of Anthropology among first to investigate body found in woods north of Carbondale

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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After hunters found bones in the woods north of Carbondale city limits, police called a different kind of detective. (See more: Human bones found in woods North of Carbondale) Shortly after arriving on the scene, the police called Susan Ford, a recently retired faculty member of SIU’s Department of A...

SIU associate professor speaks about the role of Facebook on the conflict in Myanmar

SIU associate professor speaks about the role of Facebook on the conflict in Myanmar

By Isabel Miller, Staff Photographer

November 14, 2018


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At the University Museum Thursday evening, Lisa Brooten, an associate professor in the Department of Radio, Television and Digital Media, said 58 percent of mobile users in Myanmar live in rural areas. Brooten said rural people moved from using radio as their means of information to cell phones. ...

SIU faculty members present on reorganization plan at city council meeting

SIU faculty members present on reorganization plan at city council meeting

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


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Scott Ishman, interim dean of SIU's college of science, gave a presentation at Tuesday's city council talking about SIU's reorganization plan. Ishman was one of six SIU faculty members who were sent by Chancellor Montemagno to Arizona State University in April to learn from their faculty, staff, ...

USG votes in favor of student tech fee increase; Pokemon Go RSO gets approved

USG votes in favor of student tech fee increase; Pokemon Go RSO gets approved

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


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USG has voted in favor of the student tech fee, after differing opinions from the senate. If approved by the Board of Trustees in their Dec. 12 meeting, the student tech fee would see a $3 increase from $7 per semester hour to $10. Toussaint Mitchell, president of USG, said they had taken tim...

Carbondale building built in 1881 destroyed in fire

Carbondale building built in 1881 destroyed in fire

By Brandi Courtois, Managing Editor

November 13, 2018


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(Editor's note: The Daily Egyptian previously called the building 'the oldest' building in Carbondale. The information has been changed to state the year it was constructed.) A rental property owned by Wright Properties at 409 W. Main Street in Carbondale caught on fire Tuesday morning. The b...

RAs seek ability to get a second job, gain student trustee and GPSC support

RAs seek ability to get a second job, gain student trustee and GPSC support

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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Several resident assistants are attempting to change the rule that prohibits them from getting a second job. They are paid $120 a month and their room and board are covered. RAs are told not to interact with the media, and that they will suffer consequences up to losing their job if they speak with me...

Neely Hall will be open for housing contracts in fall 2019

Neely Hall will be open for housing contracts in fall 2019

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

November 12, 2018


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Students can contract to live in Neely Hall or Thompson Point starting in the fall 2019 semester, according to an email sent from SIU Housing to returning students. "Contract for fall 2019/spring 2020 and choose an available space in Neely Hall or Thompson Point.  Some spaces are based on eligibility...

Board of Trustees picks searching firm for permanent president, interim chancellor expected to be chosen by December meeting

Board of Trustees picks searching firm for permanent president, interim chancellor expected to be chosen by December meeting

By Claire Cowley and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

November 9, 2018


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The Board of Trustees met this morning and picked the Witt/Kieffer executive search firm to help find a new permanent president for the SIU system. This firm is unrelated to the one currently evaluating the Board and the system as a whole, Board Chairperson Amy Sholar said. Interim President J....

With over 40 interim positions in administration, SIUC still can’t hire from outside the university to fill them

With over 40 interim positions in administration, SIUC still can’t hire from outside the university to fill them

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


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Southern Illinois University Carbondale currently has 41 employees in interim positions throughout administration, faculty and staff. There is currently no chancellor, permanent, acting or interim, after the death of Carlo Montemagno last month. College of Mass Communication & Media Arts' ac...

Veterans receive free dental services on Nov. 9 at University Place Dental

Veterans receive free dental services on Nov. 9 at University Place Dental

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

November 8, 2018


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University Place Dental said they would host free dental services for veterans on Nov. 9 in a press release given to the Daily Egyptian. “There is increasing evidence that links oral health to overall health and well-being. The signs and symptoms of over 100 medical conditions, including diabetes,...

SIU Shooting Team plans exciting new collaboration with Colleges of Science, Medicine

SIU Shooting Team plans exciting new collaboration with Colleges of Science, Medicine

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


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SIU Shooting Team plans to collaborate with the Colleges of Science and Medicine to help medical students learn bullet retrievals by shooting dead pigs, Vice President of the team Helen Janis said. The team will get some dead pigs from the farm, pigs that have either been euthanized due to old age or...

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