Daily Egyptian

Board of Trustees plans meeting for appointing interim chancellor as SIU, Carbondale react to Chancellor Montemagno’s death

Board of Trustees plans meeting for appointing interim chancellor as SIU, Carbondale react to Chancellor Montemagno’s death

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

After SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno died Thursday morning, the Board of Trustees has not decided when the special meeting will be held to appoint an interim chancellor. This is according to John Charles, director of government and public affairs for SIU on behalf of Amy Sholar, Bo...

SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno dies after battle with cancer

SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno dies after battle with cancer

By Brian Munoz, Contributing Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno died early Thursday morning, according to an announcement by interim SIU President Kevin Dorsey. Montemagno announced in June that he had been diagnosed with cancer. “Dr. Montemagno was a visionary who worked tirelessly to advance SIU Carbondale since he joined the...

FDA extends age threshold for HPV vaccine, students can get vaccinated at Student Health Services

FDA extends age threshold for HPV vaccine, students can get vaccinated at Student Health Services

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of Gardasil 9 against HPV to adults up to age 45. American internal medicine professional, Dr. Kurt Martin, a physician at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Center for Medical Arts, said he hopes people will continue to get vaccinated throughout their ...

Carbondale hosts Halloween events, first time officially in 18 years

Carbondale hosts Halloween events, first time officially in 18 years

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

After 18 years without Halloween fun, Carbondale is bringing back the holiday’s spirit with family-friendly activities. Starting on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Carbondale will host a two-day event full of family-fun activities. According to Steve Mitchell, the Carbondale's economic development...

Brightfields request for solar array project permit renewal denied due to negative impact on environment, residents

Brightfields request for solar array project permit renewal denied due to negative impact on environment, residents

October 8, 2018


Filed under City, More Headlines, News

The Carbondale planning and zoning commission denied the renewal for a special use permit for Brightfields Inc. solar array farm. The proposed location for a solar array farm at the old Koppers wood treating plant site is being opposed due to creosote chemical soil contamination, northeast communi...

Community spotlight: Gender, sexuality inclusive businesses

Community spotlight: Gender, sexuality inclusive businesses

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Many of Carbondale’s local businesses are gender/sexuality inclusive, expressing support or acceptance in various ways.  Some businesses the Daily Egyptian contacted were Town Square Market, Shawnee Trails and Global Gourmet, to see what their inclusivity meant to the businesses. All business...

Bag sale promotes local soup kitchen

Bag sale promotes local soup kitchen

By Farrah, Staff reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under City, More Headlines, News

This weekend, the SPIN organization is hosting a community bag sale in hopes of raising money for their soup kitchen. “Charity starts at home, in your city and town,” Cherrie Green, the corporate financial officer for SPIN, said. Supporting People In Need, also known as SPIN, is a not-for-p...

Patrick Windhorst running for Illinois state representative, seeks to address residents leaving state

Patrick Windhorst running for Illinois state representative, seeks to address residents leaving state

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Patrick Windhorst is running as a republican for Illinois state representative. He said he seeks to address issues to make sure southern Illinois residents want to stay in state. Windhorst spent his entire life in Metropolis, Illinois and is currently Massac County’s state's attorney, a campaign websit...

Democratic Illinois state representative Natalie Phelps Finnie seeks re-election and to address judicial system loopholes

Democratic Illinois state representative Natalie Phelps Finnie seeks re-election and to address judicial system loopholes

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Natalie Phelps Finnie is running for re-election as a democratic Illinois state representative. She said she’s advocating to change loopholes that benefit child predators. Finnie said the kids are the ones suffering, they didn’t ask to be brought into this world and nobody seems to be a voice for t...

Carbondale city council announces petition packets for 2019 mayoral election, city council positions

Carbondale city council announces petition packets for 2019 mayoral election, city council positions

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Carbondale city council announced petition packets for the 2019 municipal election are now available for those interested in running for office. In April 2019, the city will select a mayor and three city council members for four-year term agreements, the press release said. The election is for the s...

Gays in the Greeks: Fraternities attempt for identity inclusion

Gays in the Greeks: Fraternities attempt for identity inclusion

By Austin Phelps and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Michael Swanson and Nick Wilkerson, members of the Greek community, say LGBTQ+ students belong in Greek life. Nick Wilkerson, a bisexual member of Sigma Pi fraternity and junior studying cinema and photography, said fellow members of his fraternity don’t think any less of him for being a part of...

HRC Commissioner responds to allegations of disruptive, confrontational behavior at City Hall

HRC Commissioner responds to allegations of disruptive, confrontational behavior at City Hall

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under City, More Headlines, News

At the monthly Carbondale Human Relations Commission at City Hall on Monday, Ted Gutierrez, commissioner, said there were allegations made against him by city officials about his conduct at City Hall prior to the roundtable on Sept. 13. According to Gutierrez, the commission had submitted a press rel...

The student news site of Southern Illinois University