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In the wake of Charlottesville, SIU officials say they have hate speech, violence contingency plans

In the wake of Charlottesville, SIU officials say they have hate speech, violence contingency plans

By Gabby Pettyjohn

August 31, 2017


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The college town of Charlottesville, Virginia became the scene of violence and chaos on Aug. 12 when a rally held by white supremacists converged on counter-protesters. This opened a national dialogue about how college campuses can — or should — handle clashes between extremists and those who oppose them.

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Studying flaxseed, fowls: SIU scientists research ways to help prevent ovarian cancer in women

Studying flaxseed, fowls: SIU scientists research ways to help prevent ovarian cancer in women

By Cory Ray

August 30, 2017


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On one innocuous day in 2006, Dale Hales was in a Whole Foods grocery store and a lightbulb went off in his head; he had an idea about how to help prevent ovarian cancer in women, and he was going to need two things — chickens and flaxseed.

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Keynote address in Student Center can ‘make [goals and dreams] a reality’

Keynote address in Student Center can ‘make [goals and dreams] a reality’

By Tierra Carpenter

August 29, 2017


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Keynote speaker Mitch Matthews will host his “Big Dream Gathering” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center Ballroom D to help students, faculty and alumni “make [goals and dreams] a reality,” according to the event flyer.

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Salsa dancers spin at Sabor on Saturdays

Salsa dancers spin at Sabor on Saturdays

By Joe McLaughlin

August 29, 2017


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Every Saturday night, a restaurant on the Carbondale Strip comes alive with the sounds of congas, bongos, horns, guitar and maracas — the rhythms of salsa.

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Professor spotlight: Izumi Shimada

Professor spotlight: Izumi Shimada

By Joe McLaughlin

August 29, 2017


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The Daily Egyptian is publishing a series of Q&As to feature professors in different fields throughout the university. This is the first in that series; meet Izumi Shimada, a professor in the anthropology department.

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Cutting Africana studies sets a ‘dangerous precedent,’ department members say

Cutting Africana studies sets a ‘dangerous precedent,’ department members say

By Amelia Blakely

August 29, 2017


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As Africana studies students, faculty and staff come to terms with the administration's recent decision to cut the program, many are taking it as a sign university leaders don't know what students want.

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Man charged for early morning arson

Man charged for early morning arson

By Staff report

August 28, 2017


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Carbondale police said Monday a man has been arrested and charged with aggravated arson following a house fire Sunday morning.

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Carbondale police arrest suspect in stabbing

Carbondale police arrest suspect in stabbing

By Staff report

August 28, 2017


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Carbondale police said Monday they have charged a suspect with aggravated battery and attempted murder following a stabbing that occurred Sunday morning about two miles from campus.

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Founded by students for students: Wesley Foundation food pantry helps SIU’s food-insecure

Founded by students for students: Wesley Foundation food pantry helps SIU’s food-insecure

By Amelia Blakely

August 27, 2017


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When the SIU Wesley Foundation food pantry opened in 2014, founder and SIU alumna Loran Morris said she didn’t realize how big the food-insecure community was on campus.

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Police investigate Sunday morning stabbing in Carbondale

Police investigate Sunday morning stabbing in Carbondale

By Staff report

August 27, 2017


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Carbondale police are investigating after a person was stabbed early Sunday morning about two miles from campus. The person was stabbed during an argument in the 400 block of East Sycamore Street, according to a news release sent by the department. Officers responded to the area at 4:22 a.m. and...

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