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Carbondale Police respond to gunfire early Friday morning

Carbondale Police respond to gunfire early Friday morning

By Staff Report

August 17, 2018


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Carbondale Police responded to gunfire near North Wall Street at East Oak Street early Friday morning. A resident in the 400 block of East Oak Street said that their home was struck by the gunfire, according to Carbondale police. Officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, o...

West Campus move-in works like ‘a well-oiled machine’

West Campus move-in works like ‘a well-oiled machine’

By Tyler Malone and Jeremy Brown, Staff reporters

August 16, 2018


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On Thursday new incoming freshman and transfer students moved into the West campus dorms with the help of volunteers. It was 80 degrees out, with 81 percent humidity. “This is the nicest move-in we've had in a long time,” Valerie Rasp, assistant dean of the college of science, said. “I jok...

Saluki Startup begins Aug. 16, Weeks of Welcome begins Aug. 19

Saluki Startup begins Aug. 16, Weeks of Welcome begins Aug. 19

By Hannah Smith, Design Chief

August 15, 2018


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Southern Illinois University’s Saluki Startup begins Aug. 16 to 18, and Weeks of Welcome 2018 begins Aug. 19. “[These events] are the ideal opportunity for [students] to have fun with other new students,” Cornè Prozesky, Interim Director at the Rec Center said. “Like when you would go awa...

Carbondale police investigating death of a 5-year-old after being struck by vehicle

Carbondale police investigating death of a 5-year-old after being struck by vehicle

By Staff Report

August 13, 2018


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The Carbondale Police Department is investigating the death of a 5-year-old male child after being struck by a vehicle, according to Deputy Police Chief Stan Reno. The fatal crash occurred near the 500th block of North Wall at 7:55 p.m. Monday evening, according to Carbondale police. "It was determined...

DuQuoin State Fair concert series features Phil Vassar, Love and Theft

DuQuoin State Fair concert series features Phil Vassar, Love and Theft

By Brandi Courtois, Staff writer

August 2, 2018


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The DuQuoin State Fair will be hosting a series of concerts at the Grandstand stage from Saturday, Aug. 25 to Saturday, Sept. 1. Country artists Phil Vassar and Love and Theft, will close the concert series on Sept. 1. Acts throughout the week include Brothers Osborne, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke,...

Dunn removed as SIU President after attempt in dissolving university system

Dunn removed as SIU President after attempt in dissolving university system

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

July 13, 2018


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Randy Dunn has been removed as Southern Illinois University's president and J. Kevin Dorsey, former dean and provost of the SIU School of Medicine, has been named interim president for a one-year while the board launches a search for a new leader.

Dunn coordinates with legislators, SIU Edwardsville administration in attempt to dissolve system

Dunn coordinates with legislators, SIU Edwardsville administration in attempt to dissolve system

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2018


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SIU President Randy Dunn has coordinated with Edwardsville administration and Metro-East lawmakers to create legislation in order to dissolve the SIU system, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. He took those steps while claiming publicly to be neutral on the issue. ...

SIU Board of Trustees to hold emergency meeting, discussion on ousting system president

SIU Board of Trustees to hold emergency meeting, discussion on ousting system president

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018


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The SIU Board of Trustees will convene for a special meeting to consider whether or not to place SIU President Randy Dunn on administrative leave and appoint an acting president for the university system.  The special meeting of the full board comes after Trustees Joel Sambursky and J. Phil Gilbe...

Metro-East state represenative creates petition calling for IBHE study of SIU system funding

Metro-East state represenative creates petition calling for IBHE study of SIU system funding

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2018


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State representative Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, has launched a petition calling for a study into the allocation of state funding between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. Stuart announced in press release that she was launching a petition drive calling on the Illinois Board of Higher Educat...

‘He can now rest in peace’: Mother of SIU murder victim says son’s ‘day finally came’ after guilty verdict reached

‘He can now rest in peace’: Mother of SIU murder victim says son’s ‘day finally came’ after guilty verdict reached

By Diana Wallace, Chicago Tribune

June 15, 2018


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When Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese was found dead in the woods in 2014 after being missing for five days, authorities in Carbondale initially chalked it up to a tragic accident. The family of the 19-year-old student from suburban Morton Grove was simply unwilling to accept...

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

By Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


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Gaege Bethune, a 23-year-old from Herrin, has been found guilty of first degree murder with aggravated battery in the murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese. The 12-person jury did not find Bethune guilty on the second charge noted – first-degree murder with an aggravated factor of robbery. Varughese...

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