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Men’s basketball makes statement on race relations, national anthem

Men’s basketball makes statement on race relations, national anthem

By Sean Carley

October 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Before men's basketball coach Barry Hinson spoke at Friday's media day, the four seniors in the program declared the team's official stance on national anthem protests. "We have decided as a team that we will stand and place our hand over our hearts for the playing of the national anthem," the quartet...

Scholarship to be named after influential SIU associate director

Scholarship to be named after influential SIU associate director

By Hannah Cooper

October 14, 2016


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A memorial scholarship named in memory of an influential member of the University Honors Program will be announced next month at a celebration of her life. Pam Gwaltney, who was the associate director of the University Honors Program, died Dec. 25 after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cance...

Republicans air TV ad blasting Duckworth on VA scandal

Republicans air TV ad blasting Duckworth on VA scandal

By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune

October 14, 2016


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The National Republican Senatorial Committee is paying for a new ad on behalf of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk that goes after his Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, on the issue of veterans' care. The ad features two whistleblowers at suburban Edward Hines Jr. VA hospital who said they voiced concerns...

Voters divided on how to fix Illinois budget deficit, poll finds

Voters divided on how to fix Illinois budget deficit, poll finds

By Kevin Hoffman | Reboot Illinois

October 14, 2016


Filed under More Headlines, State

Much like Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly, Illinois voters remain divided over how to fix the state's budget problems, according to a new Paul Simon Institute poll. The survey of 1,000 registered voters, conducted Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, found 44 percent...

City, law enforcement officials hope for safe Unofficial Halloween

City, law enforcement officials hope for safe Unofficial Halloween

By Shannon Allen

October 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

City officials and local business owners are approaching the Unofficial Halloween weekend with ease and say they expect the events to remain peaceful despite previous occurrences. "The city wants people to come out and have a good time," Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams said Thursday. "As long...

How SIU is helping students affected by breast cancer

How SIU is helping students affected by breast cancer

By Diamond Jones

October 13, 2016


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Elizabeth Andrews has a tattoo on her right shoulder of a pink ribbon wrapped around a butterfly that serves as a reminder of her mother’s fight against breast cancer. She was a freshman in high school when she got the news. That was the year her father kept pink roses around the house to remind...

The Josh Straughan story: A loveable underdog narrative

The Josh Straughan story: A loveable underdog narrative

By Michael-Shawn Dugar | Moscow-Pullman Daily News

October 11, 2016


Filed under Football, More Headlines, SIU Football, Sports

Josh Straughan has become adept at recalling his journey to SIU, having voiced the long, unlikely story to reporters, teammates and general inquirers the past few months. "Oh, it's been a lot," Straughan said, "too many to count." For those who haven't been keeping score at home, the story goes...

Illinois Republicans stay course, fight Madigan and not Trump

Illinois Republicans stay course, fight Madigan and not Trump

By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune

October 11, 2016


Filed under More Headlines, State

After a tumultuous weekend for Donald Trump, the Illinois Republican Party plans to stay the course for now and focus on legislative attacks against Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan rather than work to distance itself from the controversial GOP presidential nominee. Republican campaign strategists...

Do you want to leave Illinois? You’re not alone

Do you want to leave Illinois? You’re not alone

By Casey Bischel | Belleville News-Democrat

October 11, 2016


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About 80 percent of Illinoisans in a new poll said that they thought the state was headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 50 percent of respondents said they would like to leave Illinois, according to a new poll. Some of the top reasons include taxes, crime and dissatisfaction with government. "The...

Woman charged in connection to body found on fire in Carbondale

Woman charged in connection to body found on fire in Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian staff

October 11, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, More Headlines, News

A Collinsville woman was arrested Monday in connection to the death of a woman whose body was found on fire in Carbondale in August, authorities said. Tiesha D. Anderson, 22, was charged Tuesday with one count of concealment of a homicidal death, according to the Jackson County State's Attorney's...

SIU to pay MAP grants through spring semester

SIU to pay MAP grants through spring semester

By Bill Lukitsch

October 10, 2016


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The university system will continue to fund Illinois’ Monetary Award Program grants for low-income students at SIUC and SIU-Edwardsville through spring 2017, SIU President Randy Dunn announced in a news release Monday. “We are proud of our legacy of providing access and opportunity,” interim...

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