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Black Women Task Force to honor empowered women on campus

Black Women Task Force to honor empowered women on campus

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


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Women of color are being nominated to receive recognition for their impacts on the university in an annual award ceremony called Black Girl Rock, Shades of Beauty on Feb. 28.

Tax assistance program offers free tax preparation to university students and community

Tax assistance program offers free tax preparation to university students and community

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018


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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is offering free tax preparation help to all students and community members with annual incomes of under $54,000.

New RSO hopes to bring domestic and international students together

New RSO hopes to bring domestic and international students together

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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Mass Communications and Media Arts student Ivy Lu created a newly registered student organization this spring semester in hopes to bring domestic and international students together.

89-year-old man sketches weekly cartoons for townie bar

89-year-old man sketches weekly cartoons for townie bar

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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89-year-old Robert Hunter has been drawing interpretations of PK’s Bar for as long as he can remember.

GPSC unveils latest version of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s reorganization

GPSC unveils latest version of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s reorganization

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

February 21, 2018


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At Tuesday's regularly scheduled Graduate Professional Student Council meeting, GPSC President Johnathan Flowers presented the latest updates on Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s reorganization plan and the program review process.

SIU athletics running on cumulative deficit over $26 million

SIU athletics running on cumulative deficit over $26 million

By Brian Munoz, Photography and Multimedia Editor

February 20, 2018


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SIU athletics is running a cumulative deficit of more than $26 million, according to documents obtained by the Daily Egyptian under a Freedom of Information Act request and interviews.

Carbondale expected to be hit by heavy rainfall and flooding tonight

Carbondale expected to be hit by heavy rainfall and flooding tonight

By Staff Report

February 20, 2018


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Heavy rainfall and possible flooding are predicted tonight in the Carbondale area.

One man dead, one person seriously injured after Carbondale shooting

One man dead, one person seriously injured after Carbondale shooting

By Daily Egyptian Staff

February 16, 2018


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Brandon Brooks, 35, of Carbondale, was killed and another individual was injured after a shooting in Carbondale Thursday night, police said. Police responded to gunshot calls around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of East Mill Street. The incident appeared to be a dispute between acquaintances,...

Big Muddy Film Festival celebrates 40th anniversary

Big Muddy Film Festival celebrates 40th anniversary

By Kitt Fresa, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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For the 40th year, the Big Muddy Film Festival will showcase films from all over the world for the public to enjoy for free. From Feb. 19 until Feb. 25, the festival will show 73 films throughout the campus and Carbondale community with genre specific venues located across Carbondale. Some of the c...

USG president impeached, vote of no confidence for Chancellor Carlo Montemagno

USG president impeached, vote of no confidence for Chancellor Carlo Montemagno

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018


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At its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Undergraduate Student Government passed a bill impeaching president Joshua Bowens and a majority vote of no confidence in Chancellor Carlo Montemagno. The final count was 14-4 in favor of Bowen’s impeachment and 11-1 with six abstentions, for the ...

University celebrating Darwin Week

University celebrating Darwin Week

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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The university celebrates Charles Darwin by holding its annual Darwin Week, which began on Feb. 12 continues through Feb. 15. During Darwin week students and community members can participate in activities reflecting Charles Darwin’s contributions to science. One of the co-organizers for Darwin...

A square’s guide to bars and drinking

A square’s guide to bars and drinking

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Believe it or not, there are students at SIU that haven’t entered a bar before, nor have they had a single alcoholic drink. Eric Caldwell, a bar manager at Hangar 9, said first-timers shouldn’t be afraid to drink. “It’s not as crazy as some people make it out to be,” Caldwell said. “I...

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