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COLA dean nominated for Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

COLA dean nominated for Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

By Staff Report

March 30, 2018


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If approved by the university's Board of Trustees on April 13, Meera Komarraju will become the university's Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, according to a university press release. “If approved by the Board of Trustees, I would be deeply honored to serve SIU Carbondale a...

Students gather in Student Center to protest proposed cop academy

Students gather in Student Center to protest proposed cop academy

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

March 29, 2018


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Approximately 40 to 50 students, faculty, and community members gathered Thursday in the Student Center cafe in opposition to the proposed School of Public Safety, otherwise known as the proposed cop academy. "Many of us believe that this cop academy will do the opposite of what we want to do, which...

SIU Alum bicycles cross the nation to bring awareness of affordable housing

SIU Alum bicycles cross the nation to bring awareness of affordable housing

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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A social worker from Teutopolis, IL is raising $5,000 dollars to fund her biking trip across the country to raise awareness of the national affordable housing crisis. “I understand a lot about the issue and it’s a nonconventional way to bring light to the affordable housing crisis in the U.S.,” As...

Students carry cross on campus, ‘the crosswalk is a way for us to become public with our faith’

Students carry cross on campus, ‘the crosswalk is a way for us to become public with our faith’

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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Impact student ministries, a registered student organization will be holding their third annual crosswalk every day this week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the lawn of Morris Library in recognition of Good Friday. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday representing the crucifixion of Jesus Chri...

Fat Joe, Kid Capri join Ice Cube at rap fest

Fat Joe, Kid Capri join Ice Cube at rap fest

By Staff Report

March 26, 2018


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Fat Joe and Kid Capri are scheduled to be the opening acts for Ice Cube's performance April 28 at the university's arena, according to a university press release. South Bronx native Joesph Antonio Cartagena, also known as “Fat Joe,” is a Grammy-nominated rapper who with 25 year music career,...

SIU alumnus wins Global Music Award for remake of song, ‘Africa’

SIU alumnus wins Global Music Award for remake of song, ‘Africa’

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

March 25, 2018


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SIU alumnus Kevin Lucas won a silver medal at the 2018 Global Music Awards "Instrumentalist" category for a remake of the song “Africa” by Toto. Each year Global Music Awards receives hundreds of entries from around the world. According to the award's website, that if they honor your work it will e...

LGBTQ student expresses concerns over non-binary facilities on campus

LGBTQ student expresses concerns over non-binary facilities on campus

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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Despite the university’s support services on campus, some members of the LGBTQ student population say they struggle with only having a few non-binary restrooms on campus.  “There aren’t gender-neutral restrooms all over campus which forces me to choose to use the men’s or women’s restr...

Red carpet premiere showcases university made eclipse documentary

Red carpet premiere showcases university made eclipse documentary

By Tyler Malone, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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After documenting the rare total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, university professors and students will premiere their documentary film, “In the Shadow,” in Shryock Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on March 24. The documentary premiere will be a red-carpet event. All of North America could witness the...

GPSC discusses program change proposals

GPSC discusses program change proposals

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

March 22, 2018


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At its regularly scheduled Graduate and Professional Student Council meeting Tuesday, President Johnathan Flowers discussed new program changes expected with the reorganization. The three program change proposals released on March 15 are for The School of Computing, the School of Earth Systems and Su...

Native Trees and shrubs to be sold at SIU Arena

Native Trees and shrubs to be sold at SIU Arena

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

March 22, 2018


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Members of the Carbondale community will have the opportunity to buy trees and shrubs native to the surrounding environment on March 24 and 25 at the SIU Arena parking lot.

USG discusses parking changes as result of towers closing

USG discusses parking changes as result of towers closing

By Jeremy Brown, Staff reporter

March 21, 2018


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At its regularly scheduled Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday, the Traffic and Parking Division proposed changes to west campus parking lots, and a statement of opinion was released in regards to recent gun violence events.

Carbondale police investigate two Sunday night shootings

Carbondale police investigate two Sunday night shootings

By Staff Report

March 19, 2018


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Two shootings resulting in non-life threatening injuries occurred Sunday night, with one male being transported to St. Louis for additional treatment according to Carbondale police.

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