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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

By Staff Report, News Desk

September 18, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87.

“If you don’t participate you have no impact at all:” Politically active community members discuss the 2020 presidential election

“If you don't participate you have no impact at all:” Politically active community members discuss the 2020 presidential election

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2020

With the presidential debate right around the corner on September 29, the SIU community discussed their political leanings, thoughts on public policy and opinions on the presidential candidates. 

A world without sports: How sports journalists are handling the pandemic

A portrait of Michael “Spyder” Dann, a sports editor for the Daily Register in Harrisburg, Ill., in front of Morris Library, SIU, September 8, 2020.

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Many high school, college and professional sports have been postponed due to the pandemic leaving sports journalists with a unique challenge.

Family members gather at dual 9/11 memorial services for 19th anniversary of World Trade Center terrorist attack

Family members pay their respects to victims of the 9/11 attacks during the 19th anniversary commemoration ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2020, in New York City.

By Larry McShane, New York Daily News

September 11, 2020

The sad sound of bagpipes and the names of the 9/11 dead echoed once more Friday across Ground Zero as still-mourning families and colleagues marked the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center.

Saluki baseball extends NCAA eligibility for six seniors, adjusts budget

Saluki baseball extends NCAA eligibility for six seniors, adjusts budget

By Ryan Scott and Brooke Buerck

September 10, 2020

Following the NCAA’s March 30 announcement of extending eligibility to seniors who lost their spring sports season, SIU baseball is returning six athletes and as a result, is forced to make budget adjustments. 

SIU misreported SAT scores to US News and will not be ranked this year

The sunset illuminates Pulliam Hall with warm light Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–noz | @BrianMMunoz)

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2020

As a result of misreported data to the U.S. News and World Report in July, SIU will not be ranked as an institution this year by the site.

Some say new Title IX regulations may have holes that prove harmful to survivors

Some say new Title IX regulations may have holes that prove harmful to survivors

By Tamar Mosby, Editor

August 31, 2020

Earlier this year, on May 9., U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new set of Title IX regulations that are to be enforced starting in the fall semester of 2020. The original Title IX laws were passed in 1972 and made to prevent sex discrimination on campuses across the nation. The new statutes introduced by DeVos expand on issues dealing with both victims of sexual misconduct and those accused of misconduct. 

‘Ben Franklin is watching:’ Protesters hold demonstration to save the United States Postal Service

Rose Weisburd, 55, of Carbondale, IL, waves at passing motorists that honked their car horn in support of Weisburd and a group of about 19 other protesters outside the main post office in Carbondale.  The group of protestors gathered in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.
MoveOn, the NAACP, WorkingFamiliesParty, Indivisible and other national organizations announced the nationwide effort to show up at post offices across the country at 11Am on Saturday, August 22,

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

August 22, 2020

Protesters gathered outside of Carbondale’s post office on 1301 E. Main St. to participate in a nationwide rally to protest Louis DeJoy, United States’ postmaster general, and his plans to reduce the United States Postal Service.

Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s pick for vice president

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

By Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times

August 11, 2020

Joe Biden has named his one-time rival Kamala Harris as his running mate, the campaign revealed Tuesday, elevating California's junior senator as the first woman of color to appear on a major party's presidential ticket.

‘This has been historic’- Carbondale community comes together to protest police brutality

Michael Coleman and Travis Washington, lead the Black Lives Matter march Friday, June 5, 2020 down South Illinois Ave.

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

June 5, 2020

Hundreds gathered at the Carbondale Civic Center on Friday to protest police brutality and demand justice for the death of George Floyd. 

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