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Diversity Council publishes survey to start campus-wide inclusivity plan

Diversity Council publishes survey to start campus-wide inclusivity plan

By Olivia Spiers

January 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, News Briefs

SIU’s Diversity Council released its “Campus Climate” survey on Tuesday in preparation of a pending campus-wide plan to ensure student inclusivity, university officials said. The 30-question survey was constructed from four student forums held in December which allowed enrolled students to voice the...

Carbondale police searching for man who robbed Subway with gun

Carbondale police searching for man who robbed Subway with gun

By Daily Egyptian staff

January 24, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

Carbondale police are searching for a man who on Monday robbed the Subway on East Grand Avenue with a gun, officials said. Officers responded to the armed robbery about 8:44 p.m. to learn that the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, entered the sandwich franchise in the 800 block of East...

Clothing donations are needed for the new program, Career Closet

Clothing donations are needed for the new program, Career Closet

By Olivia Spiers

January 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, News Briefs

The Student Multicultural Resource Center’s recently added program, Career Closet, is holding a clothing drive starting Monday through Feb. 10 to help ensure students look sharp for all their interviews. The center, based out of Grinnell Hall, is asking for gently used business attire for studen...

Eastern Illinois University could cut five academic majors, university official says

Eastern Illinois University could cut five academic majors, university official says

By Olivia Spiers

January 19, 2017


Filed under News Briefs, State

Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman on Tuesday said the public university could eliminate five academic majors this spring as a result of declining enrollment. The Champaign News-Gazette reported the EIU president made the remarks during a faculty senate meeting. Programs in Africana...

Police seek help in missing teenager investigation

Police seek help in missing teenager investigation

By Daily Egyptian Staff

January 19, 2017


Filed under City, News, News Briefs

Police are searching for a teenager missing since Tuesday morning after he was last seen in southeast Carbondale, according to a news release.

Director of Illinois Board of Higher Education to step down

Director of Illinois Board of Higher Education to step down

By Daily Egyptian staff

January 16, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

James Applegate, director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, on Friday announced he will resign in February to pursue other opportunities in higher education. Applegate, who began working as the board's executive director in February 2014, announced his resignation in IBHE's bi-weekly re...

Carbondale officials aim to keep the community informed through new city podcast

Carbondale officials aim to keep the community informed through new city podcast

By Daily Egyptian Staff

January 12, 2017


Filed under City, News Briefs

The City of Carbondale is partnering with WDBX 91.1 FM to introduce a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by the city’s public relations officer, called “Inside Carbondale." During the first episode, which will air at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Amy Fox will talk to City Manager Gary Williams about maintainin...

Carbondale man arrested on aggravated assault, weapons charges

Carbondale man arrested on aggravated assault, weapons charges

By Daily Egyptian staff

December 9, 2016


Filed under News Briefs

A 53-year-old Carbondale man was arrested Thursday on several charges, including aggravated unlawful use of weapons, police said. Carbondale police responded to a report of disorderly conduct at 12:55 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of West Main Street, authorities said in a news release Friday....

Murphysboro man arrested for fatal November crash

Murphysboro man arrested for fatal November crash

By Daily Egyptian staff

December 8, 2016


Filed under News Briefs

Police have arrested a Murphysboro man on a charge of failure to report a fatal traffic crash stemming from a November incident. Ryne J. Sasso, 28, was arrested Thursday after investigators used crash reconstruction to identify his vehicle in a crash that killed a 46-year-old pedestrian, according...

Safety concerns discussed at SIU Diversity Council forum

Safety concerns discussed at SIU Diversity Council forum

By Olivia Spiers

December 2, 2016


Filed under News Briefs

The university's newly established Diversity Council held its fourth open forum Thursday afternoon. Of the 25 attendees, those who spoke agreed that little is being done to ensure the safety of marginalized SIU students. “The overall agreement of students at these forums tells us that [safety]...

USG votes to lower senate GPA requirement, decides again not to impeach president

USG votes to lower senate GPA requirement, decides again not to impeach president

By Shannon Allen

November 30, 2016


Filed under News Briefs

The Undergraduate Student Government voted Tuesday night to lower the GPA requirement for USG senate members from a 2.7 to a 2.5. They also waived any GPA requirements for students who have documentation of their disability from Disability Support Services. USG President Jared Stern said he beli...

Security cameras to be installed in downtown Carbondale

Security cameras to be installed in downtown Carbondale

By Daily Egyptian Staff

November 30, 2016


Filed under News Briefs

Security cameras are coming to downtown Carbondale as part of an effort to revitalize the Strip, a city official said Wednesday. The first cameras will be installed on South Illinois Avenue between College and Cherry streets in the first step of many to making downtown safer, according to a s...

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