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SIU creates adapted Fall 2020 plan in the wake of COVID-19

SIU creates adapted Fall 2020 plan in the wake of COVID-19

By Staff Report, News Desk

June 30, 2020

SIU released its new plan for the fall semester on Tuesday and revealed what precautions the university will take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Demonstrators hold ‘Defund the Police’ march in Carbondale

Protesters burn the American flag during a

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

June 30, 2020

“Making the decision to transition is asking for a life fraught with danger and pain,” Killman said. “Some of that pain might be physical, like the police brutality our sister Cat endured by CPD. But all too often, a deeper pain lurks beyond that. Cat’s identity, which all transgender women have to fight tooth and nail to maintain socially, was revoked from her by the Carbondale Police Department.”

SIU system hosts virtual discussion about systemic racism

Pulliam Hall towers over the Carbondale skyline on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

June 29, 2020

The SIU system hosted a two hour discussion on Monday about systemic racism in higher education.

Love done differently: Carbondale celebrates Pride amid the pandemic

Southern IL Pride Queen, Blanche Dubois, and King, Faim Lee Jewls, of 2019-2020 lead the drive-thru Pride parade, June 28, 2020, Carbondale, ILL.

By Ana Luiza Jacome, Staff Photographer

June 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, this year's Pride festival was celebrated as a drive-thru march down Route 13 and South 51.

A life in print: Daily Egyptian and SIU mourn the loss of past editor

Bill Harmon, Photo Courtesy of Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home.

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2020

During William “Bill” Harmon’s  employment at the Daily Egyptian, his reporters covered protests, investigations into the Klu Klux Klan and UFOs in America. On June 3. 2020, Harmon passed away in his home at the age of 95. He was the DE’s managing editor from 1970 to 1988.

Gallery: Hope for Change – Anna, IL

Janet Gomez, 18, left, of Cobden, IL and Aveon Winfield, 21, right, of Grand Chain, IL participate in a Black Lives Matter demonstration in the town of Anna, Illinois, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

June 8, 2020

About 150 Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched through the town to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the issue of race relations in the United States, and especially the town of Anna. The demonstration marked the first of its kind ever in this area of Southern Illinois. Since the turn of the 20th century, Anna, IL has carried the grim reputation of being a "sundown town" - a product of the Jim Crow era, which meant African Americans weren't allowed after dark. Over time, A-N-N-A became known as an acronym that stood for: "Ain't No [N-word] Allowed." Present day Anna is still viewed as one of the more racist towns in Southern Illinois, however there seem to be enough residents that would like to overcome this reality and allow for positive change to arrive and flourish.

‘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. 

‘Hands Up Act’ petition reaches over one million signatures

Travis Washington of Flossmoor, IL holds his hands up on the SIU campus on Saturday, January 18, 2020, Carbondale, Illinois.  Washington, 25, graduated with his MA degree in Education Administration last May from the SIU graduate program, and has been the force behind the 'Hands Up Act', a piece of legislation that would make it illegal for police officers to shoot someone if the person is found to be unarmed.

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

June 2, 2020

In December 2018, Travis Washington, SIU alumnus, created the ‘Hands Up Act’, a policy that would have police officers who shoot unarmed citizens serve a mandatory 15 year sentence. As of time of publishing, Washington's petition supporting the policy has reached 1,059,000 signatures and counting.

SIUC issues statement about racist comments made by former baseball player

SIUC issues statement about racist comments made by former baseball player

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

May 29, 2020

SIUC has released a statement about a SnapChat video created by former Saluki baseball player Mason Hiser in which he repeatedly uses the N-word.

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