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Pritzker returns to SIU, announces release of funding for new communications building

Pritzker returns to SIU, announces release of funding for new communications building

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

Governor JB Pritzker discussed his plan for the future of the new communications building at SIU on Jan 21.

TEDx comes to SIU

TEDx comes to SIU

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Report

January 21, 2020

SIU will be hosting a TEDx Talk on Jan. 25 which will feature several speakers including SIU students and alumni. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Center. These talks are designed to spark conversation about heavily debated topics in the nation.

2020 race heats up and candidates begin to drop

2020 race heats up and candidates begin to drop

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

16 candidates have dropped out of the 2020 presidential race so far. There are still 16 candidates remaining.

Legalized weed for the Illinoisan

Legalized weed for the Illinoisan

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Recreational cannabis is legal now in the state of Illinois, as of January 1, 2020. So, how legal is it and what does “legal recreational cannabis” mean? 

Dispensaries in southern Illinois thrive with new legislation as supplies run short

Dispensaries in southern Illinois thrive with new legislation as supplies run short

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

Southern Illinois residents celebrated 2020 by lining up outside of dispensaries for the first day of legal recreational marijuana.

Free of fee? Carbondale city council discusses parking

Free of fee? Carbondale city council discusses parking

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

Carbondale's City Council discussed downtown parking after the trial period for free parking ended Jan 1.

Jan has a plan: Jan Thompson becomes first female permanent director of journalism

Jan has a plan: Jan Thompson becomes first female permanent director of journalism

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2020

Jan Thompson has been hired as the first female permanent Director of Journalism at SIU Carbondale. 

Carbondale Warming Center finds permanent location

Carbondale Warming Center finds permanent location

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2020

The Carbondale Warming Center moved into a permanent location this winter and has already served more guests than last year. 

SIU continues reorganization, launches five new schools

SIU continues reorganization, launches five new schools

By Staff Report, News Desk

January 13, 2020

SIU kicked off the new year by introducing five new schools as part of its ongoing reorganization.

University housing to open dorms a day early

University housing to open dorms a day early

By Staff Report, News Desk

January 9, 2020

University housing will be opening the residence halls at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, instead of Saturday morning, due to major storms foretasted in northern Illinois.

SIU to end SAT, ACT score requirements for admission

SIU to end SAT, ACT score requirements for admission

By Staff Report, News Desk

December 13, 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has announced they will no longer require ACT or SAT scores for admission to the university, according to a press release. Applicants with a high school grade point average of 2.75 or above who have met course requirements will be admitted to the university regardless of whether they submit their SAT or ACT scores, the release said.

SIU opens applications for permanent chancellor

SIU opens applications for permanent chancellor

By Staff Report, News Desk

December 10, 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is currently searching for applications and nominations for a permanent chancellor, according to a university press release. The search is being conducted by a university search advisory committee with assistance from executive search firm WittKieffer, acco...

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