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Animal shelters taking in animals displaced by hurricanes

Animal shelters taking in animals displaced by hurricanes

By Tierra Carpenter

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, News

In the clamor to escape the hurricanes that recently battered the United States and Caribbean Islands, four-legged storm victims were often left behind.

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Businesses feel effects of SIU’s low enrollment

Businesses feel effects of SIU’s low enrollment

By Gabby Pettyjohn

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, City, News

Following a decades-long enrollment decline, SIU’s student population this year decreased by nearly nine percent from last fall, according to university officials.

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Despite dorm candle regulations and non-kosher dining halls, SIU’s Jewish students find ways to practice

Despite dorm candle regulations and non-kosher dining halls, SIU’s Jewish students find ways to practice

By Isabelle Rogers

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Victoria Hammond was first introduced into the Jewish faith at a young age when her mother converted to Judaism. The senior studying geology said her mom started taking her to a temple in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and she decided to convert too. Hammond and the rest of the Jewish communi...

Dunn says universities should be ‘guardians of free speech’ in politically divided times

Dunn says universities should be ‘guardians of free speech’ in politically divided times

By Marnie Leonard

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

In a column emailed to faculty and staff, SIU President Randy Dunn said universities should be “guardians of free speech” in a time when the country is politically divided and debates rage on over whether inflammatory or polarizing speakers should be allowed to give talks on campuses.

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GPSC seeks to increase student participation in university governance

GPSC seeks to increase student participation in university governance

By Francois Gatimu

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

During their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council discussed increasing council participation in university committees in the hopes of increasing effectiveness in student representation. GPSC President Johnathan Flowers he called on volunteers to fill...

31st annual women’s conference to feature international fitness expert

31st annual women’s conference to feature international fitness expert

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The southern Illinois based organization Women for Health in Wellness will host their 31st annual Women’s Health Conference tomorrow at John A. Logan College.  

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SIU will continue current Title IX policies while DeVos overhaul remains murky

SIU will continue current Title IX policies while DeVos overhaul remains murky

By Cory Ray

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Betsy DeVos said she plans to rescind Title IX-related policies enacted during the Obama administration, saying current laws force schools to operate at the lowest standard proof in sexual assault cases.

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Hurricane Harvey was ‘heartbreaking,’ SIU student from Houston says

Hurricane Harvey was ‘heartbreaking,’ SIU student from Houston says

By Isabelle Rogers

September 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Houston-native Raymond Sullivan, a sophomore studying business, has experienced some of the worst storms to come through Texas, but Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in late August was his first time away from home and his family during major weather.

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Country artist Mo Pitney to perform at the Varsity Center

Country artist Mo Pitney to perform at the Varsity Center

By Amelia Blakely

September 13, 2017


Filed under City, News

Rockford-native country music artist Mo Pitney will be returning from Nashville to his home state to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Varsity Center in Carbondale.

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Car crashes into Thai Taste, injuring one person

Car crashes into Thai Taste, injuring one person

By Staff reports

September 12, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, News, News Briefs

A car crashed into Thai Taste on Tuesday night, sending one restaurant patron to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Kevin Barker, of Marion, was driving westbound on West Main Street when he ran through a red traffic signal and entered the intersection of Illinois Avenue and West Main S...

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