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Colorado carry laws reignite debate

By Karsten Burgstahler

October 2, 2012

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Concealed weapons will now be allowed on the University of Colorado Boulder’s campus because of a recent Colorado state Supreme Court ruling, which has sparked debate on the matter.SIUC does not allow weapons on campus in a...

SIU not entirely ‘smoke-free’

By Kayli Plotner

October 1, 2012

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“No smoking” signs can be seen posted on doors, windows and buildings throughout campus to remind students and faculty that smoking inside is prohibited.However, there is often a cigarette receptacle just a few steps away...

Cheng: Enrollment growth is long-term

By Lauren Duncan

October 1, 2012

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It may take some time to raise the university’s enrollment.Chancellor Rita Cheng said in her Sept. 5 State of the University Address that one factor affecting SIU’s recent enrollment decline is the fact that the present junior ...

Instructors give guidance to black male students

By Tai Cox

October 1, 2012

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Faculty and alumni weighed in on questions about black male student success Tuesday.An all-black panel of six speakers met in front of students in the Student Center auditorium to discuss black male retention and offer insight t...

Armless artist goes viral

September 30, 2012

SIU crime numbers fluctuate

By Matt Daray

September 30, 2012

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While there were fewer reports of some crimes at SIU in 2010, recently released numbers show a few of those areas, including burglary, forcible sex assault and arson increased in 2011.The Department of Public Safety at SIU released M...

Leadership RSO talks politics with Plummer

By Austin Flynn

September 29, 2012

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A Registered Student Organization geared toward leadership development discussed national economy and local government Saturday with Jason Plummer, the Republican nominee for Illinois’ 12th congressional district.The RSO is ca...

Dining halls enhance gluten-free menu

By Tai Cox

September 29, 2012

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One year after its efforts began, the Food and Allergy Awareness Committee has been organized.Peggy Connors, associate director of University Housing, said the committee wants to raise awareness to students who live with celiac...

Latino Heritage Month embraces students’ culture

By Riley Swinford

September 26, 2012

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Students of all ages and races gathered in the Student Center’s Big Muddy Room Wednesday evening to make Latino-inspired masks as part of a Latino Heritage Month event.Organizers said they hope the participants gathered more...

Math entrance exam changes

By Karsten Burgstahler

September 26, 2012

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University officials say they are cautiously optimistic about the effects of changes made to the math placement exam, a mathematics chairperson said.SIU began to place students in math courses through a placement test in fall 2011. T...

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