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LIVE: SIU Board of Trustees meets for September 2018 meeting

LIVE: SIU Board of Trustees meets for September 2018 meeting

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September 13, 2018


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The U.S. World Report ranks SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities

The U.S. World Report ranks SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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U.S. News and World Report announced SIU has ranked highest as one of the best national universities for 2019 in the country. The U.S. World Report ranked SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities for performance across a set of widely accepted markers for achievement.  “We’...

Caution, banned books ahead!: Morris Library to celebrate Banned Books Week

Caution, banned books ahead!: Morris Library to celebrate Banned Books Week

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Morris Library will be celebrating Banned Books Week this year with multiple displays and a Banned Books Buffet on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Morris Library. There will be two displays in the library, one on the third floor featuring banned and challenged children’s literature, and one on th...

Sustainable Living Film Series discusses documentaries at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery

Sustainable Living Film Series discusses documentaries at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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The Sustainable Living Film Series holds discussions based off of documentaries on the first Wednesday of each month, from April until October at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery. Lynn Waters, coordinator of Sustainable Film Series, said since 2010, it showcases a film relating to the specific topic fo...

Students’ Legal Assistance cannot represent students against university drug charges

Students’ Legal Assistance cannot represent students against university drug charges

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Students’ Legal Assistance cannot assist student’s facing university charges for on-campus drug violations, according to Charles Munson, Staff Attorney at the Students’ Legal Assistance office. The legal assistance department cannot assist students who have committed an on-campus drug offense,...

How local programs are affected by Rauner’s recently signed mental health bill

How local programs are affected by Rauner’s recently signed mental health bill

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed a bill that gives more financial assistance for mental health and substance abuse programs across Illinois. Magnolia Hood, former SIU mental health professional administrator, said the lack of health insurance is a big factor for substance abuse problems. “I...

SIU remembers 9/11, seventeen years later

SIU remembers 9/11, seventeen years later

By Kallie Cox and Austin Phelps, Staff Reporters

September 11, 2018


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Seventeen years have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, and the effects from it are still being felt at SIU. “I can just remember driving up my drive and thinking nothing's ever going to be the same again,” Cherie Watson, an Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Morris Library, said. Watson said the ...

Daily Egyptian named finalist in top online college newspaper competition

Daily Egyptian named finalist in top online college newspaper competition

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September 11, 2018


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The Daily Egyptian is one of 24 national finalists for the 2018 Online Pacemaker award,  the Associated Collegiate Press announced Tuesday afternoon. “The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award and is often called the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism,” said Laura Widmer, ACP E...

Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission delays discussion of contamination on proposed solar farm site to Oct. 3

Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission delays discussion of contamination on proposed solar farm site to Oct. 3

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2018


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The Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission held a meeting on Sept. 5 at Carbondale City Hall discussing the development of Brightfields’ solar array site in the Northeast district of Carbondale. The discussion of contamination of the soil on the site was delayed to Oct. 3. The development of a...

Marion VA to Showcase Veterans’ Artwork at Surplus Gallery

Marion VA to Showcase Veterans’ Artwork at Surplus Gallery

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2018


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The Marion VA Medical Center will be hosting the Weapons of Mass Creation Art Show at the Surplus Gallery in Carbondale, Sept. 10 through 14. The gallery opens at noon and closes at 8 p.m. Admission is free to the public. The Weapons of Mass Creation show will showcase work from veterans and family membe...

SIU Women’s Swimming and Diving fined, placed on three year probation by NCAA

SIU Women’s Swimming and Diving fined, placed on three year probation by NCAA

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2018


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Diving coach Chunhua Zhao was found to be arranging "impermissible tryouts and lessons for prospects and two international student-athletes before and after they enrolled at the university” and the university failed to monitor the coach’s conduct, according to the NCAA report.

Carbondale community members voice concern over proposed solar farm

Carbondale community members voice concern over proposed solar farm

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2018


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The question of whether Carbondale should allow Brightfields Development LLC to conduct a solar farm building project on property located at 1555 N. Marion St. is up for discussion. This site, where the Kopper’s Wood-Treating plant was previously located, treated wood products to prevent decay ...

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