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Library of Living Philosophers Book Series earns grant

Library of Living Philosophers Book Series earns grant

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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Celebrating a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sara Beardsworth, Associate Professor in the department of philosophy at the university and series editor, is creating the 36th volume of the Library of Living Philosophers.   Founded in 1938, by Paul Schilpp, the unique book series called the LLP...

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By Staff Report

September 6, 2018


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The Daily Egyptian wants to hear about your questions, concerns and comments about Southern Illinois University, the SIU Community and the Carbondale region. You can submit those in the section below – if you would like to address a topic and remain anonymous, do not fill out your contact information. If...

MCM prepares for changes with new president

MCM prepares for changes with new president

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2018


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Movie Camera Movement is preparing for changes coming to this 2018-19 academic year and they’re eager and hungry to get started, according to Quinn Murphy, President of MCM. “We’re trying to bring in more of a post-production emphasis,” Murphy said. “It’s super easy to plan everything but ...

Campus Pride LLC designed for LGBTQ students to be welcomed

Campus Pride LLC designed for LGBTQ students to be welcomed

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018


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Campus Pride Living Learning Community is designed for LGBTQ students to live in a gender-inclusive and identity-inclusive space. “For students who identify as transgender or non-binary or just don’t care which gender they are assigned to live in a room with,” Vernon Cooper, the LGBTQ Resou...

Saluki Express adds new bus route, QR codes for faster boarding

Saluki Express adds new bus route, QR codes for faster boarding

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018


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Over the summer Rides Mass Transit District took over the Saluki Express bus service and introduced a new bus route and QR codes for boarding. Rides Mass Transit District is a public transit provider in 18 counties throughout Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. “All [students] have to do is show their [r...

Local farmers, community members and business owners gather at the Westown market

Local farmers, community members and business owners gather at the Westown market

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018


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For 43 years the market has met every Saturday from April through November in the Westown Centre parking lot. “Most of [the university students] may not stay here for their working careers but while they're here they help support the local economy,” Steven Smith, owner of Hollow Pumpkin Farm, said...

Montemagno: ‘18,300 by 2025,’ SIUC sees nearly 12 percent enrollment drop during Fall 2018 semester

Montemagno: ‘18,300 by 2025,’ SIUC sees nearly 12 percent enrollment drop during Fall 2018 semester

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018


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Fall enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has decreased by nearly 12 percent from the fall 2017 semester, according to university officials. The campus reached peak enrollment in 1991 with 24,869 students, but enrollment has been decreasing ever since. This year, the universi...

Carbondale police searching for two suspects in early morning shooting

Carbondale police searching for two suspects in early morning shooting

By Staff report, Campus Desk

September 3, 2018


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Carbondale Police are searching for two suspects in connection to an early morning shooting, according to the Southern Illinoisan. At 12:25 a.m. Carbondale Police officers responded to a call of a gunshot victim at an apartment complex in the 800 block of East Grand Avenue, according to the Southern...

Varsity holds National Prison Strike awareness event

Varsity holds National Prison Strike awareness event

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2018


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The Varsity Center is hosting an event to raise awareness for the National Prison Strike. The event will take place on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. “Slavery is still very much real and existent in the prison systems,” Matthew Stearns, an organizer for the Carbondale event, sa...

Red Cross hopes to remove stigma around donating blood

Red Cross hopes to remove stigma around donating blood

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


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The American Red Cross of Central and Southern Illinois is taking donations to combat the millions of Americans who need blood. First time donors and returning donors were encouraged to visit the lower level of Lentz hall on Aug. 30 from 1-6 p.m. Health aids want to remove the stigma about donat...

SIU Athletics rescinds activism ban, legal experts weigh in on Code of Conduct addition

SIU Athletics rescinds activism ban, legal experts weigh in on Code of Conduct addition

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2018


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SIU Athletics has rescinded new language in the Student Athlete Code of Conduct that said any displays of activism will not be tolerated and could lead to the individual’s removal from their respective program. “It is a privilege and not a right to be a student-athlete, cheerleader or spirit member...

Director of housing says approximately 50 full-time staff affected by East Campus closure

Director of housing says approximately 50 full-time staff affected by East Campus closure

By Brandi Courtois and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

August 29, 2018


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There were approximately 50 full-time staff members affected by the recent closure of East Campus, according to Jon Shaffer, director of housing. “Probably about half of them have found work in other areas on campus,” Shaffer said. “The chancellor is very dedicated to getting as many of them work...

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