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Two suspects rob business at gunpoint wearing Halloween masks

Two suspects rob business at gunpoint wearing Halloween masks

By Staff report

September 6, 2017


Filed under Budget, Campus, More Headlines, News

Two suspects wearing Halloween masks robbed Roll-N-Up on Tuesday after displaying firearms to a store employee, according to a news release by Carbondale Police Department.

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Fall enrollment down 8.96 percent, university officials say

Fall enrollment down 8.96 percent, university officials say

By Marnie Leonard

September 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, Showcase

Fall enrollment at SIUC in 2017 is down by 8.96 percent from 2016, according to data released by university officials Tuesday. The university’s 10-day enrollment figures indicate that fewer than 15,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs, continuing the downward tr...

Local activists to hold rally Tuesday in support of DACA recipients

Local activists to hold rally Tuesday in support of DACA recipients

By Francois Gatimu

September 4, 2017


Filed under City, News

Local activists will hold a vigil and rally on Tuesday in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients as they await President Donald Trump’s decision as to whether to discontinue the program or not.

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‘Spectacular data’ collected from the eclipse, SIU Citizen CATE researcher says

‘Spectacular data’ collected from the eclipse, SIU Citizen CATE researcher says

By Cory Ray

September 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Physics masters student Christopher Mandrell said he didn't get to see the moment when the moon first blocked the sun and a total solar eclipse began because he was too busy shielding a telescope with from the sun his back.

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Group weaves sleeping mats for Carbondale homeless

Group weaves sleeping mats for Carbondale homeless

By Amelia Blakely

September 1, 2017


Filed under City, News

Every Tuesday, 62-year-old Brenda Johnson can be found at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, along with six to eight other women, weaving plastic bags into sleeping mats for Carbondale’s homeless.

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Student groups collecting donations for Harvey survivors

Student groups collecting donations for Harvey survivors

By Tierra Carpenter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Various campus organizations are taking up collections for survivors of Tropical Storm Harvey, which has taken the lives of at least 37 people and, even a week after its initial landfall, still has people stranded in southeast Texas without food or water amidst unprecedented flooding.

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In the wake of Charlottesville, SIU officials say they have hate speech, violence contingency plans

In the wake of Charlottesville, SIU officials say they have hate speech, violence contingency plans

By Gabby Pettyjohn

August 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The college town of Charlottesville, Virginia became the scene of violence and chaos on Aug. 12 when a rally held by white supremacists converged on counter-protesters. This opened a national dialogue about how college campuses can — or should — handle clashes between extremists and those who oppose them.

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Studying flaxseed, fowls: SIU scientists research ways to help prevent ovarian cancer in women

Studying flaxseed, fowls: SIU scientists research ways to help prevent ovarian cancer in women

By Cory Ray

August 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

On one innocuous day in 2006, Dale Hales was in a Whole Foods grocery store and a lightbulb went off in his head; he had an idea about how to help prevent ovarian cancer in women, and he was going to need two things — chickens and flaxseed.

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Keynote address in Student Center can ‘make [goals and dreams] a reality’

Keynote address in Student Center can ‘make [goals and dreams] a reality’

By Tierra Carpenter

August 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Keynote speaker Mitch Matthews will host his “Big Dream Gathering” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center Ballroom D to help students, faculty and alumni “make [goals and dreams] a reality,” according to the event flyer.

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