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Event raises awareness of rape, sexual assault

By Matt Daray
April 5, 2012
Filed under Campus, News

Students who walked through the Faner Breezeway Tuesday had the opportunity to learn more about sexual assaults and rapes on campus, and how to prevent them.The “We Demand A Rape Free Campus” event brought these issues to the forefront of students’ minds and made them think more about the ramificati...

Police Blotter 4/5/12

By Matt Daray
April 4, 2012
Filed under News

 CampusKyle P. Dick, a student from Mt. Vernon, was arrested Sunday for underage possession of alcohol on 715 S. Washington St. He was issued a Carbondale City pay by mail citation.Dentreyl M. Young, a student from Chicago, was arrested Saturday outside University Hall on a failure to appear warrant out of Jackson C...

Women’s law forum fights for promised rights to same-sex couples

By Devontae Weaver
April 4, 2012
Filed under News

When asked by a same-sex couple to help them in a dispute with their landlord, Bernard Cherasov, who was a lawyer at the time, said it pained him to tell them there were no laws protecting them and he could not help.Seven years later, Cherasov, chief executive officer of Equality Illinois, an advoca...

Aquatic center closer to reality

By Sharon Wittke
April 4, 2012
Filed under News

The clock is ticking for Carbondale Park District to reach its goal of raising $625,000 for the city’s new aquatic center.A grant for $2.5 million was awarded to the Carbondale Park District in October for the specific purpose of building an outdoor swimming pool, said Kathy Renfro, the district...

City Council tables budget decision

By Brandon Willingham
April 3, 2012
Filed under News

The Carbondale City Council made no decision Tuesday about the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget.The review and discussion of the Proposed FY2013 Budget and Five Year Community Investment Program was tabled until April 17 to allow city council members time to thoroughly discuss the purpose and aspirati...

5K run raises asthma awareness

By Sharon Wittke
April 3, 2012
Filed under News

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects nearly 25 million Americans, including almost 7 million children, said the director of a St. Louis-based organization that aids asthma patients.Some areas of the country, including southern Illinois, are worse for asthmatics because of the high pollen count during th...

Student secures grant to help open food pantry

Student secures grant to help open food pantry

By Matt Daray
April 3, 2012
Filed under Campus, News

Students at SIUC who are running low on food now have another means of filling their stomachs.The Wesley Foundation Food Pantry provides food for students once a month, giving two bags of non-perishable food and toiletry items to any students who provide their student IDs.The pantry is located at 816 S....

Gaia House no longer at risk for closure this semester

Gaia House no longer at risk for closure this semester

By Ashley Zborek
April 3, 2012
Filed under News

After hosting a spring charity event and offering several new services, the Gaia House has pulled together enough funds to survive the semester.Since the beginning of the year, the Gaia House has faced the possibility of closure because of insufficient money. The facility's staff and board members hav...

Herrin denies role in union negotiations

By Lauren Duncan
April 2, 2012
Filed under News

Recently removed SIU Board of Trustees Chairman Roger Herrin says President Glenn Poshard’s allegations that Herrin was in contact with the Faculty Association during contract negotiations are false.Poshard called a press conference March 27 to address comments made against his leadership after a shake...

Girls Make Movies encourages movement in film studies, industry

By Tiffany Blanchette
April 2, 2012
Filed under News

Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino are listed as some of the most influential film directors of all time in Total Film Magazine’s Top 50 Directors.The list, which encompasses almost a century of filmmaking, includes 47 other directors, all of whom are male.In recognition of the imbalance...

Public Safety Center opens doors to community

Public Safety Center opens doors to community

By Sharon Wittke
April 2, 2012
Filed under News

Nearly a year after it was originally scheduled, the Carbondale Public Safety Center offered tours of its new facility during the center's open house and dedication ceremony Saturday.At the ceremony, Carbondale Police Chief Jody O'Guinn said the modern and spacious facility at 501 S. Washington St. is an i...

Shades of Gray

By Tara Kulash
April 2, 2012
Filed under News

The Rev. Robert Gray doesn’t have many typical days.He woke at 5 a.m. Monday to check on an SIUC student in the hospital as well as a church member who had been admitted. Afterward, he went to Our Savior Lutheran Church to put together the Easter bulletin, which must be translated for the large numb...

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