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Fossil hunters remembered at Darwin’s celebration

Fossil hunters remembered at Darwin’s celebration

By Sharon Wittke
February 12, 2012
Filed under News

The "mother of paleontology," Mary Anning, is rarely mentioned in history books. Neither is William Smith, the "father of geological mapping." But both made discoveries that inspired Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution.Joyce Webb, the keynote speaker at Darwin's 203rd Birthday Celebratio...

Love at the Glove

Love at the Glove

By Ashley Zborek
February 12, 2012
Filed under News, Pulse

Men walked around in tutus, many wore only underwear and all expressed their impression of amour at this year's Love at the Glove.The art exposition is sponsored annually by the League of Art and Design, a Registered Student Organization, and showcases the work of local and student artists.Jason Won...

Online classes begin to show prominence

By Ashley Zborek
February 9, 2012
Filed under News

The number of students enrolled in online classes increased 11.5 percent from last spring despite the university's overall enrollment decline.While some in the university community think online courses lack many positive aspects of the classroom experience, the university promotes taking the classes to...

Changes to consolidate ceremonies

By Lauren Duncan
February 9, 2012
Filed under News

Cheng : graduation changes will unify campus, majorsWhile changes to graduation commencements were made to improve the celebrations, some students said they prefer the events remain the same.Some major changes to be implemented this spring include the elimination of the August commencement, and ceremonies w...

Express stations: Point system is fair

By Lauren Groppi
February 9, 2012
Filed under News

Students that live on campus with meal plans, often complain the amount of points it takes to buy an item at the express stations on campus doesn’t balance with the 10-point meals in dining halls.When on-campus students don’t use all their meals at the dining halls by the end of the week, they have the o...

Author tells story of Illinois slave

By Lauren Duncan
February 9, 2012
Filed under News

Even though Illinois was considered a slavery-free state, Lydia Titus had to win her freedom four times while living within the state’s borders.Even though the Mason Dixon Line placed Illinois into the free states, slaves could still legally be brought into Illinois during the early 1800s. Darrel ...

Carbondale’s Little Egypt Chorus offers singing valentines

Carbondale’s Little Egypt Chorus offers singing valentines

By Tiffany Blanchette
February 8, 2012
Filed under News

Flowers, jewelry and candy in a heart-shaped box frequent the usual list of Valentine's Day gifts. Carbondale's Little Egypt Chorus, however, offers something a tad different.The Little Egypt Chorus is part of the Carbondale chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, which has offered singing valentine...

Student fees may increase next year

By Kenneth Dixon
February 8, 2012
Filed under News

The Undergraduate Student Government will not vote on proposed student fee increases until the group has more time to discuss the figures, said USG Vice President Spencer Tribble.Auxiliary members – representatives from departments such as the Student Center, Student Health Center and athletic department – r...

Council votes chickens welcome in Carbondale

Council votes chickens welcome in Carbondale

By Sharon Wittke
February 7, 2012
Filed under News

Chickens may soon be roosting in the backyards of Carbondale. Roosters, however, will not.Legislation allowing chickens within city limits passed with a 6 to 1 vote at the Carbondale City Council meeting Tuesday night, and the council discussed fiscal year 2013 funding requests from more than a doze...

April trial nears for man charged with murder

By Sharon Wittke
February 7, 2012
Filed under News

A Carbondale man charged with three counts of murder in September will be tried in April.Matthew Jones, 18, of Carbondale was charged in September in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Deaunta Spencer in the 400 block of North Brush Street.Another individual involved in the case, Jewlious...

GLBT Safe Zone training in demand

GLBT Safe Zone training in demand

By Tara Kulash
February 7, 2012
Filed under News

At Monday’s Safe Zone training, students were advised to listen to each other, learn about the gay-straight alliance, reflect on what they learned and respect each semester.Safe Zone training is a program organized by Wendy Weinhold, coordinator for the GLBT Resource Center, to provide a safe and wel...

Increase of MAP grants would help students, SIU

By Lauren Duncan
February 7, 2012
Filed under News

Like many students at SIUC, affordability impacted Aaron Thomas's decision to attend the university. Assistance from the state, though, made that decision possible.The possibility of increased funding to the state-wide assistance program, Monetary Award Program, could benefit future SIUC students. F...

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