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Pulliam pools to close

Pulliam pools to close

By Tara Kulash

April 18, 2012


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A home to many clubs, classes and frequent swimmers will be closed permanently because of old age and high maintenance fees.Members of the SIU Board of Trustees will vote in May for a renovation of Pulliam Hall, including the removal of the building’s two pools.The project will include decommissioning the...

Holocaust victims remembered

Holocaust victims remembered

By Tara Kulash

April 18, 2012


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Yosi Pollak, Auschwitz, age 1. Serenka Padawer, Auschwitz, age 5. Nathan Huf, Frampol, age 10.In honor of Wednesday's International Holocaust Remembrance Day, members of the SIU chapter of the Hillel Foundation read through a book of more than a million Holocaust victims' names in the Faner breezeway.Every...

Lumberjills ax competition

By Ashley Zborek

April 18, 2012


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It wasn’t long after the sawdust settled that two Saluki women realized they’d set a record for Midwestern lumberjills.Forestry team members Ella Herges and Katie Gehrt took first place in the women’s double buck saw at the 60th annual Midwestern Regional Foresters Competition on Friday and Satur...

Fights begin to frequent Brush Towers

By Tiffany Blanchette

April 17, 2012


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Sigler: Fights unrelated to gang violenceNeely Drive was lined with squad cars for the second straight night. Monday, when police responded to two calls regarding disturbances outside the Brush Towers.Calls at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. reported small groups of students near the Towers acting aggressively toward one anot...

City Council approves fiscal year 2013 budget

By Sharon Wittke

April 17, 2012


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The Carbondale City Council unanimously approved the city's 2013 fiscal year expense budget of just over $45 million Tuesday.The Council also unanimously approved the city’s public library budget for fiscal year 2013 and unanimously adopted a resolution that approved the city’s five-year community in...

Filing taxes with parents may benefit families

By Lauren Duncan

April 17, 2012


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College may be a time for students to become independent of their parents, but in the case of taxes, they may want to remain dependent, according to one tax specialist.Tuesday at midnight was the deadline for U.S. citizens to file their tax forms on time. While some SIUC students said they file indep...

Alcoholism not always fueled by underage drinking

By Sharon Wittke

April 16, 2012


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High-risk drinking can be an acute problem for some students, but it’s not as pervasive as it’s perceived to be, said Jason Gillman, director of the university’s Wellness Center.He said it’s time to focus on solutions rather than on problems concerning underage drinking.Students who drink un...

Student trustee focused on student voice

Student trustee focused on student voice

By Lauren Duncan

April 16, 2012


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Newly-elected Jesse Cler says honesty is what he will bring to office as a member of the SIU Board of Trustees.Cler, a junior from Penfield studying agribusiness economics and plant and soil sciences, was elected Thursday to represent Carbondale on the SIU Board of Trustees. He said he hopes to use t...

USG President looks to unite campus

USG President looks to unite campus

By Lauren Duncan

April 16, 2012


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Brittany Greathouse's taste in music ranges from Frank Sinatra to genres such as R&B and country."Anything but heavy metal," she said.Like she gives equal attention to different types of music, the new Undergraduate Student Government presidenthopes to meet with and bring together different groups on...

GLBT community celebrates awareness week

GLBT community celebrates awareness week

By Tiffany Blanchette

April 16, 2012


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It has been almost one year since Illinois became the sixth state to legitimize civil unions and domestic partnerships in June 2011, but the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is still campaigning for equal rights in the United States.In an effort to raise awareness about the GLBT comm...

Native Americans celebrate to educate

Native Americans celebrate to educate

By Devontae Weaver

April 15, 2012


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Members of Native American tribes came from across the country to celebrate their heritage and teach about their cultural traditions Friday and Saturday in the Southern Illinois Saluki Pow Wow 2012.The Native American Student Organization, which was founded at SIUC in 2002, partnered with the American In...

Morris Library begins to regain books

Morris Library begins to regain books

By Matt Daray

April 15, 2012


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Volumes of educational texts are on their way to becoming part of Morris Library’s book collection again.The library staff has started to move books and shelves from storage in the McLafferty Annex to the basement floor of Morris Library.A majority of books were put into storage during library renova...

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