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Girls Make Movies encourages movement in film studies, industry

By Tiffany Blanchette

April 1, 2012


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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...

Shades of Gray

By Tara Kulash

April 1, 2012


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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...

Herrin denies role in union negotiations

By Lauren Duncan

April 1, 2012


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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...

Murphysboro woman struck, killed during street crossing

Murphysboro woman struck, killed during street crossing

By Eli Mileur

March 31, 2012


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A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing a Murphysboro street Friday.Viola Ganer, 57, of Murphysboro, was hit by a vehicle in the 600 block of Bridge Street at about 7:40 p.m, according to a police press release. The driver was found and identified, but the identity is being withheld ...

Legislators save tuition waiver

By Tara Kulash

March 31, 2012


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A proposed bill to cut tuition benefits from children of university employees did not pass Thursday in legislation.House Bill 5531 proposed that tuition waivers available to state university employees and their children, upon reaching seven years of employment, be eliminated because of the struggling...

Campus, community prevail through darkness

Campus, community prevail through darkness

By Ashley Zborek

March 31, 2012


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Students and community members gathered around Campus Lake Saturday to honor lost loved ones and raise money for suicide prevention.Almost 200 participants showed up to the Out of the Darkness 2.2-mile walk around Campus Lake, including representatives from several suicide prevention programs.Cailah Br...

Dialogue dinner promotes cross-cultural living

By Devontae Weaver

March 31, 2012


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Cultures mingled Thursday night at the fourth annual Dialogue Dinner.Sponsored by the Intercultural Dialogue Student Association, the dinner's mission is to “provide effective representation for all students who believe in Intercultural Dialogue in the age of globalization,” according to the program...

Fees rise, enrollment falls for College of Business

By Ben Conrady

March 28, 2012


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A recent drop in enrollment at the College of Business may be linked to increase tuition and fee rates for incoming students.Students enrolled at the college must pay a fee for each credit hour they take. Student rates are locked in for four years after they enroll.This year, the rate was increased b...

Astronaut scheduled to speak at graduation

By Lauren Duncan

March 28, 2012


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The final words of wisdom graduating students will hear at SIUC will come from someone who has a few accomplishments himself.Mark Kelly has been to space, beat cancer and his wife survived an attempted assassination. He'll be speaking at this year's May commencements.While graduation ceremonies will differ this ...

Board members speak out against Herrin, Quinn

By Tara Kulash

March 27, 2012


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Some SIU Board of Trustees members have confirmed feeling intimidated by former chairman Roger Herrin.Herrin, who was voted out of his position 4 to 2 at the March 22 annual election, said he thinks SIU President Glenn Poshard planned the chairman’s removal. At a press conference Poshard called Tuesday, th...

Bills could increase class credits for transfer students

By Lauren Duncan

March 27, 2012


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If passed, legislation in the state senate could give transfer students more credits to take from community college when they enroll at universities in the state.Area higher education leaders are looking at Senate Bills 59 and 3804, which both attempt to alter the way students transfer from one inst...

Third Triad demolition to make way for improvements

Third Triad demolition to make way for improvements

By Tiffany Blanchette

March 27, 2012


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The end of this semester also means the end of three residence halls known as the Triads.Allen Hall, located on East Campus, will be the last of the Triads to lock its doors for good after graduation in May, the same month it is scheduled for demolition.In 2006, the university began to consolidate resid...

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