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Campus, community prevail through darkness

Campus, community prevail through darkness

By Ashley Zborek

April 1, 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

April 1, 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 29, 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 29, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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...

Warm weather means early greens

Warm weather means early greens

By Eli Mileur

March 28, 2012


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Since winter took an early leave this year, local produce will be close on its heels, and the Carbondale Farmers' Market near the Murdale Shopping Center will open a week ahead of time Saturday.The unseasonably warm weather and the late date of the first Saturday in April made the market's early opening a ...

Administration says tuition increase is needed

By Matt Daray

March 28, 2012


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Although the SIU Board of Trustees has only considered an increase in tuition and fees so far, some university leaders say it is necessary.The board looked at raising tuition 4.8 percent along with other student fees during a board meeting March 22. This increase comes on top of last year’s 6.9 pe...

Environmentalists lobby against budget cuts, fees in Springfield

By Sharon Wittke

March 28, 2012


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Environmental advocates asked legislators to pass legislation regulating hydraulic fracturing Thursday in Springfield at the annual Environmental Issues Lobby Day.Terri Treacy, conservation field representative for the Illinois Chapter Sierra Club, an environmental advocacy organization founded in 1892, sa...

Poshard refutes Trustee allegations

By Lauren Duncan

March 27, 2012


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Daily EgyptianSIU President Glenn Poshard held a press conference Tuesday to dismiss allegations made against him by some of the members of the Board of Trustees.After the board elected a new chairman at its annual election Thursday, trustees Roger Herrin and Don Lowery made accusations through area med...

Political analyst predicts Romney for Republican win

By Lauren Duncan

March 27, 2012


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It's still too early to predict the 2012 presidential election, says political analyst Charlie Cook.Cook, a leading election analyst who edits and publishes the Cook Political Report, spoke Monday at the SIU Student Center Auditorium on "Forecasting the 2012 Elections," an event held by the Paul Sim...

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