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Saline County citizens concerned about fracking legislation

By Sharon Wittke

January 24, 2012


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Citizens from several southern Illinois counties gathered Sunday at Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship to hear about pending environmental legislation in Illinois.Brian Sauder, outreach and policy coordinator for the environmental advocacy organization, Faith in Place, informed the group about Illinois H...

Students and staff talk discuss necessary campus improvements

By Ashley Zborek

January 24, 2012


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The Daily Egyptian asked students and civil service workers what improvements they would like to see for the university.Kathrin Birchler, a graduate student from Germany in recreation,“I wouldn’t mind a little bit of a walk, but if I am paying for a parking sticker then I should be able to find ...

Students and staff share thoughts on campus improvements

By Tara Kulash

January 24, 2012


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Although many campus changes happen during summer months, most of the planning stages begin much earlier in the spring or even fall semester.Chancellor Rita Cheng said there are planned improvement projects for the campus in the process.There will be carpet replacements in Faner, as well as new paint j...

Police investigate battery incident

By Sarah Mitchell

January 24, 2012


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An aggravated battery incident broke out in the driveway of Cory Hebbeler’s Mill Street home Monday around 3 p.m. An unidentified suspect was observed hitting an unidentified woman, according to a Carbondale police report.Hebbeler, an undeclared graduate student from Thompsonville, said he heard the dis...

Student Health Center offers cervical cancer prevention

By Tiffany Blanchette

January 24, 2012


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Cervical cancer will affect one 1 in every 147 women, according to the National Cancer Institute.This means of the 9,170 female students enrolled at SIU in 2011, at least 62 may be diagnosed.January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month as a reminder to students and community members  to stay up to date...

Campus Habitat buildings continue downward spiral

Campus Habitat buildings continue downward spiral

By Eli Mileur

January 23, 2012


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Campus Habitat’s properties on Wall and Graham streets have fallen into chaos as the landlord continues to withdraw from Carbondale.Jordon Childs, a resident and former employee at the buildings, said even the worst parts of Carbondale don’t compare to the conditions of Campus Habitat.The buildings ...

Banner around worksite catches attention, wind

By Lauren Duncan

January 23, 2012


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The day spring semester began, a banner-like wrap attached to the fence surrounding the demolition site of the parking garage was removed, causing some students and faculty to express concern for the cost and necessity of the materials.The wrap, which was hung by construction workers around the chain-link f...

Dining halls enforce policy on guest entry

Dining halls enforce policy on guest entry

By Ashley Zborek

January 23, 2012


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Non-resident hall students can no longer be swiped into dining halls.As of the spring 2012 semester a tax law was clarified prohibiting on-campus residents from swiping non-residents into on-campus dining halls.Some students think this is unfair. Read More »...

Lewis Park changes name, management

Lewis Park changes name, management

By Sharon Wittke

January 22, 2012


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University Village, formally known as Lewis Park apartments, will get a facelift to go with its recent name change.The apartment complex, located at 800 Grand Avenue, was known as Lewis Park until Dec. 15 when Capstone Properties, a Birmingham, Ala. based company that specializes in campus housing, b...

Workshops, classes teach realistic strategies on couponing craze

Workshops, classes teach realistic strategies on couponing craze

By Lauren Groppi

January 22, 2012


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People find ways to save through different mediumsIn response to the economic downfall, the coupon craze is all the rage for students who want to make a dollar go further.Schools such as Southwestern Illinois College, John A. Logan College and SIUC are participating in the action as well.“Couponing is in high...

Free events need funding, too

Free events need funding, too

By Tiffany Blanchette

January 22, 2012


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Non-profit programs target broad range of student bodyStudents provide vital funding needed by non-profit organizations on campus. While all students have to pay the fees that sponsor events such as Dawgs Night Out, not all students take advantage of them.Emily Craske, coordinator of Student Programs...

Textbooks accessibility compete with eBooks technology

By Tiffany Blanchette

January 19, 2012


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Technology dominates many student activities, and it could start to steal the show from textbook publishers.Follett stores saw a 300-percent increase in CafeScribe digital textbook sales this past fall, and the company anticipates continued growth throughout this academic year, said Chad Nale, Universi...

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