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Award-winning author speaks at local museum

By Sharon Wittke

January 19, 2012


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A popular misconception is the belief that racism was at its peak during the Civil War and reconstruction period, but James Loewen said in the period of American history between 1890 and 1940 the country was more racist than any other time.Loewen, an award-winning author, spoke about southern Illinois...

A coffee shop with charity on the menu

A coffee shop with charity on the menu

By Sarah Mitchell

January 19, 2012


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Beyond the cozy interior, warm drinks and calming atmosphere, Vintage Soul is a shop that offers more than meets eye.Located on Illinois Avenue, it is Carbondale's first store to offer fair-trade coffee — coffee that is purchased directly from the growers — and used furniture under one roof. And 50...

Policy may interfere with Faculty Association’s contract

By Tara Kulash

January 18, 2012


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Some teachers believe the finals week policy being enforced by Provost John Nicklow may contradict the Faculty Association’s collective bargaining contract.The policy, which dates back to before 1981, states teachers should not distribute final exams before finals week. Nicklow sent out a memo to deans,...

Spring semester: Resources for success

Spring semester: Resources for success

By Kenneth Dixon

January 18, 2012


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Students looking for a fresh start in a new semester should heed the words of a campus administrator: go to class.Students’ biggest issue with classes is their relationship with teachers and poor attendance, said Clare Mitchell, assistant dean of the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.“The s...

Students take safety into their own hands

Students take safety into their own hands

By Ashley Zborek

January 18, 2012


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When Jared Rosine was recently attacked on his way home from a bar, he used a key as a weapon to fend off the attackers."I turned around and hit him with my keys. It drew blood, which distracted him, then I just yelled at them and took off sprinting," said Rosine, a senior from Strasburg studying pol...

Asian carp invade Illinois waterways

Asian carp invade Illinois waterways

By Tiffany Blanchette

January 17, 2012


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 The aquatic fugitives known as Asian carp have overrun the Illinois waterways since the 1970s, and continue to threaten the delicate ecosystem as well as human safety.The fish escaped four decades ago during flooding of fish farms adjacent to the Mississippi River and are now throughout the Midwest....

Demolition cuts campus parking

Demolition cuts campus parking

By Sarah Mitchell

January 17, 2012


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Demolition of the parking garage east of the Student Center began during winter break, ridding the university of 344 parking spots.The garage was demolished so construction of the new Student Services building could begin hopefully in March, said Leo Driscoll, an estimator at construction management servi...

City Council reviews community goals

By Sharon Wittke

January 17, 2012


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The Carbondale City Council reviewed the city’s community goals and the proposed Community Investment Plan at the meeting Tuesday.The community goals document provided a general direction for the preparation of the city’s budget and included input from city government and citizens.The city council rev...

No early exams

By Tara Kulash

January 17, 2012


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Advisers enforce policy of no testing before finals weekTeachers and students shouldn’t expect to skip town early during finals week anymore.An often-forgotten university policy states no finals should be given before finals week.Although the policy is not new, it hasn’t been followed in the pa...

Section dropped from ACT may affect high school students

By Lauren Duncan

January 17, 2012


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The elimination of the mandatory ACT Writing Test in Illinois high schools may not affect student admission to SIU, but students interested in other universities may need to take the exam twice.After the Illinois State Board of Education decided in 2011 to not offer the writing component of the 2012...

Campus Habitat heads into foreclosure foreclosure

By Eli Mileur

January 17, 2012


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Campus Habitat’s retreat from Carbondale has continued with at least three of their properties going into foreclosure and one being closed.Both of the buildings on Freeman Street have been the subject of a protracted struggle between the city and Campus Habitat over safety issues. The conflict came ...

Study says marijuana less harmful to lungs

By Sarah Mitchell

January 16, 2012


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Study sparks dialogue about drug's effectsSome students are beginning to re-evaluate their smoking habits, as a study released last week by the Journal of the American Medical Association stated there is no decline in lung function after one marijuana joint a week for 49 years.The study, which follo...

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