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Asian carp invade Illinois waterways

Asian carp invade Illinois waterways

By Tiffany Blanchette

January 17, 2012

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Community celebrates MLK Jr.’s life, legacy

By Lauren Duncan

January 16, 2012

A skipping CD didn’t stop attendees from singing together “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the Negro National Anthem, at a celebration where both the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the accomplishments of a local leader were celebrated.“Building a Legacy” was the theme of the 13th annua...

Vets hunt ducks, heal at Wounded Warrior event

By Eli Mileur

January 16, 2012

Retired sergeant Mike Hulsey said he was planning on killing himself when the phone rang.When he answered, Ronnie Gullion was on the other end. He had an invitation for Hulsey to last year’s Wounded Warrior duck hunt in Ware.It was the call that may have saved Hulsey’s life.He decided to go, and the ...

Two-week MLK celebration kicks off at Grinnell

Two-week MLK celebration kicks off at Grinnell

By Lauren Groppi

January 16, 2012

A crowd of about 50 people chanted "Because of King, we all have a dream," at the Freedom for All March Saturday at Grinnell Hall as they celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Starting Sunday, the two-week homage to King heightened the anticipation for the beginning of the MLK events. Pla...

Book stores compete with online retailers

By Ashley Zborek

January 16, 2012

While some students work to try to find the cheapest textbooks, others are only concerned with convenience.With online textbook providers such as half.com and Amazon.com offering “unbeatable” deals, local bookstores rely on their availability and proximity to campus to keep them in business.Randy Joh...

Saluki Express bus routes take a turn

By Tara Kulash

January 10, 2012

Based on student input and a vote from the Mass Transit Advisory Board, some Saluki Express bus routes will change for the spring semester to help the buses stay on schedule.Bill Bruns, deputy director of the Student Center, said students have complained the buses were running late.Beginning Saturday...

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