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Extra Life raises money for children’s hospitals through videogame livestreams

Extra Life raises money for children’s hospitals through videogame livestreams

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018


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From Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. until Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. Extra Life, a non-profit charity organization will host its nationwide day of play. William Martinez, former SIU student, said every year Extra Life has a Nationwide Day of Play where major streamer and average players gather and stream, anything of their c...

Trump rally to be held in Murphysboro

Trump rally to be held in Murphysboro

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 21, 2018


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President Trump will be holding his rally on Oct. 27 at Hangar 6 of Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro according to his campaign website. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., the event starts at 4:30 p.m. Previously the Daily Egyptian obtained a memo in which Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams ...

Flow Arts Group at SIU attempting to gain RSO status

Flow Arts Group at SIU attempting to gain RSO status

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2018


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Three SIU students are hoping to start an official flow arts RSO on campus. Flow arts is a free-flowing movement with no rules involved, according to Eleanor Lercel, a junior studying automotive technology. “Everyone has their own flow, per se, so everyone sort of puts their own twist on differen...

President Trump potentially holding rally in Carbondale Oct. 27

President Trump potentially holding rally in Carbondale Oct. 27

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 19, 2018


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In a memo obtained by the Daily Egyptian, Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams said to city council members President Trump could potentially be holding a rally in Carbondale on Oct. 27. "Our PD was contacted on Monday from the US Secret Service (SSA) to inform us that President Trump is interested...

University CIO proposes $3 raise to student IT fee, tuition fee not increasing next academic year

University CIO proposes $3 raise to student IT fee, tuition fee not increasing next academic year

By Austin Phelps and Jeremy Brown, Staff Reporter and Campus Editor

October 17, 2018


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At its regularly scheduled Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday, University Interim Chief Information Officer Scott Bridges proposed a $3 raise to the student information technology fee. Bridges said the fee increase would predominantly go toward new costs. This would bring the fee to $...

Jordan Maddox elected GPSC Vice President of Graduate School Affairs

Jordan Maddox elected GPSC Vice President of Graduate School Affairs

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


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Jordan Maddox, a third-year law student, was elected as Graduate and Professional Student Council’s Vice President of Graduate School Affairs Tuesday night. Abdulsamad Humaidan, a graduate student studying education curriculum and instruction, and Alex Davenport, a graduate student studying commu...

Montemagno to be buried with full military honors in Mounds National Cemetery

Montemagno to be buried with full military honors in Mounds National Cemetery

By Staff report, Campus Desk

October 17, 2018


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Late SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno will be buried at Mounds National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Montemagno’s family wanted the services to remain private. A public memorial service for Montemagno will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Shryock Auditorium. The service will include full milit...

McCartney’s charisma wins over the crowd at Shryock

McCartney’s charisma wins over the crowd at Shryock

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2018


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The chanting of Jesse McCartney’s name filled Shryock Auditorium on Saturday night, as the audience flooded the venue into their seats. Saweetie, an American rapper and songwriter, cancelled last minute leaving DJ D9-3 to take center stage as the opener. DJ D9-3 performed alongside an artist he f...

SIU community remembers Montemagno: ‘He had such a vision’

SIU community remembers Montemagno: ‘He had such a vision’

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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SIU Student Affairs held a candlelight vigil honoring Chancellor Carlo Montemagno Friday evening. Montemagno died early Thursday morning, according to an announcement by interim SIU President Kevin Dorsey. Lori Stettler, vice chancellor of student affairs, opened the vigil with a statement a...

Originally charged for stealing hat and $1, Anthony Gay released after 22 years of solitary confinement

Originally charged for stealing hat and $1, Anthony Gay released after 22 years of solitary confinement

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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Anthony Gay went to prison for 24 years and spent 22 of those years in solitary confinement. He was released from prison on Aug. 27. He is now 44 years old. Gay was originally sentenced for robbery when he was 20 years old, during a street fight in which he stole a hat and a dollar bill from another ...

Board of Trustees plans meeting for appointing interim chancellor as SIU, Carbondale react to Chancellor Montemagno’s death

Board of Trustees plans meeting for appointing interim chancellor as SIU, Carbondale react to Chancellor Montemagno’s death

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 11, 2018


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After SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno died Thursday morning, the Board of Trustees has not decided when the special meeting will be held to appoint an interim chancellor. This is according to John Charles, director of government and public affairs for SIU on behalf of Amy Sholar, Bo...

SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno dies after battle with cancer

SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno dies after battle with cancer

By Brian Munoz, Contributing Reporter

October 11, 2018


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SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno died early Thursday morning, according to an announcement by interim SIU President Kevin Dorsey. Montemagno announced in June that he had been diagnosed with cancer. “Dr. Montemagno was a visionary who worked tirelessly to advance SIU Carbondale since he joined the...

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