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SIU discussion focuses on diversity at SIU, in the community

SIU discussion focuses on diversity at SIU, in the community

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

“If you have an almost all white power structure, you do not have diversity,” said Joseph Brown, professor in Africana Studies, said. “You sure as hell don’t have integration. So what are we doing to educate ourselves so we can be more humble and asking questions, and sincere in accepting the answers?"

Arnold’s Market up for sale for $350 thousand

Arnold’s Market up for sale for $350 thousand

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 21, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News

"I’m just trying to retire, I’ve been doing this for 37 years and I'd like to pass it on," owner Rodney Kroenlein said.

USG supports retention programming, approves two RSOs

USG supports retention programming, approves two RSOs

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

Toussaint Mitchell, USG president, said the organization would focus on retention for the rest of the semester and programs like the First Scholars Program are important to in that effort.

Spring 2019: SIU Carbondale on-campus enrollment drops under 10,000

Spring 2019: SIU Carbondale on-campus enrollment drops under 10,000

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, Editor's Picks, Latest News

“The percentage is slightly better than fall’s decline of 11.96 percent," said Rae Goldsmith, SIU Carbondale spokeswoman. She said the 11.63 percent decline is not an additional decline but simply reflects Fall’s enrollment numbers.

Governor signs minimum wage increase; SIU projects cost of $6.9 million in 2025

Governor signs minimum wage increase; SIU projects cost of $6.9 million in 2025

By Rana Schenke, News Desk Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a state-wide minimum wage increase into effect Tuesday, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 – a raise that will cost the university an additional $6.9 million per year by the end of 2025.

Pritzker removes Britton, Ryan from SIU Board of Trustees

Pritzker removes Britton, Ryan from SIU Board of Trustees

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Editor's Picks, Latest News

Gov. JB Pritzker removed trustees Thomas Britton and Marsha Ryan from the SIU Board of Trustees Tuesday morning. The two trustees were on an "appointment" basis and were never formally approved by the Illinois Senate.

Indivisible Carbondale protests wall, calls on Mike Bost to support HR 1 proposal

Indivisible Carbondale protests wall, calls on Mike Bost to support HR 1 proposal

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

Nearly 11 protestors gathered outside Representative Mike Bost’s Main Street office Monday calling for Bost to support the HR 1 proposal and stop supporting President Trump.

“Wrapped in Love” event warms Carbondale

“Wrapped in Love” event warms Carbondale

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News

Concerned members of the Carbondale community gathered at the Carbondale Public Library Saturday to combat the cold. SIU social work interns, the Black Graduate Student Association and the Carbondale Public Library co-sponsored a warming event and made over 60 no-sew scarves for those in need.

Daily Egyptian staff brings home 22 Illinois College Press Association awards

Daily Egyptian staff brings home 22 Illinois College Press Association awards

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

The Daily Egyptian staff earned 22 awards at the annual Illinois College Press Association conference Saturday.

SIU offers single rooms for price of doubles, plans to reopen Neely and Mae Smith

SIU offers single rooms for price of doubles, plans to reopen Neely and Mae Smith

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

SIU Housing announced they will be offering all students living in University Housing residence halls the option to live on their own, for no additional cost, according to an email sent to students Thursday.

Gilbert elected as SIU Board of Trustees chair, replaces Sholar

Gilbert elected as SIU Board of Trustees chair, replaces Sholar

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

The SIU Board of Trustees elected J. Phil Gilbert to serve as the board chair for the 2019-2020 year, replacing Alton-based lawyer Amy Sholar.

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