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‘He can now rest in peace’: Mother of SIU murder victim says son’s ‘day finally came’ after guilty verdict reached

‘He can now rest in peace’: Mother of SIU murder victim says son’s ‘day finally came’ after guilty verdict reached

By Diana Wallace, Chicago Tribune

June 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

When Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese was found dead in the woods in 2014 after being missing for five days, authorities in Carbondale initially chalked it up to a tragic accident. The family of the 19-year-old student from suburban Morton Grove was simply unwilling to accept...

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

By Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, More Headlines, News

Gaege Bethune, a 23-year-old from Herrin, has been found guilty of first degree murder with aggravated battery in the murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese. The 12-person jury did not find Bethune guilty on the second charge noted – first-degree murder with an aggravated factor of robbery. Varughese...

Sunset Concert Series celebrates 40th anniversary

Sunset Concert Series celebrates 40th anniversary

By Brandi Courtois, Staff writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

The Sunset Concert Series will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year throughout June and July. This year’s events have been dedicated to John W. Corker and Don Castle, both of whom passed away in the last six months. Corker was the SIU Student Center Director from 1976 to 1995, and helped create the...

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit fails to produce disarmament plan

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit fails to produce disarmament plan

By Victoria Kim, Noah Bierman And Matt Stiles, Tribune Washington Bureau

June 12, 2018


Filed under Global, National, News

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "start a new history" with North Korea after a summit with Kim Jong Un that produced an agreement only to keep talking  and a promise by the U.S. to stop "war games" with its longtime ally, South Korea. The Pentagon's joint military exercises with South Korea...

PK’s Gwen Hunt remembered as ‘everybody’s mother’

PK’s Gwen Hunt remembered as ‘everybody’s mother’

By Brandi Courtois, Staff writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Patrons who gathered around the bar described Hunt as a second mother to them, and they talked about the times they would come to sit with her and share what was going on in their lives.

Board chair announces executive committee does not have authority to remove Dunn

Board chair announces executive committee does not have authority to remove Dunn

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2018


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Amy Sholar, SIU Board of Trustees Chair, has announced that the executive committee does not have the authority to remove president Randy Dunn from the presidency and appoint an acting president.

Board of Trustees Executive Committee to hold special meeting Friday, consideration to put Dunn on administrative leave

Board of Trustees Executive Committee to hold special meeting Friday, consideration to put Dunn on administrative leave

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


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The SIU Board of Trustees Executive Committee will vote on putting president Randy Dunn on administrative leave and appointing an acting president during a special meeting on Friday.

Dunning named Greek Life Coordinator

Dunning named Greek Life Coordinator

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Rachel Dunning, a 2015 SIU alumna and Carterville native, has joined the Office of Student Affairs as the university's newest Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Southern Illinois celebrates first annual Pride fest

Southern Illinois celebrates first annual Pride fest

By Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

June 3, 2018


Filed under City, News

Southern Illinois’ first Pride fest came to a close Sunday with church services, an interfaith talk and a film showing, after a weekend of drag shows, bingo and Pride celebrations.

SIU Board of Trustees votes to oppose split of university system, no stance on funding study

SIU Board of Trustees votes to oppose split of university system, no stance on funding study

By Brian Munoz and Reagan Gavin

May 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The SIU Board of Trustees has voted to oppose a series of bills ranging from a shift in state funding between the campuses to a call for the split of the university system on Wednesday during a special meeting at the SIU School of Medicine.

Former Saluki lineman helped stop Indiana school shooting

Former Saluki lineman helped stop Indiana school shooting

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News

Jason Seaman, a former defensive lineman for the Salukis, was shot three times while intervening to help stop an active shooter at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana on Friday, the Indianapolis Star reports.

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