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Gallery: SIU begins to offer campus COVID-19 testing

Amy Wright, nurse educator for the medical group at SIH, tests Ian Ruark, an administrative aid for the school of health sciences, for COVID-19 at SIU, Carbondale, ILL. Ruark said he is getting tested just to be on the safe side. SIH will be offering COVID-19 testing on campus on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Becker Pavilion near the Campus Lake boat dock and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the southwest corner of Rinella Field across from the Student Health Center.

By Ana Luiza Jacome, Staff Photographer

September 16, 2020

SIH will be offering COVID-19 testing on campus on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Becker Pavilion near the Campus Lake boat dock and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the southwest corner of Rinella Field across from the Student Health Center.

“If you don’t participate you have no impact at all:” Politically active community members discuss the 2020 presidential election

“If you don't participate you have no impact at all:” Politically active community members discuss the 2020 presidential election

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2020

With the presidential debate right around the corner on September 29, the SIU community discussed their political leanings, thoughts on public policy and opinions on the presidential candidates. 

A world without sports: How sports journalists are handling the pandemic

A portrait of Michael “Spyder” Dann, a sports editor for the Daily Register in Harrisburg, Ill., in front of Morris Library, SIU, September 8, 2020.

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Many high school, college and professional sports have been postponed due to the pandemic leaving sports journalists with a unique challenge.

SIU athletic department adjusts budget amid fall revenue losses

SIU athletic department adjusts budget amid fall revenue losses

By Brooke Buerck, Janae Mosby

September 13, 2020

While the SIU athletic department is taking a hard look at finances this year, their heavy reliance on government and university funding continues to prove a reliable source of income despite revenue losses from no sports teams competing in the fall. 

A letter from the editor: The Daily Egyptian newsroom is on lockdown

The sunset illuminates Pulliam Hall with warm light Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–noz | @BrianMMunoz)

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2020

As of Sept. 11 the Daily Egyptian newsroom is on lockdown.

Animal rehabilitation in the midst of a pandemic

Although TreeHouse does have some permanent bobcat residents, their goal is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release. This bobcat kitten is being raised to be released back into the wild. In order to do so, the clinic takes precautions and limits the amount of human interaction that it receives to ensure that it will have its best chance in the wild.
Aug. 30, 2020, TreeHouse Wildlife Center, Dow, IL.

By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor

September 12, 2020

Like nonprofits around the world, wildlife rehabilitation clinics have had to make major adjustments because of COVID-19. Some of these adjustments include reducing the number of volunteers in the facilities, having to operate with less funding, and caring for many more animals in need than in years past. 

COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports eight new cases, Franklin and Williamson report 17 cases

COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports eight new cases, Franklin and Williamson report 17 cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

September 11, 2020

Jackson County Health Department reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Franklin and Williamson counties announced 19 new COVID-19 cases Sunday.

Technical difficulties: Lack of internet puts some students at a disadvantage

Technical difficulties: Lack of internet puts some students at a disadvantage

By Rana Schenke, Managing Editor

September 11, 2020

The switch to online classes has left some SIU students at a technological disadvantage.

Illinois Department of Public Health issues grant for COVID-19 testing to Jackson County Health Department, SIH and SIU

By Staff Report, News Desk

September 10, 2020

On Sept. 10, the Jackson County Health Department issued a press release announcing that due to a grant being given to the JCHD, SIH and SIU, COVID-19 testing would be more accessible on campus and across the area.

SIU considers temperature checks in the classroom to be a possible liability

SIU considers temperature checks in the classroom to be a possible liability

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

Some on-campus groups and departments have been told they are not permitted to check the temperatures of students because it can cause liability issues for SIU.

Saluki baseball extends NCAA eligibility for six seniors, adjusts budget

Saluki baseball extends NCAA eligibility for six seniors, adjusts budget

By Ryan Scott and Brooke Buerck

September 10, 2020

Following the NCAA’s March 30 announcement of extending eligibility to seniors who lost their spring sports season, SIU baseball is returning six athletes and as a result, is forced to make budget adjustments. 

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