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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.

Kill appointed permanent athletic director, special assistant to the chancellor

Kill appointed permanent athletic director, special assistant to the chancellor

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs, Sports

"We are grateful for Coach Kill's strong leadership and effective management of Intercollegiate Athletics and his continued role in working on enrollment and outreach for the SIU Carbondale campus," said John M. Dunn, interim chancellor.

SIU students translate untold stories from German women resisting the Nazi Regime

SIU students translate untold stories from German women resisting the Nazi Regime

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

Starting out as a school project only meant to receive class credit towards their degree, three students began transcribing untold stories from women fighting against the Nazi Regime. 

Art and Fact: Charles Swedlund shares 35 years of cave photography

Art and Fact: Charles Swedlund shares 35 years of cave photography

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

After spending over 35 years absorbed in cave photography, Charles Swedlund, professor emeritus, is sharing hundreds of his photographs in an exhibit in the SIU Museum.

Driver rescued from floodwaters by good samaritans

Driver rescued from floodwaters by good samaritans

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

Two men rescued an unresponsive driver from floodwaters Monday morning, according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

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