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Letter to the Editor: In support of the SIU police academy

Letter to the Editor: In support of the SIU police academy

By Emily Buice, Undergraduate Student Government president

April 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am writing to you today to voice my support for the proposed SIU police academy.

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Editorial: The Daily Egyptian is not a public relations firm for SIU – it never will be

Editorial: The Daily Egyptian is not a public relations firm for SIU – it never will be

By Athena Chryanthou, Editor-in-chief

April 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The job of a journalist isn’t to be liked. Negativity from readers is something that comes with the trade, and something we expect.

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Column: An account of last week’s occupation

Column: An account of last week’s occupation

By Sam Beard, SIU Student Trustee

April 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I am sure most of you heard, a group of students occupied the chancellor’s office after he refused to issue a statement that there would be no police academy at SIU.

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Opinion: How USG presidential candidates addressed issues of USG recruitment, communication, and senator accountability at sociology club presidential debate

Opinion: How USG presidential candidates addressed issues of USG recruitment, communication, and senator accountability at sociology club presidential debate

By Johnathan Flowers, PH.D Candidate, Department of Philosophy, GPSC president

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Candidate Newlin Candidate Newlin once again referenced the responsibility of the USG Executive to fill senate seats that are unfilled through selecting senators. However, this is a half-truth at best; a misinterpretation of the constitution at worst. The USG Executive does not “select” senators to fill...

Opinion: How presidential USG candidates responded to questions regarding academic reorganization at sociology club presidential debate

Opinion: How presidential USG candidates responded to questions regarding academic reorganization at sociology club presidential debate

By Johnathan Flowers, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Philosophy, GPSC president

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Sociology Club’s question regarding academic reorganization cut straight to the core of the issues surrounding undergraduate engagement with the reorganization: “how can USG serve as an interpreter or intermediary for those students who find those proposals hard to understand?”

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Opinion: All but one of the USG presidential candidates failed to answer questions on diversity at sociology club presidential debate

Opinion: All but one of the USG presidential candidates failed to answer questions on diversity at sociology club presidential debate

By Johnathan Flowers, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Philosophy, GPSC President

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Sociology Club’s question on diversity was rooted in the mission statement of the university. Specifically, the Sociology Club asked if the methodology that the university was using aligned with the mission statement of SIU and with the mission of USG. Further, the Sociology Club wished to know what each candidate planned to do to achieve diversity.

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Editorial: SIU is on life support, what happens if the board pulls the plug?

Editorial: SIU is on life support, what happens if the board pulls the plug?

By The Daily Egyptian Editorial Board

April 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

SIU Carbondale in its glory days had peak enrollment of more than 24,000 students and was considered the proud flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University System.

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Letter to the Editor: USG candidates fail to demonstrate qualifications to lead at Thursday’s debate

Letter to the Editor: USG candidates fail to demonstrate qualifications to lead at Thursday’s debate

By Johnathan Flowers

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I am disappointed to note the lack of attendance at this year’s Undergraduate Student Government Presidential Debate. Specifically, this year, more than any other, the stakes of the Undergraduate Student Government Presidential election are real.

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Letter to the Editor: An open letter to the SIU Board of Trustees, yes to the chancellor’s plan, no to reallocating Carbondale’s budget

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to the SIU Board of Trustees, yes to the chancellor’s plan, no to reallocating Carbondale’s budget

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As members of the SIU Alumni Association Board, we have the envious task of being both goodwill ambassadors and cheerleaders for a University that enriched our lives. SIU is abundant with traditions and past accomplishments.

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Opinion: Doing something

Opinion: Doing something

By Daniel Silver

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Whatever your opinions of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s proposal, the fact remains it is not about improving enrollment any time in the next seven years. It is also not about saving money.

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Column: Against the chancellor’s proposed police academy

Column: Against the chancellor’s proposed police academy

March 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week a group of students (myself included) produced and released a short video articulating a variety of reasons why the campus community should come together in bold opposition to the chancellor’s proposed police academy.

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