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Letter to the editor: Events in Charlottesville are saddening

Letter to the editor: Events in Charlottesville are saddening

By Joshua Bowens
August 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We, as members of the Undergraduate Student Government and members of the SIU community, are saddened by the weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The violence that has erupted is an unacceptable display of the unfortunate racial tensions in the United States at this time. However, we cannot ...

Technology is making us less informed and less thoughtful

Technology is making us less informed and less thoughtful

By By Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer | The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As we all get ready to start new academic years, I'm reminded of how radically technology has changed us and our ideas about education. I vividly recall relishing the idea of a communications revolution as my collegiate teaching career began in the 1980s. Technologies would merge, leading to easy...

SIUE Faculty Senate executive committee: SIUC needs a ‘new institutional identity’

SIUE Faculty Senate executive committee: SIUC needs a ‘new institutional identity’

By SIUE's Faculty Senate executive committee
May 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The faculty of SIU-Edwardsville empathizes with the administrators, faculty, staff and students of SIUC and the broader Carbondale community. We recognize the significant challenges the campus faces, and we feel for the people at risk. These challenges and the immediate crisis confronting SIUC also inf...

Letter to the editor: Concerning the new chancellor search, institutionalized white supremacy, and ways to do it differently

Letter to the editor: Concerning the new chancellor search, institutionalized white supremacy, and ways to do it differently

By Crys LaCroix
May 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the course of the last few weeks, I have participated in all the open forum question and answer sessions with each new potential chancellor. I approached each session with a sense of wariness because all candidates chosen for the position are white men. My suggestion is not that white men cannot...

Letter to the editor: Rape is not something to party about

Letter to the editor: Rape is not something to party about

By Tyler Chance
April 30, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this month, Levels night club in Carbondale hosted a party themed in violence. The night club unapologetically promoted a “Pimps N' Hoes” party. Not only is this degrading to women, but it contributes to a false view of women in the male imagination and fuels a culture of violence in Carbondale...

Column: A fan’s field guide to picking the school to replace Wichita State

Column: A fan’s field guide to picking the school to replace Wichita State

By Sean Carley
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

After Wichita State announced its move to the American Athletic Conference on Friday, it left quite a pair of shoes to fill in the Missouri Valley Conference. Granted, no one team is immediately going to replace the immense impact WSU had on the conference, both financially and in terms of exposure....

Editorial: Efforts at budget compromise missing at Statehouse

Editorial: Efforts at budget compromise missing at Statehouse

By The State Journal-Register
March 28, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Isn't it nice that senators and representatives came together earlier this month to welcome the Chicago Cubs' World Series trophy when it appeared at the Statehouse? They filed into the House to laud the Cubbies, smiling as they took pictures with the trophy and Cubs great Ryne Sandberg. One would...

Editorial: Illinois higher education leaders need a state budget

Editorial: Illinois higher education leaders need a state budget

By Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill.
March 28, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When it comes to the ongoing state budget stalemate, just about every group has a story to tell. Social service agencies, local school districts, businesses that go unpaid for months on end, public employee unions — the list goes on. Throw higher education onto the pile, too. It is obvious that...

Opinion: Higher ed leaders want, need state budget

Opinion: Higher ed leaders want, need state budget

By Decatur Herald & Review Editiorial Board
March 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When it comes to the ongoing state budget stalemate, just about every group has a story to tell. Social service agencies, local school districts, businesses that go unpaid for months on end, public employee unions — the list goes on. Throw higher education onto the pile, too. It is obvious...

Opinion: Donald Trump’s latest step toward tyranny

Opinion: Donald Trump’s latest step toward tyranny

By Detroit Free Press
February 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

There's a name for a government that bars media outlets it views as unsympathetic from access to its workings. It's not "democracy." Just ask White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, as someone did in December, shortly before Spicer accepted his current post as President Donald Trump's proselytizer-in-chief. During...

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