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Liberal arts: the original research

September 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The whole concept and image of higher education in the United States has evolved and changed ever since the introduction of Harvard University in 1636.It has gone from being simply a place where the wealthy white men attend for educ...

Short Sayings September 27, 2012

September 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Different   Too tall,too shortToo fat,too thinAlways lose,never winToo smart,too dumbToo slow,too fastAlways feeling likethe place of last.There is nothing wrong,there is just a difference.Blond or red hairBlue eyes or greenAl...

“You’re Already Dead” comes to life at Kleinau

By Karsten Burgstahler

September 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

There is nothing original; there is no progress.At SIUC’s Kleinau Theater this weekend, there is only anarchy.“You’re Already Dead: A History of No Future” will take residency at the theater beginning Thursday. The show...

The harsh truth about graduate student loans

September 25, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnStudent loan debt has been a source of concern since student loans surpassed grants as the foundation of student aid in the 1980s.The ability to repay student loans after graduation relies on a number of factors such a...

The rising issue of academic apathy

September 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnA growing trend has been sweeping across universities throughout the United States — students, especially undergraduates, are becoming less involved in both academics and extra-curricular activities.This sense o...

Former FBI profiler signs books in Carbondale

By Austin Flynn

September 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

An SIUC alumna and ex-FBI agent will make an appearance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Barnes and Noble for a book signing.Mary O’Toole has worked on several high profile cases, including the Green River killer, the Zodiac serial mu...

Glassblowers contribute to artist’s musty musk

By Laura Wood

September 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

American artist Daniel Peltz’s idea for a new perfume sounds like it really stinks.Peltz, an artist-in-residence at Rejmyre Art LAB in Sweden, has turned his many hours of glassblower-observing into the next hopeful perfume ...

Standing up for teachers, supporting unions

September 18, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Their WordTeachers are heroes, not villains, and it’s time to stopdemonizing them.It has become fashionable to blame all of society’s manifold sins and wickedness on “teachers unions,” as if it were possible to separa...

SIU football finds self

SIU football finds self

September 18, 2012

Is it right to politicize events in Libya and Egypt?

September 18, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnIn the immediate aftermaths of a tragedy, we expect politicians to set aside their differences and help us come togetheras a country.Unfortunately, that’s not what happened in the aftermath ofrecent violence oversea...

Emmys 2012: For Your Consideration

By Karsten Burgstahler

September 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

The time has come for the Emmys, and that means it’s time for predictions.Will the big guns such as “Modern Family” and “Mad Men” take top honors, or will a newbie show take home the prize? Although I don’t claim to b...

Higher education faculty lacks diversity

September 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest Column In the past one hundred years, the face of the US universities has changed dramatically.Where a college education was once reserved for the privileged few, there is now a plethora of opportunities for students o...

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