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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, Letters to the Editor, 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, Letters to the Editor, 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...

Letter to the editor: It’s Time for SIU to Divest and Become a Leader in Fighting Climate Change

Letter to the editor: It’s Time for SIU to Divest and Become a Leader in Fighting Climate Change

By Students Embracing Nature, Sustainability, and the Environment

February 22, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the editor submitted by Students Embracing Nature, Sustainability and the Environment When former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited campus in December he spoke about the need for governments, ordinary citizens and institutions like universities to help lead the way in t...

Opinion: End of an Era

Opinion: End of an Era

By Athena Chrysanthou

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Jan. 26 started off like any regular Thursday. Early morning practice, weights and class. An unexpected meeting for both men's and women’s tennis teams was scheduled for 2:15 p.m., and whilst there was speculation, I don’t think anyone on the team could have anticipated what was to come. Duri...

Letter to the editor: Cut football, not tennis

Letter to the editor: Cut football, not tennis

By William Babcock

February 2, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

It’s Southern Illinois University Carbondale sports quiz time. Question:  What do the following sports Division I universities have in common:  American, Boston, Bradley, California State (Long Beach, Fullerton and Northridge), California (Santa Barbara and Riverside), DePaul, Marquette, St. Louis...

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