Daily Egyptian

Column: The chancellor’s move toward darkness

Column: The chancellor’s move toward darkness

By Sam Beard

October 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

An analysis of the details of the chancellor’s academic reorganization plan reveals his vision for the university to be a swift step towards dystopia.

Column: Standing with those ‘taking a knee’

Column: Standing with those ‘taking a knee’

By Sam Beard

October 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Blinded by the lens of whiteness, casual racists come out of the woodworks and into the comments section to chastise and threaten black students speaking out against systemic injustice.

With Trump in office, do scandals matter anymore?

With Trump in office, do scandals matter anymore?

By Alex Roarty | McClatchy Washington Bureau

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

But as the 2018 midterm election begins, strategists from both parties are confronting a new, Donald Trump-affected reality: Revelations that would have once infuriated the public, even scuttled a campaign, now risk being greeted with indifferent shrugs.

Column: SIU’s shot at humanizing America’s shameful school system

Column: SIU’s shot at humanizing America’s shameful school system

By Sam Beard

October 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The student debt crisis seems to point to the fact that America’s system of higher education is doing more harm than good.

Editorial: How to lure college students back to Illinois

Editorial: How to lure college students back to Illinois

By Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A startling 10 of the state's 12 public university campuses suffered overall enrollment declines in 2017, some plummeting by double digits.

Column: SIU must be a guardian of freedom itself, not just free speech

Column: SIU must be a guardian of freedom itself, not just free speech

By Sam Beard

September 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout the United States, far-right white nationalists are actively recruiting for genocide behind a mask of “free speech,” turning a fundamental tenant of freedom into a weapon to reduce it.

Column: SIU students need to get political

Column: SIU students need to get political

By Sam Beard

September 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The year was 1970, and all hell had broken loose at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as thousands of heavily armed police and guardsmen swarmed the city to quash a student uprising.

Letter to the editor: Eliminating Africana studies is eliminating SIU’s history

Letter to the editor: Eliminating Africana studies is eliminating SIU’s history

By Marissa Jackson

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Southern Illinois University, home of the Salukis, cannot get rid of Africana studies, for its core spirit culture is based on an African culture.

Column: SIU’s priorities are not in order

Column: SIU’s priorities are not in order

By Sam Beard

September 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It has come to my attention that many of my constituents do not know that SIU is no longer going to blow-up the towers and build shiny, new, wildly expensive dorms in their place.

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