Daily Egyptian

Column: We still have a long way to go

Column: We still have a long way to go

September 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The year is 2025: Southern Illinois University is nationally recognized as being the best thing to ever happen to higher education in the United States of America.

Column: An anti-racist institution would never cut Africana Studies

Column: An anti-racist institution would never cut Africana Studies

By Sam Beard

August 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fall classes had been in session for a little over three hours Monday and there was already a student-led demonstration underway — a group of students were protesting the proposed elimination of the Africana Studies department, a move one demonstrator called appalling.

Column: Voice of the student trustee

Column: Voice of the student trustee

By Sam Beard

August 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the student trustee, I am the formalized voice for the Carbondale campus and its students on the Board of Trustees — the administrative body in charge of the university.

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...

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