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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 Letters to the Editor, 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.

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 Letters to the Editor, 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...

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