Daily Egyptian

Column: No School of Homeland Security

Column: No School of Homeland Security

By Sam Beard

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tucked away in Chancellor Montemagno’s plan to restructure our university are some details that are so troubling, so utterly dangerous, that they warrant a column of their own.

Dining hall duels: Lentz or Trueblood?

Dining hall duels: Lentz or Trueblood?

By Josie Arnett, Staff Designer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the beginning of a new semester, it’s important to know the best dining hall on campus to go for your meals.

Column: Spring 2018, A defining point in SIUC history

Column: Spring 2018, A defining point in SIUC history

By Sam Beard

January 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This week’s column will serve as a recap of the defining element of the unprecedented attempt by Chancellor Montemagno’s to completely reorganize the structure of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Column: Towards horizontal governance of the academy

Column: Towards horizontal governance of the academy

By Sam Beard

November 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is too unstable of an institution to undergo such a seismic shake-up as is insisted upon by the newest administrator.

Letter to the editor: Who we are and what we are not

Letter to the editor: Who we are and what we are not

By Bryan Bubolz, Sujung Cho, Matthew Giblin, Julie Hibdon, Daniel Hillyard, Tammy Kochel, Daryl Kroner, Christopher Mullins, Raymund Narag, Breanne Pleggenkuhle and Joseph Schafer

November 23, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

While we collectively and individually have our own thoughts about the reorganization, and have no intention of advocating a position here, we would like to clarify the role of an academic criminology and criminal justice unit within our university.

Column: What about us?

Column: What about us?

By Sam Beard

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By insisting on a top-down approach to restructuring the university, our newest manager's reorganization strategy undermines what we do as academics by subverting collective inquiry and collaborative problem solving.

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.

A condolence call backfires, and Trump turns it into a fight he can’t win

A condolence call backfires, and Trump turns it into a fight he can’t win

By Editorial Board | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

October 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

"President Donald Trump had absolutely no political points to score by winning a fight against a Gold Star widow, so why engage?"

Current hysteria has parallels with early 20th century

Current hysteria has parallels with early 20th century

By Noah Smith | Bloomberg View

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The political and social upheavals that the country is going through now bear a striking resemblance to the events of the early 20th century.

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.

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