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Historical studies doctoral program mounting ‘full-throated defense’ against potential closure

Historical studies doctoral program mounting ‘full-throated defense’ against potential closure

By Kitt Fresa

September 13, 2017


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When the history department found out about the administration’s plan to cut the historical studies doctoral program, many department members set out to change the university’s mind.  

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Florida-native SIU student deals with Irma from 14 hours away

Florida-native SIU student deals with Irma from 14 hours away

By Marnie Leonard

September 11, 2017


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John Lawless, a junior studying physiology from Lake Mary, Florida, waited all of last week to see if Hurricane Irma would aim its fury at any of his family members or beloved childhood stomping grounds when it touched down over the weekend.

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University administration is not being supportive, DACA students say

University administration is not being supportive, DACA students say

By Marnie Leonard

September 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, Showcase

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement Tuesday that he would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many DACA students on campus said they don’t feel adequately supported by university administration.

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Fall enrollment down 8.96 percent, university officials say

Fall enrollment down 8.96 percent, university officials say

By Marnie Leonard

September 5, 2017


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Fall enrollment at SIUC in 2017 is down by 8.96 percent from 2016, according to data released by university officials Tuesday. The university’s 10-day enrollment figures indicate that fewer than 15,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs, continuing the downward tr...

‘Spectacular data’ collected from the eclipse, SIU Citizen CATE researcher says

‘Spectacular data’ collected from the eclipse, SIU Citizen CATE researcher says

By Cory Ray

September 2, 2017


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Physics masters student Christopher Mandrell said he didn't get to see the moment when the moon first blocked the sun and a total solar eclipse began because he was too busy shielding a telescope with from the sun his back.

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SIU professor assists Harvey rescue efforts

SIU professor assists Harvey rescue efforts

By Marnie Leonard

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

SIU professor Erin Perry and her canine partner Zorro have been engaged in rescue efforts in Houston since Thursday in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, which has resulted in catastrophic flooding throughout the city and at least eight deaths, according to Texas officials. “It’s really overwhelmi...

‘This is a part of our life’: Two rival high school football teams celebrate 100th game

‘This is a part of our life’: Two rival high school football teams celebrate 100th game

By Samantha Keebler

August 26, 2017


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Two area high school football teams continued a decades-long rivalry Friday night as the Carbondale Terriers and the Murphysboro Red Devils matched up for their 100th game since the feud began in 1921.

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City to see increased police presence during Solar Bear weekend

City to see increased police presence during Solar Bear weekend

By Francois Gatimu

August 25, 2017


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Campus and city officials are joining forces to prepare for Solar Bear, the annual mass student party event that marks the first weekend of the fall semester.

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