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The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Kaneesha Mallory, 34, looks out the window of her apartment with her four year old daughter Bre’Chelle April 19, 2024 at Loarn L. Shuemaker Jr Building in Cairo, Illinois. Mallory has lived in Cairo nearly her entire life and returned back in 2002 after moving away with her family in 1998.

Illinois made a bold promise to end poverty. In Alexander County, it’s hard to tell.

This story, produced in partnership with Capitol News Illinois, was supported by grant funding from the Pulitzer Center. Pink and purple toys line the living room of this tiny public housing apartment...

Fuel your ambition: Stryke connects students and professionals in a new way to network

Fuel your ambition: Stryke connects students and professionals in a new way to network

By Carly Gist, Staff Reporter June 9, 2024

A recent Southern Illinois University graduate has created an app in hopes of strengthening professional networking relationships. Stryke, a platform that is described by its team as “LinkedIn meets...

Faculty leadership hopeful about new compensation study

Faculty leadership hopeful about new compensation study

By Katie Kwasneski, Staff Reporter June 3, 2024

SIU faculty leadership representatives are reacting positively to Chancellor Austin A. Lane’s announcement of the launch of Compensation 2030. Sajal Lahiri, Professor of Economics at SIU said, “I...

Cast members rehearse for “The Prom,” which opens June 14 as part of the 2024 McLeod Summer Playhouse.  The season opens Friday, May 31, with the “Singing with the Stars” fundraiser at McLeod Theater.

‘Singing with the Stars’ kicks off SIU’s McLeod Summer Playhouse 50-season celebration

By Pete Rosenbery, SIU Communications May 31, 2024

The 2024 edition of the iconic McLeod Summer Playhouse at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is celebrating 50 seasons of bringing performances from some of the region’s finest amateur singers...

SIU Entrance with Student Services Building

SIU launches study to attain equity in compensation

By Kim Rendfeld, SIU Communications May 28, 2024

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is launching a study of how pay for faculty and staff compares to that of other employers as part of its Imagine 2030 strategic plan. “We have a lot to offer...

Grammy-worthy talent coming to 45th Sunset Concert Series beginning June 13

Grammy-worthy talent coming to 45th Sunset Concert Series beginning June 13

By Christi Mathis, SIU Communications May 21, 2024

It’s the 45th season for one of Southern Illinois’ favorite summer traditions – the Sunset Concert Series – and this year’s exciting and eclectic lineup includes two Grammy nominees. Summer...

Saluki softball huddles together before facing the California Golden Bears in the first round of the NCAA Regional May 17, 2024 at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo provided by Saluki Athletics

Salukis split doubleheader, advance to first Regional final since 2003

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter May 18, 2024

The SIU softball team is headed to its second-ever NCAA Regional final after beating California in back-to-back days in the Baton Rouge Regional on Friday and Saturday. After first beating the Golden...

Saluki softball celebrates with both the regular season champions and Missouri Valley Conference champions trophies after clinching a win over Northern Iowa in the championship May 11, 2024 in Normal, Illinois. The dawgs earned their automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. Photo courtesy of Saluki Athletics

Dominant Dawgs: Inside Saluki softball’s statistical supremacy

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter May 16, 2024

Only one word is appropriate to describe 2024 SIU softball team’s run to the NCAA Tournament: dominant. The Salukis clinched the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title with their win over...

SIUs Center for Virtual Expression explores new frontiers

SIU’s Center for Virtual Expression explores new frontiers

By Katie Kwasneski, Staff Reporter May 16, 2024

In room 1229 of Faner Hall you will find the Center for Virtual Expression. What originally began as a podcasting lab about 6 years ago has been transformed through the years to address the ever-changing...

A drawer full of bat specimens sits on a table top at SIUs mammal museum.

Going batty: An interview with SIU’s only bat researcher

By Diane Browning , Journ 310 May 14, 2024

Whether you love them or hate them, bats have always been an animal that people have strong opinions on. Public interest in bats has never been all that high, except possibly during the Halloween season....

Saluki softball celebrates with both the regular season champions and Missouri Valley Conference champions trophies after clinching a win over Northern Iowa in the championship May 11, 2024 in Normal, Illinois. The dawgs earned their automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. Photo courtesy of Saluki Athletics

Saluki softball repeats as MVC tournament champs with three straight comeback wins

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter May 12, 2024

Though the SIU softball team was down in every game, the Salukis simply couldn’t be stopped on their run to a second consecutive MVC Tournament title, and third in four years. The championship, which...

Photo provided by Saluki Athletics.

Valley champion men’s golf takes “pedal-down mentality” into regional play

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter May 11, 2024

There wasn’t much of a question heading into the final day of the Missouri Valley Conference men’s golf championship as to who would claim the title. SIU took a 14-stroke lead into the final day,...

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