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‘What is it that America is failing to hear?’- Hundreds drive through downtown Springfield to protest police brutality

Shawn Gregory, Springfield's Ward 2 Alderman (left) and  Sunshine Clemons Black Lives Matter organizer (middle) give speeches right before Sunday's Solidarity Procession on May 31st, 2020 in Downtown Springfield, IL.

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

May 31, 2020

Hundreds of cars drove through the streets of downtown Springfield today to protest police brutality following the death of George Floyd.

Board approves Lane as Chancellor of SIUC

SIUC chancellor search finalist Austin Lane, formerly of Texas Southern University.

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

May 29, 2020

The SIU Board of Trustees unanimously approved former Texas Southern University President, Austin Lane, as the new chancellor of SIU Carbondale at their meeting on Friday.

SIUC issues statement about racist comments made by former baseball player

SIUC issues statement about racist comments made by former baseball player

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

May 29, 2020

SIUC has released a statement about a SnapChat video created by former Saluki baseball player Mason Hiser in which he repeatedly uses the N-word.

Board to consider appointing Lane as chancellor of Carbondale campus

Dr. Austin Lane, former President of Texas Southern University.

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

May 27, 2020

The Board of Trustees will meet on Friday to consider appointing former Texas Southern University president Austin Lane as chancellor of SIU Carbondale. The appointment will be effective no later than July 6. pending board approval.

Letter from the Editor: This isn’t goodbye

My latest home workspace, including my dog, Belle.

By Rana Schenke, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2020

"It’s a Daily Egyptian tradition for an outgoing editor-in-chief to write a farewell letter at the end of the semester," writes Editor-in-Chief Rana Schenke. "I’ve been trying to think for the last couple of weeks what I should write in mine. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that isn’t what we need right now."

SIU students could return to campus in the fall semester

SIU students could return to campus in the fall semester

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

SIU students might be able to return to campus in the fall 2020-2021 academic year. 

Social media fundraiser generates over $10k for local business Rainbow Ranch

Alan Blumhorst, 60, is the owner of the Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo, located on a 170-year-old, family-owned farm in Nashville, IL, and home to as many as 30-35 different species of exotic and traditional farm animals, totaling about 220 animals before mating season, and anywhere from 300-400 after the babies are born.
Animals, clockwise from top-left:  Candy the Camel; a swan; Ziggy the Zebra; a white peacock; alpacas; Big Jake the Jacob Sheep; Skippy the Kangaroo; and Max the Macaw.
Blumhorst uses alliteration when naming the animals on his farm because it helps the kids remember the animals.

By Brooke Buerck, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo owner Alan Blumhorst wasn’t sure how his business was going to come up with the funds they needed to cover animal feed and veterinarian bill costs. 

Kenneth Evans withdraws from SIUC chancellor search

Kenneth Evans withdraws from SIUC chancellor search

By Rana Schenke, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2020

Kenneth Evans, SIUC chancellor search finalist and president of Lamar University, has withdrawn from the search.

SIUC Faculty Association recommends Stapleton, Lane for chancellor position

SIUC Faculty Association recommends Stapleton, Lane for chancellor position

By Rana Schenke, Editor in Chief

April 25, 2020

The SIUC Faculty Association has recommended Austin Lane and Susan Stapleton as finalists for SIU's chancellor position.

“Our health is our wealth” Illinois NAACP hosts virtual town hall on COVID-19 in the African American community

Flier for NAACP COVID-19 town hall held on April 25, 2020.

By Danny Connolly, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2020

Over 100 members of the NAACP across Illinois joined in on a virtual town hall to get more information from health care officials and have their questions answered about COVID-19.

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