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‘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.

SIU professor assists Harvey rescue efforts

SIU professor assists Harvey rescue efforts

By Marnie Leonard

August 28, 2017


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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...

Community reacts to state immigration bill: ‘[It] will make us feel more protected’

Community reacts to state immigration bill: ‘[It] will make us feel more protected’

By Francois Gatimu

August 27, 2017


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Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign a bill into law Monday that prevents local law enforcement officials from detaining undocumented immigrants solely because of their immigration status, his office announced last week.

‘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.

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.

‘We are all connected’: Spiritual groups to celebrate eclipse

‘We are all connected’: Spiritual groups to celebrate eclipse

By Amelia Blakely

August 18, 2017


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Though the total solar eclipse Monday will bring many from the scientific community to Carbondale, the experience will also be a spiritual one for local groups. One such organization is the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship. The Rev. Sarah Richards said the eclipse will be a chance to reflect on hu...

Makanda, a town of 500, prepares for eclipse mania

Makanda, a town of 500, prepares for eclipse mania

By Athena Chrysanthou

August 16, 2017


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Approximately 500 people live in the sleepy town of Makanda, but thousands will soon journey there for the biggest event southern Illinois has seen in years. A total solar eclipse has not passed from one American coast to the other in 99 years, and this time, Makanda will be one of the prime locations...

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

By Cory Ray

August 15, 2017


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Most people will turn their eyes to the sun Aug. 21 to catch a rare glimpse of a total solar eclipse, but four SIU students will also point telescopes to the sky as part of a national research project. With the eclipse expected to travel coast to coast from Oregon to South Carolina, the Citizen Continental-America...

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