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Support group helps veterans get acclimated to campus

By Anna Spoerre, @annaspoerre

March 30, 2016

Filed under Campus

Anthony Pilota, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran previously deployed to Afghanistan, said his first two months on campus was one of the loneliest times of his life.Many veterans who choose to pursue an education after they leave the se...

MAP grant students react to possibly paying back their grant

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

March 30, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

Joshua Bowens works more than 60 hours a week — sometimes only getting a few hours of sleep between classes — and if he has to pay back his MAP grant money, he may have to take on more. Bowens could be another victim of the...

Fed-up students demand action from lawmakers

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

February 17, 2016

Filed under Budget, Campus, News

Students are taking to social media to press state legislators into passing a budget during what has become the longest period Illinois has gone without one.On Monday, SIU students started the "I Need a Budget Because" campai...

Cuts force restructuring of student programs

By Kristen Levine, @KLevine_DE

December 14, 2015

Filed under News

Budget cuts have led to the merging of two offices and one man losing his job. The University Programming Office and the Student Life office merged on July 1, in what's now known as the Office of Student Engagement.Blake Br...

Ministry fights to serve community despite budget impasse

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

December 8, 2015

Filed under City, News

Many organizations are struggling with the state's budget impasse and one non-profit in Carbondale that provides services to the needy is no exception.Good Samaritan Ministries, which is usually allocated $100,000 in state gran...

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