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SIU: no stance on ‘free community college’

By Sam Beard

February 3, 2015

Free community college is a concept that could change the landscape for America’s students, but some shrug it off as an impossibility.In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Jan. 20, he said he is sending Congress...

Polar Bear results in hospitalizations, citations

By Sarah Gardner

February 2, 2015

During Polar Bear, a drinking event on Saturday, 26 people were hospitalized and 139 citations were made by local and state police officers.The severity of injuries during the weekend was the worst in three years, an E.R. nurse manager at M...

Pulling apart apartheid

By Jessica Brown

February 1, 2015

The civil rights problem is not just an American issue.Corne Prozesky, an associate director of facilities at the Student Recreation Center, knows this all too well.Prozesky was born in Pietersburg, South Africa in 1976. He lived...

‘Together’ we celebrate Black History Month

By Sarah Gardner

February 1, 2015

As Black History Month begins, so should the conversation. #SIUTalks...

$13M of renovations in the works

By Jonathan Swartz

February 1, 2015

It is said that time heals wounds but it does something very different to brick, mortar and steel. Structural repairs, performed by Plant and Service Operations, required attention before more noticeable projects around campus...

Fee increase improves night transit service

By Ahmad Hicks, @AhicksSports_DE

February 1, 2015

The phone rings at night on the third floor of the Student Center. On one end of the phone is a student wanting a ride home, and on the other, a dispatcher for SIU’s Night Safety Transit—a service provided by student fees...

The last run: Daily Egyptian press runs last time

By Sarah Gardner

February 1, 2015

At 1:18 a.m. Thursday, the last edition produced on the in-house printing press at the Daily Egyptian was complete. The final run was documented by Daily Egyptian employees and in thanking the press crew, a portrait of the s...

Frozen food forbidden in Indian restaurant

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 1, 2015

An emphasis on crisp ingredients at Reema’s Indian Cuisine has kept the customers coming since it opened in July 2013.Ramneesh Prabhakar, owner and manager of the restaurant, said he is always looking for ways to set his es...

SIU parking among area’s cheapest

By Brian Robbins

January 28, 2015

Students coming into SIU might find an attraction of the lush Thompson Woods and stunning academic buildings but once here what they really want is a parking spot right next to the door.For underclassmen who live on campus, the g...

Polar Bear guests left out in the cold

By Jessica Brown

January 28, 2015

Fewer people may participate at Polar Bear—an annual drinking event—this year thanks to a new university policy.Non-University Housing visitors will not be granted access to residence halls or Wall and Grand Apartments from...

SIU: Ground zero for change

By Jonathan Swartz

January 27, 2015

When former SIU President Glenn Poshard enrolled at the university more than 40 years ago, he said the student body instigated social change.It still can, Poshard and others said.“Universities are the best places for change,” said Justi...

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