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First undergraduate behavior analysis major begins at SIU

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

April 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The College of Education and Human Services' new undergraduate major, behavioral analysis and therapy, will be the first of its kind offered as a bachelor’s program in the country.The program, administered by the Rehabilita...

Tearing down gender constructs

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

April 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, City, News

Gender policing — the imposition of “normal” gender expressions on an individual who does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth — has become an issue within the LGBTQ community as traditional gender ...

Debate team wins third national title in a row

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

March 23, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The SIU debate team made history during the weekend in Liberty, Mo.The team of Joshua Rivera and Zach Schneider placed first at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence at William Jewell College, marking the third straight year th...

Blood drive continues to ban sexually active gay men

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

March 18, 2015

Filed under Campus, City, News

The Student Center is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive later this week. However, men who have had sex with another man since 1977 will not be permitted to donate.Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer advocates say t...

Inmate literacy lessens reincarceration, group says

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

March 16, 2015

Filed under City, News

Fifty-one percent of Illinois inmates have been previously incarcerated.Barbara Kessell, a founder of a volunteer organization known as 3R’s, or Reading Reduces Recidivism, said inmates reoffend because of the absence of literacy and ...

Catholic church works toward LGBTQ integration

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

March 5, 2015

Filed under City, News

The word “catholic” mean “universal,” said The Rev. Robert Flannery, priest at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Carbondale.The church is implementing this title translation toward increased inclusion of those in...

Students ask for course diversity

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 25, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The university’s mission statement lists inclusive excellence as one of SIU’s priorities.However, Crystle LaCroix, a senior from North Brookfield, Mass., studying English, said a lack in diverse curriculum and staff contradict t...

Breaching the BDSM barrier

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 25, 2015

Filed under City, News

The line between pain and pleasure is drawn by mutual consent. BDSM— or bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism—is becoming a widely discussed topic after the release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” o...

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