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US military to allow transgender men and women to serve openly

By W.J. Bennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau

June 30, 2016

Filed under News

The Pentagon on Thursday lifted a long-standing ban against transgender men and women serving openly in the military, removing one of its last discriminatory hurdles and placing gender identity on par with race, religion, color...

DOD funding explains SIU’s militarized university ranking

By Cory Ray |@coryray_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 14, 2015

Filed under News

While SIU lacks a fleet of tanks, one study shows the university's military ties.A recent study from Vice News ranked SIU as the 23rd most militarized university in the U.S. and said military relations at universities has bee...

Benjamin brings battle to the front line

By Evan Jones, @EvanJones_DE

September 6, 2015

Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Some collegiate athletes start straight out of high school. Others take extra steps before starting their eligibility.  Junior volleyball player Yael Benjamin came to SIU from the Israeli Army. Since its independence in 1948, Israel ...

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