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Darwin Week showcases 200 years of science

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

February 11, 2015

Some people get a cake or presents for their birthday, but there is not much to give someone who is turning 206 years old and dead.Each year on Charles Darwin's birthday, the university hosts its own version of International Darwin ...

Tragedies drive fight against inequality

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 10, 2015

Talk of racial equality sounded through SIU’s Student Center auditorium Tuesday evening.John Gaskin III—NAACP’s youngest member on the national board of directors—along with SIU President Randy Dunn and various leaders of ...

Broken wings mean success for SIU debate team

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

February 10, 2015

The SIU debate team is breaking more than just records.Joshua Rivera and Zach Schneider won back-to-back tournaments at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., last weekend.Schneider and Rivera's trophies were bro...

International Festival expects large numbers

By Sam Beard, @SamBeard_DE

February 10, 2015

Flavor and culture remain central in the 53rd annual International Festival, happening this week. Wednesday’s event, the food fair, has acquired a reputation of its own. Students prepare international specialties and serve...

Young Dawgs play Frogs on opening weekend

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

February 10, 2015

SIU baseball will start its season against a team that played in the College World Series last year.The Salukis play the No. 3 Texas Christian Horned Frogs in a three-game series Friday through Sunday.“We knew they were going t...

Civil suit delayed in Molly Young case

By Branda Mitchell, @BrandaM_DE

February 9, 2015

A hearing in the wrongful death suit filed by Larry Young against his daughter’s former boyfriend Richard Minton has been delayed until Feb. 24 because of the judge’s connection to the case.Molly Young, Larry Young's daught...

NAACP executive to visit SIU

By Tyler Davis, @TDavis_DE

February 9, 2015

At the age of 21, John Gaskin III became an executive member on the national board for the NAACP. Nearly a year after the record-setting event, Gaskin will be speaking at SIU. The event, "Ferguson and Beyond: Not Just a Momen...

Former Saluki football player’s charges dropped

By Brent Meske, @BrentmeskeDE

February 5, 2015

All charges against former Saluki linebacker Victor Burnett were dropped after a district attorney did not appear in court.Burnett was arrested Nov. 1 for possession of nearly 700 grams of cannabis, intent to deliver and posse...

Hemp research a hire away

By Sam Beard

February 4, 2015

Marijuana is legal for recreational use in four states across the country, but its cousin, hemp, has just started to make legal baby steps.State universities in Illinois are now protected by law if they choose to research industrial hemp.A s...

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