Daily Egyptian


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...

‘Victim-blaming’ may explain rape and sexual assault study

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 4, 2015

College rapes in the U.S. decreased from 1995 to 2013, according to a study by the Department of Justice.Or have they?The December 2014 study states while the 18 to 24 year-old age group had the highest rate of rape and sexual ass...

Salukis fall short in dog fight

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

February 4, 2015

SIU men’s basketball was less than a minute away from its first Missouri Valley Conference road win of the season, but lost at the end.The Salukis (9-15, 2-9) lost to the Drake Bulldogs (7-16, 4-7), 63-61 Wednesday at the Knapp Center ...

Softball to kick off season this weekend

By Sean Phee, @SeanPheeDE

February 4, 2015

SIU softball will have a busy weekend to start the 2015 season, with four games in two days.The Salukis left Wednesday for Charleston, S.C., for the Charleston Southern Tournament, where they will kick off the season against Ohio S...

10-day enrollment shows slight increase

By Jonathan Swartz

February 3, 2015

The campus’ spring enrollment increased by 65 students from last spring according to the university.Administration officials attributed the increase to investment in recruitment and retention plans, university spokeswom...

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...

Former dawgs sniffing NFL opportunities

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 3, 2015

MyCole Pruitt and Malcom Agnew are not the only former Saluki football players with sights on the National Football League.Thor Hadfield, Courtney Richmond, LaSteven McKinney and Ken Malcome are all using the offseason, combines and p...

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...

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