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Researchers study bison return to Illinois

After a nearly 200-year absence, Illinois is once again a home where the buffalo -- bison, that is -- roam.

Mine dust control research hits marketplace

A new technology for controlling dust in underground mining operations, developed by researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has made its way into the marketplace.


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David Lynch named Lincoln student laureate

A political science student is this year’s Lincoln Academy of Illinois student laureate for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Debate team keeps rolling with tournament wins

Whether the competition is the select few or the mighty in numbers, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Debate Team comes out on top.


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Veteran journalist Rodgers to share memories

Walter C. Rodgers, a double alumnus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale whose celebrated longtime broadcast journalism career included working for CNN and ABC, will speak at his alma mater later this month.. read more...

Revised elementary education program gains approval

The redesigned Elementary Education program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is among the first 10 university programs in the state to earn approval from the Illinois State Board of Education’s Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board.. read more...

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