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Saluki Dick Gregory dies at 84

On August 19, activist and comedian Dick Gregory died at age 84. Gregory attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as noted in his obituary in the Washington Post: He was accepted at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he was captain of the cross-country and track teams and continued winning championships. After his sophomore year, he left college and spent two…

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Three Salukis set for 2016 Olympics in Rio – Southern Illinois Athletics

Three former Saluki student-athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, beginning with the opening ceremony on Friday, August 5. Competition begins on August 6 and concludes on August 20. They will be joined by women’s head coach for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics is none other than SIU alumna and four-time Olympian Connie Price-Smith.

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Maker of Racist Video Identified, Vandalism Suspects Still Sought

June 10, 2016 Detectives of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety, in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, have identified the maker of a video that advocated racial violence on campus. The viral video was posted on social media near the end of the spring semester and removed following…

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