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SIU Board of Trustees student rep defends Africana Studies

In a recent column in the Daily Egyptian, Sam Beard, who serves as the student representative on the SIU Board of Trustees, defended the Africana Studies department and laid out important reasons why it should not be cut. Check out the full column at the Daily Egyptian website: An anti-racist institution would never cut Africana Studies. And in a world…

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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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