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Letter to the editor: Don’t cut Africana Studies at SIUC

The Carbondale Racial Justice Coalition published a letter to the editor on August 24, in defense of the administration’s proposal to cut the Africana Studies department at SIUC. Here is an excerpt: We are writing to express our deep dismay and concern about the possible closure of the Bachelor of Arts program in Africana Studies at SIU Carbondale, announced at…

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Students protest cuts to Africana Studies department

About 25 students and recent graduates marched through campus Tuesday to protest the administration’s decision to cut the Africana Studies program. “Keep Africana Studies! Meet us outside!” rang through the Student Center as demonstrators rallied inside the building before taking the march to Anthony Hall, where the chancellor’s office is housed.  The undergraduate degree program is on the chopping block…

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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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