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Cheerleaders: SIU administration hiding us during national anthem

SIU cheerleaders who began protesting during the national anthem during the football season say that the administration is now trying to hide them at other sporting events. From the Daily Egyptian: The incident took place three weeks after Hunt and sophomore cheerleaders Czarina Tinker and Alaysia Brandy knelt in protest during the national anthem before a football game against Northern…

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Students plan to launch social media campaign for Africana Studies

Excerpts from the Daily Egyptian and check out the broadcast interview from WSIL TV: To try to save the Africana studies program from being cut, students are putting together a video campaign to raise awareness and support of the department. … The possibility it could still be eliminated is concerning to students like Kelechi Agwuncha, one of the campaign’s organizers.…

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Video: National expert gives first SIU diversity lecture

This fall, SIU held its Inaugural Board of Trustees Diversity Excellence Lecture, featuring Tim Wise, a nationally renowned anti-racism activist and writer. A video of the speech was sent to all alumni along with a message from SIU system President Randy Dunn. Check out the full video below to hear Wise’s powerful message!

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