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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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Assistant debate coach earns prestigious award

He’s gone from being nationally ranked as one of the best debaters in the country to being one of the best debate coaches.. read more...

Library exhibit merges coal mining poetry, photos

“The Light That Shatters Darkness,” a special exhibit featuring coal mining poetry and photographs, is coming to Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.. read more...

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