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Chancellor finalist Carlo Montemagno wants to define and implement a vision for SIU

Chancellor finalist Carlo Montemagno wants to define and implement a vision for SIU

By Cory Ray
June 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

In what is expected to be the final chancellor forum, Carlo Montemagno spoke to students, faculty and community members on Wednesday. "[It was] the challenge," he said when asked why he is pursuing the chancellorship. "I'm a builder. My entire career has been building things." Montemagno is currently...

House Majority Whip shooter identified as Belleville man, dead

House Majority Whip shooter identified as Belleville man, dead

By Cory Ray
June 14, 2017
Filed under News

According to The Washington Post, the shooter of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville. 

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Chancellor finalist Rodney Hanley wants SIU to balance budget by growing

Chancellor finalist Rodney Hanley wants SIU to balance budget by growing

By Cory Ray
June 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

SIUC chancellor finalist Rodney Hanley said he wants to address the budget crisis affecting the university by increasing revenue, not by relying on cuts. "You can cut your way to a balanced budget or you can grow your way to a balanced budget," he said, "and I'm very much a proponent of the growth...

Wanted suspect and one injured after several shots fired in Carbondale

Wanted suspect and one injured after several shots fired in Carbondale

By Athena Chrysanthou
June 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

At approximately 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Carbondale Police responded to a report of shots fired at the 400 block of N. Robert Stalls, which resulted in one victim being taken to hospital.

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University Museum to close indefinitely on July 1

University Museum to close indefinitely on July 1

By Cory Ray
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell announced Thursday the University Museum will close indefinitely on July 1. Colwell said the closure is a result of the nearly two year state budget impasse, and the museum will remain closed until "a permanent state budget provides enough support to hire the staff...

Schneider Hall to rent dorm rooms for eclipse weekend

Schneider Hall to rent dorm rooms for eclipse weekend

By Kitt Fresa
June 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be renting suites in Schneider Hall to accommodate the influx of tourists coming to see the first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979.

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Investigation Discovery examines death of SIUC student Pravin Varughese

Investigation Discovery examines death of SIUC student Pravin Varughese

By Cory Ray
June 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The television network Investigation Discovery, which examines real-world crimes in an documentary-style format, probed into the 2014 death of SIUC student Pravin Varughese after a video the network posted on Facebook.

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Chancellor unveils plan to cut university budget by $19 million, includes layoffs

Chancellor unveils plan to cut university budget by $19 million, includes layoffs

By Cory Ray
May 31, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

In a statement Wednesday, interim Chancellor Brad Colwell released the breakdown of a $19 million permanent budget cut to the university. The cut may result in layoffs to 51 civil service employees, contract non-renewals, layoffs for faculty and reductions in the budgets of many departments on campus. Almost...

App allows cell phones to track mood

App allows cell phones to track mood

By By Alison Bowen | Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2017
Filed under News

A new iPhone app developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers aims to track and predict mood episodes through keystrokes. Created by psychiatrist Alex Leow and Peter Nelson, the idea for BiAffect came about when Nelson's 24-year-old son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a brain disorder...

2017 Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand lineup announced

2017 Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand lineup announced

By Cory Ray
May 25, 2017
Filed under City, News

Eight performances — including one by Lifehouse and Grammy Award winner Switchfoot — will be held at the Grandstand at the Du Quoin State Fair from Aug. 25 to Sept. 2, according to State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon.

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Forums scheduled for recently announced chancellor candidates

Forums scheduled for recently announced chancellor candidates

By Cory Ray
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

SIUC chancellor finalists Rodney Hanley and Carlo Montemagno will each host public and student forums on June 13 and June 14, respectively.

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