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Retention targeted by task force

Nearly 40 percent of students who attended their first year in 2012 didn’t return for a second year, according to the university fact book. As retention remains a continual issue on campus, a task force is implementing new initiatives in the hopes ... Continue Reading →

LEDs enlighten campus

Students will soon be enlightened by the results of an about $1 million lighting project throughout the campus. Kevin Bame, vice chancellor for administration and finance, said the new LED lights being installed are part of a $30 million deferred maintenance ... Continue Reading →

Updated Dell tablets distributed to freshmen

Michael Gossett remembers the tablet computer he got as an SIU freshman last year. “I don’t use it at all because it sucks,” the sophomore psychology major Michael Gossett said. His complaint was common among last year’s freshmen, the first SIU ... Continue Reading →

SIU volunteers at Boys and Girls club

SIU students gave back to a program Friday that has served the community for 10 years. The Boys and Girls Club on North Springer Street, which provides after-school activities for children, received a visit from students in the University Honors Program. ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian
Quentin Harris, a freshman from Lebanon, Ind., works in his dorm room Sunday, which is a part of
SIU’s Campus Pride Living Learning Community. SIU has dedicated parts of University Housing to
the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans* and queer community. The LLC is part of a new initiative brought
on by the LGBTQ Resource Center to better serve LGBTQ students living on campus. “I feel like I will
be more comfortable in gender-inclusive housing,” Harris said. “In society it’s like you have to be one
or the other and not everyone fits into those strict categories.”

Housing opens doors to gender inclusivity

Several students were welcomed into the university’s first gender-inclusive residence hall last weekend, at the Campus Pride Living Learning Community in Mae Smith Hall. The LLC is a program through the LGBTQ Resource Center and University Housing that ... Continue Reading →

“It could have happened here”

Nearly 100 students and faculty rallied Monday evening in front of Grinnell Hall to raise awareness of the crisis in Ferguson, Mo. At the event, organized by Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha, community members discussed the aftermath of the death ... Continue Reading →

Interim chancellor adjusts major policies

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela is not wasting any time making changes to campus policies. In less than one month, five policies have been changed, including continual appointments, as opposed to one-year contracts; the hiring of retired faculty and staff; ... Continue Reading →

#SIUC18 hashtag grows in popularity

Instead of waiting to arrive on campus to figure things out, students utilize tips given on social media to make their transition from high school to college easier. Twitter is a way for incoming freshman to meet other students, connect with Registered ... Continue Reading →
Susan Ford signs papers in her office Tuesday allowing students to continue enrollment at SIU. “I’ve been here many years and I’m still learning a lot,” Ford said, who was appointed as interim provost and
vice chancellor for academic affairs. Ford may officially be appointed at the September SIU Board of Trustees meeting.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Ford delays retirement for provost position

Susan Ford expected to retire in January, but with the recent repositioning of John Nicklow, she will act as SIU’s chief academic officer instead. Ford, interim dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed as interim provost and vice chancellor ... Continue Reading →

SIU safety is all the Rave

The word rave does not usually bring thoughts of safety to one’s mind when associated with college students, but university’s new alert system is sure to change that. SIU is now the thousandth customer for the Rave Mobile Safety Alert System. This ... Continue Reading →

Vietnam Wall comes to SIU

In 1982, three known graduates of the Air Force ROTC program at SIU had their names engraved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor their service and sacrifice for their country. A replica of the wall will be on display on the ... Continue Reading →

SIU begins search for new provost

Provost John Nicklow has been reassigned to administrative duties,. Nicklow will be assigned within the College of Engineering and Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela said an interim provost will be appointed at the Sept. 11 Board of Trustees meeting. “Please ... Continue Reading →

SIU McNair scholars dedicate their summer to research

Most college students use their summer break to kick back and relax, but there are 14 students at SIU who have used their break quite differently. The students are a part of the McNair Scholars Program and have devoted nearly 320 hours of their summer ... Continue Reading →

Updates create better environment

While students are busy updating phones and laptops, staff is busy updating campus for the new school year. New streetlights, better technology and more classrooms are all in store for upcoming semesters. Once spring semester ended, campus updates began. ... Continue Reading →

SIU fights to prevent sexual assault

This upcoming fall semester, the university is making changes to ensure the safety of its students and campus. The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act requires colleges to train all new students, faculty and staff in recognizing, reporting ... Continue Reading →
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