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University deemed financially stable

By Tara Kulash

July 31, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

SIU is in the top 20 percentile of financially stable universities nationwide, according to a study conducted by Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm.The firm analyzed the financial health of more than 1,700 publ...

Student remembered for flight passion

By Tara Kulash

July 11, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

Matt Coleman could be described as outgoing, fun-loving and a great friend.The SIU senior from Libertyville studying aviation technologies, died early Monday in a single vehicle accident in Murphysboro. Police think the 26-year-old was ...

Administrators battle budget issues

By Sarah Schneider

July 10, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

The combination of state budget cuts, a large number of retirees and a projected decrease in overall enrollment at the university has put administrators in a situation where they will have to make cuts across the board.Provost ...

Health care act affects student insurance pursuit

By Tiffany Blanchette

July 10, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

While students may now have more equal options to obtain health care coverage, obstacles involving taxes, the job market and their wallets may stand in the way.The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which requires most ...

More faculty layoffs possible because of state budget cuts

By Sarah Schneider

July 9, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

As the university works through the limits to the operating budget because of state budget cuts, Chancellor Rita Cheng said more layoffs might be necessary.University administrators notified 77 non-tenure track faculty members...

More than 70 university employees subject to layoff because of state budget cuts

By Sarah Schneider

July 6, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

University administrators notified 77 employees Friday that their positions were subject to layoff.Chancellor Rita Cheng said several of the positions will not be laid off completely but will have a reduced appointment or teaching...

Body of SIU student found in Lake Michigan

By Austin Flynn

July 5, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

The body of SIU student Mahlik J. Harris was found in the water of a South Side beach in Lake Michigan Thursday.Harris had gone swimming with family at 9 p.m. Wednesday and went missing.He had been in Chicago for a family reunion, bu...

Smokers break habits, cross state line to save money

By Tiffany Blanchette

July 2, 2012

Filed under Campus, City, News

Since the increase of the Illinois cigarette tax took effect June 24, many students, residents and tobacco retail stores are finding ways to accommodate the change.Several students have switched brands, roll their own, cut back...

VITAL program to help transition student veterans back to school

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 26, 2012

Filed under Campus, City, News

A national pilot program at SIUC will help support student veterans as they return to college life after serving in the armed forces.The university has partnered with the VA Medical Center in Marion as one of the few universities to ...

Off-campus students see Carbondale for first time

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 25, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

Nearly half of the students enrolled in a university behavior analysis program had never met their on-campus classmates, professors or visited the campus until Friday.These students, who pursue their master's degree as off-campus co...

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