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184 non-tenure track faculty members unsure of their contract renewals

184 non-tenure track faculty members unsure of their contract renewals

By Cory Ray
May 26, 2017
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The renewals of 184 non-tenure track faculty positions at SIUC are still being considered as the state continues without a budget.

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Faculty leaders brace for staff reductions as budget impasse nears two years

Faculty leaders brace for staff reductions as budget impasse nears two years

By Bill Lukitsch, Luke Nozicka and Anna Spoerre
May 2, 2017
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As Illinois universities face uncertain levels of state funding, some professors have elected to leave for employment elsewhere. “More and more people are considering [leaving] and it’s definitely a rational thing to do,” said Dave Johnson, president of the Faculty Association. “I don’t ...

Recruitment becoming more difficult amid budget cuts, university officials say

Recruitment becoming more difficult amid budget cuts, university officials say

By Marnie Leonard
April 26, 2017
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As the university continues to deal with an unprecedented state budget impasse approaching the two-year mark and SIU President Randy Dunn’s recent announcement suggesting $30 million in cuts for the Carbondale campus, prospective students have been choosing to go to school elsewhere. Susan Davenport,...

Colwell to interview Tuesday on campus for permanent chancellor spot

Colwell to interview Tuesday on campus for permanent chancellor spot

By Luke Nozicka
April 25, 2017
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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell will interview on campus Tuesday in the hopes of claiming the university’s permanent chancellor position. Colwell, who began his two-year interim term Oct. 1, 2015, will interview at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in Guyon Auditorium. The candidate will then answer questions at...

‘The farms are our classrooms’: budget impasse threatens University Farms

‘The farms are our classrooms’: budget impasse threatens University Farms

By Olivia Spiers
April 20, 2017
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Lillian Hayhurst’s passion is cattle. “Being surrounded by hills and cows is my heaven,” Hayhurst said. “Without University Farms, college would have been miserable.” Hayhurst, a senior studying animal science and cattle management, moved to Carbondale in 2014 from her family farm in T...

Chancellor candidate wants to engage in a ‘strategic recalibration of SIU’

Chancellor candidate wants to engage in a ‘strategic recalibration of SIU’

By Luke Nozicka
April 19, 2017
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George Hynd wants be part of the rebuilding process. During a student-led forum Wednesday evening, Hynd, who is vying to become chancellor at SIU’s largest campus, said he wants to engage in a creative revisioning of the university that he called “a strategic recalibration of SIU.” Hynd, who ha...

USG presidential election voting opens Tuesday

USG presidential election voting opens Tuesday

By Olivia Spiers
April 19, 2017
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Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections kick off April 25 with steep budget cuts on the horizon for the university. The election has candidates running for the presidential seat. Joshua Bowens, Brandon Kyles and Will Schefelbein are seeking to move up in the governing ranks. Studen...

For the love of mules

For the love of mules

By Morgan Timms
April 14, 2017
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Around 500 riders converged in southern Illinois during the week of April 3 from as far away as Germany and Thailand, and from as many as 26 states, all with one thing in common. They were mule people. “[In] nearly every state you can think of, there’s somebody there who’s one of us,” said Steve...

Chancellor finalist named president at Eastern New Mexico University

Chancellor finalist named president at Eastern New Mexico University

By Daily Egyptian staff
April 13, 2017
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One of four finalists for the university’s chancellor position has been chosen for the position of president of Eastern New Mexico University. Jeff Elwell was selected to lead Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday following a unanimous decision by the school's Board of Regents, The Eastern New Mexico News reports. He’ll earn $230,000 annually on a three-year contract. Elwell reportedly acc...

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