Ill. tax debate affects SIU

Taxes are an ever-present force in Americans’ lives, and the debate about how high they should be rages on in Illinois government. Illinois politicians are debating whether to let the Temporary Tax Increase of 2011 expire in January 2015. The Temporary ... Continue Reading →

Students initiate assault task force

With the recent arrests of six SIU students for sexual assaults Sept. 12 through 14 in two separate incidents, student leaders are launching a new task force to address attacks on and off campus. Cameron Shulak, president of the Undergraduate Student ... Continue Reading →

Provost proposes 20-hour work cap

Beginning May 11, student workers will no longer be able to work more than 20 hours a week at the university if a recent proposal by Provost John Nicklow becomes policy. Toni Vagner, student employment manager, wrote in an email obtained by the Daily ... Continue Reading →

USG concludes semester, looks ahead

The Undergraduate Student Government made constitutional changes, reviewed allocations and said farewells at its last meeting of the semester. Treasurer Cameron Shulak said $12,000 will roll over to the fiscal year 2015 Student Organization Activity Fee ... Continue Reading →

USG allocates for fiscal year 2015

The Undergraduate Student Government approved every allocation for umbrella organizations for the first period of fiscal year 2015 at its Tuesday meeting. Umbrella organizations are groups that oversee numerous other, smaller groups. The Senate did not ... Continue Reading →

Miller secures student trustee position

After winning 60 percent of the vote against opponent Kane Hudson, a freshman from Peoria studying engineering, Adrian Miller will serve as SIUC’s student trustee on the SIU Board of Trustees beginning June 1 after Jesse Cler’s term expires. Miller ... Continue Reading →

Shulak wins USG presidency

After winning 54 percent of the vote against opponent Chris Wheetley, a junior from Murphysboro studying political science and paralegal studies, Cameron Shulak will serve as president of the Undergraduate Student Government beginning June 1 after Adrian ... Continue Reading →
Undergraduate Student Government Treasurer Cameron Shulak answers questions as opponent USG Senator Christopher Wheetley waits to present his rebuttal Tuesday during the USG Presidential debate at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The presidential candidates debated several issues facing the undergraduate student body and described how they would work to fix them if elected.
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Candidates debate as election clock ticks closer

Student Trustee and Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections are now open on Desire2Learn, and Tuesday evening the candidates took one last chance to make their platforms clear. The debate, sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, ... Continue Reading →

USG debates engineering council, tables allocations

USG approved three new Registered Student Organizations and allocated eight RSO’s which amounted to more than $14,800 at the government’s Tuesday night meeting. Treasurer Cameron Shulak said USG has more than $17,000 left in the student organization ... Continue Reading →

Campaigns begin for student trustee election

The SIU Board of Trustee student trustee election takes place April 9 and 10 on D2L. The student trustee campaign has USG President Adrian Miller facing USG Sen. Kane Hudson. An hour-long debate will be held. April 8 in the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute ... Continue Reading →

USG to undergo constitutional changes

Changes in the Undergraduate Student Government constitution have been proposed in a new document written by the International Affairs Committee. Changes included a name change, distinctive district representation and more senator expectations. IAC met ... Continue Reading →

USG talks Recreation Center

The Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday night covered the state of the student Recreation Center, USG budget and new allocations given. It began with news of extended hours and an annual economic update of the Recreation Center by Troy Vaughn, ... Continue Reading →

New funding guidelines take affect

Changes in the student-funding guidelines may make Undergraduate Student Government allocations more efficient. Treasurer Cameron Shulak, a junior from Louisville, Ky., studying aviation, said the alterations ensure fair funding and include prioritizing ... Continue Reading →

Three new RSOs approved at USG meeting

The Undergraduate Student Government approved three new registered student organizations at their Tuesday night meeting. USG approved Alpha Sigma Pi and the St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium as RSOs as recommended by the International Affairs ... Continue Reading →

USG approves increase to insurance, athletic fees

Student fees were recommended to increase after the Undergraduate Student Government voted on them at an impromptu meeting Thursday. The meeting took place at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Services Building after the weather forced a reschedule from Tuesday. The ... Continue Reading →
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