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.

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 →

Opinion: Confidential search causes concerns

Transparency is defined in a social or political context as openness, communication and accountability. This presidential search carried out by the university was nothing of the sort. SIU Board of Trustees chairman Randal Thomas said the process was transparent, ... Continue Reading →

Randy Dunn named SIU’s next president

Youngstown State’s Randy Dunn has officially been named the eighth president of Southern Illinois University. The university’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Dunn’s appointment in open session Monday afternoon. Trustees Donna ... Continue Reading →

Dunn front-runner for SIU president

SIU’s Board of Trustees decided  who will be the university’s eighth president in a special session Thursday, and will announce its choice Monday at 2 p.m. in Edwardsville. Trustees Roger Herrin and Donna Manering were absent for the vote. Board ... Continue Reading →

Trustees hear first fee, tuition increase proposals

When trustee chairman Randal Thomas asked for questions and comments after both campuses proposed their fees Thursday in Edwardsville, he was met with the sound of silence. That silence began the road to finalizing the university’s fiscal year 2015 ... Continue Reading →
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Tuition, fees could increase 3 percent

The university’s Board of Trustees is nearing deliberation on the new cost of an SIU education. During their Feb. 13 meeting, the trustees will discuss a potential 3 percent increase, or $252, in tuition and an overall tuition and fees increase of ... Continue Reading →

Communication is a two-way street

As Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Egyptian, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Spring 2014 edition of your student newspaper. This publication has existed for nearly 100 years as an open forum for student expression and an independent student voice ... Continue Reading →

Trustees make short business of meeting

Few administrative payroll and position changes were addressed at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting, but university president Glenn Poshard gave an update on the university’s financial outlook during his address to the board. Poshard said although ... Continue Reading →

Committee takes search to university community

The hunt for a successor to university President Glenn Poshard has gone public. After Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting, the Presidential Search Advisory Committee — led by Trustees Donna Manering and Shirley Portwood and consisting of 21 people ... Continue Reading →

Board of Trustees seeks progress at retreat

  The Wednesday morning Board of Trustees meeting was a little less business than usual. Trustees met at Touch of Nature in Makanda for the first day of a two-day retreat. Board members discussed business matters, such as the roles and responsibilities ... Continue Reading →

Board of Trustees scales back 2014 tuition increase

A 3-percent tuition increase was approved for Carbondale’s campus by SIU’s Board of Trustees for fiscal year 2014. The board’s Finance Committee originally recommended a 7-percent tuition increase for Edwardsville and 5-percent increase for Carbondale ... Continue Reading →

Board approves quality increases for both campuses

The SIU Board of Trustees met in Springfield Thursday to approve projects to increase the quality of education at both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. The board approved funding for $593,207.35 in new dental laboratory equipment at SIUE, which ... Continue Reading →

Students protest staff members’ departure

Two students decided to take action when they heard a couple of their favorite faculty were being removed from their department positions. Ekateryna Bondareva, a senior from Marion studying political science, and Taylor Bryant, a senior from Murphysboro ... Continue Reading →

Trustees Hamilton, Wiley protest chairman vote

Although the SIU Board of Trustees had to postponed its meeting for lack of quorum, another show still went on. “Voices — Musical Selections by Students and Faculty from the SIUC School of Music” was scheduled for a performance during the board’s ... Continue Reading →

Hamilton, Wiley walk out of Board of Trustees meeting; meeting postponed

The SIU Board of Trustees meeting was postponed Wednesday when two trustees walked out in protest of a vote, leaving the board without a quorum. David Hamilton, the only SIU-Edwardsville board representative, and Marquita Wiley announced they would leave ... Continue Reading →
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