Budget woes plague city council

The Carbondale City Council met Tuesday to discuss the city’s upcoming budget problems. City Manager Kevin Baity read his preliminary budget report to the council and said the city is looking at a $731,000 budget shortfall. Baity said the city is looking ... Continue Reading →

City Council to discuss purchases

 Budget includes rough terrain  vehicles, safety equipment   While it doesn’t happen often, the Carbondale Police Department has to be prepared to control a rowdy crowd. And the equipment on hand is outdated and needs to be replaced. The City ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate optimistic about enrollment, budget

  The future of the campus was the topic of Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. The likelihood of increased fall enrollment, the university budget, the technology upgrades being made to the campus and the Student Services Building were focal points ... Continue Reading →

President’s budget poses education cuts, benefits

  proposed 2014 budget could generate a larger impact on students than they might suspect. On Wednesday, Obama presented his proposed 2014 fiscal-year budget, which asks for $950 billion in cuts over the next 10 years from areas such as Social Security ... Continue Reading →

Legislators propose new pension plan

A bill proposed Wednesday by Illinois legislators would cut annual cost-of-living increases for retirees, make government workers pay more toward their retirement and raise the age when full benefits can be received. Rep. Elaine Nekritz and Rep. Daniel ... Continue Reading →

New costs may cause tuition increase

Enrollment decline, state cuts, faculty raises contribute to budget shortage This fall’s enrollment decline may cause future incoming students to pay higher tuition. Chancellor Rita Cheng said in her Sept. 5 State of the University address this fall’s ... Continue Reading →

Board of Trustees approves budget

State funding cuts as well as faculty and staff raises are a few priorities in the university’s budget this year. The SIU Board of Trustees met Tuesday at the SIU-Edwardsville campus for the first full board meeting since July. The board approved more ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor addresses image issues

Chancellor Rita Cheng said misconceptions about the university are hindering recruitment efforts. In her State of the University Address Wednesday, Cheng said myths about the institution have negatively impacted SIU by affecting the university’s top ... Continue Reading →

University deemed financially stable

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 public and private nonprofit ... Continue Reading →

Union addresses possible layoffs

The university’s Non-Tenure Track Faculty Association’s executive board met Monday to draft a response to a notice of possible layoffs sent to the union’s leader June 18. A.J. Barrett, a professor of journalism and president of the NTTFA, said ... Continue Reading →
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