Dunn discusses healthcare with GPSC

SIU President Randy Dunn met with the Graduate Student and Professional Council to discuss student and university spending towards healthcare, classes and student services. A plan was purposed that would create new student health care benefits in compliance ... Continue Reading →

GPSC votes on student fee increases

Graduate Professional Student Council voted on proposed student fee increases Tuesday night in Lawson Hall. Only four fee increases were passed by the student body. Facilities maintenance, night transit, information technology and the Student Health Center ... Continue Reading →

Trustee teams with Senator at campus rally

A group of students rallied on the south side of Anthony Hall Tuesday afternoon to support several candidates in Wednesday’s and Thursday’s campus-wide elections. Student Trustee Jesse Cler has dealt with his name being removed from the ballot twice ... Continue Reading →

USG supports trustee despite violations

  The university’s Undergraduate Student Government has decided to support SIU’s student trustee in his fight to get back on the ballot. USG held an emergency meeting Friday regarding a complaint issued by Nolan Sharkey, a graduate student and ... Continue Reading →

GPSC decides fate for upcoming year

Graduate Professional Student Council members elected new officers during their meeting Tuesday. GPSC re-elected Blaine Tisdale as president through a secret ballot, while councilman Matt Ryg was voted to replace Peter Lucas as Vice President for Administrative ... Continue Reading →

GPSC to consider insurance plan support

After voting 4-11-9 against support of the university’s fiscal year 2014 health fee increase, the Graduate Professional Student Council heard from a Student Health Center representative during their Tuesday meeting. Peter Lucas, GPSC’s vice president ... Continue Reading →

Graduate student council votes on fee proposals

The Graduate and Professional Student Council voted to support two of five proposed fee increases during its Tuesday meeting. Members voted 18-5 to support the facilities maintenance and 17-6 information technology fee changes. The council also voted ... Continue Reading →

GPSC lights up smoke bans, fees

The Graduate and Professional Student Council weighed in on the Smoke-Free Task Force’s proposed campus-wide smoke ban during their first semester meeting Tuesday. GPSC President Blaine Tisdale said said he and GPSC were under the impression the ... Continue Reading →

A guide to the CGI Apocalypse

The year’s end is nigh, and earth has yet to face down the apocalypse. All signs point to oblivion, what with Twinkies going extinct and all. Dec. 21 is just a few weeks away, so all these conspiracy theories will finally be resolved. But while the ... Continue Reading →

GPSC talks grant funding

The Graduate and Professional Student Council discussed research grant funding and the housing of student organizations during a brief meeting last week. Although GPSC did not make quorum for its Tuesday meeting, the group held informal discussions regarding ... Continue Reading →

Student councils receive board update

The university’s image is still a big concern for at least one member of the Board of Trustees. Jesse Cler, SIU’s student trustee, sat in on the the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Council meetings Tuesday to ... Continue Reading →

GPSC discusses budget, research grant changes

A new policy put in place at the semester’s start has become a concern for some graduate students. The Graduate and Professional Student Council discussed the new policy at its regular meeting Tuesday, GPSC president Blaine Tisdale said. The policy ... Continue Reading →

GPSC discusses enrollment, budget

The Graduate and Professional Student Council members said they would like to see a change in the admission process, which might benefit enrollment figures for graduate students. The GPSC met for its first meeting of the semester Tuesday night, where ... Continue Reading →

GPSC holds roundtable with trustees

The university’s mission was the focus of discussion between about a dozen graduate students and four SIU Board of Trustees members Tuesday. At the Graduate and Professional Student Council meeting, a roundtable discussion was held with Trustees Donna ... Continue Reading →

Trustees elect new chairman, officers

SIU Board of Trustees members voted out Chairman Roger Herrin at the annual election Thursday and elected John Simmons as the new chairman. Herrin, who was seated as chair last April, was voted out 4 to 2. Although the board also successfully selected ... Continue Reading →
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