Toxic algae reduces triathalon to duathalon

Campus Lake closed Friday because of high levels of toxic algae. While there have been no reports of dead fish or injured people, the 32nd Annual Doc Spackman Memorial Triathlon on Saturday appears to be the only thing affected by the algae. Kevin Bame, ... Continue Reading →

20-hour cap drives student jobs off campus

Many students who have an on-campus job are seeking a second job off-campus to make ends meet. Students now are able to work only 20 hours a week because of the new policy implemented May 11. Many said the 20 hour cap isn’t giving students enough money ... Continue Reading →

LEDs enlighten campus

Students will soon be enlightened by the results of an about $1 million lighting project throughout the campus. Kevin Bame, vice chancellor for administration and finance, said the new LED lights being installed are part of a $30 million deferred maintenance ... 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 →
City lot 3, next to the Blue Barracks, sits unused Wednesday at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Illinois Avenue. The lot is leased by SIU for $10,000 a year. It is one of two new decal lots available, the other being 13A across from Neckers Building, which was previously a metered lot.

Increase in parking to increase decal cost

SIU students can look forward to future renovations and more parking availability. Patti Diggle, coordinator of the Department of Public Safety Parking Division, said there are now 225 new parking spaces on campus. She said the university is pushing ... Continue Reading →

Campus to receive renovations

Students should expect to see changes on campus in the coming years. SIU is set to undergo a $33 million makeover of capital improvement projects, funded in part by $29.4 million in “certificates of participation.” Duane Stucky, vice president for ... Continue Reading →

Pulliam Hall renovations take classes to another level

  The university is renovating Pulliam Hall by adding an extra floor to help house programs being held in outdated facilities on campus. The pool and gym facilities in Pulliam Hall have seen little use in the past few years, so the university decided ... Continue Reading →

Facilities improved over break

University construction and maintenance changes progressed both on campus and online throughout the four-week-long holiday break. Several improvements completed throughout the month include a new simulation lab constructed for nursing students in Lindegren ... Continue Reading →

Pulliam pools to close

A home to many clubs, classes and frequent swimmers will be closed permanently because of old age and high maintenance fees. Members of the SIU Board of Trustees will vote in May for a renovation of Pulliam Hall, including the removal of the building’s ... Continue Reading →

Switching from coal is not an option yet

Although students from the Beyond Coal campaign are pushing for alternative options to provide energy on campus, it’s likely the university will not switch from coal anytime in the near future. The group met Monday with Chancellor Rita Cheng, Phil Gatton, ... Continue Reading →

State funds for higher education increased despite cuts to school

Illinois is one of few states that increased its funding to higher education between fiscal year 2011 and 2012, even though universities are receiving less. While state universities have made budget cuts because of overall decreased funding from the state ... Continue Reading →
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