Faculty Association considers cuts

The university’s challenges and how they’re being handled are a couple of topics some SIUC faculty have said they would like to do something about. Union members discussed the budget cuts proposed to campus colleges as well as changes to academic ... Continue Reading →

Wellness Center offers AIDS day activities

Today is the 25th Annual World AIDS Day. According to information from the university, the first observance of World AIDS Day was Dec. 1, 1988. The Student Health Services Wellness Center will offer services and discussions today in relation to the disease. From ... 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 →

Towns of terror

Reporters Sarah Schneider, Karsten Burgstahler and Lauren Duncan braved southern Illinois’ haunted houses so you, the readers, can make an informed decision about where to get utterly scared this Halloween season.  Cellblock 666 Haunted House For ... Continue Reading →

George McGovern dies, had ties to SIU

A historical American figure who passed away Sunday had some experiences at SIU. George McGovern, a proud liberal who argued fervently against the Vietnam War as a Democratic senator from South Dakota and three-time candidate for president, died at 5:15 ... Continue Reading →

Cheng: Enrollment growth is long-term

It may take some time to raise the university’s enrollment. Chancellor Rita Cheng said in her Sept. 5 State of the University Address that one factor affecting SIU’s recent enrollment decline is the fact that the present junior and senior classes ... Continue Reading →

GLBT center changes name, celebrates history month

Just in time for a celebration of its history, one group on campus has changed its name to encompass more of who it caters to. October is LGBT History Month, but the former GLBT Resource Center on campus has changed its name to the LGBTQ Resource Center ... Continue Reading →

Student recovering after accident

  An SIU student is in the hospital after being struck by a car early Sunday morning in Carbondale. The vehicle struck two pedestrians, one male and one female, at about 2 a.m. Sept. 16 at the intersection of South Wall and East Mill Streets, According ... Continue Reading →

Federal cuts may affect SIU

Political disagreements in Congress could cost SIU in the long run. As a part of the Budget Control Act passed in Aug. 2011, Congress was required to decide on a plan to reduce the $1.2 trillion national deficit by Nov. 2011. Because the committee assigned ... 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 →

Policy affects research grants

A recent change by administration to increase financial security around research grants may affect the process faculty go through to attain the funding. As of August, two different policy changes placed around research grant funding at SIU alter both ... Continue Reading →

Enrollment declines by 970 students

Overall enrollment has declined at SIU for the eighth consecutive year. Numbers for the 10-day enrollment count released Tuesday state 18,847 students have enrolled at the university this fall — a 970-student decline from last year’s 19,817. The cause ... Continue Reading →

Stories vary on melee

Police, witnesses and the chancellor have different accounts of what happened after police responded to a house party early Sunday morning. The Carbondale Police Department issued a press release Tuesday that states approximately 400 people attended a ... Continue Reading →

New aviation and automotive facility opens for classes

Students crowded maps of the new 228,000 square foot Transportation Education Center Monday as they searched for classroom locations the first day of the semester. Finishing touches are being made to the new TEC facility, which has been under construction ... Continue Reading →

Prescription discount available to residents

Carbondale has a new program that gives uninsured residents and students a Prescription Discount Card that will make prescriptions easier to obtain and more affordable. The Prescription Discount Card can be picked up at the Student Center as well as the ... Continue Reading →
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