Hindu temple emerges in Carbondale

Carbondale is now home to the only Hindu temple in southern Illinois. The Hindu Temple and Cultural Society of Southern Illinois held the grand opening of the temple from Friday until Sunday. The temple will provide the only formal place of worship for ... Continue Reading →

Students seek university counseling at increased rates

Universities nationwide have seen an increased amount of students who seek counseling, and the university has seen its rate climb even higher than the national average. According to a survey reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the number of ... Continue Reading →

Clark elected senate president

Faculty Senate members unanimously elected marketing professor Terry Clark as their new president during their Tuesday meeting. Clark ran uncontested, as did most other candidates for positions such as the budget and governance committee chairs. Meera ... Continue Reading →

Educators assign grading scale pluses, minuses

  Though SIU’s grading system may differ from some universities, grade point average outcomes could be very similar. The university presently dispenses grades only as whole letters. A student’s final grade for a class may amount to a B, for example, ... Continue Reading →

Research grant policy changes postponed

For now, professors don’t have to factor in tuition costs of graduate students and assistants in research grant funding. As a part of an August change to the research grant process, the university stopped waiving graduate students’ and assistants’ ... Continue Reading →

Senate receives feedback from administration

Faculty Senate members had some of their questions answered about proposed faculty layoffs and budget cuts to colleges. A special meeting was called Tuesday in response to senate members’ requests for an explanation from Chancellor Rita Cheng about ... Continue Reading →

Senate opposes possible layoffs

Faculty Senate members considered opposing layoffs proposed by the administration. Senate member Jim Wall, chair of the budget committee, said during his budget report that faculty received a letter Monday that stated some non-tenure track faculty employees ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate discusses grant policy, SIU reputation

Resolution asks for administrators, faculty to protect university image, refrain from criticism  Grant funding changes and university portrayal were discussed by the Faculty Senate Tuesday. The Faculty Senate talked about the effects of grants on campus, ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate members elect new leaders

Faculty Senate President Bill Recktenwald finished his last meeting as president amid applause from his peers as they congratulated newly elected president Meera Komarraju Tuesday. Other newly elected members were Terry Clark, professor of marketing, ... Continue Reading →
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