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 →

Professor sues chancellor after tenure denied

A political science professor is suing the university on grounds of sex discrimination and retaliation. Laura Hatcher, a political science professor, filed a lawsuit Friday at the U.S. District Court in Benton claiming the university discriminated against ... Continue Reading →

Administrators update faculty on budget cuts, applicant numbers

The university’s fiscal situation, racial discrimination concerns and news of positive enrollment signs were the focus of the semester’s last Faculty Senate meeting. Chancellor Rita Cheng and Provost John Nicklow made announcements at Tuesday’s ... 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 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 →

University scholarship created for area youth

  Some area boys and girls will have a chance to receive full college tuition before they ever enroll. SIU and John A. Logan College announced new scholarships for Boys and Girls Club members at the club’s eighth anniversary dinner Thursday. Provost ... Continue Reading →

New deans appointed across campus

Three colleges at the university will undergo new leadership July 1 as their dean positions are filled, and Library Affairs will follow with a change in administration July 16. The College of Applied Sciences and Arts, the College of Education and Human ... Continue Reading →

Dean decisions continue during fiscal deficit

Six colleges at the university will gain new leadership this fall, and while three have annouced new deans, the rest continue in the final stages of bringing new administrators on board. Mickey Latour has been named dean of the College of Agricultural ... Continue Reading →
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