Western Courier editor suspension adds to list of student censorship

Nicholas Stewart got paid then punished. Stewart, a senior at Western Illinois University, was placed on paid administrative leave from his position as editor-in-chief of the Western Courier after he sold a video of a fight on the university’s campus ... Continue Reading →
In this file photo from Nov. 7, 2011, supporters of the Faculty Association march through the Agriculture Building during a student-organized rally march across campus. Students, faculty, members of Occupy Carbondale and community members joined the crowd as they made stops around campus.  –Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

SIU’s lawsuit appeal deadline Thursday

The university has until Thursday to appeal an Illinois Education Association’s unfair labor practice lawsuit against SIU’s former administration. If it does not appeal, SIU would have to pay nearly $1.9 million to about 2,000 current ... Continue Reading →
Branda Mitchell | Daily Egyptian

Year in review: front pages that defined 2014

2014 was a busy year for SIU. The university saw a drastic change in its top administrative roles. After the retirement of former President Glenn Poshard and the reassignment of ex-Provost John Nicklow, SIU hired President Randy Dunn and promoted ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor and provost change at least 20 campus policies, are pleased with semester

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela walked into the chancellor’s office his first day on the job, amazed by the amount of paperwork he was asked to sign each morning. “Why do I need to approve a cook?” said Sarvela, who was named acting chancellor July ... Continue Reading →

Sarvela named acting chancellor

Paul Sarvela, vice president for academic affairs, was named acting chancellor Tuesday at a special meeting called by the Board of Trustees. Naming an interim chancellor was the only item on the agenda for the meeting that lasted less than 15 minutes. ... Continue Reading →

Lipman Hearne contract not renewed

The SIU Board of Trustees voted down a contract renewal with Chicago-based marketing firm Lipman Hearne at its special meeting Tuesday in Edwardsville. Board Chairman Randal Thomas said the board voted against renewing the contract because the firm is ... Continue Reading →

Cheng next NAU president

The Arizona Board of Regents has named SIU Chancellor Rita Cheng the next president at Northern Arizona University. The announcement was made today in a press release from the board. Cheng will be the 16th president in the history of NAU. “I am truly ... Continue Reading →

Administration assess Cheng’s leadership

Chancellor Rita Cheng has been in her current role for four years and the campus along with the administration has gone through many changes. Cheng was named chancellor in 2009, but took the position June 1, 2010. She took over for Sam Goldman who was ... Continue Reading →
Chancellor Rita Cheng named president at Northern Arizona University. 
File Photo by Sarah Gardner - Daily Egyptian

Cheng sole finalist for NAU presidency

Chancellor Rita Cheng announced in an email Friday morning she is the lone finalist for the Northern Arizona University presidency. After a six-month search, the Arizona Board of Regents chose Cheng, and her selection awaits a formal vote from the board. “Dr. ... Continue Reading →
Jack Robinson, a junior from Decatur studying journalism and political science and Sarah Gardner, a junior from Eureka studying journalism and cinema
photography, react to the SIU Board of Trustees’ decision to table the proposed student media fee intended to supplement the Daily Egyptian. Robinson
and Gardner are the incoming managing editor and editor-in-chief for the fall 2014 semester. Current editor-in-chief Kayli Plotner updated the editorial
board from the meeting in Edwardsville.

The clock is ticking

When our staff received word the Board of Trustees intended to table the proposed $9 student media fee, as time seemed to stand still, an array of emotions filled the newsroom: anger, heartbreak, fear and willingness to go to battle. So we did. We took ... Continue Reading →

Summer enrollment a priority

Now that finals week is almost over, summer brings an opportunity for some students to continue with their studies. In recent years, the university has found fewer students are taking summer classes. There was a nine percent decrease in enrollment during ... Continue Reading →
President Randy Dunn addresses media, faculty and students Thursday in the Student Services Building.

Dunn takes office

The SIU marching band announced Randy Dunn’s entrance as the media, administration and students welcomed him with loud applause and eager ears Thursday afternoon in the student services building. Chancellor Rita Cheng introduced Dunn by welcoming him ... Continue Reading →

Dunn begins era

The SIU marching band announced Randy Dunn’s entrance into the building as the media, administration and several students welcomed him with loud applause and eager ears Thursday afternoon in the student services building. Chancellor Rita Cheng introduced ... Continue Reading →

Enrollment to jump for off-campus programs

After roughly a decade of declining enrollment at the university’s off-campus military bases, the continual drop will soon be on the upswing. The university’s off-campus military programs are projected to increase by roughly 25 percent this summer, ... Continue Reading →

University waits on smoke-free policy

Contrary to the March announcement, the university will not be smoke free as soon as expected.  The SIU Board of Trustees decided at its April 17 meeting the university will postpone the policy until legislatures pass a law banning smoking and the use ... Continue Reading →
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