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 →

Second autopsy shows bruising on Varughese

An independent autopsy on the body of Pravin Varughese, commissioned by the family has found several discrepancies with the official report. Charles Stegmeyer, the attorney for the family, said the autopsy showed Varughese had a “significant number ... Continue Reading →

Paul Simon Debate turns friends into foes

Two national champions normally on the same side of an argument found themselves head-to-head in the inaugural Paul Simon Debate. Ben Campbell, a senior from Springfield, Mo. studying political science, and Josh Rivera, a junior from Chicago studying ... Continue Reading →
Quin O’Brien, a freshman from Mt. Prospect studying automotive
technology catches and releases a bluegill Tuesday at Campus Lake.
This was O’Brien’s third time fishing at the Campus Lake. Although
he hooked two fish close together, he said, “I got one, actually I think
it’s the same one.” Associate Professor Marjorie Brooks said Campus
Lake’s fish diversity has decreased over several years.

Urban lakes unsafe in summer

Again this summer, scientists are advising people to not swim in Campus Lake or allow their dogs to drink from it.  Associate Professor Marjorie Brooks, who specializes in freshwater and marine biogeochemistry and aquatic ecology, said small animals ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to America

Rose Clark, of Indonesia, reacts to becoming a U.S. citizen Friday at the Lesar Law Building after living in the country for 31 years. Clark was one of 34 individuals granted citizenship after going through multiple steps, such as filling out forms, ... Continue Reading →

Graduate assistants file charges against trustees

An ongoing labor complaint against the university administration by a graduate student union remains unsettled.  Graduate Assistants United filed unfair labor practice charges against the SIU Board of Trustees after many months of waiting for the university ... Continue Reading →

Petition questions Thompson Woods management

Thompson Woods could soon be considered an extension of the classroom if a group of professors and environmentalists have their way. The debate over whether the woods should be considered a preserve or an environmental ecosystem has been an ongoing discussion ... Continue Reading →

Dunn confirms little contact with both SIU chancellors

Incoming SIU President Randy Dunn has had little contact with the administration he will oversee, and will not make any critical changes to the university’s plans until settled. Dunn said his discussion with the chancellors has been brief and “fairly ... Continue Reading →

Wage increase could hit SIU’s wallet

The federal minimum wage could be raised to $10.10 an hour, but university officials are not sure where the money to support it at SIU will come from.  During his State of the Union address and in the months following, President Barack Obama has argued ... Continue Reading →
Senior Davante Drinkard shakes hands with senior Colby Long as coach
Barry Hinson thanks Long for his future military service Tuesday during
the 2013-2014 Men’s Basketball Postseason Celebration at SIU Arena.
Long, who graduates in May, will be a first lieutenant in the army. Hinson,
Athletic Director Mario Moccia and Chancellor Rita Cheng all spoke
during the event that celebrated the team’s accomplishments on and off
the court this season.

Saluki basketball gets final standing ovation

For the final time this season, fans were able to admire and show their appreciation for the SIU men’s basketball team as more than 300 fans gathered in SIU Arena. The voice of the Salukis, Mike Reis, was the moderator for the 2013-2014 men’s basketball ... Continue Reading →
Jim Wall, a senior lecturer for radio, television and digital media, and Jonathan Wiesen, a history professor, address a crowd
of union workers Wednesday in front of Morris Library. The Illinois Education Association union worker’s contracts are up for
negotiation after June 30 and members said they want a better deal for their new contracts. George Boulukos, an associate
professor in English, said the rally was a peaceful way to ask the university for an improved contract.

Union workers request contract negotiations

“Union power,” and “we love SIU,” were two of the many chants made by SIU Illinois Education Association union workers on Wednesday in front of Morris Library. Almost 100 tenure and non-tenure-track employees, civil service workers and members ... Continue Reading →
SIU President Glenn Poshard and Brigham Young University professor Jini Roby
speak with Chancellor Rita Cheng Wednesday at the Stone Center. Poshard met
Roby at the orphanage while he was stationed in Seoul, Korea in 1964-65. Roby
gave a lecture on issues in child welfare at the Carbondale Civic Center Wednesday.

Common experience brings two together

University President Glenn Poshard was just an 18-year-old U.S. Army soldier when he volunteered to visit an orphanage in Korea where 11-year-old Jini Roby lived. The two were reunited Wednesday morning. Poshard has become a University president, and ... Continue Reading →

Campus goes smoke free

More than 17 percent of students at SIU smoke cigarettes, according to a university study. As of July 1 they will no longer be allowed to do so on campus. Chancellor Rita Cheng said the university will be one of more than a thousand smoke free universities, ... Continue Reading →

Trustees hear first fee, tuition increase proposals

When trustee chairman Randal Thomas asked for questions and comments after both campuses proposed their fees Thursday in Edwardsville, he was met with the sound of silence. That silence began the road to finalizing the university’s fiscal year 2015 ... Continue Reading →

University reaches settlement with GAU

A graduate assistant who filed a grievance against the SIU more than a year ago has reached a settlement. Graduate Assistants United and the university reached a settlement stemming from a grievance filed against University Housing in November of 2012 ... Continue Reading →
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