Staff council to expand leadership

Membership on the Administrative Professional Staff Council could soon grow by at least five employees. The council voted Wednesday to move forward with discussions to revamp its membership. Presently, 13 members serve on the board. The preliminary proposal ... Continue Reading →

Subsidized student loan interest rate doubles

  On top of rent, utilities, car insurance and a multitude of other payments, college students now have another bill to worry about as of this summer. Congress failed to reach a deal to avoid an interest rate hike that would increase the interest ... Continue Reading →

Pulliam Hall renovations take classes to another level

  The university is renovating Pulliam Hall by adding an extra floor to help house programs being held in outdated facilities on campus. The pool and gym facilities in Pulliam Hall have seen little use in the past few years, so the university decided ... Continue Reading →

Tuition increases may affect enrollment decline

    Over the last five years, the university has seen a rise in tuition costs and a downturn in its student enrollment. MSNBC reported June 10th on the rising cost of tuition in America, which showed a correlation between college tuition and ... Continue Reading →

University loses $400K worth of computers

  A state audit has found the university to be missing a large number of computers. The Illinois Auditor General’s office found that 192 computers from the Carbondale campus and 65 computers from the Edwardsville campus with a total value of $416,183 ... Continue Reading →

IT department hopes to improve campus technology

    The information technology department at the university will begin charging each department a basic fee of $100 per faculty or staff member to cover technology services. The fee will help keep each department up to date with technology across ... Continue Reading →

New policy limits course drops

  Students will now have to be careful about the number of courses they drop in a semester. A new policy, effective this summer, allows undergraduate students to drop a maximum of six credit hours or 50 percent of total semester enrollment, whichever ... 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 →

Students’ information sent in mass email

Personal information about College of Applied Sciences and Arts students, including their grade point averages, was accidentally emailed to more than 150 other students. Much of what was contained in the March 30 emails included public information such ... 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 →

Students sacrifice spring break for service

While some students head to Cancun or Miami, one group will focus on helping others this spring break. Alternate Spring Break 2013 will take students to one of four locations, where they will volunteer their time through service learning. This year, participants ... Continue Reading →

Student arrested with firearm

A student has been placed on interim suspension after he was found in possession of a firearm during an arrest on campus Sunday morning. Keenan Short, a 21-year-old junior studying radio television, was arrested after Carbondale Police pulled him over. ... Continue Reading →

Construction, renovations on schedule

While the cold might keep students inside, it hasn’t halted the university’s ongoing construction efforts. Phil Gatton, Plant and Service Operations director, said the Student Services building, a construction project that has cost the university ... Continue Reading →

Fight by towers yields arrests

University leaders said eight arrests were made in relation to a fight on campus Sunday. Todd Sigler, director of SIU Department of Public Safety, said police responded to the fight outside of Schneider Hall around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, and arrests were ... Continue Reading →

SIU receives last of FY12 state funding

The university’s financial situation may be slightly relieved by a late state payment. SIU received $9.5 million in state appropriations last week, which marks the last of state payments to the university for the 2012 fiscal year that ended in June. ... Continue Reading →
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