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Professors at USG meeting say final exam scheduling change could reduce stress for students

Professors at USG meeting say final exam scheduling change could reduce stress for students

By Cory Ray

September 19, 2017


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Three professors submitted a proposal which they said will minimize the number of students taking multiple finals on the same day to the Undergraduate Student Government Tuesday night.

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Law school dean steps down

Law school dean steps down

By Staff report

September 18, 2017


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Cynthia Fountaine, dean of the School of Law, is stepping down from her position effective Sept. 15. She has occupied the role since 2010. The position will be filled temporarily by Christopher Behan, an associate dean at the law school. Behan will serve as acting dean until the search for an in...

From ice cream to coffee: Dippin’ Dots founder recruits SIU student for new product

From ice cream to coffee: Dippin’ Dots founder recruits SIU student for new product

By Cory Ray

September 15, 2017


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For the past year and a half, Jackson Wood has been freezing espresso in a lab in the Neckers building — but not because he prefers his cup of joe cold.

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Board of Trustees addresses DACA, Title IX, Africana studies

Board of Trustees addresses DACA, Title IX, Africana studies

By Abbey La Tour

September 14, 2017


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During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, the Board of Trustees and meeting attendees discussed strategies for handling recent policy developments for undocumented students, Title IX regulations and the board’s proposed closure of the Africana studies program.

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Finalists for director of Paul Simon Institute named

Finalists for director of Paul Simon Institute named

By Joe McLaughlin

September 12, 2017


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Six finalists for director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute were announced Monday and will spend the next month visiting campus for presentations and interviews.

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Reading benefit to raise money for hurricane victims

Reading benefit to raise money for hurricane victims

By Tierra Carpenter

September 10, 2017


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Though southern Illinois has not been directly affected by Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Harvey, members of the campus community are trying to help victims hundreds of miles away through a reading benefit fundraiser.

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Spokes of campus cycling: safety, services, society

Spokes of campus cycling: safety, services, society

By Joe McLaughlin

September 8, 2017


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With the semester back in full swing and the hint that fall weather is on its way, some students are choosing to ride their bicycles to class rather than driving or hopping aboard the Saluki Express.

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