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Board of Trustees votes against $5.125 million funding shift to SIUE

Board of Trustees votes against $5.125 million funding shift to SIUE

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

April 12, 2018


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The Board of Trustees voted Thursday against the reallocation of state funds to the Edwardsville campus.

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WDBX volunteers concerned with lack of boards willingness for community accountability

WDBX volunteers concerned with lack of boards willingness for community accountability

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

April 12, 2018


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A dispute over how to organize its board of directors has left community radio station, WDBX-FM with a new station manager and has led some volunteers to leave the station and ask donors not to support the station unless the make-up of the board changes. Volunteers and former station manager, Dave...

Toussaint Mitchell elected as next USG president

Toussaint Mitchell elected as next USG president

By Reagan Gavin, Managing Editor

April 11, 2018


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Toussaint Mitchell was elected the next Undergraduate Student Government president Wednesday, replacing Emily Buice for the upcoming 2018-2019 term. Mitchell is a junior studying cinema and photography and ran against three other candidates, Colton Newlin, Jordan Henderson and Conner Eigelberger. ...

Montemagno’s Ingenuity Lab closes, employees blame his leadership

Montemagno’s Ingenuity Lab closes, employees blame his leadership

By Anna Spoerre, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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EDMONTON, Alberta — Nine months after Carlo Montemagno left a position as director of Ingenuity Lab to assume the chancellorship at SIU’s Carbondale campus, some members of the Alberta community are still picking up the pieces of what they call a failed project brought to life and then abandoned by ...

Demonstrators occupy chancellor’s office for nearly 25 hours

Demonstrators occupy chancellor’s office for nearly 25 hours

By Kitt Fresa, Brian Munoz, and Farrah Blaydes

April 6, 2018


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Students and community members staged a sit-in after marching from the Communications Building to Anthony Hall yesterday, in protest of a proposed police academy at the university. Protests came hours after SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno released a statement that he would be tabling the decision ...

Fashion design students to showcase final works in runway fashion show

Fashion design students to showcase final works in runway fashion show

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

April 6, 2018


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Students in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program have been working on handmade garments to present in the 2018 Student Showcase and Runway Fashion Show. Approximately 170 students across campus have contributed to the show including cosmetology students from John A. Logan Community College. ...

Board of Trustees to consider approving five million dollar state funding shift from Carbondale to Edwardsville

Board of Trustees to consider approving five million dollar state funding shift from Carbondale to Edwardsville

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

April 4, 2018


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Approximately five million dollars in state funding will be shifted to the university's sister campus in Edwardsville, if approved by the Board of Trustees on April 12. If approved, the reallocation of state appropriations would shift approximately $5.125 million in funding to the SIUE campus from...

COLA dean nominated for Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

COLA dean nominated for Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

By Staff Report

March 30, 2018


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If approved by the university's Board of Trustees on April 13, Meera Komarraju will become the university's Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, according to a university press release. “If approved by the Board of Trustees, I would be deeply honored to serve SIU Carbondale a...

Students gather in Student Center to protest proposed cop academy

Students gather in Student Center to protest proposed cop academy

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

March 29, 2018


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Approximately 40 to 50 students, faculty, and community members gathered Thursday in the Student Center cafe in opposition to the proposed School of Public Safety, otherwise known as the proposed cop academy. "Many of us believe that this cop academy will do the opposite of what we want to do, which...

SIU Alum bicycles cross the nation to bring awareness of affordable housing

SIU Alum bicycles cross the nation to bring awareness of affordable housing

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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A social worker from Teutopolis, IL is raising $5,000 dollars to fund her biking trip across the country to raise awareness of the national affordable housing crisis. “I understand a lot about the issue and it’s a nonconventional way to bring light to the affordable housing crisis in the U.S.,” As...

Students carry cross on campus, ‘the crosswalk is a way for us to become public with our faith’

Students carry cross on campus, ‘the crosswalk is a way for us to become public with our faith’

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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Impact student ministries, a registered student organization will be holding their third annual crosswalk every day this week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the lawn of Morris Library in recognition of Good Friday. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday representing the crucifixion of Jesus Chri...

Fat Joe, Kid Capri join Ice Cube at rap fest

Fat Joe, Kid Capri join Ice Cube at rap fest

By Staff Report

March 26, 2018


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Fat Joe and Kid Capri are scheduled to be the opening acts for Ice Cube's performance April 28 at the university's arena, according to a university press release. South Bronx native Joesph Antonio Cartagena, also known as “Fat Joe,” is a Grammy-nominated rapper who with 25 year music career,...

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