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Dunn coordinates with legislators, SIU Edwardsville administration in attempt to dissolve system

Dunn coordinates with legislators, SIU Edwardsville administration in attempt to dissolve system

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2018


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SIU President Randy Dunn has coordinated with Edwardsville administration and Metro-East lawmakers to create legislation in order to dissolve the SIU system, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. He took those steps while claiming publicly to be neutral on the issue. ...

SIU Board of Trustees to hold emergency meeting, discussion on ousting system president

SIU Board of Trustees to hold emergency meeting, discussion on ousting system president

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018


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The SIU Board of Trustees will convene for a special meeting to consider whether or not to place SIU President Randy Dunn on administrative leave and appoint an acting president for the university system.  The special meeting of the full board comes after Trustees Joel Sambursky and J. Phil Gilbe...

Metro-East state represenative creates petition calling for IBHE study of SIU system funding

Metro-East state represenative creates petition calling for IBHE study of SIU system funding

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2018


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State representative Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, has launched a petition calling for a study into the allocation of state funding between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. Stuart announced in press release that she was launching a petition drive calling on the Illinois Board of Higher Educat...

‘He can now rest in peace’: Mother of SIU murder victim says son’s ‘day finally came’ after guilty verdict reached

‘He can now rest in peace’: Mother of SIU murder victim says son’s ‘day finally came’ after guilty verdict reached

By Diana Wallace, Chicago Tribune

June 15, 2018


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When Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese was found dead in the woods in 2014 after being missing for five days, authorities in Carbondale initially chalked it up to a tragic accident. The family of the 19-year-old student from suburban Morton Grove was simply unwilling to accept...

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

By Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


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Gaege Bethune, a 23-year-old from Herrin, has been found guilty of first degree murder with aggravated battery in the murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese. The 12-person jury did not find Bethune guilty on the second charge noted – first-degree murder with an aggravated factor of robbery. Varughese...

Sunset Concert Series celebrates 40th anniversary

Sunset Concert Series celebrates 40th anniversary

By Brandi Courtois, Staff writer

June 13, 2018


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The Sunset Concert Series will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year throughout June and July. This year’s events have been dedicated to John W. Corker and Don Castle, both of whom passed away in the last six months. Corker was the SIU Student Center Director from 1976 to 1995, and helped create the...

PK’s Gwen Hunt remembered as ‘everybody’s mother’

PK’s Gwen Hunt remembered as ‘everybody’s mother’

By Brandi Courtois, Staff writer

June 11, 2018


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Patrons who gathered around the bar described Hunt as a second mother to them, and they talked about the times they would come to sit with her and share what was going on in their lives.

Board chair announces executive committee does not have authority to remove Dunn

Board chair announces executive committee does not have authority to remove Dunn

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2018


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Amy Sholar, SIU Board of Trustees Chair, has announced that the executive committee does not have the authority to remove president Randy Dunn from the presidency and appoint an acting president.

Board of Trustees Executive Committee to hold special meeting Friday, consideration to put Dunn on administrative leave

Board of Trustees Executive Committee to hold special meeting Friday, consideration to put Dunn on administrative leave

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


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The SIU Board of Trustees Executive Committee will vote on putting president Randy Dunn on administrative leave and appointing an acting president during a special meeting on Friday.

Stix to face two-week suspension in June

Stix to face two-week suspension in June

By Reagan Gavin, Editor-in-chief

May 24, 2018


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At the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting on Tuesday, Stix Bar was suspended for two weeks by the Carbondale City Council after permitting two underage people into the bar on January 20. Stix was fined for over occupancy on Jan. 27 and 28. The fines by the Carbondale City Council for both events to...

SIU President responds to claims he holds Carbondale campus in “contempt”

SIU President responds to claims he holds Carbondale campus in “contempt”

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2018


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SIU President Randy Dunn said Friday he will not resign despite the calls for him to do so by two members of the General Assembly. “No, I do not plan to resign,” Dunn said at a press conference. “At the same time, my employment agreement is with the Board of Trustees of the SIU system and that...

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