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“It’s moving along smartly,” Chancellor Carlo Montemagno presents reorganization update to Board of Trustees

“It’s moving along smartly,” Chancellor Carlo Montemagno presents reorganization update to Board of Trustees

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

March 10, 2018


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At a specially scheduled Board of Trustees meeting Friday, Chancellor Carlo Montemagno updated the board on the progress of his academic reorganization plan. “It’s moving along smartly,” Montemagno said. “We’re continually modifying and changing things.” There are seven proposed schools...

National Science Foundation approves funding for undergraduate research program

National Science Foundation approves funding for undergraduate research program

By Tyler Malone, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


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SIU's Research Experience for Undergraduates program was approved $384,244 in federal funding for another three years to continue STEM research. Chemistry and Biochemistry professor, Boyd McLean Goodson, sent the grant proposal earlier this year to continue REU program, which is funded by the Nati...

‘I’m going to be the voice of SIU students,’ student campaigns for Jackson County Board

‘I’m going to be the voice of SIU students,’ student campaigns for Jackson County Board

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

March 7, 2018


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Tony Barbato, a senior from Metropolis, is running for Jackson County Board hoping to be a voice for SIU students. One of his running platforms for county board is lowering taxes. While growing up in southern Illinois, Barbato said he has seen the effects higher taxes have had in Carbondale and...

Gun control a top priority for an Illinois gubernatorial candidate, running mate

Gun control a top priority for an Illinois gubernatorial candidate, running mate

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


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The same day Chris Kennedy’s running mate Ra Joy met with SIU students to discuss gun control, higher education and tuition on Feb. 15, one person died from a gun shot near campus later that night. Joy met with students, a group of local social democrats and members of the Black Affairs Council...

Carbondale church becomes the first in southern Illinois to use solar energy

Carbondale church becomes the first in southern Illinois to use solar energy

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

March 2, 2018


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Church of the Good Shepherd installed a solar energy system that will save the church thousands in energy costs and reduce the church’s carbon footprint. The system is also considered not only the first of its kind in Carbondale but in all of southern Illinois, Dale Ritzel, a member of the church ...

Poetry, research, mentoring take the stage at Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies conference

Poetry, research, mentoring take the stage at Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies conference

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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The theme of SIU's sixth annual Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies conference is "Transitions and Transformations." The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and goes to 12:30 p.m. on March 2, in the Student Center Wabash and Vermillion Lounge. Sandy Pensoneau-Conway, an associate professor in Communication...

University zoology student studies largest known specimen of black carp

University zoology student studies largest known specimen of black carp

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

March 1, 2018


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The largest known specimen of black carp has been brought to university researchers who hope to unlock important information about the invasive species. “The fish was substantially larger than anything we had seen before,” Greg Whitledge, an associate professor in the Department of Zoology. ...

Members of Saluki Furry Society feeling free with their furry personas

Members of Saluki Furry Society feeling free with their furry personas

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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At its last meeting on Feb. 21, the Saluki Furry Society reached the required number of signatures of interested members to become a registered student organization. Tyler Knupp, the founder of the Saluki Furry Society and a sophomore in computer science, said he originally came up with the idea...

SIU home to best online MBA program in Illinois

SIU home to best online MBA program in Illinois

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

March 1, 2018


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Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s online MBA program has ranked No. 24 on the inaugural Poets & Quants Online MBA Ranking list.

Former USG president presents appeal to senate to repeal his impeachment

Former USG president presents appeal to senate to repeal his impeachment

By Jeremy Brown

February 28, 2018


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At its regularly scheduled Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday, former USG president Joshua Bowens presented a writ of certiorari, saying his impeachment was unconstitutional.

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