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Louisiana students visit SIU, propel weather balloons 100,000 feet

Louisiana students visit SIU, propel weather balloons 100,000 feet

By Cory Ray

August 21, 2017


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Students from four Louisiana schools said they never expected to conduct research for NASA while in college, let alone launch weather balloons 100,000 feet into the sky. The Louisiana Space Grant Consortium (LaSPACE) took part in a NASA-sponsored live-stream project involving 55 teams across the nation. On...

Planetary Radio Live event explains eclipse

Planetary Radio Live event explains eclipse

By Francois Gatimu

August 20, 2017


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Planetary Radio host Matt Kaplan led an interactive panel discussion Sunday in Shryock Auditorium that covered a wide range of eclipse-related topics. A panel of scientists, professors and directors from various big-name science organizations like NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

Workshop shines light on eclipse research

Workshop shines light on eclipse research

By Paul Beckmeyer

August 19, 2017


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The Crossroads Eclipse 2017 Research Workshop launched Saturday in the Student Center with a speech from recently-appointed Chancellor Carlo Montemagno. He spoke about the importance of researching the eclipse and the opportunity it provides scientists to learn more about the universe.   “We live ...

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

By Cory Ray

August 15, 2017


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Most people will turn their eyes to the sun Aug. 21 to catch a rare glimpse of a total solar eclipse, but four SIU students will also point telescopes to the sky as part of a national research project. With the eclipse expected to travel coast to coast from Oregon to South Carolina, the Citizen Continental-America...

Open alcohol allowed downtown for Eclipse Weekend

Open alcohol allowed downtown for Eclipse Weekend

July 18, 2017


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Open containers of alcohol will be allowed in the Carbondale downtown area for Aug. 18 to 21, according to the City of Carbondale. Alcohol will be allowed from Jackson to Mill Streets as well as between University Avenue and Washington Street. Alcohol will be allowed from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m....

Bethune pleads not guilty to the murder of Pravin Varughese

Bethune pleads not guilty to the murder of Pravin Varughese

By Cory Ray

July 18, 2017


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Gaege Bethune pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese on Tuesday. Bethune appeared at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro for his arraignment in the murder case for SIU student, Pravin Varughese. He was held under two charges, one count in aggra...

Montemagno hopes to implement a vision for the university and achieve it by 2025

Montemagno hopes to implement a vision for the university and achieve it by 2025

By Cory Ray

July 17, 2017


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 Newly-appointed Chancellor Carlo Montemagno proposed what he called the need to discover and implement a vision for the university in his first public address since he was appointed chancellor by the SIU Board of Trustees on July 13. "We have to be successful," he said to a crowd of people on Thursday. "As SIU goes, Southern Illinois is going to go." Specifically, Montemagno said the...

Gaege Bethune released on bond in Varughese murder case

Gaege Bethune released on bond in Varughese murder case

By Branda Mitchell

July 14, 2017


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Gaege Bethune posted $100,000 bail and was released from Jackson County Jail on Friday after being indicted Thursday for two counts of first-degree murder. The charges come more than three years after the death of Pravin Varughese, an SIU student whose body was found in the woods near Route 13 on...

Gaege Bethune indicted for the death of Pravin Varughese

Gaege Bethune indicted for the death of Pravin Varughese

By Cory Ray

July 13, 2017


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Three and a half years after the death of Pravin Varughese, his mother Lovely Varughese has finally found some solace after Gaege Bethune was indicted for two counts of first-degree murder on Thursday. "Finally, my son has a voice," Lovely Varughese said. "We felt like all of the fight of us trying...

Board votes to implement $26 million cut, Montemagno appointed chancellor

Board votes to implement $26 million cut, Montemagno appointed chancellor

By Cory Ray

July 13, 2017


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The SIU Board of Trustees approved a $26 million dollar budget cut called the "Financial Stability Plan" and appointed Carlo Montemagno as the university's first permanent chancellor in three years at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The cut is split between a $6.8 million payback by various...

Details of Financial Stability Plan revealed, seven programs face elimination

Details of Financial Stability Plan revealed, seven programs face elimination

By Cory Ray

July 12, 2017


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On Wednesday, SIU President Randy Dunn released the details of the potential "SIU Financial Stability Plan," which would include the closure of up to seven programs, the absorption of the College of Science into one or more colleges, consolidation of individual departments and budget cuts to many other...

University Museum to close indefinitely on July 1

University Museum to close indefinitely on July 1

By Cory Ray

June 8, 2017


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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell announced Thursday the University Museum will close indefinitely on July 1. Colwell said the closure is a result of the nearly two year state budget impasse, and the museum will remain closed until "a permanent state budget provides enough support to hire the staff...

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