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COVID-19 cases total 7 in Jackson County

COVID-19 cases total 7 in Jackson County

By Staff Report, News Desk

April 1, 2020

Three individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in Jackson County Wednesday, according to a Jackson County Department of Health press release.

COVID-19: Pandemic changes patient protocol at SIU Student Health Center

COVID-19: Pandemic changes patient protocol at SIU Student Health Center

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses  have closed their doors and several health institutions are changing their protocol to prevent the spread of the virus.

SIU institutes pass/fail option for students facing hardships during COVID-19

SIU institutes pass/fail option for students facing hardships during COVID-19

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

SIU students will have the option to accept a pass/fail grade if they are facing academic hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

COVID-19 cases in Jackson County now at 4

COVID-19 cases in Jackson County now at 4

By Staff Report, News Desk

March 30, 2020

A fourth individual in Jackson County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Jackson County Health Department press release.

Special Board of Trustees meeting addresses fee refunds, housing and COVID-19

Special Board of Trustees meeting addresses fee refunds, housing and COVID-19

By Rana Schenke, Editor in Chief

March 30, 2020

The SIU System Board of Trustees voted to delegate authority for student refunds to system president Daniel Mahony.

Carbondale Police searching for missing woman

Carbondale Police searching for missing woman

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

The Carbondale Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. 

They work multiple positions but get paid for one: Civil service staff share their stories

They work multiple positions but get paid for one: Civil service staff share their stories

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 25, 2020

About a third of SIU’s civil service staff have left campus in the past 10 years and now many employees are taking on the responsibilities of multiple positions or even whole departments. But many are not getting paid for all the additional work.

Over 3,000 sign petition for SIU to offer pass/fail option

Over 3,000 sign petition for SIU to offer pass/fail option

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Students and SIU community members are petitioning the school to give a pass/fail option for classes because of the pandemic closure.

COVID-19 Update: Pritzker discusses lack of Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers, first responders

COVID-19 Update: Pritzker discusses lack of Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers, first responders

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker talked about the state’s need for equipment for first responders during COVID-19. 

Opinion: Smiling through uncertain tears: The struggles of wedding planning in the midst of COVID-19

Opinion: Smiling through uncertain tears: The struggles of wedding planning in the midst of COVID-19

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

"As the CDC’s urge for social distancing and limiting large gatherings becomes stronger and more serious, us brides are wondering whether we should cancel, postpone or forge ahead with our weddings," staff reporter Bethany Rentfro writes.

SIU halts chancellor interviews amid coronavirus pandemic

SIU halts chancellor interviews amid coronavirus pandemic

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 19, 2020

The university is halting all interviews with potential candidates for chancellor of SIUC because of growing fears of the coronavirus, according to a release by system president Dan Mahony.

SIU will not hold commencement in May, looking at alternate formats

SIU will not hold commencement in May, looking at alternate formats

By Staff Report, News Desk

March 19, 2020

SIU will not be holding the traditional commencement ceremony in May, according to an update on the coronavirus webpage. 

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