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SEMO’s enrollment numbers reach all-time high

By Riley Swinford

October 16, 2012

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A university located about 45 minutes from Carbondale is enjoying the highest enrollment numbers it has ever seen.Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo., has 11,729 undergraduate and graduate students on campus this fall...

Officials address Romney’s PBS comments

By Riley Swinford

October 15, 2012

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While some WSIU Radio and Television staff are concerned about comments Mitt Romney made in a presidential debate earlier this month, others at the university say they support the candidate’s comments.Romney, the Republican part...

Updated housing could provide unity to Greek members

By Karsten Burgstahler

October 15, 2012

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A possible University Housing plan to move Greeks back on campus could bring new unity to members, a campus official said.Andy Morgan, coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life, said both students and alumni would like to see Gre...

New costs may cause tuition increase

By Lauren Duncan

October 15, 2012

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Enrollment decline, state cuts, faculty raises contribute to budget shortageThis fall’s enrollment decline may cause future incoming students to pay higher tuition.Chancellor Rita Cheng said in her Sept. 5 State of the University...

Project Kenya works on medical clinic in Kambi

By Tai Cox

October 14, 2012

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Citizens of Kambi, Kenya, will receive new resources from SIU with the construction of a library and the start of a new medical clinic.Peter Gitau, associate vice chancellor of student life and intercultural relations, who is originally ...

Former SIU professor speaks against violence

By Matt Daray

October 13, 2012

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Douglas Allen was leading protests at SIU 40 years ago and was later fired for his actions. Now, he shares his views on the importance of non-violent action.Allen spoke Thursday at the Gaia House Interfaith Center about using n...

SIU celebrates National Coming Out Day

By Kayli Plotner

October 10, 2012

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The United States’ first recognized National Coming Out Day 25 years ago, and the university has since continued the tradition.Thursday was National Coming Out Day. To celebrate, SIU hosted Karma Chavez, an assistant professor of co...

Students robbed, battered on campus

By Matt Daray

October 10, 2012

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The SIU Department of Public Safety is investigating a battery and robbery that occurred Tuesday on the south end of Anthony Hall.The incident happened at 11:40 p.m. and involved a 20-year-old student, according to the DPS website...

Pilot started career at SIU

By Lauren Duncan

October 9, 2012

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An alumnus who fine-tuned his flying ability at SIU has taken his experience to new heights.Clarence Copping, a 1977 graduate of SIU, is one of three SIU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award honorees this year. A...

Korte heads $4 billion company

By Riley Swinford

October 9, 2012

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As president of global company, SIU graduate Dan Korte has traveled to Saudi Arabia, Korea, Russia, London and India within the last six weeks.However, Korte, president of Rolls-Royce Defense, a $4 billion company, since 2009,...

Program works to regain funding

By Tai Cox

October 9, 2012

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Some SIU veterans have seen the loss of a grant affect the services available to them.The Veterans Cash Grant has been awarded to the university’s Veterans Program since 2006, but the Department of Veteran Affairs did not ap...

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