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Administrators battle budget issues

By Sarah Schneider

July 10, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

The combination of state budget cuts, a large number of retirees and a projected decrease in overall enrollment at the university has put administrators in a situation where they will have to make cuts across the board.Provost ...

More faculty layoffs possible because of state budget cuts

By Sarah Schneider

July 9, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

As the university works through the limits to the operating budget because of state budget cuts, Chancellor Rita Cheng said more layoffs might be necessary.University administrators notified 77 non-tenure track faculty members...

More than 70 university employees subject to layoff because of state budget cuts

By Sarah Schneider

July 6, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

University administrators notified 77 employees Friday that their positions were subject to layoff.Chancellor Rita Cheng said several of the positions will not be laid off completely but will have a reduced appointment or teaching...

Body of SIU student found in Lake Michigan

By Austin Flynn

July 5, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

The body of SIU student Mahlik J. Harris was found in the water of a South Side beach in Lake Michigan Thursday.Harris had gone swimming with family at 9 p.m. Wednesday and went missing.He had been in Chicago for a family reunion, bu...

Smokers break habits, cross state line to save money

By Tiffany Blanchette

July 2, 2012

Filed under Campus, City, News

Since the increase of the Illinois cigarette tax took effect June 24, many students, residents and tobacco retail stores are finding ways to accommodate the change.Several students have switched brands, roll their own, cut back...

VITAL program to help transition student veterans back to school

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 26, 2012

Filed under Campus, City, News

A national pilot program at SIUC will help support student veterans as they return to college life after serving in the armed forces.The university has partnered with the VA Medical Center in Marion as one of the few universities to ...

Off-campus students see Carbondale for first time

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 25, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

Nearly half of the students enrolled in a university behavior analysis program had never met their on-campus classmates, professors or visited the campus until Friday.These students, who pursue their master's degree as off-campus co...

Sunset concert represents collaboration between community, university for 34 years

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 18, 2012

Filed under Campus, City, News

As the summer sun sets, turning the sky a shade of dark orange, and music begins to carry through the streets of Carbondale, residents sense it's Sunset Concert time.The 34th Sunset Concert series began Thursday and continues ever...

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale receives $300K grant

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 13, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

U.S. Department of Energy slates university in nation’s top nine in coal researchA background in coal research, adjacent coal power plant and a few patent-owning professors may have tipped the federal grant scales toward selec...

University hires alumnus as new disability services director

By Austin Flynn

June 13, 2012

Filed under Campus

The new director for the office of Disability Support Services said he hopes to bring better understanding, maximized independence and an enhanced learning experience for disabled students.Sam Goodin, current dean of students a...

Construction strikes second unmarked gas line

By Tiffany Blanchette

June 12, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

Construction near Faner Hall ruptured a second gas line around 10 a.m. Tuesday.A one-inch gas line that runs between Parkinson Laboratory and Faner Hall was struck, which caused the university to activate the mass email alert system t...

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