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Get to know your Provost -Meet Meera Komarraju

Dr. Meera Komarraju, SIU's interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs poses for a photo outside of her office on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in Anthony Hall at SIU.

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2020

Meera Komarraju is the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at SIU. She oversees the academics of the university and looks over the recruitment of international students. 

Rep. Mike Bost tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Mike Bost tests positive for COVID-19

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2020

In a statement released on his social media accounts, Illinois’ 12th district’s congressional representative Mike Bost, announced he tested positive for COVID-19 last night on Oct. 8th. 

SIU men’s golf coach resigns

Freshman Rosemarie Bundy, of St. Charles, lines up for a pitch shot, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Hickory Ridge golf course. (Mary Newman | @MaryNewmanDE)

By Brooke Buerck and Ryan Scott

October 8, 2020

SIU head men’s golf coach Justin Fetcho announced his resignation on Oct. 8. Fetcho has been with the Salukis since 2015. 

Board of Trustees meets to approve list of capital projects

Board of Trustees meets to approve list of capital projects

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

The SIU Board of Trustees met on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. to discuss the Resource and Allocations Management Program in the fiscal year 2022.

Women’s Basketball conference schedule released

Saluki guard Makenzie Silvey tries to move the ball past Panthers guard Rose Simon-Ressler on Friday, January 10, 2020, during the Saluki's 60 - 57 loss to the Northern Iowa Panthers inside the Banterra Center.

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

The Missouri Valley Conference has released the SIU Women’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season. 

SIU Housing relocates resident assistants, makes University Hall overflow isolation unit

Wall and Grand Apartments on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The modern apartment buildings were built under Chancellor Rita Cheng during a $500 million program to address campus infrastructure needs, including housing, deferred maintenance, new facilities and information technology.

By Keaton Yates and Danny Connolly

October 6, 2020

Resident Assistants in Wall and Grand and University Hall were given less than 24 hours notice telling them they would be relocated to accommodate isolated students who tested positive for COVID-19.

SIU extends tuition waivers to transfer students

The sunset illuminates Pulliam Hall with warm light Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–noz | @BrianMMunoz)

By Staff Report, News Desk

October 6, 2020

The Board of Trustees announced on Sept. 17 that it will be providing tuition waivers to incoming freshmen who are Illinois students whose family income is below  $63,575. SIUC announced on Tuesday that it will be extending the availability of these waivers to transfer students.

COVID-19 Update: Jackson County at warning level, reports one case

COVID-19 Update: Jackson County at warning level, reports one case

By Staff Report, News Desk

October 5, 2020

Jackson County Health Department reported one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday and the county is at warning status this week.

SIU Museum continues to house exhibits despite pandemic

The SIU art museum features an exhibit filled with Richard Cox’s recent artwork on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Carbondale, ILL. Cox weaved together wool, hand-dyed, and mohair to create “No Title.”

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2020

The SIU University museum still has seven exhibits going on this semester, there are exhibits featuring all different kinds of art from stitchings to masks and more.

Protesters gather outside Pulaski County Detention Center after reports of poor living conditions for detainees

A group of protesters marches towards the Pulaski County Detention Center on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Ullin, IL. The facility is operated by ICE. The protest was put on by the Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project and Midwest Council for Civil Rights. The goal was to demand health inspections for inmates.

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2020

American prisons and detention facilities have been criticized recently for their poor response to COVID-19. In Illinois alone, nearly 2000 prisoners are reported to have contracted the virus.

Carbondale Community gathers to honor Breonna Taylor

Michael Coleman and Jerricha Griffin lead the protesters around downtown Carbondale on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Carbondale, IL. Around thirty people showed up at the Justice for Breonna Taylor event. Breonna Taylor, Louisville, KY., was killed by the Louisville Metro Police Department officers as the result of a 'no-knock warrant'. Recently the grand jury decided that the police would not receive any charges for the death of Breonna Taylor.

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2020

On Friday, demonstrators gathered for the “Justice for Breonna Taylor” protest at the Carbondale Police Department.

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