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Illinois budget impasse ends, which Dunn says returns ‘stability’ to SIU

Illinois budget impasse ends, which Dunn says returns ‘stability’ to SIU

By Marnie Leonard and Brian Muñoz
July 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Illinois House voted Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget package veto, giving the state its first budget after more than two historic years of impasse. The spending plan includes a 32 percent permanent income tax increase, hiking the rate from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent. It provi...

Dunn to act as chancellor until July 13 Board of Trustees meeting

Dunn to act as chancellor until July 13 Board of Trustees meeting

By Marnie Leonard
July 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

SIU President Randy Dunn will act as chancellor for the Carbondale campus until the next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting July 13, according to an email Dunn sent to faculty and staff Monday. Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell’s contract expired June 30 in the midst of the ongoing searc...

Interim Provost Ford to retire Friday

Interim Provost Ford to retire Friday

By Brian Muñoz
June 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Susan Ford will retire from her position as interim provost when her contract is up on Friday. Associate Provosts Lizette Chevalier and David Dillala will be splitting the provost’s responsibilities for the time being, according to an email sent by Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell to faculty members June 24....

Chancellor finalist Carlo Montemagno wants to define and implement a vision for SIU

Chancellor finalist Carlo Montemagno wants to define and implement a vision for SIU

By Cory Ray
June 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

In what is expected to be the final chancellor forum, Carlo Montemagno spoke to students, faculty and community members on Wednesday. "[It was] the challenge," he said when asked why he is pursuing the chancellorship. "I'm a builder. My entire career has been building things." Montemagno is currently...

House Majority Whip shooter identified as Belleville man, dead

House Majority Whip shooter identified as Belleville man, dead

By Cory Ray
June 14, 2017
Filed under News

According to The Washington Post, the shooter of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville. 

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Chancellor finalist Rodney Hanley wants SIU to balance budget by growing

Chancellor finalist Rodney Hanley wants SIU to balance budget by growing

By Cory Ray
June 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

SIUC chancellor finalist Rodney Hanley said he wants to address the budget crisis affecting the university by increasing revenue, not by relying on cuts. "You can cut your way to a balanced budget or you can grow your way to a balanced budget," he said, "and I'm very much a proponent of the growth...

Wanted suspect and one injured after several shots fired in Carbondale

Wanted suspect and one injured after several shots fired in Carbondale

By Athena Chrysanthou
June 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

At approximately 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Carbondale Police responded to a report of shots fired at the 400 block of N. Robert Stalls, which resulted in one victim being taken to hospital.

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University Museum to close indefinitely on July 1

University Museum to close indefinitely on July 1

By Cory Ray
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

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...

Schneider Hall to rent dorm rooms for eclipse weekend

Schneider Hall to rent dorm rooms for eclipse weekend

By Kitt Fresa
June 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be renting suites in Schneider Hall to accommodate the influx of tourists coming to see the first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979.

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Investigation Discovery examines death of SIUC student Pravin Varughese

Investigation Discovery examines death of SIUC student Pravin Varughese

By Cory Ray
June 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The television network Investigation Discovery, which examines real-world crimes in an documentary-style format, probed into the 2014 death of SIUC student Pravin Varughese after a video the network posted on Facebook.

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Chancellor unveils plan to cut university budget by $19 million, includes layoffs

Chancellor unveils plan to cut university budget by $19 million, includes layoffs

By Cory Ray
May 31, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

In a statement Wednesday, interim Chancellor Brad Colwell released the breakdown of a $19 million permanent budget cut to the university. The cut may result in layoffs to 51 civil service employees, contract non-renewals, layoffs for faculty and reductions in the budgets of many departments on campus. Almost...

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