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Column: Towards horizontal governance of the academy

Column: Towards horizontal governance of the academy

By Sam Beard

November 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is too unstable of an institution to undergo such a seismic shake-up as is insisted upon by the newest administrator.

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Letter to the editor: Who we are and what we are not

Letter to the editor: Who we are and what we are not

By Bryan Bubolz, Sujung Cho, Matthew Giblin, Julie Hibdon, Daniel Hillyard, Tammy Kochel, Daryl Kroner, Christopher Mullins, Raymund Narag, Breanne Pleggenkuhle and Joseph Schafer

November 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Daily Egyptian has recently served as an important forum for information and debate regarding Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s proposed campus realignment plan. While we collectively and individually have our own thoughts about the reorganization, and have no intention of advocating a position here, we would like to clarify the role of an academic criminology and criminal justice unit within our university.

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Column: What about us?

Column: What about us?

By Sam Beard

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By insisting on a top-down approach to restructuring the university, our newest manager's reorganization strategy undermines what we do as academics by subverting collective inquiry and collaborative problem solving.

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Column: The chancellor’s move toward darkness

Column: The chancellor’s move toward darkness

By Sam Beard

October 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

An analysis of the details of the chancellor’s academic reorganization plan reveals his vision for the university to be a swift step towards dystopia.

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Column: Standing with those ‘taking a knee’

Column: Standing with those ‘taking a knee’

By Sam Beard

October 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Blinded by the lens of whiteness, casual racists come out of the woodworks and into the comments section to chastise and threaten black students speaking out against systemic injustice.

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With Trump in office, do scandals matter anymore?

With Trump in office, do scandals matter anymore?

By Alex Roarty | McClatchy Washington Bureau

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

But as the 2018 midterm election begins, strategists from both parties are confronting a new, Donald Trump-affected reality: Revelations that would have once infuriated the public, even scuttled a campaign, now risk being greeted with indifferent shrugs.

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Column: SIU’s shot at humanizing America’s shameful school system

Column: SIU’s shot at humanizing America’s shameful school system

By Sam Beard

October 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The student debt crisis seems to point to the fact that America’s system of higher education is doing more harm than good.

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Editorial: How to lure college students back to Illinois

Editorial: How to lure college students back to Illinois

By Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A startling 10 of the state's 12 public university campuses suffered overall enrollment declines in 2017, some plummeting by double digits.

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