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Crime down at SIU, Clery report shows

Crime down at SIU, Clery report shows

By Cory Ray

September 29, 2017


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Campus crime largely went down between 2015 and 2016, according to SIU’s Department of Public Safety’s Annual Security and Fire Report for 2016.

Exam schedule change could lighten student workload

Exam schedule change could lighten student workload

By Cory Ray

September 27, 2017


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Three professors are developing a new exam scheduling system because they say students' workloads are too heavy during finals week.

Montemagno calls for reorganizing academic programs into new colleges

Montemagno calls for reorganizing academic programs into new colleges

By Amelia Blakely

September 26, 2017


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Chancellor Carlo Montemagno laid out his plans to combat SIU’s “decline” during his State of the University address Tuesday in Shryock Auditorium.

Microbiology students studying bioluminescent squid to understand immune system

Microbiology students studying bioluminescent squid to understand immune system

By Cory Ray

September 25, 2017


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Hunting for glow-in-the-dark squid in the middle of the night on the coast of Hawaii might not be how most on campus spent their summers, but for some microbiology students it was a chance to further their research.

Undocumented students say other Illinois universities are being more supportive than SIU

Undocumented students say other Illinois universities are being more supportive than SIU

By Marnie Leonard

September 20, 2017


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Though the administration has begun to put supports in place for undocumented students affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that shielded them from deportation, some say SIU is lagging behind other Illinois universities.

Historical studies doctoral program mounting ‘full-throated defense’ against potential closure

Historical studies doctoral program mounting ‘full-throated defense’ against potential closure

By Kitt Fresa

September 13, 2017


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When the history department found out about the administration’s plan to cut the historical studies doctoral program, many department members set out to change the university’s mind.  

Florida-native SIU student deals with Irma from 14 hours away

Florida-native SIU student deals with Irma from 14 hours away

By Marnie Leonard

September 11, 2017


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John Lawless, a junior studying physiology from Lake Mary, Florida, waited all of last week to see if Hurricane Irma would aim its fury at any of his family members or beloved childhood stomping grounds when it touched down over the weekend.

University administration is not being supportive, DACA students say

University administration is not being supportive, DACA students say

By Marnie Leonard

September 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, Showcase

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement Tuesday that he would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many DACA students on campus said they don’t feel adequately supported by university administration.

Fall enrollment down 8.96 percent, university officials say

Fall enrollment down 8.96 percent, university officials say

By Marnie Leonard

September 5, 2017


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Fall enrollment at SIUC in 2017 is down by 8.96 percent from 2016, according to data released by university officials Tuesday. The university’s 10-day enrollment figures indicate that fewer than 15,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs, continuing the downward tr...

‘Spectacular data’ collected from the eclipse, SIU Citizen CATE researcher says

‘Spectacular data’ collected from the eclipse, SIU Citizen CATE researcher says

By Cory Ray

September 2, 2017


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Physics masters student Christopher Mandrell said he didn't get to see the moment when the moon first blocked the sun and a total solar eclipse began because he was too busy shielding a telescope with from the sun his back.

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