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Reactions mixed over Montemagno’s plan to shake up academic departments

Reactions mixed over Montemagno’s plan to shake up academic departments

By Cory Ray

October 11, 2017


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Chancellor Carlo Montemagno sent an email to deans early last week detailing the first draft of his plan to reorganize the university’s academic units, which would result in a massive overhaul of every college on campus.

Campus officials say Montemagno’s academic reorganization plan will benefit students, faculty

Campus officials say Montemagno’s academic reorganization plan will benefit students, faculty

By Isabelle Rogers

October 4, 2017


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Some campus officials say Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s plan to reorganize academic programs into new colleges will give individual units greater opportunity to collaborate and support one another.

‘We were very much numb’: SIU alumnus was across the street from Las Vegas mass shooting

‘We were very much numb’: SIU alumnus was across the street from Las Vegas mass shooting

By Marnie Leonard

October 2, 2017


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When Steven Berczynski woke up early Monday morning to news that a mass shooting took place Sunday night right across the street from the Las Vegas hotel where he is staying with his wife, he panicked.

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


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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.

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