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Former astronaut, previous chancellor join list of SIUC commencement speakers

By Evan Jones and Anna Spoerre, Daily Egyptian

May 10, 2016

Filed under Campus, City, Latest News

Joan Higginbotham will speak at the 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. commencement ceremonies Friday.Higginbotham, a 1987 SIU graduate from Chicago, is the third African-American woman to take a shuttle into space. "My career plan origina...

SIU students plan for sit-ins at chancellor’s office for most of the week

By Daily Egyptian campus desk

April 25, 2016

Filed under Campus, Latest News

Students plan to sit-in outside the chancellor's office for an hour Tuesday through Thursday, demanding the university resume a search for a professor who specializes in Africana philosophy and African-American philosophy.Jo...

Honorary degree recipient reflects on time at SIU

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

February 7, 2016

Filed under Campus, Latest News

When Donald Beggs came to SIU as a student, he never imagined he would lead the university as interim chancellor from the same building his mother lived in when she was a student.And at the May commencement, Beggs, who served...

Board may take new route with chancellor search

By Chase Myers, @chasemyers_DE

June 17, 2015

Filed under Latest News

As the July 16 date for the Board of Trustees regular meeting approaches, members, alongside President Randy Dunn, will deliberate the next move in the currently suspended chancellor search.“We will have a search committee at t...

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