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State-based solutions key to universal health coverage, SIU graduation speaker says

By Dean Olsen, The State Journal-Register

May 21, 2016

Filed under News

The 68 people who will become doctors Saturday after graduating from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine are entering a health-care system with obvious problems, journalist and documentary filmmaker T.R. Reid says.The fed...

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, 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...

Honorary degree recipient reflects on time at SIU

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

February 7, 2016

Filed under Campus, 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...

Student starts petition to replace Rauner as keynote speaker, exceeds 2,000 signatures

By Luke Nozicka, @lukenozicka

April 10, 2015

Filed under Campus, City, News

Following the news that Gov. Bruce Rauner will be one of three keynote speakers at this year's May graduation, a student created a change.org petition asking the university's administration to replace him."Choosing him as a keynote...

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