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Africana studies department faces uncertainty as enrollment remains low

By Tierra Carpenter, @Tierramc_

February 28, 2016

Kia Smith said there aren't many academic programs on campus that have taught her more about black culture than the Africana studies department. “This program is responsible for so many things that have shaped black culture at SIU. … If there wa...

Provost concerned about enrollment numbers

By Anna Spoerre, @ASpoerre_DE

December 8, 2015

Admission and enrollment numbers for the spring 2015 semester are down compared to last spring, interim Provost Susan Ford said during the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday.Ford said as of this week, more than 1,000 fewer students...

Program for first-generation students to end

By Anna Spoerre, @ASpoerre_DE

November 22, 2015

First-generation students make up nearly 50 percent of the student body, interim Provost Susan Ford estimates.The First Scholars program, which provides scholarships to first-generation students, launched at SIUC in fall of 2...

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