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The state's budget impasse may soon affect more than just overall funding for higher education.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn, less than a week before the end of the state's fiscal year. In this installment, the budget crisis and the ongoing search for a new SIUC Chancellor.

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Two of the four remaining finalists for SIUC Chancellor are bowing out of the search.

The CEO at Southern Illinois University Carbondale says he remains cautiously hopeful that state lawmakers will reach a deal on a budget for next fiscal year.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses campus budget cuts, state budget proposals, enrollment and more with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

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Still no official announcement on a new SIUC Chancellor, but leaders at the university say they are moving closer to a final decision.


SIU Carbondale Chancellor Search Recap

Jun 14, 2017

SIU Carbondale has been interviewing candidates for the Chancellor position since April.

Two of the original four candidates, Carl Pinkert and Jeff Elwell, withdrew from consideration. 

The four finalist are Current Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell , Oakland University President George Hynd, Fisk University Provost and Vice President Rodney Hanley, and University of Alberta Professor and Ingenuity Lab Founder Carlo Montemagno.

Chancellor's Forum: Dr. Carlo Montemagno

Jun 14, 2017
Dr. Carlo Montemagno
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The sixth and final candidate for SIU Carbondale Chancellor was on campus Wednesday.

Dr. Carlo Montemagno from the University of Alberta answered questions from the hiring committee.

SIU Football Recruit Killed in Indianapolis Shooting

May 24, 2017
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An Indianapolis high school Football star who'd signed with SIU has died after a shooting earlier this month in his hometown.

Illinois lawmakers are nearing the end of their spring 2017 session, as the state nears two years without a full budget in place. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller sat down with SIU President Randy Dunn to talk about what's next for the university:

Higher education has been among the areas feeling the state budget impasse as funding has been cut.  It has forced some schools to reduce classes, lay off employees and, in some cases, close for several days. 

But a review of enrollment indicates small and mid-sized public universities are taking a double hit.   

SIU President Randy Dunn has revealed more information about the search for a new chancellor on the Carbondale campus.

In an email sent to the campus community Tuesday, Dunn wrote that one of the originally named finalists- Carl Pinkert from the University of Alabama - has withdrawn his name from further consideration.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses potential budget cuts and more with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell:

In a unanimous decision, Trustees have approved a plan to allow SIU Carbondale to borrow up to $35 million from SIU Edwardsville.

SIU Carbondale will get a little financial breathing room, thanks to a short-term loan from its sister campus in Edwardsville.

Researchers are trying to gain greater insights into why people experience different health outcomes.  A healthcare expert from Illinois believes those differences could be reduced through community coalitions.

SIU Trustees will decide this week whether to approve borrowing between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses, and appoint a new chancellor for SIUC.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU's Bob Baer, NASA Astronomer Lou Mayo, and NASA Edge Producer Blair Allen about preparations for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

Carbondale Chancellor Finalist Dr. Carl Pinkert
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The fourth and final candidate for SIU Carbondale Chancellor visited campus Thursday.

Dr. Carl Pinkert is currently the vice president for research at University of Alabama.

An SIU-Carbondale student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

The illness is spread by direct contact with saliva or through the coughing or sneezing of those who are infected.

The third finalist for SIU Carbondale Chancellor had his turn in the spotlight today.

Dr. Brad Colwell , the current interim Chancellor, took questions from the hiring committee.

SIU President Randy Dunn talks with WSIU's Jennifer Fuller about recent credit downgrades and warnings, and how the university can rebound from difficult financial issues.

The SIU Social Media Team will host a Facebook Live session to discuss plans the university has for this summer's total solar eclipse.

The session will feature Mat Kaplan, host and producer of WSIU's Planetary Radio, and Michelle Nichols, master educator from Chicago's Adler Planetarium.

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The Illinois House Economic Opportunity Committee hosted a hearing discussing the impact universities have on the communities they surround on Thursday.

The event took place in Carbondale, where Southern Illinois University continues to struggle during the state budget impasse.

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Just days after Moody's warned of a potential credit downgrade for Illinois' public universities, Standard & Poor's took action to lower the credit of a couple - and placed three on a negative watch list.

Moody's Investors Service says it will review most of Illinois' public universities for potential credit downgrades over the next three months.

One of the four finalists for the chancellor's position at SIU-Carbondale has withdrawn from consideration.

J.S. (Jeff) Elwell has withdrawn from the search due to his appointment as president of Eastern New Mexico University.

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Governor Bruce Rauner brought his campaign tour to southern Illinois Wednesday.

Speaking to a group of supporters and workers at Aisin Manufacturing in Marion, the governor says Illinois government is broken and his turnaround agenda items are needed to fix it.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with GWU Professor John Sides about his Morton-Kenney Lecture, "Donald Trump: How did he win, and what does it mean?" 

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The first of four finalists for SIU Carbondale Chancellor visited the campus Tuesday. 

Dr. J.S. “Jeff” Elwell answered questions from the hiring committee, as well as campus leaders and others. 

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