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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.

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One of the four finalists for the chancellor's position at SIU-Carbondale has withdrawn from consideration.

J.S. (Jeff) Elwell has withdrawn from the search due to his appointment as president of Eastern New Mexico University.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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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Associate Chancellor for Diversity Elizabeth Lewin about her work, and about the upcoming "Salukis United For Diversity" conference.

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A procedural move stymied plans to allow SIU Carbondale to borrow from SIU Edwardsville Thursday, but leaders say the idea isn’t dead.

SIU Trustees are discussing what to do about the cash crunch on the Carbondale campus as they meet this week.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU DaVinci Days Coordinator HD Motyl about this year's events:

After a national search that identified 31 potential candidates, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has named four finalists for the chancellor's position.

Last week, when Southern Illinois University revealed that its main campus in Carbondale needs to borrow money from its Edwardsville location, the news seemed shocking. Who knew SIU was in such dire straits? It wasn’t the kind of news any school would want to broadcast.

Special Museum Visits Carbondale

Mar 30, 2017

A mobile art museum dedicated to discussing social justice, forgiveness, and diversity is visiting Carbondale.

Also called the "Justice Fleet Van," it is an interactive museum providing canvases for people to create their own art.

Potential Cuts Spur Words of Support for SIU

Mar 30, 2017

The head of the SIU-C faculty union says the administration is doing a good job of communicating the financial emergency with his members.

In an update to his earlier InFocus interview, SIU President Randy Dunn explains the potential cuts he'll take to university Trustees in April.

Illinois' budget impasse has prompted another "doomsday scenario" at Southern Illinois University – which could be voted on as early as next week.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller gets an update from SIU President Randy Dunn on budget issues, and the search for a new SIU Carbondale campus Chancellor.

SIU Audit Results

Mar 23, 2017

A new state audit shows SIU has some work to do in keeping records and maintaining some property.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Fermentation Science Institute Director Matt McCarroll about his upcoming Science Cafe at the Science Center of Southern Illinois.

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Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. 

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A former SIU Track and Field standout who jumped onto the world stage at last summer's Olympic Games is getting financial help in her training for upcoming competitions.

News that Northeastern Illinois University is cutting hundreds of student jobs has workers at schools across the state nervous.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Alumna Tequia Hicks-Delgado about her experiences post-graduation, and her return visit to SIU through the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with financial expert Adam Carroll, ahead of his lecture at SIU Carbondale through the University Honors program.

SIU’s School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine are working to incorporate more information about opioid use and abuse into their curriculum.

The Illinois Senate is expected to continue its work on the so-called "Grand Bargain" this week - and many fear this is the last, best hope for a spending plan.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIU President Randy Dunn about ongoing budget issues, and the potential for the so-called "Grand Bargain" in the Illinois Senate.

Earthquake Kiosk
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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium partnered up to create a new way to educate the public about earthquakes and how to prepare for them.

They created a earthquake information kiosk that's on display at Carbondale's University Mall.

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