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Officials at SIU-Carbondale say no foul play is suspected in the death of a student, found in a campus residence hall room Thursday.

In a written release, the University says the cause of death has not been determined.

Debate over SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s proposed campus reorganization got heated as the university’s trustees met in Carbondale.

SIU Trustees are getting their first detailed look at the campus reorganization proposal for Carbondale - and along with it some opinions on both sides of the plan.

SIU Trustees meet in Carbondale this week, where they're expected to hear from Chancellor Carlo Montemagno on his campus reorganization proposal.

The Northern Illinois University student newspaper will begin receiving student fees in order to save the student-operated Northern Star. According to an editorial published this week, the newspaper received student fees prior to 1996 but opted out due to its financial position at that time.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports on this week's marking of the 25th anniversary of Carbondale's Pyramid Apartments fire.

SIU-Carbondale recently celebrated the issuance of the school's 100th patent.
 
SIU-C's Economic and Regional Development Director Kyle Harfst says the total is actually up to 103 now. He says that number doesn't mean patents applied for, but those issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as novel discoveries.

Harfst says the university is a true partner with the entrepreneurs.

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Marcia Kuhlman and Malea Bailey.

On Friday December 1st, 2017, on the SIU Campus,  the public can relive the recent eclipse experience  thanks to a film produced by two SIU Students.

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The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute may soon have a new leader.

Journalist and author John Shaw will take over as the next director if approved by the SIU Board of Trustees.

SIU President Randy Dunn talks with WSIU's Brad Palmer about his thoughts on the progress of SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's academic reorganization plan and the kickoff of Illinois' Bicentennial celebration this weekend.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with author and journalist Carla Power, who delivers the Charles D. Tenney University Honors Lecture.

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A revision to SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's campus reorganization plan is circulating - and he says it takes into account some criticisms and suggested changes.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno about his campus reorganization proposal - which has been updated to address suggestions and criticisms from campus and community groups.

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SIU, the City of Carbondale and VFW Post 2605 held a joint Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale.

In a special investigation, State Journal-Register reporter Dean Olsen looks into problems with a herpes vaccine research study. The study was headed by William Halford, who has since died.

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Two programs at SIU-Carbondale that help students with leadership and career awareness are once again getting financial support from AT&T.

AT&T Illinois vice president Jim Maurer visited the Carbondale campus Thursday to deliver a 50-thousand dollar award for the Rising Scholars Program and Metro East Leadership Weekend.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Aviation Technology Associate Professor Karen Johnson about the upcoming College of Applied Science and Arts Research Symposium.

SIU's President says he's watching the progress of a campus reorganization plan for the Carbondale campus, but not taking sides on it.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller speaks with SIU President Randy Dunn about the proposed SIUC Campus Reorganization Plan, and his "Great Schools/SI" initiative.

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The Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society will have their 19th annual fine craft auction on October 28th.

The yearly fundraiser is used to support the blacksmithing and metalsmithing classes at SIU.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Faculty Senate President Kathie Chwalisz about Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's planned campus reorganization and other issues.

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SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno presented his academic reorganization plan Thursday to the university's faculty.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Jazz Studies Director Dick Kelley about the influence of John Coltrane, ahead of the screening of "Chasing Trane."

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SIU President Randy Dunn says there are challenges ahead – but he has big plans for the system.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Beth Alongi and Sydne Rensing about the SIU Student Center's "Start Seeing Pink" campaign.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Chandra Gilliam of SIUC's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and Audiology Instructor Atheana Meadows about hearing protection, and events going on to screen and protect students' hearing.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks wtih Maestro Ed Benyas about the new season for the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra:

The union that represents tenured and tenure-track faculty at SIU Carbondale says a new campus reorganization plan needs more work before it's put in place.

The Southern Illinois University Press is struggling financially and a committee is currently studying the best way for the press to move forward, if at all.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson talks about how a baseball series at the SIU Press many years ago helped bolster its reputation across the country.

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Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin delivered the keynote address Tuesday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

Durbin said Simon had plenty of offers to teach when he retired from the Senate. So, he decided to follow his heart.

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