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The SIU Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting later this week to talk about placing the system's president on leave and appointing an acting president.

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Hall on the SIU-Edwardsville campus.

SIU Law School Goes to Uniform Bar Exam

Jun 15, 2018

Starting in July 2019 the state of Illinois will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam, instead of the Illinois Bar Exam, allowing state attorneys to easily practice in other states.

SIU's Law School Dean Chris Behan says this choice will open new opportunities for the school's students.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Associate Director for Housing Operations Jim Hunsaker about the closing of "The Towers" residence halls, and what can be expected for the Fall of 2019.

Friday's special meeting of the SIU Board of Trustees Executive Committee was cancelled, and at least one Trustee is now calling for an outside investigation of President Randy Dunn and an emergency meeting of the full board.

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The chair of the SIU Board of Trustees questions the validity of Friday's special meeting of the Board's Executive Committee.

Board secretary Joel Sambursky scheduled the meeting to consider placing SIU President Randy Dunn on administrative leave and to appoint an acting president.

The Southern Illinois University system may undergo a change in leadership.

The Executive Committee of the SIU Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Friday in Carbondale to consider placing system President Randy Dunn on administrative leave and naming an acting president.

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SIU President Randy Dunn says an increase in funding for higher education included in the proposed state budget is a welcome addition for colleges and universities.

SIU Trustees have come out in opposition to a series of bills that would change how the school is structured and governed, but the conflict between campuses isn't over.

When SIU Trustees meet in Special Session Wednesday, their agenda doesn't include one of the biggest issues currently facing the system: What to do about funding allocations between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Add State Representative Dave Severin to the list of southern Illinois lawmakers calling for the resignation of SIU President Randy Dunn.

Legislation that would split Southern Illinois University's board of trustees into two separate organizations may be put on ice to allow time for an independent study.

SIU President Randy Dunn says he's "all in" for the Carbondale campus - and maintains his job is to foster the strength of the university system.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn. In Segment One, President Dunn explains a timeline leading up to April's Board of Trustees meeting, where a controversial budget reallocation plan was voted down.


A second southern Illinois lawmaker is calling for the resignation of SIU System President Randy Dunn.

Following the release of emails in an op-ed piece that revealed disparaging remarks by Dunn made against SIU-Carbondale, State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie of Elizabethtown writes Dunn should resign because he has lost the full trust of the SIU-C community.

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SIU President Randy Dunn says he won't resign - but acknowledges it will take some time to bring opposing groups back together within the university's system.

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The House lawmaker who represents SIU–Carbondale is calling for SIU System President Randy Dunn to resign immediately.

State Representative Terri Bryant made her statement on the House floor Thursday in response to an op–ed in the Southern Illinoisan by SIU–C Faculty Senate Budget Committee co–chair Kathleen Chwalisz.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. Christine Porucznik of the University of Utah's School of Medicine about the 2018 SIU Health Policy Institute.

With a new enrollment manager in place, SIUC's CEO thinks change is on the horizon.

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SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno shares his goals for his new recruitment manager, the future of his reorganization plan, and more with WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.

SIU-C Introduces New Enrollment Manager

May 2, 2018
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In the midst of an enrollment crisis, SIU-C Chancellor Carlo Montemagno filled a position that had been vacant for years.

Jennifer DeHaemers will be the associate chancellor for enrollment at SIU-C.

The SIU-Carbondale athletics department has a new leader.

Former Saluki football coach Jerry Kill is the new head of athletics - at least for the time being.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about testimony before an Illinois Senate Committee, including legislation that would split the SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville campuses.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking volunteers with graduate degrees to serve as adjunct faculty.

During a Senate budget hearing Tuesday in Springfield, many of the questions for SIU System President Randy Dunn focused on a bill to split the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Dunn claims the expense of splitting SIU Edwardsville from the Carbondale Campus would create little to no extra cost.

The CEO of SIU Carbondale says despite challenges on his campus, he believes calls to disband the SIU System are premature.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno about legislative proposals to split the SIU System, as well as enrollment hurdles his campus faces.

Legislation that would separate SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville has passed out of a House Committee.

Midcontinent Student Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers
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Hundreds of Engineering students are gathering at SIU this weekend for an annual conference.

It’s been almost a decade since SIU hosted the Midcontinent Student Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Event organizer Larissa Root says over the next few days’ students from 14 universities will participate in presentations, networking sessions, and competitions.

“These students have worked very hard over the past year on their project weather that be putting together a steel bridge or a canoe made out of concrete.”

SIU Carbondale won't have to give up five million dollars in state funding to its sister campus next year, but many say the time is coming for a funding reallocation.

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