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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

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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.

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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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A proposal to shift $5.1 million dollars in state funding from the SIU Carbondale campus to SIU Edwardsville failed Thursday, after a bitter debate over its merits.

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Several dozen SIU students, along with several SIU Carbondale Professors, took part in a Teach-In at the SIU Student Center on Wednesday April 11th, 2018.  The speakers urged those assembled to not support the Chancellor's Proposed reorganization plan.

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A group of regional leaders is voicing its concern about the SIU Board of Trustees consideration of a fund shift between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry organized the gathering Wednesday at the Civic Center.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has nominated Tom Britton to SIU's Board of Trustees.

Britton began his life-long relationship with SIU as a student before entering the administration.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Touch of Nature Director JD Tanner and Shane Bennett of The Special Olympics, which got its start in Carbondale 50 years ago.

In his blog, SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno discusses the impact of a proposed reallocation of funds between his campus and SIU-Edwardsville.

The plan would shift five million dollars from Carbondale to Edwardsville at the start of the new fiscal year.

A constituency group at SIU-Carbondale is fighting back against a proposal to change the allocation of state funding between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

The executive council of the SIU-C Faculty Senate has sent a letter to the SIU Board of Trustees urging members to deny a plan that would give SIU-Edwardsville an additional five-million dollars for Fiscal Year 2019.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Eileen Norcross, the Director of the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

SIUC's Faculty Union says a majority of tenured and tenure-track faculty oppose the proposed reorganization from Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about budget and enrollment concerns:


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