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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:


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with professor and SIUC Political Science Department Chair Tobin Grant about Illinois primary election results.

Simon Poll: Illinoisans Want Criminal Justice Reform

Mar 23, 2018

A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU shows Illinoisans want criminal justice reform and Director John Shaw says people also want more help for those who've been released from prison.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Bethany Rader of SIUC's Microbiology Department about her upcoming Science Cafe:

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SIU-Carbondale has released the amount of money raised from the second annual Day of Giving earlier this month.

School officials say the event brought in 480-thousand dollars from more than 18-hundred donors.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports on Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's plans to revitalize the campus climate at SIUC.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Vice Chancellor Jim Salmo about the 2018 Day of Giving.

SIU President Randy Dunn talks with InFocus Host Jennifer Fuller about the status of the SIUC reorganization proposal, as well as next month's hearings in the Illinois Legislature on budget requests.

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SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno says he is reimbursing the university for some moving expenses, after what he calls a misunderstanding.

SIU's System CEO says Governor Bruce Rauner's proposal to shift pension and health insurance costs to universities still needs some clarification.
 
President Randy Dunn says the Governor's call to shift employee pension and health insurance costs from the state to universities is not insignificant. But he says the financial blow will be easier to absorb with the replacement funds Rauner included in the spending plan for next year.

Attorneys for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine indicate they will ask a judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit alleging wage discrimination because few female doctors have joined the litigation.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. Andy Anderson of SIUC's Zoology Department, one of the coordinators of the university's 2018 Darwin Week.

SIUC's controversial reorganization plan took the spotlight again Thursday at the university's Board of Trustees meeting - and it shows a growing rift on the Carbondale campus.

New students at both SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville will pay more next year.

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