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SIU Trustees Approve Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Jul 14, 2016

Protests in May brought to light students’ concerns about racism and diversity on the SIU–C campus.

Thursday, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a framework for diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the SIU system.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses the recent stop-gap budget, as well as cuts on the SIU Carbondale campus, with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

The state's budget stalemate prompted many students to look elsewhere for college, but some say that's not the end of the problem for higher education.

Southern Illinois University will cover MAP grants for students for the fall 2016 semester on both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Last week's agreement on a stop-gap budget for the state doesn't mean SIU Carbondale is out of the woods. The school's administration says it will have to make further cuts.

SIU President Randy Dunn says the stopgap funding plan doesn't include everything he wanted, but it ensures the university will continue to successfully support its core academic programs and critical student services with fewer disruptions through the end of the year.

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Without additional state funding, Southern Illinois University is bracing for another round of dramatic cuts – that may have to be enacted this summer.

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As Illinois enters the final week of its 2016 Fiscal Year, public universities and colleges are still waiting for funding to help them make it through the next several months.

Illinois' higher education system is preparing for a rough academic year.

The lack of a state budget is causing major hardships for institutions and students.

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Missouri Valley Conference

As two-time NCAA champion and American collegiate record holder DeAnna Price of SIU turns her attention to the U.S. Olympic Trials and qualifying for the Olympic Games this summer, she has been named a semi-finalist for the 2016 Bowerman Award.

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Southeast Missouri State Athletics

Southeast Missouri State University is sticking with a familiar face in the hiring of its new Director of Athletics.

Brady Barke, who has been serving as the interim A.D. since last July, was named to the position permanently Tuesday during a news conference on the Cape Girardeau campus.

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Washburn University

Southern Illinois University's Edwardsville campus will have a new leader soon...someone who's already familiar with the school.

Kevin Winstead holds two degrees from Southern Illinois University - and takes pride in being a Saluki. But he says the school has work to do when it comes to diversity and inclusivity on campus.

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SIU's President says an Associated Press report showing lower enrollment in this year's freshman class at state universities is holding true for his system.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about the prospects for a state budget, and higher education funding, for this WSIU InFocus.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Math Faculty Wesley Calvert about the 2016 Math Days events.

Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell says the university will likely see a dip in on-campus enrollment this fall - and he blames the state budget impasse along with negative perceptions for the decline.

Former SIU-Carbondale professor Barbara Brown has passed away.

Brown taught political science at SIU-C from 1985 to 2000.

State universities and community colleges would get a boost under a measure approved Thursday by the Illinois Senate.

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SIU students say they want a seat at the table when it comes to crafting a diversity plan for the Carbondale campus, and more input on other matters, too.

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Faculty and staff at the SIU School of Law heard Tuesday directly from a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice.

Democratic Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says Merrick Garland would be a good addition to the court because you can't tell what his politics are.

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Students at SIU-Carbondale peacefully expressed their concerns about racism and diversity issues during an open forum Monday afternoon on campus.

Reaction From Students Observing the SIU May 2 Protest

May 2, 2016

As the massive crowd paraded across the SIU Carbondale campus, some did not join but observed from a distance.

A crowd of hundreds of people marched across campus, into administration buildings, and everywhere in between.

May 2 Protest Highlights Social Issues, Higher Education Cost

May 2, 2016
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SIU students, community members, and others took to the Carbondale campus Monday to protest increasing costs for higher education, social issues and more.

Preparing For The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

Apr 27, 2016
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An annual tradition returns to Carbondale for the 43rd year.

The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta takes place on April 30th.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about passage of SB2059, which gives Illinois colleges and universities some funding for FY2016, as well as allegations of racism on the SIU Carbondale campus.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell.

A group calling itself the May 2 Strike Committee is calling on all SIU-Carbondale students to strike on that first Monday in May.

A group of students and faculty from SIU-Carbondale and John A. Logan College is headed to Springfield Wednesday for a higher education rally.

They will join faculty and students from all over the state to protest the lack of a state budget.

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Students at SIU-Carbondale are reacting mainly with support for those who spray-painted graffiti on a campus building.

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