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.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

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.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

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.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

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
Students building cardboard boats
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

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.


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.

SIU student Cathrine White

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

The annual celebration of R. Buckminster Fuller is set for Carbondale.

SIU leaders say they're looking into allegations of racism on the Carbondale campus, and urging students to uphold the school's "community values."

SIU Hosts the Inaugural Energy Day

Apr 6, 2016

Organized by the Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center at SIU, this day-long energy conference featured speakers and panel discussions about carbon dioxide and research.

WSIU/Kevin Boucher

Each year SIU Carbondale's School of Art and Design awards the Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award to outstanding seniors in the College.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Carbondale Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Jim Garvey about the upcoming DaVinci Days...

Southern Illinois University

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks wtih SIU President Randy Dunn.

Incoming students at SIU Carbondale will pay three percent more next year, while new students in Edwardsville will see a nine percent bump in tuition.


SIU Trustees are meeting for the first time since the university released a list of potential cuts. Those cuts might have to happen if the state budget impasse isn't resolved soon.


Former SIU Carbondale Provost John Nicklow has been named President of the University of New Orleans.

Some Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville faculty members say they are considering organizing a union because of budget woes and potential layoffs.

A measure sponsored by State Senator Gary Forby is designed to put more money into the SIU system.

The Benton democrat's bill would allow the SIU Board of Trustees to sell, lease or transfer and convey surplus real estate and retain the proceeds to be used for a scholarship fund.

After 20 years as a State Senator, Republican David Luechtefeld is retiring.

On March 15th, voters in 58th District will get the chance to vote for a new State Senator.

Two Republicans are seeking their party's nomination.

Higher Education and money

SIU President Randy Dunn says the school will remain viable, but may look dramatically different, if proposed cuts to higher education are enacted in Springfield.

Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University is out with its list of potential cuts, if Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is passed - and if the budget impasse continues, it could be even worse.

SIU School of Medicine Holds Annual Doll Clinic

Mar 3, 2016
Doll Clinic
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

Some SIU School of Medicine students had a chance to give check ups to some unusual patients on Thursday.

They were dolls and stuffed animals.

It’s part of the annual doll clinic held in conjunction with SIU head start.

SIU's President says Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget includes some tough medicine for higher education again this year.