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Southern Illinois University's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has launched a new series, with virtual lectures featuring prominent speakers from across the country. In its inaugural  event, Institute Director John Shaw talked with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy.


SIU Team Working On Virus Tracker

May 7, 2020
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At SIU, a computing professor and two of his students are hoping to make it easier for people to know if they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus.

Koushik Sinha is an assistant professor at the School of Computing. He and two graduate students, Zachary Vanscoit and Sai Shanmukha Narumanchi, are building the tool, along with a collaborator in Australia.

Sinha said the virus contact map would use GPS data already gathered by people’s phones. It could be used by the general public and public health officials who are trying to trace the spread of the novel coronavirus.

SIU Trustees and administrators say they're doing the best they can to respond to COVID-19's effects on the university, as well as plan for numerous future scenarios.

Summertime Tradition in Carbondale Canceled

Apr 29, 2020
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The Sunset Concert Series, a summertime tradition in Carbondale for more than four decades, has been canceled for 2020.

Illinois colleges and universities might not be hosting in-person classes, but many school newspapers are still operating.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Linda Renee Baker of SIU's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Baker has worked with the Simon Institute and SIU School of Medicine to address disparities in healthcare that fall along racial and socioeconomic lines.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Dan Mahony.

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SIU President Dan Mahony says he's putting together a system-wide task force to prepare for a multitude of scenarios heading into the next fiscal year, which starts July first, and the next academic year.

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The third and final candidate for SIUC Chancellor says he would use his expertise in data analytics to help students succeed if he's selected for the job.


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A second candidate for SIU Carbondale's top job says he has big goals for the university.

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The first of three finalists for SIUC Chancellor met virtually with campus and community members Friday.

SIU Reimbursing Students for On-Campus Classes

Apr 17, 2020
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SIU announced it will be giving a reimbursement to on-campus students. 

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Interim Chancellor John Dunn about the effects of COVID-19 on the university.


SIU Chancellor Candidates Announced

Apr 10, 2020
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Southern Illinois University has released the names of the three finalists for Chancellor of the Carbondale campus.

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Due to the COVID-19 shelter at home order, all SIU classes are now being taught online.

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Southern Illinois University has suspended the Delta Chi fraternity for violating the chancellor’s order banning in-person activities to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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At a special meeting of the SIU Board of Trustees Monday, SIU School of Medicine Dean Jerry Kruse provided an update on the COVID-19 response.

SIU's Board of Trustees has given System President Dan Mahony the authority to issue refunds of some fees, as students continue their spring semester online due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Faculty, staff, and students at SIU's School of Medicine are on the front lines fighting COVID-19. Dean Jerry Kruse says researchers are volunteering to help in testing labs, students are helping to care for the children of front-line healthcare workers, and dozens of others are stepping up to do what they can.

Jackson County Public Health officials on Saturday confirmed a third COVID-19 case, saying the patient was isolated at home while fighting the infection.

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The latest confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jackson County is an SIU student.

The Jackson County Health Department reported the case Thursday, saying the patient is a male in his late teens who is in "fair" condition, and who apparently caught the virus while visiting the Chicago area.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Dan Mahony.

SIU-C Addresses Campus Changes Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Mar 12, 2020
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The Chancellor's office took questions on Thursday, March 12th, regarding the changes to SIU Carbondale in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The campus is extending spring break until March 22nd and will be converting classes to online or alternative formats. The campus is still open, however, and dormitories and dining halls will re-open on Sunday for students who decide to return.

Students that elect to return home will be able to move out of their dorms, though the university says refunds will not be offered in those cases.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the new SIUC Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations, Jeff Gleim.

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SIU President Dan Mahony says he has a list of top priorities to tackle now that he's officially on the job.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Rae Goldsmith about SIU Day of Giving 2020.

Governor JB Pritzker Announces Third DCFS Simulation Training Center
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Governor JB Pritzker joined SIU and child welfare leaders on the Carbondale campus Thursday to announce the state's third DCFS Simulation Training Center - this one will be located on the Carbondale campus.

SIU Saluki Transfer Day
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SIU kicked off its inaugural Saluki Transfer Day with about 100 transfer students registered for the event.

SIU Day is designed to give high school students a personalized introduction to SIU and all it has to offer, but organizers say this expansion is specifically targeting potential transfer students from the area's community colleges.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is in the midst of a re-accreditation process, which authorizes the school to receive more than 100-million dollars annually in federal funding.

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