CARBONDALE - Enrollment is continuing a steep decline at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus, with nearly 12 percent fewer students this fall semester.

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn survived a vote by the school's board of trustees to place him administrative leave.

Southern Illinois University's board of trustees has called a meeting for later this week to discuss the future of the school's president.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale's new enrollment manager hopes to stop the school's declining enrollment numbers.

A proposal has failed that would have reallocated state funding from Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus to the Edwardsville campus to reflect enrollment changes.

A Southern Illinois University official says the school is considering having a satellite office for its law school in downtown Springfield or Edwardsville.

An Air Force general says he has lost confidence in a commander at Scott Air Force Base and relieved him of his command.

The museum at Southern Illinois University has become another casualty of Illinois legislators' failure to come up with a state budget.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale officials say nearly 80 employees are losing their jobs and dozens more could be affected as the school struggles financially due to the ongoing state budget impasse.  Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell says officials have been trying to identify $19 million in permanent reductions since March.

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Southern Illinois University trustees are poised to choose a new chancellor to lead the Carbondale campus.

Just days after Moody's warned of a potential credit downgrade for Illinois' public universities, Standard & Poor's took action to lower the credit of a couple - and placed three on a negative watch list.

SIU Trustees are discussing what to do about the cash crunch on the Carbondale campus as they meet this week.

Last week, when Southern Illinois University revealed that its main campus in Carbondale needs to borrow money from its Edwardsville location, the news seemed shocking. Who knew SIU was in such dire straits? It wasn’t the kind of news any school would want to broadcast.

Southern Illinois University is cutting its men's and women's tennis programs and reducing scholarships for the men's swimming and diving teams.  The reductions come as SIU faces declining enrollment and the state remains without a budget. School officials say the move will save about $660,000 annually starting next school year. 

The president of Southern Illinois University says the school has decided not to become a sanctuary campus for students in the U.S. without legal permission.  SIU President Randy Dunn says the decision applies to the school's campuses in Carbondale and Edwardsville and its medical school in Springfield. 


United National Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will deliver his last public lecture while in office at Southern Illinois University next week.  SIU officials say the secretary general will speak Wednesday at the Carbondale campus.

Moody's Investors Service will review the credit worthiness of seven Illinois universities after downgrading the state's credit to two levels above "junk" status this week.   Moody's announced that "reviews for downgrade" will proceed on the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Governors State University, Northeastern Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University.

The president of Southern Illinois University says the school's three campuses could see a "wholesale ending of programs."   That is if the school suffers the $40 million cut next year proposed under Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 fiscal year budget plan. 

The Board of Trustees at Southern Illinois University is responding to protesters with promises it will review campus policy on sexual assault investigations and support for accusers.

  CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Data provided by Southern Illinois University shows that the school's administrators have spent more than $180,000 on in-house chartered airplane flights over the past two years. According to the university's Department of Aviation Management and Flight, the two school-owned planes available for business use have shuttled staff members on more than 130 flights since July 1, 2013.

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a 5% tuition hike for incoming undergraduate students next year.

SIU Administrators say a delay in reporting to the U.S. Department of Education has landed them on a financial warning list, but they’re hopeful they’ll be off that list soon.   

Southern Illinois University leaders hope the cuts coming in next year's state budget won't be as deep as Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed but say sports will be among the programs affected.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale employees who were forced to take unpaid furlough days will be reimbursed nearly $2 million.

SIU Carbondale will go back to the drawing board when it comes to marketing, recruitment, and retention, as school trustees voted against an extension of a contract with a Chicago firm.  

Two student fees at SIU Carbondale will be added to bills, after all.  University Trustees last month voted to table a proposed increase in the athletic fee, as well as a new fee to support the Daily Egyptian student newspaper.  

SIU President stepping down

Apr 17, 2014

SIU's President is retiring sooner than expected. Glenn Poshard will step aside at the end of this month:

SIU president retiring next June

Jul 25, 2013

SIU President Glenn Poshard will step down from his post next summer. The long-time administrator says it's time for him to slow down, and he's ready for the next chapter in his life.

SIU researcher using "Kickstarter" to fund work

Jun 7, 2013

As federal and state funding sources grow scarce, an SIU researcher is hoping crowdfunding may help bridge the gap.