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Concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are leading college sports associations to delay or cancel the start of their fall 2020 sports seasons.

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.

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Legislation that would separate SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville passed out of a House Committee Thursday. Representative Jay Hoffman's bill would create a separate board for SIUC and SIUE, and it would have the School of Medicine be a part of Edwardsville's structure. Hoffman says his proposal would boost both campuses.

 

Southern Illinois University trustees at their next meeting are to consider a plan to gradually shift state funding from the Carbondale campus to the Edwardsville campus.

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

Southern Illinois University says its spring enrollment fell 8.8 percent this year compared to last spring.

The chancellor of Southern Illinois University wants to eliminate academic departments and department heads amid plummeting enrollment and deteriorating finances.

Tourism officials in southern Illinois say about 200,000 people traveled to the 16-county region to watch the total solar eclipse.

About 14,000 people filled Southern Illinois University's Saluki Stadium in Carbondale to watch Monday's total solar eclipse.

Southern Illinois University trustees have appointed a University of Alberta nanotechnology scientist as chancellor of the Carbondale campus.

Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn has recommended that trustees appoint a University of Alberta nanotechnology scientist as chancellor of the Carbondale campus.

Public Universities Continue Battle with Budget

Jun 12, 2017

There are many ways to track the toll of the state’s nearly two-year-old budget standoff. Illinois Public Radio’s David Mercer reports for public universities that is often meaning job cuts. 

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

In a unanimous decision, Trustees have approved a plan to allow SIU Carbondale to borrow up to $35 million from SIU Edwardsville.

Moody's Investors Service says it will review most of Illinois' public universities for potential credit downgrades over the next three months.  The bond credit rating business also bumped Northeastern Illinois University's credit down two levels. 

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees last week pushed off a major financial decision.

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

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

In their working session today, President Randy Dunn laid out the proposal he announced last week – one that includes $30 million in cuts to SIUC and borrowing from SIU Edwardsville.

Dunn says the state’s budget crisis is negatively affecting the Carbondale campus, but it also has problems of its own.

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.

A new poll says Illinois voters are divided on what to do about the state’s financial problems.

The poll puts Illinois' deficit at $10 billion, and gives voters three choices for how to fix it: raise taxes, cut "waste and inefficiency," or both.

Cuts were the most popular answer at 45 percent. Just 11 percent favored only raising taxes; about a third said do both.

Paradoxically, when you ask voters about specific areas to cut, most are rejected. Support was strongest for spending on education, poor people, and individuals with disabilities.

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Enrollment in Illinois’ public universities and community colleges continues to decline. That’s according to figures released  by the state Board of Higher Education.  The three University of Illinois campuses and Governors State University all experienced slight gains in undergraduate enrollment over the past year, but all other public universities reported declines. 

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees is expected to take up a proposed 3.9% increase in-state undergraduate tuition rate for the Carbondale campus.  The recommendation would bring annual tuition costs for an undergraduate SIU Carbondale student to $9,450.

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. 

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Student groups at Southern Illinois University are asking school leaders to declare their campuses a sanctuary for students who are in the U.S. without legal permission.

Randy Dunn, president of the SIU system, says staff members are studying the issue. SIU has campuses in Carbondale and Edwardsville and a medical school in Springfield.

Brad Colwell, interim chancellor in Carbondale, says a sanctuary designation is "complex and brings with it a number of legal questions." He says a possible consequence is the loss of federal financial aid. 

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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.

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Alcohol will soon be on the menu at Southern Illinois University.

The school's board voted on Thursday to allow the sales of beer and wine at campus events. 

The decision to join other universities around the state that already allow alcohol sales comes as colleges are trying to find ways to increase revenues to cope with dwindling state funding. Supporters of the decision say it will increase attendance at sporting events on campus. 

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Students and researchers from Louisiana State University will travel to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for next year's total solar eclipse.

The team, which includes people from two other Louisiana institutions, plans to launch two large weather balloons from Saluki Stadium. 

 The launch will occur about 90 minutes before the total eclipse, set for 1:21 p.m. on Aug. 21.  A balloon equipped with a video camera will send real-time images as the moon blots out the sun. That feed will be provided to a NASA television program, which will broadcast from SIU.

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