Gabriel Neely-Streit is a reporter for The Southern covering higher education.
A seemingly innocuous vote at Thursday’s board of trustees meeting became a public debate between faculty and administrators over the reorganization and the future of SIUC.
The university is now aiming for an ideal size of 15,000 students, to be achieved within about five years, said Dr. Meera Komarraju, SIUC’s interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, in a Wednesday presentation to the Board of Trustees.
Melissa McCarthy, a world-famous actress with local roots, could receive an honorary Southern Illinois University Carbondale Doctor of Performing Arts degree next May, according to documents filed on the SIU board of trustees website.
SIU Carbondale is one vote away from its next leader, who will serve on an interim basis while the board searches for the campus' next permanent chancellor.
Buncombe Fire Chief Jason Grant doesn’t like relying on other departments to help him protect his tiny town, but he has no other choice.
ANNA — When Japanese fighter pilots bombed Pearl Harbor 77 years ago today, Cairo’s Bill Eblen was a “boneheaded” 16-year-old, he says, boasti…
What little hope remained of reopening or repurposing the shuttered Tamms Correctional Center continues to grow dimmer.
CARBONDALE — Each year SIU Carbondale sends glossy recruitment publications to prospective students across the state and region, encouraging t…
CARBONDALE — John Shaw wants to talk about statesmanship.