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Great, but let's see if the increases holds once SIUC starts charging people to apply again, and if more students appear on campus next fall. They waived the application fee through December 1, so it's no big surprise the numbers went up somewhat. Hopefully it isn't all hot air.

Gosh, so the free application period was extended due to overwhelmingly positive response! Or perhaps due to the underwhelming number of applications over all? Not to say you shouldn't apply to SIUC--you can indeed get a good education there, and there's lots of financial aid available, p…

Thanks for sharing. Your effort to feel thing s from the owls perspective was a delight. A lovely story to start my Sunday morning.


Yes, and the SIU board just extended the contract of the SIUE chancellor (Randy Pembrook) who was happy to plot with Randy Dunn about how best to dismantle the SIU system. So they are really cracking down on misbehavior!


Popular guy, and we need more of those. But athletics is running a deficit of at least five million a year, and his hires will have added to that. Les is right to note that we’re spending as much on sports as we did with twice as many students, despite having half the income from fees. So…

This would be a nice occasion for a story on the multi-million dollar deficit athletics is running every year. Every student at SIUC is required to pay hundreds of dollars in extra fees to support intercollegiate athletics--and it still is not enough. Is it worth it? This could be a tough…

Thanks for this thoughtful comment (not the rule on media comments these days). Low staffing levels, low salaries, and low morale certainly lead to a worse customer service experience for students--and for the other employees civil service staff are there to help. Some sort of restructuri…

It's interesting that the issue that has been tearing the campus apart over the last couple of years, restructuring, gets zero play in the administrative spin for how splendidly things are going. Much of the energy on campus for the last two years has gone toward (or against) that process…

Kleinau clearly hasn’t been at recent BOT meetings, where student trustees (from both campuses) have often shown themselves far more engaged, informed, and independent than the appointed trustees. Kleinau might be right that he would have been a lousy trustee; certainly his argument in th…

As the article makes clear, nothing will take away the grief, but timely action by the city and this fine story by Gabriel Neely-Streit will add to Amar's legacy.


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