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4:42 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

SIU Board Tables Tuition Increase; Dunn Starts May 1

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 2:50 pm

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

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Education
3:23 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

SIUE Incoming Students To Pay More Next Year

An entrance sign to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Incoming students at SIUE will fall under a new 5 percent tuition increase.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Reporting from Jennifer Fuller, WSIU.

Incoming students at SIU Edwardsville will pay more next year. The SIU Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for next year's new students, which is a  2 percent decrease over what administrators had proposed.

SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe says they'll have to make due with what the Board has decided, but this choice will send her back to the drawing board.

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Southern Illinois University
5:35 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Abrupt Protest At SIU Trustees Meeting Leaves Group Without Chairperson

The top of the Pulliam Hall clock tower on the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale, Ill.
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Reporting from WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.

Southern Illinois University's embattled Board of Trustees tried to meet again Wednesday, but the meeting ended abruptly when two members walked out - before a chairperson could be elected.

SIU Edwardsville student trustee David Hamilton made a motion to postpone the officer and committee chair nominations until a full board is seated.

"I cannot justify electing a Chairman when I'm the only representative from one of our major campuses," Hamilton said.

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, September 21, 2012

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Judge tosses lawsuit against Joyce Meyers Ministries

A southwestern Illinois judge has tossed a lawsuit against a televangelist filed by the family of a woman who was strangled along with her two sons.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Clair County Associate Judge Richard Aguirre this week signed the order dismissing the lawsuit against Missouri-based Joyce Meyer Ministries. But he said it can be refiled within 30 days - something an attorney for the family says they will do.

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SIU-C threat
1:30 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Police, FBI investigating threat mailed to Ill. university

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller contributed reporting to this story.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and police at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are investigating after someone mailed a threat to the university last night.

The threat prompted an safety alert to students, faculty and staff, but SIU-C spokesman Rod Sievers called that a precaution.

SIUC / Olutosin Oduwole
12:03 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Ex-SIU student sentenced to 5 years in threat case

Olutosin Oduwole.
(Courtesy Madison County Sheriff’s Department)

A former Southern Illinois University student has been sentenced to five years in prison for writing what prosecutors say was a note demanding money and threatening a Virginia Tech-like killing spree.

Twenty-six-year-old Olutosin Oduwole was sentenced Wednesday in Madison County.

A jury convicted him in October of attempting to make a terrorist threat and unauthorized possession or storage of a weapon.

The judge sided with jurors in dismissing Oduwole's claim that he was an aspiring rapper, and that the threatening words were innocent lyrical musings.

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, December 9, 2011

Former Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is leaving St. Louis to play for the Los Angeles Angels, but his foundation will remain in St. Louis.
Credit: Pujols Family Foundation

Pujols Family Foundation to remain in St. Louis

The iconic Cardinals slugger is signing with the Angels and taking his talents to Los Angeles, raising some concerns about what will happen with the Pujols Family Foundation that benefits people with Down syndrome. But executive director Todd Perry told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  that the foundation will remain active in St. Louis, though it could expand to include programs in the Los Angeles area. He isn't yet sure if the headquarters will remain in St. Louis.

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Members Occupy St. Louis say the movement is still going strong.
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Occupy STL members say movement still strong

The tents are gone from Kiener Plaza, along with the big crowds. But people involved in the Occupy St. Louis movement say they're still going strong.

Today marks the two-month anniversary of the movement that began in New York and spread to several other cities. At one point in St. Louis, more than 100 people were camped in Kiener Plaza, a downtown park.

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SIUC
10:30 am
Wed November 16, 2011

SIUC, Faculty Association sign tentative agreement

The James W. Neckers building on the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale campus.
(via Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)

Officials at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and the SIUC Faculty Association have signed off on a tentative contract agreement.

Faculty Association spokesman Dave Johnson confirms the two sides signed the tentative deal Monday after the union ended its week-long strike on Nov. 9.

Johnson tells WSIU Radio that the next step is for the union's Departmental Representative Council to discuss the tentative agreement on Thursday.

Morning News Round-up
9:48 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will propose turning the stretch between St. Louis and Kansas City into a toll road.
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Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road

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