After traveling to campus this summer to sign legislation granting both SIU student trustees a vote, Gov. J.B. Pritzker returned Thursday — this time to announce a new initiative in health science education: funding for a new health sciences complex.
A new state program is intended to fight what it terms “targeted injustice” created by the criminalization of marijuana with investment in local marijuana businesses.
A tweet claiming the SIUE campus is not easily accessible for students with physical disabilities recently brought awareness to the issue.
Students attended a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon this Wednesday where Denise Taliaferro Baszile delivered a speech and scholarships and awards were rewarded.
With the new year kicking off, the media is buzzing with stories surrounding new Illinois laws, the most popular being the legalization of recreational marijuana. However, in another important change made as of Jan. 1, the statute of limitations for major sex crimes was removed in Illinois.
Late-night study sessions are soon going to become easier for students when they can visit SIUE’s second Starbucks on the first floor of Lovejoy. The new location is expected to open in March.
It’s January, and you know what that means: New Year’s resolutions. We’re two weeks into the year, so maybe your resolutions are already busted. If not, starting a new semester can throw you off that new routine! Here are a few of the most common resolutions, and how you can try to keep with…
After being anticipated for months, the grand opening of the new esports arena in Bluff Hall will be held from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. today. The ceremony will be open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni, and food and refreshments will be provided.
After serving as a member of the University Housing staff since 2008, Mallory Sidarous was officially appointed director for University Housing after acting as interim director for six months.
Lindy Wagner was named as the new director of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion in an announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 14. She will officially take on the role March 2.
Fight for $15With the passage of SB 1, minimum wage workers will gradually find their paychecks getting larger and larger. The hourly minimum wage in Illinois made its way to $9.25 an hour on Jan. 1, and will be $10 come July. The increase will continue until 2025, when minimum wage will rea…
Between girls on Twitter begging the fictional stalker Joe Goldberg to kidnap them to the (uncomfortably) funny memes surfacing after season two, Netflix’s “You” is doing exactly what pop culture is supposed to — creating a big buzz.Under the surface, however, the show is sparking conversati…
After more than 25 years at SIUE, Kara Shustrin stepped into a new role at the beginning of the year as the dean of students.The new dean of students position combines the responsibilities of two previous positions: associate dean/director of student conduct and associate vice chancellor for…
The SIU Board of Trustees selected a new system president, approved a change in state funding allocation and selected a new provost for SIUC at last week’s meeting in Carbondale.
Come March, Daniel Mahony will officially be trading in his Winthrop University Eagles gear for Cougar red and black and Saluki maroon.
Less than a month after the Bias Incidence Response Team sent out an email to students denouncing an unauthorized flyer spreading misinformation surrounding transgender people, the team took to the student bouncers list yet again to describe a new incident: this time one of racist origins.
Balloons were blown up, certificates were framed, cameras were flashing and speakers were brought in to honor graduating students registered with the Office for Accessible Campus Community & Equitable Student Support.
Andrew Greenwood, assistant professor of musicology and graduate program director in the Department of Music, has been selected as one of the commencement speakers on behalf of his department after receiving two awards from the Graduate School earlier in 2019.
Senior mass communications major Sydney Daniel, of Adams, Tennessee, a former cheerleader and TV show host, will be one of four student speakers at graduation this Friday.
Today the SIU Board of Trustees will be voting to confirm Daniel F. Mahony, president of Winthrop University in South Carolina, as the next president of the SIU System during their meeting in Carbondale.
Projects, papers and exams, on top of lack of sleep and test anxiety are hallmarks of finals season for many students. However, students don’t have to struggle alone — there are a variety of free resources on campus to help.
Recreational marijuana use may be legal in Illinois as of Jan. 1, 2020, but use and possession of cannabis products and paraphernalia on campus will still be prohibited.
Students and staff recently found flyers posted around campus promoting the idea of autogynephilia, an outdated belief that tries to associate transgender people with sexual fetishists.
After weeks of escalating protests on Wednesdays, the university held a town hall meeting to discuss Stratton Quadrangle regular “Pastor Tom” and university policies around speakers on campus.
Next week, many students living on campus will be loading their cars up with laundry, their favorite clothes and maybe even textbooks just to speed far away from SIUE. However, heading home to family over break is not an option for some, including many international students.
Changes to SIUE’s emergency closure policies could be in effect by the time students return from Thanksgiving break, according to Chancellor Randy Pembrook.
One professor’s recent experience with prejudice has sparked a campus-wide discussion among SIUE faculty about the implicit biases of students.
A computer lab in Bluff Hall is getting a fresh coat of paint to open as an esports arena next semester for recreational and competitive use by the esports club.
EDWARDSVILLE — While the state’s Rebuild Illinois capital plan is extensive, it excluded several Edwardsville construction projects Mayor Hal Patton had hoped the state would fund.
Education, nursing and business students at SIUE are receiving more advanced training than ever before with the Department of Teaching and Learning’s Virtual Professional Practice Lab.
The School of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, has taken measures to expand the opioid and substance abuse crisis awareness among adolescents.
Spanish professor Olga Bezhanova recently won the Medal for Contribution to Ukrainian Art and Scholarship from the Ukrainian Academy of Literature and Art.
By 9 p.m. Monday night the videos were already spreading online: a meteor streaking through the sky behind the Gateway Arch. The same fireball caught on security cameras blazing over suburban homes.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will return to the Statehouse on Tuesday, with all eyes waiting to see what, if any, action will be taken on ethics reform in the General Assembly.
Yusef Salaam still remembers hearing the word “guilty” echoed in a courtroom where he and the now-exonerated Central Park Five were convicted of a vicious crime they did not commit.
CoverMe, an E-Gaming platform based out of Edwardsville, was announced as the winner of the 2019 Metro East Start-Up Challenge and was awarded the competition’s $10,000 prize Friday.
EDWARDSVILLE — The city’s Administrative and Community Service (ACS) Committee approved the most conservative option for recreational cannabis zoning distances after first reading and an alternative plan Tuesday.
In July, motorists saw the gas tax in the state double, leading to higher prices at metro-east gas pumps when compared to St. Louis. And annual vehicle registrations stickers will be going up by $50 starting next year.
Yesterday, the Board of Trustees announced it will be holding a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Biger Hall board room on SIUE’s campus.
Some on campus, like Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker, feel a personal responsibility for making the campus as eco-friendly as possible.
Gov. J. B. Pritzker recently selected Jessica Harris, interim assistant provost, to be a board member for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.