Kappa Delta Pi has been offering free virtual tutoring sessions for K-12 students for all subjects since Aug. 31.
After much public outcry against a statue of Edwardsville’s namesake, Ninian Edwards, the city council finally announced they would rename the Ninian Edwards plaza, and try to add a plaque describing Edwards’ history last week during the Administration and Community Services Committee meeting.
SIUE reported their most diverse student body ever this semester, but in recent years three historically Black fraternities and one multicultural fraternity have left campus. SIUE is trying to bring them back, as well as invite new ones to campus.
SIUE has announced it will not hold a traditional graduation ceremony at the end of the fall semester. This follows the cancellation of Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Uber and Lyft have committed to providing 50 percent off round-trip rides to and from polls on Election Day, amongst other initiatives.
Discussions around the trustworthiness of COVID-19 vaccines have brought back into the public eye the Black community’s distrust of medical professionals due to hundreds of years of discrimination and abuse. An SIUE pharmacy professor intends to work with other Black medical professionals t…
Representatives Mike Bost and Rodney Davis visited SIUE’s campus last Tuesday to reveal a new grant. Three days later, Bost announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Starting this fall, the SIUE School of Business is offering a new cybersecurity specialization. Through all-new curriculum and partnerships, this program aims to fill large cybersecurity job vacancies in Illinois and around the country.
While fewer people on campus means fewer crisis intervention calls to SIUE police, students may be less likely to seek mental health services in an online format, raising concerns.
Cougar Cupboard, SIUE’s on-campus food pantry, is currently calling for donations to create holiday boxes in time for Thanksgiving.
Retention and Student Success started an initiative in 2017 called The Pre-Collegiate Program. Now, it’s a fully independent office, and is called College Readiness: Transition Engage Achieve Mentor— CORE TEAM for short.
After seeing a lack of collections pertaining to anti-racism at SIUE, the new diversity and engagement librarian is taking matters into her own hands.
With the pandemic impacting every aspect of campus life, those on campus this semester are noticing many changes, including having classes in unorthodox spaces.
Students living in nearby off-campus housing may face repercussions with local police for breaking COVID-19 protocol, but not with their places of residence.
The pandemic continues to change certain aspects of Dining Services. Most recently, Skywalk Cafe closed, joining Auntie Anne’s as a quick option no longer available to students.
The system is joining other schools in Fall 2021 with the SIU System Commitment Scholarship, offering fully paid tuition for incoming students with household incomes of $63,575 or less.
This year, there has been a push — both local and international — to remove statues of historical figures with controversial pasts. The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center held a discussion on the matter, titled “Monuments in the Age of BLM: The View from St. Louis.”
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic posing concerns regarding college enrollment across the country, SIUE is seeing growth in diversity. The School of Nursing is also seeing enrollment increases for the second year in a row.
A new series of workshops based on the teachings of author Ibram X. Kendi has been introduced to the SIUE community, entitled “So You Want To Be An Anti-Racist?”
With SIUE planning on utilizing the University of Illinois’ SHIELD test system for COVID-19, many questions and discussions are being held regarding these tests.
University Housing has adopted several policies to limit the spread of COVID-19 within residence halls. While the number of disciplinary hearings due to violations is low, residents may be subjected to a variety of other sanctions depending on the circumstances.
Health Service has been offering COVID-19 screening tests to members of the SIUE community, but many available appointment slots have gone unused. To increase testing on campus, mobile screening sites will now be in residential communities over the next few weeks.
Freshmen from lower-income families will be able to attend SIUE for free beginning next fall, after a vote from the SIU Board of Trustees last week.
Campus is a whole lot quieter this semester for a number of reasons surrounding the pandemic. Returning SIUE students may have noticed the absence of “the Quad preacher” and those protesting his speech.
A new committee has been formed to discuss the future of the campus faculty and staff discussion listserv, which was shut down over the summer following a heated exchange between participants.
The University of Illinois made headlines for its system of mandatory COVID-19 testing, which revealed a spike in cases on campus. A similar COVID-19 testing system will soon be at SIUE, but some community members wonder why it wasn't already in place, and what damage has been done in its absence.
Certifiable changes, such as the Political Science Department requiring students to take classes related to race and identity, led SIUE to win the HEED Award for its diversity efforts.
Just a half hour away from SIUE’s main campus, with only a river as a divider, St. Louis is seeing great political change fueled by young voters and racial reckoning.
SIUE leaders revealed plans to implement a mandatory COVID-19 testing process for students and staff on campus and to hire a contact tracer during a COVID-19 update webinar held Sept 11.
Despite the prevalence of “anti-maskers,” SIUE’s mask mandate has been received positively by the campus community, according to the dean of students and MUC staff.
The City of Edwardsville’s community action group released a survey regarding citizens’ opinions on race relations in the city. While the group has stated the survey was part of an outreach initiative, some citizens are still speculating about the timing and reasons for its release.
The statewide COVID-19 test positivity rate hit its lowest point since July 26 on Wednesday as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,337 new cases of the virus among 48,029 test results reported over the previous 24 hours.
An architect in Facilities Management recently found himself at the center of a strange attack: via a dash camera, he caught a coworker spitting on his car. This was only the beginning of the story surrounding the incident.
Region 4’s positivity rate has consistently been above the 8 percent threshold established in the Restore Illinois plan since mid-August, leading new mitigations to take effect Sept. 2, including the following:
In a Counseling Services brochure dated last month, it was announced that SIUE Counseling Services would be adding visit, service and no-show fees. This has sparked discussion — and strong opinions — among many students.
To honor the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Women’s Studies program held a discussion about the film “Iron-Jawed Angels,” a fictional telling of the women’s suffrage movement in America, as well as the movement’s impact on those of the future.
If you attended a college fair in high school, then you'll remember a gymnasium or auditorium filled with colleges handing out information about themselves. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this system has changed drastically.
Faculty union leaders at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are calling for the university to either implement a robust COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program or move all classes online until the metro-east region has returned to the Phase 3 operations. Mark Poepsel, faculty ass…
SIUE has announced its selection for the position of vice chancellor for administration following a national search. Morris Taylor will step into the role at the beginning of October.
After shutting down last spring due to COVID-19, the School of Pharmacy is once again teaming up with Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine to provide free healthcare to Chinese-speaking patients.
SIUE Police will combat sex trafficking and child pornography with the help of a new electronic storage detection dog, the first of his kind at any university in the country.
Changes to Title IX that went into effect Aug. 14 are generating mixed reactions. Those who favor the changes say they will protect the rights of the accused, while those who oppose the changes fear fewer incidents will be reported.
“Black at SIUE,” a new Instagram account created by Student Government, allows Black students and faculty to speak out about racism and microaggressions encountered at SIUE.
SIUE’s enrollment staff is dealing with a problem that many colleges around the country are trying to address— keeping admissions numbers up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the summer, Lis Pankl was chosen as the new dean of Library and Information Services at SIUE. Pankl assumed this role earlier this month and said she hopes to bring new potential to the Lovejoy Library and help it grow in many ways.