After members of the SIUE community voiced concerns regarding statements made about reports of a white employee spitting on the vehicle of a Black employee, university leadership took to the email announce listserv to break the silence.
With the chaos and confusion that COVID-19 brought last semester, SIUE was concerned about enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester declining. However, new numbers show this concern will not prove to be an issue.
As students prepare for a fall semester under COVID-19 limitations, Counseling Services reports relatively steady numbers despite the lack of face-to-face sessions.
Following a heated discussion surrounding racial terms, which took place on SIUE’s discuss listserv, the Office of the Chancellor shut the listserv down. Now, the office is creating a committee to reevaluate the purpose of the forum.
SIUE, along with almost every other college in the world, was forced to alter its spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, SIUE has been working to prepare for the fall in order to make it less turbulent.
The latest DREAM Collective webinar honed in on how white anti-racist allies can contribute to equality and inclusion while avoiding being too passive.
SIUE released its “Our Cougar Commitment” plan on June 30, detailing the guidelines students can expect to follow upon returning to campus. With the semester quickly approaching, administration hosted a virtual Q&A on July 17 to answer any questions students and their parents still had.
Many international students were worried about the future when it was announced earlier this month they would be deported if their classes moved online, but those worries have been alleviated as the policy was rescinded. The rescission, however, will still shape the future of international l…
At the SIU Board of Trustees’s latest meeting, the Academic Matters Committee voted to approve changes to SIUE’s academic programs, including restructuring several departments and adding 11 accelerated bachelor’s to master's programs.
After arriving at SIUE in 2017 as the director of Counseling Services, Courtney Boddie will soon be assuming the additional position of associate dean of students for diversity and inclusion.
The Academic Continuity Task Force held a town hall meeting via Zoom on July 10, in which they discussed recommendations for the fall semester, including a new Ambassador Program and specific course evaluations for online classes.
The news surrounding the pandemic is never ending, making it hard to keep up with the precautionary measures one’s own campus is taking. Here’s what you can expect fall to look like, according to Our Cougar Commitment plan:
SIUE’s Anti-Racism Task Force has been around for just under a month, but they plan to make SIUE a more inclusive and accepting campus. The specifics of their plans are not yet set, but meetings have begun as the task force aims to act with a “Fierce Urgency of Now,” as stated in messages fr…
After the Office for Accessible Campus Community and Equitable Student Support released a survey asking students their concern level for returning to campus in the fall, students reached out to The Alestle to voice a mix of concern and excitement at the prospect.
Over the summer, many changes to SIUE’s Dining Services have been finalized — both in the Morris University Center and elsewhere on campus — according to Director of Dining Services Dennis Wobbe.
During a recent forum hosted by the DREAM Collective, questions arose on whether universities should factor in free speech violations when punishing racist behavior.
As Gov. J.B. Pritzker has moved Illinois into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, the Cougar Commitment Plan was sent in an email to students detailing what they can expect in the upcoming academic year.
More than 400 students, faculty and administrators gathered during the DREAM Collective’s hosted forum, entitled Dismantling Institutionalized Racism in Higher Education.
In response to the death of George Floyd and recent protests, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion hosted listening sessions via Zoom to hear ideas as to how SIUE can improve race relations.
As police departments are changing their policies in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the SIUE Police Department said they already practice many of the precautions other departments are just now enacting.
Shaken by the deaths of George Floyd and Sandra Bland, Prince Robertson, assistant director of student conduct, turned to a new form of activism: He hosted an open meeting with civil rights academics from across the country.
During Monday’s town hall meeting held via Zoom, the Academic Continuity Task Force announced five possible courses of action for SIUE during the fall semester.
SIUE’s future seems uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Academic Continuity Task Force and SIUE’s administration have been planning how to adapt for the Fall 2020 semester.
An email was sent out May 28 by Chancellor Randy Pembrook going over the steps that will be taken to slowly reopen SIUE’s campus. The next day, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan allowed all of Illinois to enter Phase 3 of restoring the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Congress debates passing the HEROES Act, which would provide a second round of stimulus checks, many college students are continuing to face financial hardships, especially those who did not receive a check from the first round.
With the help of the Secret Service, the SIUE Police Department was able to send one of their members to receive training in the field of computer forensics.
The School of Pharmacy’s graduating seniors usually present their senior projects to the general public this time of year. COVID-19 forced them to present online.
After creating a Human Powered Vehicle and racing it in Michigan back in 2019, senior Tiana Sherman looks to have a successful future ahead of her.
On top of the typical responsibilities of being a college student, Myles Nelson is the campaign manager for a U.S. congressman.
A graduating senior found that in Illinois, the lack of funding in rural schools can impact how long their students will live.
As the school year comes to a close, some students are worried that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to the next school year being online as well. That prospect can be especially worrying for graduating seniors who plan on becoming teachers.
Almost everyone who works on campus is now gone due to stay-at-home orders. However, there are a few select people who are allowed to continue to work on campus to complete necessary tasks.
Zoom has proved to be a popular tool in the transition to online only classes for colleges across the nation, but not everybody is on board.
As the spring semester nears an end, SIUE has to collect textbooks for the start of the summer semester. It has been decided that students must either drop them off in a designated box behind the library, or they must ship them back at their own expense.
Students struggling with online courses can now breathe a little easier, as a new pass/no credit option has been introduced for most classes this semester, allowing students to take more agency over their GPAs.
SIUE and system leadership have been meeting daily for the past few days to calculate the refunds students will receive for campus resources they no longer have access to.
Most of the SIUE community has successfully transitioned in-person classes to new online formats; however, this transition has proven to be more difficult for classes in the arts.
With fewer students and faculty on SIUE’s campus, most people would expect it to be a quieter place. However, the sounds of construction can still be heard.