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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.    

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The updated guest policy is one of the most significant changes to University Housing this semester. With Cougar Village apartments spanning across 62 buildings, residents are wondering how it can be enforced on such a large scale. 

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For those returning to campus this semester, Dining Services will look — and taste — a little different. From a new Starbucks location to different pizza and Chick-fil-A options, there’s a lot in store.

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SIUE offers a variety of dining options, with something to meet everyone's tastes. Here's our list of the dining locations found on the SIUE campus, with a sample of menu items available at each one.

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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.

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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.

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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.