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Business college honors ‘Emerging Saluki Leader’ awards

From the SIU press office: Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Business has chosen as its 2017 Emerging Saluki Leader Award winners. The award honors alumni who have graduated from the college within the past 15 years for their outstanding work within business, academia or government sectors, nonprofit organizations, and their community service. This year, the college is honoring three…

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Africana Studies elimination delayed; taskforce created

As the SIUC community continues to grapple with the potential impacts of the proposed university re-organization, Chancellor Carlo Montemagno announced that the decision to eliminate the Africana Studies degree program will be deferred for a year. In July, university officials proposed eliminating the Africana Studies bachelor’s degree as part of the Financial Sustainability Plan that was presented to the SIU…

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SIUC chancellor’s reorganization plan brings questions, concerns

As new SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno began his tenure at Carbondale earlier this fall, he proposed a dramatic re-organization of the campus’ degree programs. Since that announcement, students and faculty across campus weighed in through town halls, many voicing concerns about the proposal, especially graduate students as many teaching positions would likely be eliminated. On Tuesday, the Faculty Senate voted…

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Brown pushes students to grow, succeed

The Rev. Joseph Brown, professor of the Africana Studies at SIU, was featured in the Daily Egyptian. The article offers a peek into Brown’s childhood and the impact he has had serving the students of SIU. Here are just a couple of those students in their own words: As a professor, Brown’s students say he pushes them too. “He will…

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SIU Board of Trustees student rep defends Africana Studies

In a recent column in the Daily Egyptian, Sam Beard, who serves as the student representative on the SIU Board of Trustees, defended the Africana Studies department and laid out important reasons why it should not be cut. Check out the full column at the Daily Egyptian website: An anti-racist institution would never cut Africana Studies. And in a world…

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Saluki Dick Gregory dies at 84

On August 19, activist and comedian Dick Gregory died at age 84. Gregory attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as noted in his obituary in the Washington Post: He was accepted at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he was captain of the cross-country and track teams and continued winning championships. After his sophomore year, he left college and spent two…

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