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SIU’s first black graduates reflect on their experiences

From the Southern Illinoisan, this article features SIU alumni Norma Ewing, Harvey Welch and Harold Bardo: Historic moments don’t always feel historic in the moment — three of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s first black graduates are quick to point that out. “I thought of it in terms of a way to get an education and to elevate my life and…

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2nd annual SIU Diversity and Inclusion Conference on March 22-23

From SIU: “Navigating Professional Challenges and Building Opportunities: Creating a Global Citizenry” is the theme for the second annual System Diversity and Inclusion Higher Education Conference coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale March 22-23. The two-day conference is open to the public. The kick-off is from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 22 at the upper level of Grinnell Hall…

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End of an era: Towers residence halls to close

From the Daily Egyptian: As of fall 2018 SIU will no longer house students in the towers, Chancellor Carlo Montemagno announced today in a university press release. Student housing will be merged together on West campus to increase student engagement in the upcoming fall semester. “By bringing students together in Thompson Point, we can continue to build a tightly knit, engaged…

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