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SIU president launches ethics inquiry into chancellor for hiring family

From the Daily Egyptian: SIU’s Office of Internal Audit, Compliance and Ethics on Thursday opened two inquiries related to the hirings of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s daughter and son-in-law, as well as searches involving previous coworkers. The decision by SIU President Randy Dunn comes after the Daily Egyptian on Tuesday reported the hiring of Melissa and Jeffrey Germain into university jobs…

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Cheerleaders: SIU administration hiding us during national anthem

SIU cheerleaders who began protesting during the national anthem during the football season say that the administration is now trying to hide them at other sporting events. From the Daily Egyptian: The incident took place three weeks after Hunt and sophomore cheerleaders Czarina Tinker and Alaysia Brandy knelt in protest during the national anthem before a football game against Northern…

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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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