SIU in the News - November, 2020

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How to get rid of shin splints and prevent them in the future, according to sports medicine experts – Nov. 24, 2020

Dr. James Daniels, SIU School of Medicine, discusses treatment for shin splints.

Missouri Woman’s $100K Jury Verdict Shows How Sex Discrimination Takes Many Forms

St. Louis Public Radio – Nov. 23, 2020

“The comments about a woman’s appearance, whether the woman is ugly or beautiful, they could equally be considered sex discrimination,” said Bill Freivogel, a professor of journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “That’s what happened here.”

SIU urges students to get a COVID-19 test before return home

KFVS-TV – Nov. 20, 2020

Lori Stettler, vice chancellor for student affairs, discusses students being urged to get COVID-19 testing before returning home for Thanksgiving.

SIU was 'very fortunate' to avoid large COVID-19 outbreaks, chancellor says, as students return home for semester

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 20, 2020

Chancellor Austin Lane talks about the fall semester and the university’s pandemic response.

There’s a plan to eliminate the Electoral College. Would it be good for Illinois?

Belleville News-Democrat – Nov. 19, 2020

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses whether eliminating the Electoral College would be good for Illinois.

Mark Bennett: Voters in Clark, rural Illinois counties back a split from Chicago

Tribune-Star – Nov. 19, 2020

An analysis by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University calculated that taxpayers in Cook County, Chicago’s home, get 53 cents back in services for every tax dollar they pay.

We need to talk about film criticism

The Signal – Nov. 19, 2020

Walter Metz, a professor of Film Studies at Southern Illinois University, wants to create what he calls “middle-ground film criticism.”

Rural Illinois residents voted for Trump, against progressive tax

The Center Square – Nov. 19, 2020

That is the opinion of John Jackson, a professor from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute who recently took part in a University of Illinois extension program called “2020 Presidential, Congressional Elections: Rural America’s Impact and Stake.”

What history tells us about the need for everyone to take the COVID-19 vaccine

WPSD-TV – Nov. 17, 2020

Sarah Patrick, Public Health and Recreation Professions, discusses the COVID-19 vaccines.

Simon Institute, Edgar Fellows partner for ‘Simon-Edgar Award’

WSIU – Nov. 16, 2020

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale is partnering with the University of Illinois Institute for Government and Public Affairs' Edgar Fellows program to highlight leaders in the state working for the greater good.

SIU Admissions plans virtual information night

WSIU InFocus – Nov. 16, 2020

John Frost, Undergraduate Admissions, discusses recruiting students during a pandemic and the university’s virtual “Getting to Know SIU” family night on Nov. 17.

Simon Institute, Edgar partner to award Illinois leaders who embody statesmanship

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 16, 2020

John Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, and former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar discuss the Paul Simon-Jim Edgar Prairie State Statesmanship Award, an annual award for state and local government officials who show exceptional leadership.

Long unsolved, a Harvard murder case gets a fresh look in ‘We Keep the Dead Close’

Washington Post – Nov. 16, 2020

Rebekah Frumkin, English, offers a review of Becky Cooper’s book “We Keep the Dead Close.”

ROTC cadets honor those who served before them

WSIL-TV – Nov. 11, 2020

Cadets with the university’s Air Force and Army ROTC units participated Wednesday in the time-honored tradition on Veterans Day.

As fall semester moves online, SIUC chancellor looks forward

WSIU InFocus – Nov. 10, 2020

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses plans for the remaining fall 2020 semester and looks ahead to spring 2021.

SIU Aviation celebrates 60th anniversary

WSIL-TV – Nov. 10, 2020

Mike Burgener, SIU Aviation, discusses the history that some families have with the nationally recognized program.

Barbecue Pilgrim Mark Dolan travels the nation to unlock America's barbecue obsession

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 8, 2020

Mark Dolan, School of Journalism, discusses his storytelling of America’s obsession with barbecue.

SIU Hosting Moot Court: Students Will Debate Mask Mandate

WSIU Radio – Nov. 6, 2020

SIU School of Law Professor Cheryl Anderson discusses the National Health Law Moot Court competition that this year centers on wearing facemasks.

Supreme Court must ‘get real’ about prison conditions – Nov. 5, 2020

Raymund Narag, Criminology and Criminal Justice, discussed the Philippines’ Supreme Court decision on prisoner release during the pandemic in a webinar hosted by the Institute for the Administration of Justice at the University of the Philippines College of Law.

Polls, Presidential Election, Local Results

KMOX-Charlie Brennan Show – Nov. 4, 2020

John Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses election results from Illinois, including the Fair Tax initiative.

Political science experts on next steps in the election process

KFVS-TV – Nov. 4, 2020

Benjamin Bricker, Political Science, and John Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discuss the potential for legal challenges in the presidential election.

Simon Institute's John Jackson Preps for Election 2020 Results

WSIU InFocus -- Nov. 3, 2020

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses Election Day 2020 issues voters are facing.

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