SIU in the News - June, 2020

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SIU releases plan for fall 2020 semester

WSIL-TV – June 30, 2020

SIU Carbondale releases its plan for the fall 2020 semester.

The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes—and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles

MotherJones – June 21, 2020

That’s not true, according to Vjollca Konjufca, an associate professor of microbiology at Southern Illinois University. If Fillakit employees were infected, they might have contaminated the tubes …

Saluki sculpture representing SIU students installed on campus

June 19, 2020

A new feature has been installed on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus.

Simon Institute Compiles Book List on Illinois

John Shaw, SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses a recommended book list that focuses on Illinois.

WSIU InFocus – June 12, 2020

NTSB: Plane began 'right descending spiral' before crash that killed four men in Macoupin County

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – June 11, 2020

Jose R. Ruiz, a professor in the Department of Aviation Management and Flight at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, read the NTSB report at the request of the Post-Dispatch. He said the preliminary report provides a snapshot of information gathered …

John Dunn Reflects on Time at SIUC

WSIU InFocus – June 9, 2020

Chancellor John M. Dunn reflects on his time at SIU Carbondale.

Renew Illinois, read about Illinois: Prominent Illinoisans recommend books about state

Alton Telegraph – June 9, 2020

John T. Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, provides a recommended reading list on Illinois from 25 prominent Illinoisans.

Courts could be playing catch-up for the next year due to COVID, experts say

KMOX Radio – June 5, 2020

John Erbes, with SIU School of Law in Carbondale, points out any plans to get things back on track could be disrupted in coming months if there's a second wave of the pandemic.

21 Questions | Getting to know SIU President Dan Mahony

Southern Illinoisan – June 3, 2020

Dan Mahony took the helm of the Southern Illinois University system in March, telling The Southern Illinoisan in his first week on the job that a big part of his role is to unify the divided system. He also said transparency and availability to students are goals he is working toward as he begins his tenure at SIU.

New SIUC Chancellor Austin Lane Discusses Goals, Challenges

WSIU InFocus – June 1, 2020

Incoming SIU Chancellor Austin Lane discusses his goals and challenges.

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