SIU in the News - July, 2020

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With Students Heading Back to Campus, SIU President Discusses Plans

WSIU InFocus – July 28, 2020

SIU President Dan Mahony discusses how the university system is preparing for students to return amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIU’s ‘1857 Project’ examines Midwest racism

Paducah Sun – July 26, 2020

In 1776, one of America’s seminal founding documents, The Declaration of Independence, declared “all men are created equal.”

How Contact Tracing is implemented into SIU public health courses

KFVS-TV – July 22, 2020

Southern Illinois University has been implementing contact tracing into it’s public health courses for some time now. Sarah Patrick, public health professor at the university mentions they have used it for other for other health related viruses.

SIU Carbondale Museum accepting submissions for Black Lives Matter exhibit

WPSD-TV – July 20, 2020

 … Southern Illinois University is giving those who have been documenting the protests an opportunity to display their work.

University museums work behind the scenes as pandemic forces closures, cancellations

Southern Illinoisan – July 18, 2020

As Southern Illinois University prepares to welcome thousands of students to campus in August amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Museum has had to put exhibitions and in-person programming on hold as they pivot their plans for the fall semester.

Lane Looks Ahead to Fall 2020 at SIUC

WSIU InFocus – July 14, 2020

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses campus preparations as the university gets ready to welcome back students, faculty, and staff for the fall 2020 semester.

SIU president praises Trump administration's decision to rescind rule on foreign students

Southern Illinoisan – July 14, 2020

Southern Illinois University System President Dan Mahony on Tuesday thanked higher education leaders, advocacy organizations and elected officials at the state and federal levels who advocated for rescinding a federal directive that could have yanked visas from international students taking only online courses because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New SIU Carbondale chancellor settles into campus, looks to a future of 'new heights'

Southern Illinoisan – July 7, 2020

With just over a month to go before Southern Illinois University students begin returning to Carbondale for the start of the fall semester, Austin Lane is settling in as the university’s new chancellor.

Newsradio WJPF Interview with Austin Lane

WJPF Radio – July 6, 2020

SIU-C Chancellor Dr. Austin Lane joins The Morning Newswatch.

New SIUC Chancellor looks forward to growing enrollment

WSIL-TV – July 6, 2020

SIU has had six different chancellors leading the Carbondale campus over the last decade. The newest person in the role is Austin Lane. He spent his first official day on campus on Monday.

SIU to resume in person-classes for Fall semester with COVID-19 modifications

KFVS-TV – July 1, 2020

Southern Illinois University announced in-person classes will resume for the 2020 Fall semester.

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