SIU Today - September 17, 2020

SIU System closes financial aid gaps for qualified students

Announcements coming out of the SIU Board of Trustees meeting today included the creation of the SIU System Commitment, an initiative beginning Fall 2021 that will cover tuition and mandatory fees for new four-year undergraduate students who have a family income of less than $63,575 and meet basic requirements. SIU Carbondale has developed details for prospective students, guidance counselors and others who want to learn more. Read more.

Saluki Safety Panel met earlier this week

The Saluki Safety Panel met Sept. 14 and shared updates on a number of topics including testing, reporting, academic programs, and how well the university community is coming together.

Simon Institute talks will focus on progressive politics, foreign policy challenges

Two upcoming virtual discussions hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will look at progressive politics in the United States and the nation’s foreign policy challenges.

University and its involvement with COVID-19

Since the pandemic hit earlier this spring, SIU has been involved in numerous efforts to help the state and local community. These stories reflect how the Saluki spirit is shining through.

Intersection near campus to close for two weeks
The campus community is advised that the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Chautauqua Street will be closed for construction starting on Monday, Sept. 21. The closure is expected to last about two weeks. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route.

Law school students coordinating voter drive beginning Saturday

SIU School of Law students are coordinating a four-day voter registration drive in Carbondale this week as part of a national effort to register eligible voters ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. 

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