USG President Impeachment

SIU’s Undergraduate Student Government president, Joshua Bowens, talks about his recent impeachment. Evening Edition Phynix Huhn-Simmons has the story.

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Former Saluki and Black Panther

Former Saluki and Black Panther, returns to SIU for the first time in years. Evening Edition Tierra Carpenter has the story.

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Vote of No Confidence in SIUC Chancellor

The Graduate and Professional Student Council passed a vote of no confidence for Chancellor Carlo Montemagno last night, Daily Egyptian Campus editor Amelia Blakely reports.

The 23 – 1 vote should carry some weight according to GPSC President Johnathan Flowers.

Flowers said the council believes Montemagno is a clear and present danger to the institution and its ability to provide a comprehensive education.

The council’s vote followed Flower’s announcement that administration wants to override the College of Liberal Arts Council’s authority over the college’s departments.

Flowers said the vote of no confidence would obligate the board of trustees to ask why GPSC does not believe the Chancellor can do his job.

This was first called the “nuclear” option according to Flowers.

This is the latest in reactions of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s plan in reorganization at SIUC.

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Photo Credit: Cameron Hupp – Daily Egyptian

I, Too, Dream American

What started as a homework assignment for SIU student Tomas Cortez, turned into a new documentary project aimed at educating the Southern Illinois community about DACA and the people who were part of the program.

The film follows two SIU students who were part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, and what their experiences were after the Trump Administration rescinded the executive order and how they plan to move forward.

A screening of the film will take place on Thursday, February 7th starting at 7pm at the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Carbondale with a discussion session immediately following.

Details Emerge for Campus Reorganization

Details for SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s academic reorganization plan were released during an open forum he held today.

The chancellor’s plan primarily focuses on the elimination of academic departments and transitioning them into schools under re-organized colleges. The following is the proposed re-organization of 5 colleges and 18 schools released by the chancellor and where existing departments would fall.

School of Law

School of Medicine

School of Education
–will be more like elevated like School of Law and School of Medicine
–teaching education programs; counseling and quantitative methods; curriculum, instruction and administration certification, special education and workforce education and development.

College of Engineering, Physical Science and Applied Technology
-School of Engineering
— civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering, energy fuel and management.

-School of Homeland Security
— criminal justice, new cyber-security program and forensic sciences programs, public safety management, information systems technology
–NEW: Police Academy – would require state approval

-School of Physical Sciences
— chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.
–NEW: Machine learning and material science

-School of Transportation and Technology
— automotive technology, aviation management and flight, aviation technologies, electrical engineering technology, industrial management and applied engineering, technical resource management and, quality engineering and management.
–NEW: program in robotics and automation

College of Agricultural and Life Science
-School of Integrated Biological Sciences
— anatomy, fermentation science, neuroscience, plant biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, biological sciences, microbiology, physiology and pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary programs.
–NEW: program in bioinformatics

-School of Production Agriculture
— agricultural systems and education; agronomy or, as currently known, our soil and crop programs; horticulture; and animal science.

-School of Sustainability and Earth Science
— environmental management, forestry, geography and environmental resources, geology, environment policy, and zoology

College of Business and Analytics
-School of Accountancy and Finance
— accounting, agribusiness economics, economics and finance.

-School of Management and Marketing
— business and administration, management, health care management, hospitality and tourism administration, marketing, recreation professions and sport administration

College of Health and Human Services
-School of Clinical Services
— behavior analysis and therapy, communications disorders and sciences, dental hygiene, physical therapist assistant, radiologic sciences, and rehabilitation services.

-School of Human Services
— exercise science, human nutrition and dietetics, mortuary science and funeral service, public health, and social work.
–NEW: program in gerontology and rural health

College of Liberal and Performing Arts
-School of Architecture, Art, and Design
— architectural studies, fashion design and merchandising, art, industrial design, interior design
–NEW: program in landscape architecture

-School of Humanities
— english; history; languages, cultures and international studies; linguistics; and philosophy

-School of Media and Performing Arts
— cinema and photography; communication studies; journalism; music; musical theater; radio, TV and digital media; and theater.

-School of Social Science
— anthropology, paralegal studies, political science, pre-law, psychology and sociology.

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