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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.

You can read the full story online at dailyegyptian.com.

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Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, and what their experiences were after the Trump Administration rescinded the executive order and how they plan to move forward.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.