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The museum at Southern Illinois University has become another casualty of Illinois legislators' failure to come up with a state budget.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale officials say nearly 80 employees are losing their jobs and dozens more could be affected as the school struggles financially due to the ongoing state budget impasse.

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The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has decided not to act on hiring a new chancellor for its Carbondale campus.

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Southern Illinois University officials say they are down to the final four candidates for the position of chancellor at the school's Carbondale campus.

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The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees is expected to take up a proposed 3.9 percent increase in-state undergraduate tuition rate for the Carbondale campus.

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Enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for the spring fell 7.4 percent compared to the previous spring, dropping the student population below 15,000.

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  Southern Illinois University is cutting its men's and women's tennis programs and reducing scholarships for the men's swimming and diving teams. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports the reductions, announced Thursday, come as SIU faces declining enrollment and the state remains without a budget. School officials say the move will save about $660,000 annually starting next school year.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a new agreement that leaders hope will lead to more students, and also opportunities for growth in the art program.

Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard says he will forego the final year of his contract and retire at the end of the upcoming school year.

Poshard informed the SIU Board of Trustees of his decision Thursday morning.

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Voters in southern Illinois’ 12th Congressional District heard the three candidates for the U.S. House talk about their job-creation proposals at a debate yesterday.  The event brought together Republican Jason Plummer, Democrat Bill Enyart and the Green Party's Paula Bradshaw at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus.  Plummer called for tax reform while Enyart pushed a plan focused on small businesses.

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