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Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:01 am

Illinois colleges continue to see enrollment declines.
Front page story in today's Peoria Journal-Star:
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190216/il ... -declines-
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sealhall74 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:49 pm
We should implement a single room lottery reward system if we dont already have one. The longer a kid sticks around, the better his chances to get one.
SIU-Carbondale has gone even farther than UW-Oshkosh.

SIU Housing announced they will be offering all students living in University Housing residence halls the option to live on their own, for no additional cost, according to an email sent to students last Thursday.

“Traditionally, two SIU students have shared a residence hall room,” the university said on the housing website. “With this new initiative, two students will share a suite; two rooms adjoined by a bathroom. This added luxury will be provided at no additional cost […] you’ll get a private room at the traditional double room rate.”

The university says they are in a unique situation to provide something that other schools cannot.

“Offering single rooms for all residence hall students makes being a Saluki all that more unique and special,” the university said. “University Housing will continue to offer this great perk as long as space will permit.”
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:21 pm

wiu712 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:24 pm
sealhall74 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:49 pm
We should implement a single room lottery reward system if we dont already have one. The longer a kid sticks around, the better his chances to get one.
SIU-Carbondale has gone even farther than UW-Oshkosh.

SIU Housing announced they will be offering all students living in University Housing residence halls the option to live on their own, for no additional cost, according to an email sent to students last Thursday.

“Traditionally, two SIU students have shared a residence hall room,” the university said on the housing website. “With this new initiative, two students will share a suite; two rooms adjoined by a bathroom. This added luxury will be provided at no additional cost […] you’ll get a private room at the traditional double room rate.”

The university says they are in a unique situation to provide something that other schools cannot.

“Offering single rooms for all residence hall students makes being a Saluki all that more unique and special,” the university said. “University Housing will continue to offer this great perk as long as space will permit.”
SIU has closed down their east campus residence halls and the nearby dining facility. The residence halls still operating are all in close proximity to the campus lake with a single dining facility serving them all. Logistically and aesthetically, that is a pretty good arrangement. Unfortunately, the lake had a toxic algae problem a few years ago. I guess it did not smell good or look good but they appear to have the problem in check now. Just having a lake on campus opens up so many nice recreational and academic opportunities. Hell, I would rather have a nice lake on or near campus than I would a brand-spanking new athletic arena but that is just me.

https://thesouthern.com/news/local/siu/ ... edc11.html
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:25 am

My sources tell me that there was a large and enthusiastic crowd at yesterday's "Discover Western" program. ST, do you have a read about how things went? ;) jc
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WIU enrollment in Macomb down 14% from 2018: The enrollment decrease at Western Illinois University shows no sign of abating.
From today's Peoria Journal-Star:
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190218/ni ... -from-2018
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And how might the nationwide trend toward zero student debt solutions for community college/certificate degree students affect the big boys, assuming Illinois eventually goes that direction?

https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1014570 ... viewLimits
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:41 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:25 am
My sources tell me that there was a large and enthusiastic crowd at yesterday's "Discover Western" program. ST, do you have a read about how things went? ;) jc
I don't really, but I do get the sense that things are a little more "upbeat" around campus and there was a decent number of posts on social media about the program. Maybe a bit of enthusiasm plus a somewhat more positive state situation (we'll start to hear that side of things more tomorrow during the governor's address) can get things moving in the right direction.
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