SIU Board To Vote On Fee Increases, Discuss Chancellor Search

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — When Southern Illinois University’s governing board meets to address the departure of the Carbondale campus’ chancellor, chances are the school’s student newspaper will be covering it.

That Daily Egyptian newspaper also could learn Tuesday if it’ll get some funding to help it stay afloat.

The SIU Board of Trustees is to gather Tuesday in Edwardsville to talk about ways to help the troubled student newspaper’s finances.

The newspaper’s future turned cloudy in May when the board declined to approve a student fee to help pay for the daily. Administrators insisted that revenue would help keep it from losing a projected $200,000.

The board also is to begin mapping out how to replace Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng, who’s been hired as Northern Arizona University’s president.

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