Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville News

Judge dismisses individual defendants from ADA suit, but case against SIUE can proceed

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

EAST ST LOUIS—U.S. District Judge Staci M. Yandle dismissed individual defendants from a Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville worker's American Disabilities Act lawsuit on Nov. 19.

Herndon rejects woman’s racial discrimination, wrongful termination lawsuit against SIUE

By John Sammon | Sep 27, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Sept. 19 awarded summary judgment to officials of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in a lawsuit filed by an employee who alleged race discrimination in her termination as a building facilities manager.

Fifth District vacates defamation order in SIUE professor’s lawsuit

By Record News | Jul 23, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian improperly found a defendant liable for defamation without evidence that her statements were false, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on July 10.

Federal judge dismisses SIUE board member from racial discrimination suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 8, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed claims against one defendant in a lawsuit filed by an African-American employee who alleges that Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) discriminated against her because of her race, according to a memorandum and order filed on May 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Illinois universities' problems are largely self-inflicted

By Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, Illinois Policy Institute | Sep 18, 2017

Illinois universities are blaming the recent budget impasse for their declining enrollment and financial problems. But the problems in higher education started long before the budget fight, and are largely self-inflicted.

Court declines to dismiss discrimination against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

By Glenn Minnis | Jul 11, 2017

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has denied a motion to dismiss a petition filed by the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SUIE) in an ongoing racial discrimination suit involving employee Janice LaRiviere.

Why a budget won't fix Illinois

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 10, 2017

Pension costs alone now consume a quarter of the Illinois state budget.

Well known political pundits to speak at Southern Illinois University Oct. 11

By Kristin Danley-Greiner | Oct 7, 2016

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville will present "Crossroads: A Conversation about America’s Future" next week featuring pundits Juan Williams and Cal Thomas.

Collinsville attorney recognized for client satisfaction

By Carrie Salls | Aug 31, 2016

COLLINSVILLE – The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA) has recognized Illinois Criminal Law Attorney Joel D. Beckwith of Burger Law and Traffic Law Solutions as one of its 2016 "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction." 

Illinois lawmakers say they're open to some higher education reforms

By Michael Carroll | Apr 11, 2016

Some state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem open to at least a few of the reform ideas recently proposed by an Illinois think tank to help reduce higher education costs and make colleges and universities more affordable to students in the state.

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