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2018

10.19.18 - State political analyst Jim Nowlan will look at Illinois’ past challenges and future opportunities
10.18.18 - Media Advisory – Simon Leadership Weekend Saturday in East St. Louis
10.10.18 - Simon Institute’s John Jackson will speak at Emeritus Faculty program
10.04.18 - Media Advisory –Simon Institute’s John Shaw to discuss new book on Saturday
10.03.18 - Simon Poll shows Pritzker holds lead in November election
09.27.18 - State historian lecture will focus on inspiring leaders in Illinois’ history
09.19.18 - International trade, political expert will discuss nation’s challenges
08.17.18 - Focus on Illinois’ history highlights Simon Institute fall 2018 lineup
08.10.18 - Simon Institute research shows state funding disparities benefit downstate
07.11.18 - Simon Institute details recommendations to improve political town hall meetings
04.30.18 - Health law conference to address nation’s opioid epidemic
04.17.18 - New York Times’ chief Washington correspondent to share thoughts on current political landscape
04.10.18 - Lecture to examine how sex divides nation’s culture and political debate
04.04.18 - Shaw to discuss career, challenges in journalism, historical writing
03.19.18 - Illinois voters have strong views on major issues facing the state: Simon Poll
03.08.18 - Half of Illinois voters see cuts in government waste, inefficiency as budget solution: Simon Poll
03.07.18 - Oneida Vargas is Simon Institute 2018 Latino Heritage Intern
03.06.18 - Illinois voters unhappy with state's direction; barely influenced by tax cuts: Simon Poll
03.05.18 - 2018 Simon Poll presentation is March 8
03.02.18 - Joshua McCray named Alexander Lane Intern
03.02.18 - Simon Poll: Illinois voters give top political leaders low marks
03.01.18 - Smith, Reinhardt, selected for Callahan internships
02.28.18 - Simon Poll shows Rauner, Pritzker lead in primary elections


2017

11.28.17 - John Shaw tapped to lead Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
10.20.17 - Leadership weekend brings Metro East students together
10.09.17 - Media Availability - U.S. Sen. Richard J. "Dick" Durbin
10.06.17 - Moss earns Simon Institute's Phillips Debate Team Scholarship
10.01.17 - SIU political science internship to honor Barb Brown
09.29.17 - Media Advisory - Simon Leadership Weekend
09.11.17 - SIU's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute finalists named
09.05.17 - Media Advisory - Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture
08.25.17 - Institute Visiting Scholar to Offer Testimony on Human Trafficking - POSTPONED
05.01.17 - Poll explores public’s awareness of human trafficking
04.28.17 - Simon Institute’s 20th anniversary event features Jim Edgar
04.27.17 - Institute Sponsors Latino Legislative Civic Education Day
04.19.17 - Debater finishes in top 10 at national championship
04.07.17 - Media Advisory – Youth Government Day
04.07.17 - Political expert to discuss 2016 presidential election
04.04.17 - Tichenor to speak at spring meeting
03.27.17 - Poll: Large majority of voters back marijuana legalization, decriminalization
03.24.17 - Poll: Half of Illinois voters want to keep Obamacare
03.15.17 - Lyles named one of 25 ‘Law School Students of the Year’
03.15.17 - Poll: Majority of voters disapprove of job being done by Rauner, Madigan
02.22.17 - Alumna returns to discuss her work in Washington
02.21.17 - Conference will explore fair school funding
02.10.17 - Presentation on Alexander Lane is Feb. 16
02.07.17 - Spring program marks Simon Institute’s 20th anniversary
01.23.17 - Nonprofit organization management training available
01.23.17 - Travis Washington named Alexander Lane Intern
01.20.17 - Simon Institute selects Jacob Selsor for internship
01.17.17 - Simon Institute recognizes students

2016

12.20.16 - Media Advisory -- UN Secretary-General’s Visit
11.14.16 - Panel discussion will focus on 2016 election results
10.21.16 - Institute to host discussion of polls, campaigns
10.20.16 - Tichenor named interim director of Simon institute
10.18.16 - Media Advisory -- Steven Ellis
10.12.16 - Simon Poll: Illinois voters offer different views of state budget crisis
10.10.16 - Poll: Illinois voters divided over remaining in the state
10.06.16 - Media Advisory -- Simon Leadership Weekend
10.05.16 - Poll: Gas tax ‘lockbox,’ term limits, independent redistricting draw big support
10.04.16 - Simon Poll: Clinton, Duckworth hold leads in Illinois
09.19.16 - Simon Institute director to discuss ‘Campaign 2016’
09.12.16 - Presentation focuses on campaign finance reform
09.08.16 - Award-winning journalist to speak on campus
06.24.16 - SIU hosting student leaders from Central Asia
04.06.16 - SIU debaters to face off in campus exhibition
04.04.16 - Media Advisory – Inaugural Energy Day
03.18.16 - U.S. agriculture secretary to speak at SIU
03.09.16 - Poll: Illinois voters favor legislative redistricting changes
03.09.16 - Illinois to hold ‘big primaries for both parties’
03.07.16 - Poll: Voters support medical marijuana, split on casual use
03.04.16 - Shantel Franklin named Alexander Lane intern
03.03.16 - Poll: Illinois voters split on Rauner
03.02.16 - Ryan Gougis named Callahan intern
03.01.16 - Review of Simon institute polls set for March 8
02.23.16 -
Poll: Kirk, Duckworth lead U.S. Senate primaries
02.22.16 - Simon Poll: Clinton, Trump lead in Illinois
02.10.16 - Illinois official to discuss state of economy
01.25.16 - Yepsen, Jackson to analyze Iowa caucus results

2015

11.10.15 - Institute to host presidential election luncheon
11.09.15 - Scholar to discuss U.S. policy in the Middle East
10.29.15 - Region supports bobcat hunting/trapping law
10.28.15 - Illinois House minority leader to visit campus
10.22.15 - Media Advisory - Simon Leadership Weekend
10.19.15 - Poll: Region's opposition to fracking is growing
10.15.15 - Poll: Budget impasse starts to affect region
09.16.15 - ‘Never the Same’ to be shown again on Sept. 29
09.11.15 - University to host Illinois lieutenant governor
09.11.15 - Moore to deliver Distinguished Speaker Series lecture
08.28.15 - Luechtefeld to receive Dunn Public Service Award
08.19.15 - Loretta Swit to attend documentary’s premiere
06.15.15 - Conference to focus on legal issues veterans face
05.08.15 - Trasviña named to Paul Simon Institute Board
04.30.15 - Poll: Majority of voters support same-sex marriage
04.20.15 - Poll: VA access is veterans’ greatest challenge
04.20.15 - Illinois Policy Institute CEO to visit region
03.31.15 - Lecture will explore role of faith in politics
03.30.15 - Poll: Illinois voters wary of fracking
03.26.15 - Poll: Illinois voters mixed on state revenue ideas
03.23.15 - Rep. Clyburn to discuss voting rights issues
03.23.15 - Poll: More revenue part of state’s budget solution
03.20.15 - Felicia Norwood to deliver Jeanne Simon lecture
03.20.15 - Poll: Rauner’s job approval rating at 36.5 percent
02.12.15 - Poet Nikki Giovanni’s Feb. 19 lecture canceled
02.02.15 - Historian to discuss letters on Thomas nomination
01.27.15 - Costello, Trover named to Institute board
01.21.15 - David Axelrod to present Morton-Kenney Lecture
01.13.15 - Brione Lockett named Alexander Lane Intern
01.06.15 - Miller receives internship honoring Callahan

2014

10.17.14 - Poll: Illinois gubernatorial race ‘tied’
10.16.14 - Talk will examine Champaign’s revitalization
10.15.14 - Media Availability – Dan Long
10.10.14 - Expert to discuss state’s economic/budget issues
10.06.14 - Media Availability – Dolores Huerta
09.26.14 - Whitley to discuss businesses’ policy agenda
09.24.14 - Building a ‘creative’ economy is focus of lecture
09.19.14 - Series to explore income disparity gap
09.16.14 - Media Availability – Simon Institute Events
09.08.14 - Lecture will examine world’s water challenges
09.02.14 - Online access to Simon Institute polls available
08.27.14 - Institute program to focus on politics, candidates
06.30.14 - University is hosting 20 central Asia students
06.09.14 - Conference will focus on child welfare
05.22.14 - Discussion will focus on child welfare